Best Rock Band Face Offs

The Top Ten

Metallica vs Megadeth

Metallica. I've gotten more used to Megadeth as going back and looking at Megadeth, I've realize Dave Mustaine is not a bad singer and is overhated but nonetheless James is still a much better singer.
Also I think the musicians of Metallica are more talented than that of Megadeth.

Megadeth. I used to prefer Metallica because of Dave Mustaine's vocals but after their first two albums, Metallica's music lost its dynamics and they relied on one riff, one verse and one chorus melody to compose their songs, there are no breaks, no unexpected moments. Sad but True is a prominent example: every single note has the same volume and tone, there are no speed changes, and the Taddaddadda tara rara rara riff is repeated through its whole running time. Megadeth didn't even do this in their commercial era.

ah yes, the rivalry of metallica and megadeth. well without dave, kirk woulnt of got started, and kirk usauly only makes solos to the songs written by ulrich or hetfield, but the only riff he did write, was metallicas best riff. howether, mustaine was, is, and always will be better than kirk or hetfield. his music is genuinly better, but his best albums were with marty friedman, and he's gone now. really in the end, this rivalry is a stupid revenge on metallica due to mustaines booting from the band... but megadeth are better!

Hell yeah.. Both bands have got history..!
Both are awesome.. But anyway Metallica is better..
Both have kinda similar song too..!

Guns n Roses vs Nirvana

Nirvana. Again, I've gotten more used to Guns N' Roses as I've stopped hating them once I listened to the song Civil War and their cover of Knocking On Heavens Door but Nirvana is still the better band easily.

Both have only a few songs on each album I like, but Guns N' Roses's best song (Estranged) is better than any Nirvana song, so I'll go with Guns N' Roses

GUNS N' ROSES BEATS NIRVANA ALL THE WAY! Nirvana is SO overrated. People tried to see some kind of deep meaning in Cobain's lyrics that just wasn't there. Even though they broke up, GNR is always number one in my book!

Though close, I feel that The Nirvana Unplugged album is what really sets Nirvana on top of the rock genre. In the same vein of The Beatles, with Nirvana you see an evolution. Nirvana began as mostly screaming nonsense with the only real point to make good music, as all the bandmembers have said. By In Utero, and their final performances, Nirvana's music became an art, with stunning music and deep lyrics. Guns n Roses has a great range, but their music doensn't go farther than that really, it just doesn't have as much of an emotion impact, especially if you watch the unplugged performance from Nirvana.

Led Zeppelin vs Queen

Queen. Led Zeppelin feels a bit dated and Freddie Mercury could sing the phone book and still make a good song

Queen wind this one

Queen. The obvious choice. No one beats the outstanding vocals of the man mercury himself.

Queen no contest for sure.

Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest

Judas Priest stinks of greed. In the 1980s they made glam rock, in 1997, groove metal, a nu-metal song in 2001 and a symphonic metal album in 2008. Always what was popular at the time.

Judas Priest has a snoozefest 13-minute doom metal epic and apart from that, didn't even approach the territory of Steve Harris's epics like Hallowed Be Thy Name, Fear of the Dark, Dance of Death, When the Wild Wind Blows etc. Cathedral Spires could have been their best song but the last 3 minutes is a painful repeat.

Influence doesn't count when it comes to judging which band is better, even though Judas Priest is the older and more influential metal band. Iron Maiden was still very influential towards power metal and early Slayer to say two examples.

Iron Maiden wrote songs about a man who committed suicide because of being afraid of the apocalypse, the multitude of faith and science, some lyrics based on sci-fi novels or historical events. Some of Judas Priest's lyrical genius ...more

This a truly hard question for me. I am a MASSIVE fan of both amazing bands. Painkiller, The Number Of The Beast, Screaming for vengeance, Piece Of Mind and Firepower are the albums that I can not name a single song on them that isn't classic Priest/Maiden.

They both are equal on a lot of things; riffs, vocals, guitar work and sound production. But, after much debate, I have concluded on Maiden. I will always still love Priest though.

COME ON, HOW is this not on here already?

Iron Maiden.
Also, Fun Fact: I've seen both of these bands live.

The Rolling Stones vs The Beatles

Sorry, Rolling Stones, even though I like you guys and that I'm listening to a song of yours right now, I have to go for The Beatles.

THE STONES! The Beatles have been done to death on this website. They've been overrated to the max and beyond.

To me that's pretty easy. Admittedly, I don't know The Stones too well, but what I know sounds really unimaginative and lazy to me for the most part. I'd pick The Beatles every day.

The Stones - more rock and less pop.

Alice In Chains vs. Nirvana

Sure, Nirvana was more influential, but Alice in Chains is one of the most amazing bands of all time. Nirvana did pretty basic stuff, where as Alice in Chains was much more complicated and had more variety. So, Alice In Chains

I'm going to pick Alice in Chains, because while Nirvana revolutionized grunge rock, Alice in Chains perfected it.

I'll have to go with Nirvana because I know more songs by them.

Definitely Alice In Chains.

AC/DC vs Deep Purple

Deep Purple was most talented rock band ever (LORD, GILLAN, BLACKMORE, PAICE, Glover(smoke on the water)):PPP

Deep Purple wins but I will always love AC/DC, too.

