When it comes to songs about card games, metalheads are not exactly spoiled for choice.
When you think of songs about poker, tunes such as The Gambler by Kenny Rogers and Poker Face by Lady Gaga spring to mind, both are good songs in their own right, but they fit a certain genre, namely pop or country. Many songs about poker fall into this genre, with very few out-and-out metal songs taking on the subject.
There are good metal songs out there that seem to be based on poker, whilst there are some with metal influences that you might not have heard before. Oddly, it is a genre where very few bands seem to explore the popular card game, whilst others such as country music are littered with such references. You can imagine games of poker in the old Wild West, but as it is as popular today as ever, it is a surprise more modern artists don’t broach the subject in their music. There’s something quite intense about poker that would seem suited to a heavy riff and plenty of vicious drums.
With this in mind, we have selected a handful of poker-related songs for you to enjoy, all of which can be turned up loud and played by a proud metalhead.