I consider myself a pretty hard worker in the gym, but even the best of us need a little extra push at times. Sometimes you’re tired, hungover, or just plain lazy– you’re kind of half-assing it with lighter weights than you should, not squeezing out that extra rep, and then BOOM! The right song comes on your iPod and you hulk the fuck out and ATTACK THOSE FUCKING WEIGHTS!!!!
For me, there is no better song for those moments than “Ritual of Steel,” by the one and only GRIMLOCK! Much like Irate, I don’t know a lot of background info about these guys, but I do know this: they’ve been a permanent fixture on my gym playlists for the last five years.
If this song doesn’t make you want to do deadlifts, chug a protein shake, and rip the trachea out of a Trash Talk fanboy with your bare hands, you have no soul (or you’re a girl, which is basically the same thing)
Anyone who wants to nitpick and factcheck me can GTFO and check out a more comprehensive history/discography at
Definition of Hardcore.
EDIT: Hit up our bros at X STUCK IN THE PAST X for Grimlock history/discography.
Are you fucking moshing yet??? Did you drop and do pushups as soon as the double bass started at the beginning of this song?? How could a band named after a Transformer be this alpha????