Deep Purple duh.

AC/DC...I never liked Deep Purple.

Slip Knot vs System of a Down

System Of A Down because the Serj simply has a better voice than Corey. Yeah, Corey has a 5 octave range but a lot of his screaming feels forced while Serj's actually feels intense and let's not forget Serj's clean vocals which are also better than Corey's clean vocals as well.
I also prefer the overall music of System of a Down to that of Slipknot.

System of a Down wins every battle!

System of a Down's songs have to be some of the most unique sounds I've ever heard

Slipknot is the best. Stay sic fellow maggots!

Green Day vs Nickleback

Green Day wins because people like them

Green Day by a Mile

Green Day! No hate on Nickelback though.

Ill take blow my brains out for 400 alex

30 Seconds to Mars vs. Rise Against

Incomparable Rise Against is a Punk/Hardcore Band and Thirty Seconds to Mars is an Alternative Rock Band.
Thirty Seconds to Mars easily wins.

Winner is 30 Seconds To Mars. Just my a little.

and 30STM Takes the prize wins for sure :P

Rise Against would win

The Contenders

Queen vs Aerosmith

Queen because Aerosmith is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to popular Classic Rock bands. Steven TyLer's vocals can be awful sometimes. Freddie Mercury, on the other hand, had great vocals.

Queen v.s. Aerosmith, Aerosmiths good, but not Queen, Queen wrote so many great songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We are the Champions, so Queen all the way

HA HA HA! Queen would totally win. No Aerosmith song can match ANY Queen song! Are you crazy? Freddie's got the voice, Brian wins for guitar, Deacy SO wins for bass no matter what and Roger is going to SMASH Roger!

Aerosmith is still making albums, have a huge fan base, they tour, and they are, and always have been the greatest band of all time

Led Zeppelin vs Van Halen

my name says who will win

Van Halen. No questions.

Led Zeppelin, Van Halen is too glammish for my taste

Van Halen.

AC/DC vs. Guns N' Roses

Hmm.. This is a tough one.

Now I'd like to see this battle!


Pink Floyd vs Rush

Pink Floyd are awesome! And so are Rush!

Pink Floyd, I might go with Rush if not for the vocals

Pink Floyd is my number 1 band.

Both are good, but I prefer Pink Floyd.

Breaking Benjamin vs. Three Days Grace

Great Bands. These bands produced amazing songs such as Breath, Give Me A Sign, and I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin. Break, Never To Late, and I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. The winner is... Breaking Benjamin

I would've chose Three Days Grace if Adam stayed. I have nothing against Matt, in fact, I actually think he's doing great with the band, but the only vocalist that can even come close to Ben Burnley in my opinion is Adam Gontier.

Breaking Benjamin, but Three Days Grace is great too.

Black Sabbath vs. Deep Purple

Deep Purple for pretty much the same reasons I prefer Megadeth over Metallica. Black Sabbath's riffs are repeated too much and the lack of variation makes it exhausting to listen to them (notable example: Electric Funeral).

Deep Purple - better musicianship, better live.

Black Sabbath superior to Deep Purple.

Black Sabbath by far!

Black Sabbath vs. Iron Maiden

I like Iron Maiden more
I respect Black Sabbath more

I like Black Sabbath more, but Maiden is up there

You think Dio with Black Sabbath? Mabye in heaven in hell. But on Mob Rules what happend to his voice?! With Ozzy it was better... But Iron Maiden beats Black Sabbath. Iron Maiden never do bad. Live there still great 2016! Especially compared to Guns N' Roses. Axel rose drink and smoked out his voice. Plus he wont even let fans were a slash t shirt to his live concerts even though slash is there... he also shows up late most of the time. Not even loyal to his fans... bit back on track, Iron Maiden is the best!

Iron Maiden of course.

Linkin Park vs Avenged Sevenfold

Linkin Park wins always every battle.

Avenged Sevenfold wins, they have a big variety and all sounds really good

Linkin Park, avenged made one actually good album. Both overrated though.

Nickel back is all Airy Voice! A7X always wins this one. Though their early albums has to much screams. Listen to Nightmare, The Stage, Hail to The King, etc...

Avenged Sevenfold vs. Disturbed

Winner is Avenged Sevenfold

I find it really funny how my two favorite bands are on here, head to head.

They're tied, dammit.

Avenged Sevenfold. Disturbed is ass.

Both of these bands are pretty terrible.

Pearl Jam vs Nirvana

Nirvana. Never saw the appeal for Pearl Jam, their music is too boring.

personally I like NIRVANA better but o well

Pearl Jam. Nirvana is so overrated!

Pearl Jam is so much better.

Alice in Chains vs. Soundgarden
Iron Maiden vs Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Maiden. Always. m/

Iron Maiden best band.


That's hard... But IRON MAIDEN

Dio vs Ozzy

Dio, because he has a better singing voice and vocal range. Ozzy is good too, but his voice can get a lil grating at times.

Dios a better singer but sabbath was better with ozzy


Linkin Park vs Green Day

Linkin Park, I hate Green Day's nasal sleepy vocals and not a fan of pop-punk as a whole

Green Day, maybe?

NVM, I honestly kinda prefer Green Day.

Green Day

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