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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
Both, I can’t choose.V 12 Comments
That's a difficult one. They both have a vocal range of 4 octaves, and they are both awesome. But my vote goes to Bruce Dickinson, because he got me into metal. - Kiyomi
Don't think I can choose here, both have awesome vocal techniques. - LostDream258
Bruce Dickinson, he has an amazing voice. - 05yusuf09
Both.V 6 Comments
Slayer, Umm Ya! My preference - Ananya
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
Slayer by far, Kreator sucks in my opinion.V 5 Comments
I love pantera a lot more than LOG, but I think randy has a heavier and more powerful voice. - gemcloben
I'm not really a Lamb of God fan. So Phil. - IronSabbathPriest
Anselmo - he's the better singer.
His vocal potential is even bigger than most of the metalheads think - check out the song Burnnn! (from their power /speed /glam metal era, 80s).
You can hear his amazing non-harsh vocals and his Halford-esque high notes.
By the way, Burnnn! is one of the best speed metal songs I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure
Phil Anselmo.V 3 Comments
The best vocals? Definitely James. Dave's voice sounds dirty and unsuitable for metal, and sometimes he barely sings, while James' voice is perfectly suitable for Thrash Metal. - Kiyomi
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
For vocals and songwriting, James. For guitar and overall musical skill, Dave.V 5 Comments
Although possessed are my favourite death metal band, they can't compare to the most powerful thrash metal band ever. - gemcloben
I’ve never listened to Possessed, but Testament is better than most bands.
Dio. I don't listen a lot to Black Sabbath and Dio, but I did listen to a few songs from Black Sabbath's Dio era. And I prefer Dio. He's much better than Ozzy, and his voice is also much more influential than Ozzy. - Kiyomi
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.V 6 Comments
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
Motörhead. Venom sucks.
Motörhead by far.V 1 Comment
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
Maiden.V 6 Comments
Dream Theater. I find Tool a tad overrated. - IronSabbathPriest
Tool! They are the most original band of the last 30 years! - ryanrimmel
Dream Theater by a hundred thousand miles.
Dream Theater, easily.V 4 Comments
This is a tricky question. I think both singers are good. Paul Di'Anno's voice is good and raw, but the sound quality of the first two albums cover the 'goodness' of his voice. The albums with Blaze Bailey have a good sound quality, and that way, you can hear Blaze's voice better. However, my vote goes to Paul Di'Anno. Blaze Bailey's voice just doesn't fit with the tuning of the guitars and the overall instrumentals of Traditional maiden, especially on Virtual XI. The band managed to adjust the instrumentals to Blaze's voice on The X Factor, but it made the band sound pretty different. Paul Di'Anno's voice fits very well with Traditional maiden, so my vote goes to Paul. - Kiyomi
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. - gemcloben
Di’Anno, overall. I like Blaze too thoughV 3 Comments
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
Steve by far.
Steve.V 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, I’m not even a big fan.V 4 Comments
Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. - IronSabbathPriest
There is no sole creator of Metal. It is just a feat to strong for man! But the two biggest influences, both equally in my opinion are Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. I like Black Sabbath more because of the heavier sound though. If they invented subgenres, Deep Purple invented Speed Metal, Black Sabbath invented Doom Metal. - SoldierOfFortune
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
Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motörhead were the first bands to make up what makes metal metal.V 8 Comments
Iron Maiden. Without a doubt. I have to agree, Judas Priest is a bit more influential than Iron Maiden, and they were earlier. Iron Maiden released their first metal songs in 1979 on 'The Soundhouse Tapes', while Judas Priest already released metal songs before 1979. Still, my vote goes to Iron maiden, because they have better guitar melodies and vocals in my opinion. - Kiyomi
Both bands are good but I go with Judas Priest - Neonco31
Iron Maiden - Du
Both.V 3 Comments
Always Mike Portnoy is better drummer. - 05yusuf09
Portnoy, but Mangini is great too.
Mike Portnoy is a god - ryanrimmel
Portnoy.V 1 Comment
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.
Prog metal. But I love power metal too,
Prog Metal, easily.V 4 Comments
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
Blind Guardian, but iced earth is great too.
Ugh, that’s a tough one...overall, probably IE.V 3 Comments
Dave Lombardo is the king of double bass. Every metal drummer wants to sound like dave - ryanrimmel
Dave OWNS double bass! - gemcloben
Lombardo is better, but he's also more overrated. - IronSabbathPriest
Vinnie.V 3 Comments
Really no contest here... Go Mike. - IronSabbathPriest
Portnoy by a mile.
Marilyn Manson. I have to admit, Marilyn Manson's voice is very weird, but good in it's own way, and it's also gripping. Ozzy's voice doesn't fit for heavy metal at all, and there's nothing really special about Ozzy's voice. - Kiyomi
Manson by far. For those who claim Ozzy is the Prince of Darkness, I counter that Manson is the King of Darkness. He is superior to Ozzy in every way - Shake_n_Bake13
Superior to Ozzy in every way except for songwriting and singing - SoldierOfFortune
Ozzy Osbourne. I don't think anyone would actually vote for manson - ryanrimmel
Ozzy.V 4 Comments
Korn and Deftones are the only nu-metal bands I actually enjoy, and I hate rap metal. I never was a big Faith No More fan and I hated the Anthrax/Public Enemy song - ryanrimmel
My answer is: neither! - Metal_Treasure
They both largely suck.
Nu Metal - s646451V 4 Comments
Gore all the way - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
SATAN! - SoldierOfFortune
Chainsaw - EliHbk
I don’t know who either of those are.
