Top Ten Questions About Metal to Ask Users of TheTopTens


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21 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, even though it can also be catagorized as rap metal. - Lucretia

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22 Ozzy Osbourne or Marilyn Manson?

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, Manson's base of his music is 75% wow-factor - 9/26/17 - EliHbk

Ozzy - Du

23 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

24 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

20th - SoldierOfFortune

20th - EliHbk

25 Queensryche or Geoff Tate?

There is a right answer. - IronSabbathPriest

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26 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

27 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

28 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

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29 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 - EliHbk

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30 Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie?

I'll take Manson on this one - Shake_n_Bake13

Again, Rob Zombie is 100x better - ryanrimmel

Rob - EliHbk

31 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 - EliHbk

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32 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

Neither. Its about how well the guitar and vocals complement each other. - ryanrimmel

Guitar, I like the sound much more - Songsta41

Impossible! - EliHbk

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33 Blaze Bayley or Tim "Ripper" Owens

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

34 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

Clean and Painkiller. Growls are generic. - SoldierOfFortune

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35 Nine Inch Nails or Ministry?

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

NIN - EliHbk

36 Angela Gossow or Alissa White-Gluz?
37 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

38 Metalcore or Deathcore?

Metalcore - EliHbk

Deathcore. - Lucretia

39 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

40 Chest Growls or Gutturals?
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