Top 10 Best Metal Song Face-Offs

Please do NOT include non-metal bands like ACDC, Led Zep, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Bon Jovi, etc.

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets (Metallica) vs Holy Wars (Megadeth)

This Song Is Like Trying To Pick Between Call Of Duty And Battlefield They Are Both So Good - christangrant

Holy Wars DESTROYS Master of puppets.

Holy wars. Both are great though - ryanrimmel

Gotta go with Holy Wars.

2 The Four Horsemen (Metallica) vs The Mechanix (Megadeth)

The Four Horsemen Is A Epic Tale While The Mechanix Is About Having Sex At A Gas Station - christangrant

I say The Four Horsemen. - Metal_Treasure

The Four Horseman may be slower, but I like it more. - MattAffterburner

They're pretty much the same thing. Love them both. - IronSabbathPriest

3 The Trooper (Iron Maiden) vs Painkiller (Judas Priest)

This is hard. I don't think either are close to the best of their bands, but I might have to go painkiller because of its awesome solos.

The trooper. That's one of the staple heavy metal songs - ryanrimmel

The Trooper for me... Love Painkiller though...

I can't choose. - Metal_Treasure

4 Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath) vs Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

Ozzy's era was better, but paranoid is way overplayed for its just being a generic and okay song. Heaven and hell is better.

Heaven and Hell is a classic song from Sabbath. Paranoid is overplayed pop filler. - MattAffterburner

Easily, Heaven And Hell.
Paranoid is a 2 minute song written in 20 minutes as a filler with a ripped off riff. And the melody sounds like a children song and not a metal song. - Metal_Treasure

I have to go with Heaven And Hell.

5 Dante's Inferno (Iced Earth) vs The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Iron Maiden)

Gotta say the rime. It was the first classic Maiden song I ever heard - I got into them via The Final Frontier and because I was young when the album came out, I felt it would be impossible to have a song longer than When The Wild Wind Blows. Until I was pointed to the Rime. I have to say, it has the best lyrics in a song ever. - IronSabbathPriest

Both songs are really epic and apply that cool galloping style. - Metal_Treasure

Here the Rime of the Ancient Mariner! - MattAffterburner

Bruce's voice cinches it. Rime.

6 Run to the Hills (Iron Maiden) vs Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)

Run to the Hills. - Userguy44

7 Iron Man (Black Sabbath) vs Stargazer (Rainbow)

This one’s not even close. The real question is Stargazer vs Holy Wars.

The answer is obvious - Stargazer. - IronSabbathPriest

I say Stargazer, too. - Metal_Treasure

Obviously Stargazer. - MattAffterburner

8 Painkiller (Judas Priest) vs Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

Quite difficult, but Iron Maiden is my second favorite band and this Hallowed is my favorite song. - MattAffterburner

One of the hardest choices ever... But I have to go with Hallowed Be Thy Name - Metal_Treasure

Two of the greatest metal songs on Earth. I have to go with Painkiller.

Too hard to choose. - Userguy44

9 Alison Hell (Annihilator) vs Elimination (Overkill)

Alison Hell is brilliant. - Metal_Treasure

10 Lack of Comprehension (Death) vs Hammer Smashed Face (Cannibal Corpse)

IF YOU CHOOSE A LACK OF COMPREHENSION I WILL GIVE YOU A HAMMER SMASHED FACE - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

The Contenders

11 Walk (Pantera) vs Roots (Sepultura)

Pantera's better than sepultura, but roots is better than walk.

Roots by a long shot.

12 Raining Blood (Slayer) vs Bleed (Meshuggah)

This isn't even a face off the answer is obviously Raining Blood, Bleed isn't even in its league not to say that bleed isn't an awesome song. - germshep24

RAINING BLOOD!, - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

13 Peace Sells (Megadeth) vs Powerslave (Iron Maiden)

Powerslave. I really like the bridge part and solos. - Userguy44

Two of the greatest basslines in metal.

Powerslave.

The basslines: Dave E. vs Steve H. ! - Metal_Treasure

14 The Bard's Song (Blind Guardian) vs Melancholy (Iced Earth)

The greatest ballads written by these two bands, also known for being friends - yeah, they may end up with a common performance onstage :)
Either way, it's gonna be cool. - Metal_Treasure

Bard's song. - ryanrimmel

15 Black Star (Yngwie) vs Voice Of The Soul (Death)

These are my favorite metal instrumentals. - Metal_Treasure

Voice Of The Soul Is A Perfect Song It Doesn't Need Lyrics To Describe An Epic Tale - christangrant

16 War Eternal (Arch Enemy) vs The Pursuit of Vikings (Amon Amarth)

Pursuit of Vikings! Hail Valhalla! - MattAffterburner

17 Paranoid (Black Sabbath) vs A Light In the Black (Rainbow)

Without a doubt - A Light In the Black. - Metal_Treasure

18 War Pigs (Black Sabbath) vs Mistreated (Deep Purple)

Awesome, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple even performed these 2 legendary songs live in California, 1974 (same day, same venue - the famous California Jamming). The videos are available on youtube.
My choice is Mistreated. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple nailed it even live!

War pigs easily. One of my favorite songs - ryanrimmel

Mistreated. - Userguy44

19 Beyond the Realms of Death (Judas Priest) vs My Last Sunrise (Demons and Wizards)

Rob Halford is a vocal god but the voice of Hansi Kürsch is godlike, too. I wouldn't underestimate Hansi as a contender, not at all. Hansi's incredible passion in the voice and the way he sings this song give me chills. On the other hand, Rob Halford gives me chills, too. I'd tie it. - Metal_Treasure

Rob Halford and Hansi Kürsch are two of the greatest metal singers ever and their vocal performances are mindblowing here.
These two songs also have similar lyrical themes; both are epic, introspective and emotive.

20 Nothing Else Matters (Metallica) vs a Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)

Nothing Else Matters - I like it better. - Metal_Treasure

Nothing Else Matters. - Userguy44

21 Aces High (Iron Maiden) vs Nailed to the Wheel (Edguy)

Both songs are fast and Sammet's voice often sounds so similar to Dickinson's.

Aces High. - Userguy44

22 Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden) vs Into the Storm (Blind Guardian)
23 Stargazer (Rainbow) vs Child in Time (Deep Purple)

This is something I cannot answer. What are your opinions? - MattAffterburner

24 Banish from Sanctuary (Blind Guardian) vs Ride the Sky (Helloween)
25 Rebellion In Dreamland (Gamma Ray) vs the Piper Never Dies (Edguy)
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