One of the things that we love to feature on ForeverGeek is the periodic table. It doesn’t even have to be THE periodic table as we know it from school. Anything periodic table works. We even have a post compiling some of the coolest versions of the periodic table you can find online. Unfortunately, the periodic table-loving community has been rather quiet in the past months, so we have had to make do with “old” ones.
Today, though, I just discovered a relatively recent periodic table rendition by the guys at Pop Chart Lab. 1 It’s called the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals. And this is not the heavy metals that you scrutinize in the science lab. This is THE periodic table for real metal fans.
The Periodic Table of Heavy Metals features 303 heavy metal bands from AC/DC to Zyklon (who?). The bands are charted based on genre. Pop Chart Lab is selling the print, which measures in at 18″ x 24″ for only $25! The first edition has 1,000 prints, each of which is signed and numbered by the artists. Even if you recognize only a handful of bands, how can you not want one? Here’s the entire Periodic Table of Heavy Metals.
Let’s take a closer look at parts of the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals. This is the upper left part.
It is not a surprise to see AC/DC up there, is it? And I think it’s brilliant how they used Oz to represent Black Sabbath.
This is the middle right part of the Periodic Table of Heavy Metals.
How many bands do you recognize in that image – not counting Guns N’ Roses?
I am not that big a metal fan, although I do appreciate some bands and/or songs, and this fact is supported by how strange some of the names in the periodic table seem to me. It doesn’t matter, though. It’s still a periodic table and for that, it belongs to the Dept. of Awesomeness!