The next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters this Friday. With Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) making his debut on the big screen, I’m here to give my metalcore recommendations to get your mind in the right place for the movie.
Metalcore is the perfect lens to get excited for Quantumania. The genre can easily be labeled as angry or violent but it’s far more nuanced than that. Bands like The Gloom In The Corner deliver sprawling epic concept albums, while bands like No Bragging Rights, The Devil Wears Prada, and Holding Absence tap into their emotions to express messages of purpose, loss, love, self-worth, family, and life itself. This all matches up with everything we know that’s coming to the multiverse…
For those not familiar with this multiversal baddie, Kang is a genius from the future with technology that allows him the travel the multiverse at his will. He can rewrite timelines & destroy realities. Kang has one goal: To rule the multiverse entirely. In this movie, it seems Kang has been trapped in the Quantum Realm and needs Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) help to escape and get back to conquering. Kang is offering Scott Lang something in return that he lost in Avengers: Endgame: Time. Scott was trapped in the mysterious Quantum Realm for five years and missed the integral years of his daughter Cassie’s (Kathryn Newton) childhood.
Basically, we have a time-hopping maniac looking to get out of his cage vs. a father looking to get back lost years with his daughter. Did the MCU’s smallest underdog make a deal with the devil? What’s the cost?
Here are some heavy songs that incapsulate those themes: