Best Metal Band Face Offs

Please do NOT include non-metal bands like:
ACDC, Led Zep, Guns N Roses, Slash, Nirvana, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Lady Gaga, etc.


The Top Ten

1 Metallica vs Megadeth

One of the greatest music debates ever - ryanrimmel

I love them both and I'm aware of their advantages and disadvantages but I would eventually go with Metallica because Hetfield's voice is way better - his distinctive roar instantly speaks 'metal' to me.
I will never understand why Mustaine didn't hire a master singer for Megadeth. - Metal_Treasure

Megadeth all the way - RustyNail

Metallica without a doubt. Megadeth is good, but I don’t like Dave Mustaine’s voice. - Userguy44

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2 Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest

Maiden has better albums

Iron Maiden, but Judas Priest is good too. - Userguy44

Iv'e got to go witih maiden. I am still a massive pries fan though.

3 Ozzy Osbourne vs Dio

To be honest I find both (bands) to be very overrated. Ozzy hasn't released a great solo album since No More Tears, and Dio just tried to make Holy Diver parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
But if I had to choose it would be Dio, because of Ronnie's voice. - IronSabbathPriest

Easily, Mr Golden Voice aka Dio wins. - Metal_Treasure

Dio. - Userguy44

4 Slayer vs Kreator


5 Helloween vs Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian.
Helloween had some really bad albums whilst Blind Guardian didn't. Some Blind Guardian albums are not that amazing but can't be called bad.

Besides, Helloween hasn't released anything mindblowing since the Keeper II (80s), whereas Blind Guardian have been improving over time and had great albums in the 90s and 00s. Their 2015 album is awesome, too. - Metal_Treasure

6 Children Of Bodom vs Amon Amarth

I can't choose. Love them both. - Metal_Treasure

7 Death vs Opeth
8 Pantera vs Lamb of God

Pantera, no doubt

9 Helloween vs Gamma Ray
10 Blind Guardian vs Iced Earth

Update: I would say Blind Guardian because of their epic and perfect 2015 album. - Metal_Treasure

These bands are known for their epic stuff so it will be an epic duel. I love them both and really can't say who is better and who is gonna win. These 2 bands are also friends and it makes the choice even more difficult (every time Iced Earth play Germany, Hansi of Blind Guardian joins them onstage and sings their songs).
Finally - a tie fits best, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Slayer vs Megadeth
? Slayer vs Metallica

The Contenders

11 Anthrax vs Overkill

Overkill (But I Like Anthrax Too) - christangrant

12 Exodus vs Sepultura
13 Mayhem vs Burzum
14 Possessed vs Death

Battle To See Who Made The First Death Metal Album - christangrant

15 Annihilator vs Testament

I wanna see two of the finest lead guitar players in thrash - Alex Skolnick of Testament and Jeff Waters of Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure

16 Morbid Angel vs Death
17 Slayer vs Testament
18 Deep Purple vs Black Sabbath

Easily, Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple. - Userguy44

19 Nile vs Brain Drill

No doubt, this is gonna be the most brutal duel (technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure

20 Dark Angel vs Death Angel

These two 'angelic' thrash bands (Bay area) are so underrated and obscure that I guess most of the metalheads couldn't comment on this duel. But I added these bands - they are cool and some other people might be interested in this duel, too. - Metal_Treasure

21 Tool vs Dream Theater

Tool is amazing. But nothing is close to Dream Theater. - zxm

Tool is too amazing to lose to anything that ain't considered the best

Tool don't count for metal - Metal_Treasure

22 Slayer vs Sepultura
23 Death vs Cannibal Corpse
24 Deep Purple vs Uriah Heep
25 Vader vs Behemoth

Two great bands from Poland and I can't choose - Metal_Treasure

26 Rush vs Dream Theater

Rush aren't metal, although they are a bit better. Not by much though. - IronSabbathPriest

27 Exodus vs Kreator
28 Testament vs Overkill
29 Primal Fear vs Edguy
30 Slayer vs Exodus
31 Korn vs Limp Bizkit

Not metal bands - Metal_Treasure

Korn. Limp Bizkit sucks! - Userguy44


32 Rammstein vs Ministry

This shouldn't get much attention - Rammstein isn't metal, Ministry are barely metal - Metal_Treasure

Rammstain is overrated

33 Children of Bodom vs Kalmah
34 A Perfect Circle vs Crowbar
35 Avenged Sevenfold vs Slipknot
36 Death vs Obituary
37 Lamb of God vs Machine Head
38 Havok vs Evile
39 Trivium vs Killswitch Engage
40 Tool vs System of a Down

None of them is metal though, LOL - Metal_Treasure

Both are L.A based Metal bands.

41 Deep Purple vs Metallica
42 Ne Obliviscaris vs Opeth
43 Emperor vs Immortal
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