Best Rock Band Face Offs

The Top Ten Best Rock Band Face Offs

1 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. - DarkBoi-X

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. - Alkadikce

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! - lezakattack

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

2 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. - DarkBoi-X

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 - Alkadikce

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.

3 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 - Alkadikce

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

Queen wind this one

Queen no contest for sure.

4 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 - Alkadikce

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? - UFasten8Me

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

5 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. - RiverVibeZ

Definitely Alice In Chains. - Soulstealer

6 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. - Misfire

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

The Stones - more rock and less pop. - Metal_Treasure

How is this not number 1. They were two of the greatest rock bands of all time (if not the two greatest rock bands.). They had a legendary rivalry

7 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. - Soulstealer

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

and 30STM Takes the prize wins for sure :P - Bo0o0oreD

Rise Against would win

8 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. - DarkBoi-X

System of a Down wins every battle! - moose4life19

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!

9 Green Day vs Nickleback

Green Day wins because people like them - UsernameHere

Green Day by a Mile

Green Day! No hate on Nickelback though. - Misfire

Ill take blow my brains out for 400 alex

10 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. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple duh. - Userguy44

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

The Contenders

11 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. - DarkBoi-X

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

12 Led Zeppelin vs Van Halen

my name says who will win
- Led_Zepplin_Is_The_Best

Van Halen. No questions.

Led Zeppelin, Van Halen is too glammish for my taste - Alkadikce

Van Halen. - RiverVibeZ

13 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). - Alkadikce

Deep Purple - better musicianship, better live.

Black Sabbath superior to Deep Purple. - RiverVibeZ

Black Sabbath by far!

14 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. - Soulstealer

15 Alice in Chains vs. Soundgarden
16 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. - thunder850

Avenged Sevenfold. Disturbed is ass. - RiverVibeZ

Both of these bands are pretty terrible.

17 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...

18 Pearl Jam vs Nirvana

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

personally I like NIRVANA better but o well -

Pearl Jam. Nirvana is so overrated! - Userguy44

Pearl Jam is so much better. - Soulstealer

19 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. - RiverVibeZ

Dios a better singer but sabbath was better with ozzy

Dio! - Userguy44

20 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 - Alkadikce

Green Day, maybe? - Misfire

NVM, I honestly kinda prefer Green Day. - DarkBoi-X

Green Day - zxm

21 Avenged Sevenfold vs Muse
22 Iron Maiden vs Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Maiden. Always. m/

Iron Maiden best band. - RiverVibeZ


That's hard... But IRON MAIDEN

23 The Beatles vs. Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is the best of all times...

Pink Floyd is the best Classic Rock band so... - DarkBoi-X

The Beatles. Sowwy... Lol - Misfire

Pink Floyd - DarkBoi-X

24 Guns N Roses Vs. Metallica

Sorry, I love ya, Guns N Roses
Metallica is my favorite band. - RiverVibeZ

Metallica is KING and BEAST! Better than Guns N' Roses!

I would have to go with Metallica on this one..

Guns n roses are the best rock band ever no one can beat guns n roses plus guns n roses have slash NO ONE beat slash that's the way it is

25 Black Sabbath vs. Iron Maiden

I like Iron Maiden more
I respect Black Sabbath more - Alkadikce

I like Black Sabbath more, but Maiden is up there - SoldierOfFortune

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!

Sabbath. They invented metal

26 KoRn vs System Of A Down

Sorry corn your good but system has one of the most uneak sounds.

Korn. - RiverVibeZ



27 Nickleback vs Foo Fighters

This Is No Contest-Foo Fighters Wins - FettiMC

28 System of a Down vs Metallica

Metallica beats System of a Down by a hundred miles. - RiverVibeZ

Metallica, they're just that good

System Of A Down - DarkBoi-X

Metallica. - Userguy44

29 AFI vs. Rise Against
30 Foo Fighters vs. Nirvana

That's not really fair because there both connected and if Nirvana didn't give Dave Grohl his fame then Foo Fighters might not have been big. In my opinion I like them both.

