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Metallica is more pure thrash metal. - gemcloben
Both are equally good, but I've listened to more Metallica than Megadeth, so I'm going with Metallica - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
I enjoy both and both have good and bad songs, but I'll go with Megadeth. I like Mustaine's riffs more. - LostDream258
Metallica - christangrantV 9 Comments
Don't think I can choose here, both have awesome vocal techniques. - LostDream258
Bruce Dickinson, he has an amazing voice. - 05yusuf09
Bruce is the greatest singer of all time! - gemcloben
Bruce has the better voice - ryanrimmelV 2 Comments
Kreator is very heavy, but slayer, I mean... Tom could out-sing the whole band. - gemcloben
Sometimes I think Kreator is underrated. They could be on the big four instead of Anthrax
Kreator. Just compare Slayer's best to Kreator's best.
I actually say Kreator on this one. - IronSabbathPriestV 5 Comments
I love pantera a lot more than LOG, but I think randy has a heavier and more powerful voice. - gemcloben
Both are great bands. I do like Pantera better, but Anselmo can't compre to Blythe's voice, it's just the perfect rock voice for the band - Shake_n_Bake13V 3 Comments
Although possessed are my favourite death metal band, they can't compare to the most powerful thrash metal band ever. - gemcloben
I like both A LOT. I cannot decide. - IronSabbathPriest
Depends what mood I am in. If I'm in a relaxed mood, Motörhead. If I'm in an excited mood, venom. - gemcloben
Motorhead - Du
Mötorhead, but I do love Venom though. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Iron Maiden, but Iced Earth are a great band also. - IronSabbathPriest
Iron Maiden, Iced Earth are a good band as well, but Iron Maiden has great songs. - Mumbizz01
I'm going with Iron Maiden for this one. - 906389
Iron Maiden, but Iced Earth is good too - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxXV 4 Comments
Dave Mustaine's voice sounds immature and overall repulsive, but he is a better guitarist. I don't know. - Songsta41
James's voice is perfect for metal. - Songsta41
James Hetfield - Du
Vocals: James Hetfield
Guitars: Dave Mustaine
Songwriting Music: James Hetfield
Songwriting Lyrics: Dave Mustaine
So far it would be a tie, but Lars Ulrich wasn't even the best Metallica drummer. James Hetfield was, and he doesn't even play drums except that one time they had a drum battle, and Hetfield was the better drummer. Because of this, Hetfield wins.
Paul is a great vocalist whose voice fits the genre while Blaze's doesn't (he has a great voice but it's not a metal voice). The Paul Di'anno era is more consistent than Blaze Bayley's. I think the Blaze era was the low point of Iron Maiden, even though they have never written a bad song and a bunch of great songs come from Blaze's era, if that makes any sense. - Songsta41
This one is easy. Paul had an inability to make a bad maiden song. - gemclobenV 1 Comment
Cliff Burton was a better bassist, but Steve Harris is better in every other way including song writing, mixing, and editing, personality, and the fact that he made Iron Maiden. He is the magnet of Iron Maiden, he brought them all together and was the consistent centerpiece of the band as long as they have been around. - Songsta41
Both are/were great and some of my biggest influences. But I'm going to give this one to Steve, for multiple reasons including song writing, forming Iron Maiden in the first place, etc. - LostDream258
In Black Sabbath, Ozzy was the perfect singer. Overall, though, Dio is the better musician - Shake_n_Bake13
I prefer Dio on overall musical scale, but Ozzy's cool too. - LostDream258
Dio any day. I vote for talent. - Metal_Treasure
Both - DuV 2 Comments
Tool! They are the most original band of the last 30 years! - ryanrimmel
Dream Theater. I find Tool a tad overrated. - IronSabbathPriest
I wish LaBrie was a better singer, so Tool.
LaBrie is a very good singer but I need more when I listen to Dream Theater - he is very good but not great. - Metal_Treasure
Tool - DuV 1 Comment
Always Mike Portnoy is better drummer. - 05yusuf09
haha - Mike Mangini was a full-time Associate Professor at the same percussion department, where Mike Portnoy was a student (Berklee College of Music, Boston).
Mike Mangini resigned in 2010 to join Dream Theater.
But Mike Portnoy is absolutely excellent, too. - Metal_Treasure
None of them is my first subgenre choice but maybe power metal - it's faster, it has the best choruses in metal, and most of the greatest singers are there (Dio, Michael Kiske, Hansi Kursch, Tobias Sammet, Eric Adams, Ralf Scheepers, etc).
Prog metal - it's complex and technical, which is good, but prog metal can be quite boring (haha, thrash is never boring).
How about Progressive Power Metal? It's awesome - combines the best of the two subgenres.
PS. I answered power metal but to be honest, I love wholeheartedly only Blind Guardian (out of the power metal bands). It's because Blind Guardian's power metal is different and it's actually prog power metal for the most part. - Metal_Treasure
Progressive by far.
Progressive Metal - Du
Power Metal. - 906389V 1 Comment
Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. - IronSabbathPriest
The idea of Metal was panned, hard when it was introduced. With Lester Bangs quoting Black Sabbath "Just like Cream!, but worse" If you're looking for the answer, Black Sabbath obviously created Metal, with Deep Purple coming in second. - Mumbizz01
Easily, Black Sabbath. - 05yusuf09
Black Sabbath - DuV 3 Comments
Death metal. I'm kinda picky about black metal, a lot of the Norwegian stuff sounds the same to me - ryanrimmel
Death Metal but I like some Black Metal like Carach Angren and Mayhem - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Death Metal - I prefer growls to shrieks. Besides, Black Metal is very misanthropic and I don't like this excessive negative energy. But there are some cool black metal songs and instrumentals. - Metal_Treasure
Death Metal. Black Metal is close though - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxXV 1 Comment
I like both. But Blind Guardian wins for me. They've never put out a bad album, whilst Iced Earth had that episode with something wicked parts 1 & 2. - IronSabbathPriest
Blind Guardian without a doubt. I love both of them though - ryanrimmel
Both - I can't choose. Both bands provide epic stuff and 2 of the top 10 metal singers. Also, both bands are underrated but Blind Guardian is more underrated - Blind Guardians are a bit better but they are less known. That's the reason I usually defend/promote Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure
Blind Guardian - DuV 1 Comment
Dave Lombardo is the king of double bass. Every metal drummer wants to sound like dave - ryanrimmelV 4 Comments
Both bands are good but I go with Judas Priest - Neonco31
Iron Maiden - Du
Really no contest here... Go Mike. - IronSabbathPriest
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