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Red Sam

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by Flyleaf

Hard & Heavy
5
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
4
Soaring
6
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Boy, if Flyleaf had never released their second album, they would have gone down in history as a pretty asskicking band. As it is - holy Jeeb-us, hang on to your ass, because it's about to get kicked. Check out Beautiful Bride for starters.

This one's very good, too. Thick. Melodic.

Volcano Girls

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by Veruca Salt

Hard & Heavy
5
Up Tempo
6
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
3
Soaring
3
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Love You To Death

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by Kill Hannah

Hard & Heavy
2
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
5
Dark & Sinister
2
Soaring
7
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Okay, so it's a little sappy and emo. But it's got kind of a big chorus, and we like that rhythm guitar. One for the asskicking girls (and other romantics) out there. And, hey, not everyone likes hardcore rap/metal all the time . . .

Heads Will Roll

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by Marion Raven

Hard & Heavy
3
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
3
Soaring
5
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Hot chicks talking smack - always a winning formula for an asskicking workout. And you can just tell, without even knowing, that this was on some soundtrack somewhere - the big montage scene where the heroes finally get it together and get ready to kick some ass . . .

City Noise

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by Scarling

Hard & Heavy
3
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
5
Dark & Sinister
1
Soaring
5
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Okay, so this track can't properly be said to kick ass - until the chorus. But the chorus is a pretty good pay-off. It's big and it rolls. And the whole song is nice. Good for running in huge urban green spaces - Central Park, Hyde Park . . . feel that city angst.

Fake It

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by Seether

Hard & Heavy
4
Up Tempo
4
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
6
Soaring
5
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Yeah, we're all pretty much faking it.

Though - while we're waxing philosophical - what is it with these bands who name themselves after perfectly good songs by other bands. Seether, it will be recalled is an asskicking track by Veruca Salt. (Hmm, must get it in here soon . . .) And then there's Godsmack, who I'm afraid we're bigger than ever was the excellent song of the same name by Alice In Chains.

There must be more examples. Leave 'em in the comments!

Awake

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by Mankind is Obsolete

Hard & Heavy
3
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
5
Dark & Sinister
6
Soaring
1
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Some good, hardcore existential moaning from these guys. When everything around you is vanity and chase after the wind . . . you can still get in an asskicking workout. That won't ever fail you.

Stash Up

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by OPM

Hard & Heavy
4
Up Tempo
6
High Energy
7
Dark & Sinister
7
Soaring
3
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You don't give a what? Not a single solitary what? Who? Yes, that's pretty much the desired attitude for your workouts. Carry on.

From Now On

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by Kill Hannah

Hard & Heavy
5
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
2
Soaring
6
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More good teen heart-breaky angst from the masters of the genre. Both runnable and singable. And kind of sweet.

Happy (Bile Meets The Inbred Brothers Free Hat Pull The Plug Mix )

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by Bile

Hard & Heavy
8
Up Tempo
5
High Energy
8
Dark & Sinister
10
Soaring
4
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If you're like us, you'll occasionally discover a track which, for a certain period of time, seems very clearly to be the best workout song of all freaking time. Everything else, past and present, falls well short. Of course, eventually, another 'best workout song of all time' comes along and displaces it. But, still, those songs which at one point held that title make up an immortal cadre. Here's one of the immortals for you: big, angry, dark, thickly layered, and catchy as hell.