There are over 100 songs by 75 bands featured in Brutal Legend, Tim Schafer's love song to heavy metal songs which has gotten so much good press that it's not likely to be his swan song.
Oh my. I actually wrote that. It's staying. I have to punish myself or I'll never learn.
In addition to all those... tracks, there are quite a few uncredited excerpts from relatively unknown bands interspersed throughout the game. If you catch yourself thinking, "Wait, if that wasn't 'Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery' by Skeletonwitch, what was it?", please refer to this handy list of uncredited heavy metal songs in Brutal Legend.
"Dragon Mall Shooting"
"If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get The Hell Out Of Hell"
by True Tom Waits
"Nuclear Bomb In A China Shop"
by Neverending Ending
"From This Throne Of Razors My Laughter Echoes Across Reality"
by 666/666 Vision
"Girl Of Your Nightmares"
by Nightmare Factory With No Health Inspector
"In Valhalla I Killed A Triceratops"
by Skorvald Hjumbir
"Lake Of Acid, Mountain Of Band-Aids"
"While My Corpse Gently Seeps"
"Thanks For Your Business, Now Die!"
by The Satanic Gas Station Clerks
"Sex With Ghosts"
by Bob Dylan
"That Delicious Meatball Was Your Kidney, Asshole"
by Feast Macabre
"Kicking Santa In The Balls"
by Strynger Belle
"A Sandcastle But All The Grains Of Sand Are Tiny Skulls"
"Terminator Was A Robot"
"Pissing In The Graveyard"
by Soundbyrst Starforge
"You Have To Eat Your Ice Cream Quickly (In Hell)"
"Laser Gun Of The Gods"
by Vicious Ferocity
"Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Eviscerate Today"
"Lighting Cigarettes With Lightning"
by Harm's Way
"Black Dawn (At Least, I Think It's Dawn)"
by Slave Prison
"Guns Don't Kill People, Universal Health Care Kills People"
"Pillowfight To The Death"
by Icy Plague
by Swyne Flü
"Your God Doesn't Exist And He's A Dick"
by Antichurch Crucibullet
"Theme From Meatballs (cover)"
by Eyeball Tornado
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