Top Ten Questions About Metal to Ask Users of TheTopTens

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21 Ozzy Osbourne or Marilyn Manson?

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. I don't like him much though. Manson sounds like a dying animal bleeding to death - Lucretia

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22 Nu Metal or Rap Metal?

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

Nu, definitely - EliHbk

Nu Metal is comes very close to Rap Metal. Nu Metal is basically Rap Metal with downtuned guitars, screamed vocals and electronics (although there are Nu Metal bands that don't have any rapping).
But my vote goes to Nu Metal, because Nu Metal has good bands like Linkin Park and Hollywood Undead. I have to admit, those bands also have Rap Metal songs, but my vote goes to Nu Metal anyway. - Kiyomi

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23 Satan or Gore?

If you like black or death metal there is going to be both. - Lucretia

Gore all the way - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

SATAN! - SoldierOfFortune

Chainsaw - EliHbk

24 Tenors or Baritones?

Does not matter to me - Lucretia

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

25 20th or 21st Century?

While most of the classics are from the 20th century, there is a ton of great metal still being made. - Songsta41

20. Black metal and death and thrash were at there peak. Nows there's like, nu metal and metalcore and stuff - Lucretia

20th - SoldierOfFortune

20th. - Kiyomi

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26 Queensryche or Geoff Tate?

There is a right answer. - IronSabbathPriest

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27 Jason Newsted or Robert Trujillo? Jason Newsted or Robert Trujillo? Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

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

Jason Newsted because with Metallcia he made and Justice for all. - Lucretia

28 Marilyn Manson or Nine Inch Nails?

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

Um, neither. I hate both. - Lucretia

29 Children of Bodom or Amon Amarth?

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

Amon Amarth I guess - Lucretia

Children of Bodom - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

30 Slayer or Marilyn Manson?

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, duh. Slayer is amazing... Manson is fake cool msc - Lucretia

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31 Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie?

I'll take Manson on this one - Shake_n_Bake13

Again, Rob Zombie is 100x better - ryanrimmel

Rob - EliHbk

32 Korn or Limp Bizkit?

Oh come on, this is a joke? I love them - 05yusuf09

None, because they both are not metal. - Lucretia

Korn. Not a big fan of Limp Bizkit - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

KoRn. I rarely listen to Limp Bizkit, but the songs 'Break Stuff', 'Nookie' and 'Gold Cobra' told me to stop listening to them. Those songs were atrocious. KoRn is pretty good. - Kiyomi

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33 Vocals or Guitar?

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

Guitar... - Lucretia

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34 Blaze Bayley or Tim "Ripper" Owens

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

Tim is ten times better. - SoldierOfFortune

35 Screaming Vocals or Clean Vocals?

It really depends on the mood, so no answer - ryanrimmel

Clean vocals. I personally dislike scream vocals and screamo bands. - 05yusuf09

Both, because I love extreme metal and appreciate clean vocals. - Lucretia

Both - Kiyomi

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36 Nine Inch Nails or Ministry?

I like Nine Inch Nails more, but ministry is more metallic - ryanrimmel

NIN - EliHbk

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38 Bon Scott or Brian Johnson?

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

39 Metalcore or Deathcore?

Metalcore - EliHbk

Deathcore. - Lucretia

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

40 Chest Growls or Gutturals?
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