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Metallica is more pure thrash metal. - gemcloben
Both are equally good, but I've listened to more Metallica than Megadeth, so I'm going with Metallica - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I enjoy both and both have good and bad songs, but I'll go with Megadeth. I like Mustaine's riffs more. - LostDream258
Metallica. Megadeth isn't bad, but I don't like them as much as I like Metallica. - NikBruskV8 Comments
Kreator is very heavy, but slayer, I mean... Tom could out-sing the whole band. - gemcloben
Sometimes I think Kreator is underrated. They could be on the big four instead of Anthrax
Slayer, still don't know who Kreator are. - Mumbizz01
Slayer. Never heard of Kreator. - NikBruskV4 Comments
I love pantera a lot more than LOG, but I think randy has a heavier and more powerful voice. - gemcloben
Both are great bands. I do like Pantera better, but Anselmo can't compre to Blythe's voice, it's just the perfect rock voice for the band - Shake_n_Bake13V3 Comments
Don't think I can choose here, both have awesome vocal techniques. - LostDream258
Bruce Dickinson, he has an amazing voice. - 05yusuf09
Bruce is the greatest singer of all time! - gemcloben
Bruce Dickinson has an amazing voice - BlueFrostOfThunderClanV2 Comments
Although possessed are my favourite death metal band, they can't compare to the most powerful thrash metal band ever. - gemcloben
I like both A LOT. I cannot decide. - IronSabbathPriest
Depends what mood I am in. If I'm in a relaxed mood, Motörhead. If I'm in an excited mood, venom. - gemclobenV1 Comment
Iron Maiden, but Iced Earth are a great band also. - IronSabbathPriest
Iron Maiden, Iced Earth are a good band as well, but Iron Maiden has great songs. - Mumbizz01
I'm going with Iron Maiden for this one. - 906389
Iron Maiden, but Iced Earth is good too - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxXV3 Comments
Paul is a great vocalist whose voice fits the genre while Blaze's doesn't (he has a great voice but it's not a metal voice). The Paul Di'anno era is more consistent than Blaze Bayley's. I think the Blaze era was the low point of Iron Maiden, even though they have never written a bad song and a bunch of great songs come from Blaze's era, if that makes any sense. - Songsta41
This one is easy. Paul had an inability to make a bad maiden song. - gemclobenV1 Comment
In Black Sabbath, Ozzy was the perfect singer. Overall, though, Dio is the better musician - Shake_n_Bake13
I prefer Dio on overall musical scale, but Ozzy's cool too. - LostDream258V3 Comments
Dream Theater. I would explain why they're better, but I already did that. It's the first paragraph of my bio on my profile page. If you want to know why I choose DT, check that out. - Songsta41V3 Comments
Dave Mustaine's voice sounds immature and overall repulsive, but he is a better guitarist. I don't know. - Songsta41
James's voice is perfect for metal. - Songsta41
Vocals: James Hetfield
Guitars: Dave Mustaine
Songwriting - music: tie
Songwriting - lyrics: tie
Total: tie - Metal_Treasure
Cliff Burton was a better bassist, but Steve Harris is better in every other way including song writing, mixing, and editing, personality, and the fact that he made Iron Maiden. He is the magnet of Iron Maiden, he brought them all together and was the consistent centerpiece of the band as long as they have been around. - Songsta41
Both are/were great and some of my biggest influences. But I'm going to give this one to Steve, for multiple reasons including song writing, forming Iron Maiden in the first place, etc. - LostDream258
Always Mike Portnoy is better drummer. - 05yusuf09
haha - Mike Mangini was a full-time Associate Professor at the same percussion department, where Mike Portnoy was a student (Berklee College of Music, Boston).
Mike Mangini resigned in 2010 to join Dream Theater.
But Mike Portnoy is absolutely excellent, too. - Metal_Treasure
None of them is my first subgenre choice but maybe power metal - it's faster, it has the best choruses in metal, and most of the greatest singers are there (Dio, Michael Kiske, Hansi Kursch, Tobias Sammet, Eric Adams, Ralf Scheepers, etc).
Prog metal - it's complex and technical, which is good, but prog metal can be quite boring (haha, thrash is never boring).
How about Progressive Power Metal? It's awesome - combines the best of the two subgenres.
PS. I answered power metal but to be honest, I love wholeheartedly only Blind Guardian (out of the power metal bands). It's because Blind Guardian's power metal is different and it's actually prog power metal for the most part. - Metal_Treasure
Prog definitely. Bands like tool, dream Theater, Mastodon, neurosis, Meshuggah, opeth, and symphony X are amazing - ryanrimmelV3 Comments
Black Sabbath was the first metal band.
Hard rock of the late 60s helped influence metal as a whole, like deep purple, Led Zeppelin, blue cheer, iron butterfly, mc5, the stooges, mountain, and a bunch more - ryanrimmel
I like both. But Blind Guardian wins for me. They've never put out a bad album, whilst Iced Earth had that episode with something wicked parts 1 & 2. - IronSabbathPriest
Blind Guardian without a doubt. I love both of them though - ryanrimmelV2 Comments
Dave Lombardo is the king of double bass. Every metal drummer wants to sound like dave - ryanrimmelV4 Comments
Death metal. I'm kinda picky about black metal, a lot of the Norwegian stuff sounds the same to me - ryanrimmel
Death Metal but I like some Black Metal like Carach Angren and Mayhem - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Death Metal - I prefer growls to shrieks. Besides, Black Metal is very misanthropic and I don't like this excessive negative energy. But there are some cool black metal songs and instrumentals. - Metal_Treasure
Death Metal. Black Metal is close though - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxXV1 Comment
Both are excellent musicians who contributed a lot to the greatest band of all time. But overall, I give the edge to Brian Johnson. - Shake_n_Bake13
Before you answer - examples:
Great Tenors - Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Geoff Tate, Tobias Sammet, Jarkko Ahola
Great Baritones - Dio, Hansi Kürsch, Matt Barlow, Russel Allen, Phil Anselmo, Eric Adams, Jon Oliva; James Hetfield - Metal_Treasure
Before you answer - some examples:
Great Tenors - Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Timo Kotipelto, King Diamond, Andre Matos, Jarkko Ahola
Great Baritones - Dio, Hansi Kürsch, Geoff Tate, Matt Barlow, Russel Allen, Phil Anselmo, Eric Adams;
James Hetfield - different singing style but great in his own right.
PS: Geoff Tate - very high baritone, close to low tenor. - Metal_Treasure
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