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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
Slayer! Not a choice? Megadeth. - LucretiaV 11 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
Bruce. I don't like Rob's highness, and its hard to understand - LucretiaV 5 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
I prefer Slayer definitely. - LucretiaV 5 Comments
I love pantera a lot more than LOG, but I think randy has a heavier and more powerful voice. - gemcloben
Phil Anselmo, because he's the bets thrash metal vocalist and I hate Lamb Of God - Lucretia
I'm not really a Lamb of God fan. So Phil. - IronSabbathPriest
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 2 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
Guitar or vocals? Either way James Hetfield because he's less overrated - LucretiaV 4 Comments
Although possessed are my favourite death metal band, they can't compare to the most powerful thrash metal band ever. - gemcloben
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, because Ozzy was not that good and Ronnie is a better erson - LucretiaV 5 Comments
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
Venom. I prefer them because they are more heavy and influetial really - Lucretia
Motorhead - DuV 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
LOL. Of course iron maiden. - LordofLV 5 Comments
Tool! They are the most original band of the last 30 years! - ryanrimmel
Tool, they are much more interesting to listen to. - Lucretia
Dream Theater. I find Tool a tad overrated. - IronSabbathPriest
Drea Theater - SoldierOfFortuneV 3 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
Paul Di'anno for sure - SoldierOfFortuneV 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
Steve - SoldierOfFortune
Steve Harris - KiyomiV 2 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
Both, mainly black - LucretiaV 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
A lot of people, did it toegteher - LucretiaV 7 Comments
Always Mike Portnoy is better drummer. - 05yusuf09
Mike Portnoy is a god - ryanrimmel
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
Mike Magini because Annihilator - Lucretia
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
Neither really, progressive I guess. Never really liked power - Lucretia
Progressive by far.
Power! - EliHbkV 3 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
Maiden - LucretiaV 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
Blind Guardian - Du
Blind Guardian - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxXV 1 Comment
Since Dimebag is the only very good member of Pantera, Dave Lombardo, plus Slayer is better then Pantera. - Lucretia
Dave Lombardo is the king of double bass. Every metal drummer wants to sound like dave - ryanrimmel
Dave OWNS double bass! - gemcloben
Dave Lombardo - SirSkeletorThe3rdV 2 Comments
Really no contest here... Go Mike. - IronSabbathPriest
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