05/09/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Metal Cats Are Freaking Metal

What's the most "metal" pet?

A direwolf? They're beastly, but let's face it -- direwolves are a little co-dependent, especially if you're into that whole warging scene.

A headless bat? Yeah, sure. But that's more '70s metal.

The answer is cats. Not panthers, not lions: house cats. Photographer Alexandra Crockett's new book, "Metal Cats," plays on the juxtaposition of the "extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties."

It's pretty awesome, as you can see. But while no one can doubt how adorable these cats are, their inherent metal-ness might evade people who aren't cat owners.

Have you ever angered your cat? (If so, do you still have use of your limbs?) Surely you've received a fresh kill as a "sacrificial offering," or experienced the harrowing sounds of your outdoor cat's late-night cavorting.

Cats are freaking metal.

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Metal Cats Are Freaking Metal

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