This is hard. I go with Nirvana. - Userguy44

Probably Foo Fighters. - Soulstealer

Nirvana - DarkBoi-X

31 Marilyn Manson vs. Nine Inch Nails

NIN. Trent had more passion, and they just amazing

Manson. Don't like NIN. - RiverVibeZ

Nine Inch Nails - DarkBoi-X


32 Blur vs Oasis vs Suede vs Pulp

Oasis. - zxm

33 Boston vs Chicago

Whoever added this one is a genius. The sense of humor made my day - sounds like a baseball match but there are such bands! - Metal_Treasure

Too hard to decide. Both are great bands

boston - zxm

Boston I’d say. Lol. Love da joke - DaringXx

34 Led Zeppelin vs Heart

Led Zeppelin would cause Ann and Nancy Wilson to die of a heart attack. Led Zeppelin are in the RnR Hall of Fame and are still selling out concerts everywhere plus Stairway to Heaven still ranks as the greatest rock song ever. Heart doesn't have any songs that comes close.

This is like the Beatles vs Justin Bieber

35 Papa Roach vs. Three Days Grace

Who win the band

36 Queen vs Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd, their music has more emotion and I think it will stand the test of time better - Alkadikce

This is the hardest question ever! I go with 50/50. Both bands are legendary! - Userguy44


Pink Floyd - DarkBoi-X

37 Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Nirvana

Red Hot Chili Peppers, but my decision might do more with quantity than quality. - Alkadikce

Peppers win easily. Nirvana doesn't have enough music or diversity to win. I like both but the pepper bring way more to the table.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers. - Userguy44

38 Aerosmith Vs. Van Halen

Van Halen. Aerosmith has gotta be one of the most annoying Rock bands I've ever listened to. - RiverVibeZ

Aerosmith! - Misfire

Aerosmith. - Userguy44

39 Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

Led Zeppelin all the way!

Deep Purple wins! - Userguy44

Deep Purple. Most talented musician. a lot of great songs.

40 Dream Theater vs. Rush

Dream Theater for the win. - RiverVibeZ

Dream Theater. - zxm


41 The Who vs Led Zeppelin

Their music is incredibly similar. Moon vs Bonham, Roger vs Robert. That'd be amazing. - shallowcal

The Who! - Userguy44

42 Muse vs. Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins. - Soulstealer

Muse. - Userguy44

43 Linkin Park vs. Shinedown

Linkin Park... Bigger name and more hits

44 AC/DC vs. Nirvana

Nirvana, but why does this face-off exist? It's like cats vs hamsters - Alkadikce

Ac/Dc - intensity. Nirvana - writing. And ac/dc had more members, and got weak, but we do what woulda happened with nirvana. I say nirvana though.

No Real Simalarities Here Totally Different Style AC/DC-Hard Rock Nirvana-Grunge/Alt - FettiMC

Nirvana - DarkBoi-X

45 Pink Floyd vs Rush

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

Pink Floyd. - Userguy44

rush - zxm

46 The Ramones vs the Clash

The Clash. - Userguy44

47 Maroon 5 vs. Coldplay

Coldplay'S music is more soothing and they have composed some of the best guitar riffs ever.

Coldplay win this one. I like Maroon 5, but Coldplay are better.


Old Maroon 5. - Misfire

48 Muse vs. Radiohead

Muse, I guess. My brother would probably kill me if I asked this to him. He loves both bands. - Misfire

Radiohead because Muse is a ripoff of them and Queen

Radiohead - DarkBoi-X

muse - zxm

49 Nine Inch Nails vs. Ministry
50 Korn vs. Slipknot

KoRn. Slipknot has a stronger "high school bully" edge as someone on another list pointed it out - Alkadikce

Korn sorry slip knot...

Slipknot - DarkBoi-X

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