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

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

2 Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest

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.

3 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

4 Slayer vs Kreator



5 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

Definitely Dio. - PhoenixAura81

Easily, Mr Golden Voice aka Dio wins. - Metal_Treasure

Dio. - Userguy44

6 Children Of Bodom vs Amon Amarth

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


7 Death vs Opeth

Opeth! I'm sorry Death.

Opeth. - Userguy44

8 Pantera vs Lamb of God

Pantera, no doubt


9 Helloween vs Gamma Ray
10 Anthrax vs Overkill

Overkill (But I Like Anthrax Too) - christangrant

anthrax - yurock

The Contenders

11 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

12 Exodus vs Sepultura


13 Possessed vs Death

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

14 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

15 Slayer vs Sepultura


16 Morbid Angel vs Death
17 Slayer vs Testament


18 Mayhem vs Burzum


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 Death vs Cannibal Corpse
23 Deep Purple vs Black Sabbath

Sabbath easily. I love Deep Purple, but Sabbath is one of the best bands. - MattAffterburner

Easily, Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple. - Userguy44


24 Rush vs Dream Theater

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

25 Exodus vs Kreator
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