The name remains the same. Or at least it does for the following bands. Ever since heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath kicked off the album Black Sabbath with the song “Black Sabbath” many have taken a cue from the masters and saved their most killer riffs for songs that embody the band themselves in both spirit and literally, in name. From Motorhead, whose first single was the classic “Motorhead,” through thrashers like Anthrax and Exodus and all the way up to modern day ragers Children Of Bodom and Dimmu Borgir, the theme or signature song is an essential part of heavy metal’s tribal culture. Hell, it’s such a cool thing to do even hardcore punk bands like Minor Threat and Bad Religion got into the act, but hey, that’s a different list. Anyhow, scroll through the pages, stream the videos and check out 20 kick ass metal jams that are named after their creators very own kick ass metal bands.
20. Carnivore “Carnivore”
Brooklyn’s legendary crossover kings deliver a self-titled song as brutal as their legendary stage show which involved throwing raw meat into the audience.
19. Angel Witch “Angel Witch”
These New Wave Of British Heavy Metal also-rans never broke big but combined metal power with unforgettable hooks as heard on this eponymous single from 1980.