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

Holy Wars. - Userguy44

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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

Hard one but I like the Four Horsemen a little bit more. - Rambles

I say The Four Horsemen. - Metal_Treasure

The Four Horsemen. It’s much better than Mechanix in my opinion. - Userguy44

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

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

I can't choose. - Metal_Treasure

I like both but I go with Painkiller. - Userguy44

Love them both to death.Impossible to choose. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

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.

I prefer Heaven And Hell. - Rambles

Heaven And Hell - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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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

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Dante's Inferno. Iron Maiden is a better band but Dante's Inferno is a better song. - Metal_Treasure

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

The answer is obvious - Stargazer. - IronSabbathPriest

I say Stargazer, too. - Metal_Treasure


Stargazer! - Userguy44

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

Run to the Hills. - Userguy44

Run to the Hills. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

Two of the greatest basslines in metal.


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

9 Alison Hell (Annihilator) vs Elimination (Overkill)

Alison Hell is brilliant. - Metal_Treasure


10 Painkiller (Judas Priest) - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

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

Hallowed By Thy Name,by not my much.Love them both. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

The Contenders

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

Lack of Comprehension - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

12 War Eternal (Arch Enemy) vs The Pursuit Of Vikings (Amon Amarth)
13 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 without a thought. Meshuggah is okay but nothing compared to Slayer. - Rambles

Raining Blood.Djent is very robotic and boring to me.Not even close - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

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

These are my favorite metal instrumentals. - Metal_Treasure

We got a tough one here! I'll go with Voice of the Soul. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

15 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

16 Walk (Pantera) vs Roots (Sepultura)

Walk is way better. I personally hate the album Roots. - Rambles

Roots by a long shot.

17 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

I pick Beyond the realms of Death. - Rambles

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.

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! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

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

Light in the Black of course. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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

Nothing Else Matters - I like it better. - Metal_Treasure

Nothing Else Matters. - Userguy44

A Tout Le Monde is better in my opinion. - Rambles

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

Aces High is the best by far. - Rambles

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

22 Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden) vs Into the Storm (Blind Guardian)
23 Banish from Sanctuary (Blind Guardian) vs Ride the Sky (Helloween)
24 Rebellion In Dreamland (Gamma Ray) vs the Piper Never Dies (Edguy)
25 Victim of Changes (Judas Priest) vs Highlander (Lost Horizon)
26 Cemetery Gates (Pantera) vs How the Gods Kill (Danzig)
27 Mouth for War (Pantera) - March of the Fire Ants (Mastodon)

Both songs - heavy riffs, harsh vocals - Metal_Treasure

28 Feuer Frei! (Rammstein) vs Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Master Of Puppets (Metallica) vs Holy Wars (Megadeth)
2. Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath) vs Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
3. The Four Horsemen (Metallica) vs The Mechanix (Megadeth)
1. Master Of Puppets (Metallica) vs Holy Wars (Megadeth)
2. Run to the Hills (Iron Maiden) vs Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)
3. The Four Horsemen (Metallica) vs The Mechanix (Megadeth)
1. Master Of Puppets (Metallica) vs Holy Wars (Megadeth)
2. Painkiller (Judas Priest) - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)
3. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica) vs a Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)

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