Best Metal Band Face OffsPlease 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
Oh my god my foavorite band vs my third favorite band! Ugh!
Megadeth has a good singer, Metallica is better at vocals
Bass is easily Metallica
Technicality is nearly even, but Megadeth does it more often.
Both incredible songwriters. - MattAffterburner
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
I have to say Iron Maiden but Iron Maiden is my fourth favorite band while Judas Priest is my fifth favorite band (they’re pretty close). - PhoenixAura81
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.
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
SLAYER FOR LIFE! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
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
Definitely Dio. - PhoenixAura81
Easily, Mr Golden Voice aka Dio wins. - Metal_Treasure
Dio. - Userguy44
I can't choose. Love them both. - Metal_Treasure
Bodom - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Opeth! I'm sorry Death.
Opeth. - Userguy44
Pantera, no doubt
I don't know - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Overkill (But I Like Anthrax Too) - christangrant
anthrax - yurock
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
Sepultura - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Battle To See Who Made The First Death Metal Album - christangrant
I wanna see two of the finest lead guitar players in thrash - Alex Skolnick of Testament and Jeff Waters of Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure
Slayer - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Slayer - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
No doubt, this is gonna be the most brutal duel (technical death metal). - Metal_Treasure
Drill - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
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
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
Tool! I KNOW THE PIECES FIT! -Schism - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Sabbath easily. I love Deep Purple, but Sabbath is one of the best bands. - MattAffterburner
Easily, Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure
Deep Purple. - Userguy44
SABBATH - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Rush aren't metal, although they are a bit better. Not by much though. - IronSabbathPriest