Before you answer - examples:
Great Tenors - Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Geoff Tate, Tobias Sammet, Jarkko Ahola
Great Baritones - Dio, Hansi Kürsch, Matt Barlow, Russel Allen, Phil Anselmo, Eric Adams, Jon Oliva; James Hetfield - Metal_Treasure
Before you answer - some examples:
Great Tenors - Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Tobias Sammet, Timo Kotipelto, King Diamond, Andre Matos, Jarkko Ahola
Great Baritones - Dio, Hansi Kürsch, Geoff Tate, Matt Barlow, Russel Allen, Phil Anselmo, Eric Adams;
James Hetfield - different singing style but great in his own right.
PS: Geoff Tate - very high baritone, close to low tenor. - Metal_Treasure
I don’t care, as long as they’re good singers.
While most of the classics are from the 20th century, there is a ton of great metal still being made. - Songsta41
20th - SoldierOfFortune
21st century. Modern metal just doesn’t have the magic of older metal bands, the only really amazing newer metal I find is the metal from older bands being released in the 21st century.V 3 Comments
There is a right answer. - IronSabbathPriest
Uhh Geoff Tate is Queensryche - ryanrimmel
Tate is Queensrÿche, like RR said.
Queensrÿche isn’t Queensrÿche anymore without Geoff Tate.
I actually prefer Rob. He was a cool replacement for Newsted. But neither of them beat the legendary Cliff Burton. - IronSabbathPriest
Definitely Newsted. Honestly, I like him even better than Cliff Burton (my apologies to whoever that offended). The bass on the Black Album was just phenomenal - Shake_n_Bake13
Newsted probably. I'd rather have Trujillo in Suicidal Tendencies cause I love them - ryanrimmel
Newsted.V 1 Comment
Definitely Nine Inch Nails - ryanrimmel
It doesn't matter because none of them is metal. - Metal_Treasure
NIN, but is it metal? I'm not sure - 9/26/17 - EliHbk
MMV 2 Comments
Children of Bodom. They are one of the single coolest bands I've ever heard in my life - ryanrimmel
Amon Amarth with no doubt. - IronSabbathPriest
Children of Bodom - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Not sure.V 1 Comment
I know I'll get hate for this, but I choose Manson. I love Slayer but Manson has more variety than them.
There's only one correct answer here - Slayer. - Metal_Treasure
Slayer. Again, who would take Manson? - ryanrimmel
Slayer.V 2 Comments
I'll take Manson on this one - Shake_n_Bake13
Again, Rob Zombie is 100x better - ryanrimmel
Rob - EliHbk
Zombie. Manson is good but Zombie’s vocals just blow Manson’s out of the damn water.V 2 Comments
Oh come on, this is a joke? I love them - 05yusuf09
Korn. Not a big fan of Limp Bizkit - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX
Both of them helped kill metal.
Korn - s646451V 3 Comments
This question has 2 sides:
1) what is more important in metal?
Guitar, because there are metal guitar instrumentals (no vocals) but metal is not possible acapella (only vocals).
2) what do you prefer, bands with better vocals or better guitars?
I prefer bands with better vocals because metal bands usually have pretty good guitars by default but I can't say the same about the vocals.
This answer is based on my own experience and facts - I've never pressed the stop button because guitars were not good enough but I've pressed that button many times because vox hurt my ears. - Metal_Treasure
Guitar. Long, extended lead guitar solo's are much more important than vocals, because they distinguish Metal from other genres in general. - Kiyomi
Neither. Its about how well the guitar and vocals complement each other. - ryanrimmel
What kind of question is that? BothV 5 Comments
Tim Ripper Owens. Just listen to Cathedral Spires and Metal Messiah. Tim's vocals during the choruses are pure gold, especially during Cathedral Spires. - Kiyomi
I think Tim is a better vocalist, but I prefer the Bayley era of Iron Maiden to the Ripper Owens era of Judas Priest. - IronSabbathPriest
Easily - Tim "Ripper" Owens.
Agree with IronSabbathPriest - Tim is the better singer and it's really sad this guy didn't find the right band to sing for. He was hated in both Judas Priest and Iced Earth provided that there was nothing wrong with his voice and singing. Tim's voice is 100% metal and he sounds more demonic than Halford.
I absolutely love this song and his vocal:
Judas Priest - Cathedral Spires - Metal_Treasure
Blaze. He’s more pleasant to listen to plus he’s nowhere near the douche Owens is.V 1 Comment
It really depends on the mood, so no answer - ryanrimmel
Clean vocals. I personally dislike scream vocals and screamo bands. - 05yusuf09
Clean and Painkiller. Growls are generic. - SoldierOfFortune
CleanV 6 Comments
I like Nine Inch Nails more, but ministry is more metallic - ryanrimmel
NIN - EliHbk
Not sure. I’ve never heard either.
I haven’t heard either that much, but from what I’ve heard I’ve gotta say NIN
Both are excellent musicians who contributed a lot to the greatest band of all time. But overall, I give the edge to Brian Johnson. - Shake_n_Bake13
Brian. Bon sucked at singing.
Brian, I don’t understand why people love Bon so much, he couldn’t sing at all.
Metalcore - EliHbk
I only remember one Deathcore song: Pray For Plagues by BMTH. That song told me to stop. I also listened to other deathcore songs, but I couldn't get into them. I really like Bring Me The Horizon's metalcore songs, like Shadow Moses and It Never Ends.
My vote goes to Metalcore. - Kiyomi
Nu - EliHbk
I love both but DT for me.
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