Rage Against the Machine goes without saying.
Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Henry Rollins, Slayer, and other obvious classics.
High On Fire is like Motorhead but darker. Probably some of the best music I’ve discovered this year, even though they’re not completely new.
Mobb Deep has some pretty good tunes and may not be in your rap collection. So does Atmosphere. But not all of it is worthy of listening to for Squats.
Twista’s song “Kill Us All” and Lil’ John’s “Throw it Up” are perfect for heavy sets if you just turn your brain off and crank your balls into overdrive.
Nine Inch Nails has plenty of angry, artistically arranged tracks. You know that song from 300 with all the drums and Guitars? It’s on the Fragile from 1999.
Powerman 5000 and anything Rob Zombie involves himself in often turns out to be deliciously absurd and over-the-top industrial-electro-pop-metal. Ministry does it better but they both do it well.
Many music geeks thumb their noses at Ramstein because they’re not of the Ultra-Heavy Doom genera and because they’re lead singer doesn’t scream in a fake, raspy voice. Whatever: these guys wear flamethrower face masks on stage. They rock hard and that’s all there is to it.
I’ve gotta say I was glad to see that Saul William’s song “List of Demands” off his first album made it on the Nike Sparq commercial.
The only thing that could have made that commercial about training for speed, power, and quickness more bad-ass would have been if they actually had footage of some people lifting weights. You can’t condition musucles to be explosive with Med-Ball Drills, Psychometrics, and Sprints if you have no muscle to speak of.
Tsjuder is probably the heaviest thing I have on my Ipod right now. I can’t really take it seriously so I save it for when I’m doing arms or calves or something that doesn’t require all of my cunning and rage. But if you’re into Ultra-Heavy Doom Metal, they’ll fit the bill.