2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Metal Lords’

Metal Lords Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Metal Lords soundtrack includes music by Judas Priest, Metallica and Johann Sebastian Bach. This info article contains spoilers for Peter Sollett’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Metal Lords stars Jaeden Martell as Kevin Schlieb, a teenager who values friendships and heavy metal music. Adrian Greensmith co-stars as Hunter Sylvester, a social outcast who worries about a female cello player destroying his band. The storyline follows the protagonists as they prepare for a musical competition at Glenwood Lake High School. Composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) scored the 97-minute film; music supervisor Denise Luiso (Cinderella) assembled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Metal Lords, a coming-of-age movie written by D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones).

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Metal Lords Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Metal Lords Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Metal Gods” by Judas Priest (00:04:00): Emily (Isis Hainsworth) rages out while speaking with her marching band leader (portrayed by Chuck Klosterman). She throws her clarinet as the Metal Lords soundtrack song kicks in. Kevin narrates about his “metal” observation.
  • “Shape of You” by Mollycoddle (00:06:00): Kevin gazes at Emily. Clay (Noah Urrea) performs an Ed Sheeran cover with his band during a transition sequence. The track is also featured at 00:58:00.
  • “We Dem Boyz” by Mollycoddle (00:08:00): Kevin has fun at a party. He breaks a plastic shot cup and says, “Heavy metal rules!” The music plays briefly.
  • “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden (00:13:00): Hunter finishes a pep talk. He tells Kevin to meet him after school. The Metal Lords soundtrack song continues as Hunter uses his father’s credit card to buy a drum set at Guitar Center.
  • “Prelude in G Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach (00:16:00): Kevin watches Emily rehearse with a cello. He is surprised that she’s not playing the clarinet. The classical composition can be heard at again at 00:25:00 and during the end credits at 01:36:00.
  • “Machinery of Torment” by Skullflower (00:18:00): Emily plays sheet music on her cello. She later performs the track with her bandmates at 01:23:00. The Metal Lords soundtrack song scores the end credits at 01:31:00.
  • “Hail to the King” by Avenged Sevenfold (00:18:00): Hunter plays a fantasy board game with friends at home. His father, Dr. Sylvester (Brett Gelman), scoffs at a “girlie name” (“Malmsteen of Gorgoroth”).
  • “Painkiller” by Judas Priest (00:22:00): Hunter confronts a bully named Skip (Phelan Davis). He runs away and escapes in a vehicle with Kevin. The track accompanies a chase sequence.
  • “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica (00:24:00): Kevin realizes that “metal is committment.” The Metal Lords soundtrack song plays as Hunter assigns “homework” to his bandmate. The track is also featured at 00:34:00.
  • “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath (00:26:00): Emily researches a song list. She watches a video of Black Sabbath performing in 1970 Paris. The metal classic plays again at 01:30:00.
  • “Blood and Thunder” by Mastodon (00:31:00): Hunter gets bullied at school. He screams as Skip cuts off a chunk of hair. The Metal Lords soundtrack song is featured again at 00:36:00.
  • “Grinder” by Judas Priest (00:38:00): Hunter states that it would be “completely gay” to have a cello player in his band. Emily scoffs and looks at a photo of Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, a gay metal icon. The Metal Lords soundtrack song scores a brief montage.
  • “Dee” by Ozzy Osbourne (00:41:00): Kevin meets with Emily in a parking lot. The characters lose their virginity in a van. The music drops as Hunter screams at home.
  • “Master of Puppets” by Metallica (00:50:00): Hunter delivers a presentation at school. He talks about Ulysses being pulled down to hell. Hunter riffs on his guitar for a dramatic effect.
  • “Trust No One” by Zeal & Ardor (00:56:00): Hunter tells Robbie (Christopher M. Lopes) that they are done “taking shit.” He paints his face at home and puts on black leather clothing. The Metal Lords soundtrack song cuts when Hunter’s father calls him “Krusty the Clown.”
  • “Since I Don’t Have You” by Guns N’ Roses (01:04:00): Emily looks at Metallica sheet music. The music plays during a Guitar Center sequence.
  • “Whiplash” by Metallica (01:14:00): Kevin helps Hunter and Ray (Teddy Van Ee) leave a rehab facility. He sets off a fire alarm and casually walks out with a bunch of people. The Metal Lords soundtrack song intensifies during a chase sequence.
  • “Believer” by Mollycoddle (01:19:00): Clay performs an Imagine Dragons cover song during the Battle of the Bands competition. Skip and his friends leave to drink Jack Daniels in a truck.
  • “I’m Broken” by Pantera (01:20:00): Emily arrives at the Battle of the Bands competition. Kevin and Hunter admire her leather attire. The Metal Lords soundtrack song scores a slo-mo sequence.

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The Metal Lords soundtrack also includes:

  • “St. James Infirmary” by Traditional
  • “Nameless” by Carl Restivo
  • “Mango Sky” by Carl Restivo
  • “The Mongrel” by Carl Restivo
  • “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead
  • “One” by Metallica
  • “Cowboys from Hell” by Pantera
  • “Total Domination (Carl Restivo Remix)” by The Purple Chicken Panda Horses
  • “Goldberg Variations ‘Aria'” by Johann Sebastian Bach

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.