Top Ten Reasons Why Megadeth is Better Than Metallica

The Top Ten Reasons Why Megadeth is Better Than Metallica

1 Megadeth never got bad like Metallica

Cryptic Writings, Risk, World Needs a Hero, Thirteen, Super Collider all suck.

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Actually, they were bad when they started. Peace Sells and their debut album sucked. So far, So good and So what was decent. It was only after the release of Rust in Peace did Megadeth finally became better than Metallica.


2 Megadeth has better lyrics

Tied for me. I love both bands equally.

Not Really - christangrant

3 Lars Ulrich is a terrible drummer

That's the thing I agree. - zxm

This is the only thing on the list that has some Logic to y - christangrant

4 Metallica is overrated, Megadeth is underrated

Sure, Metallica can be overrated, but Megadeth are no where near underrated.

Both are Overrated but Metallica at least didn't make Pop songs like Megadeth did on Risk - christangrant

Megadeth is not Underrated at all if anything they are overrated (They are still good though) - christangrant

5 Dave Mustaine has a better voice than James Hetfield

Dave Mustaine is better than James Hetfield because James Hetfield has a terrible voice and I swear to god always screams "AAAH" obnoxiously and he just sucks. Dave Mustaine actually tries and James just screams. Metallica is garbage, anyway. The entirety of Garage Inc. is just trash. Their cover of Overkill by Motörhead is an insult to the entire genre of metal. James is trying to do Lemmy's voice, but James Hetfield already sucks at singing James Hetfield, so his vocals are at an all time low here.

Megadeth has better lyrics, too. "Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams? " Really? I know it's about drugs, but it's just so stupid and simple. Megadeth, on the other hand, actually has decent lyrics. "Welcome to our fortress tall. We'll take some time to show you around. Impossible to break these walls, for you see the steel is much too strong. (Guitar solo)".

My main gripe with Metallica is not even that the music sucks. It's that James Hetfield and Lars Ulrivh are ...more

That's a joke. Right?

I disagree with this one; but Mustaine is without a doubt the better guitarist.

Is this a joke cause that's not true at all - christangrant

6 Megadeth has better solos and guitar work than Metallica does.

Metallica just overuses wah-wah and power chords nowadays.

For this item it really depends if you are talking Rust in Peace Era Megadeth than yes I would agree Hangar 18 is possibly the greatest guitar work ever done - christangrant

Tied for me.

7 Megadeth always had better songs than Metallica

I think it balances out, but I do like my favorite Metallica song more than my favorite Megadeth song. But Megadeth is more consistent.

Not Really - christangrant

I wouldn't say that's true. Metallica had way better '80s Songs than Megadeth, but Megadeth's '90s, 2000s, 2010s stuff are far better than than Metallica's '90s and 21st century stuff.

8 Megadeth released more albums than Metallica

Quality > Quantity, but honestly I like Megadeth more.

More Albums Doesn't mean better in fact some of those albums are bad - christangrant

9 Megadeth had better album covers

Even if they have better album covers which they don't that doesn't mean they are a better band by that logic Limp Bizkit is better than Linkin Park because Significant Other has a better album cover than Hybrid Theory - christangrant

Tied again.

10 Dave Mustaine wrote some of Metallica's Best Songs

Seek And Destroy, The Four Horsemen, Metal Militia, The Call Of Ktulu, Ride The Lightning, Jump In The Fire, Phantom Lord, Hit The Lights, I think he wrote parts of Orion...

For example, the Four Hoursemen, Jump in the Fire, Phantom Lord, Metal Militia, Ride the Lightning and Call of Ktulu.

Eh not really - christangrant

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11 James Hetfield missed his son's first birthday to hunt tigers in Siberia

What does this have to do with Music? - christangrant

12 Dave Mustaine guest starred on the TV Show Duck Dodgers

How does guest staring on an obscure kids show make you any better? If anything it makes you look like a total joke (Duck Dodgers was a good show though. Not something I would watch all the time cause it's for kids and I'm an adult).

Staring on a T.V. show doesn't mean that Megadeth is better than Metallica plus Metallica has been on T.V. shows so this reasoning is really stupid - christangrant

Not a reason, but I do agree that was awesome.

He also guest starred on The Drew Carey Show. So is this really anything new?

13 Megadeth has a mascot

Metallica has one too, they just barely use him, even though he’s really cool.

So? Metallica has one as well just not as well known - christangrant

14 Metallica has no good members

This is by far the stupidest reason here.

James and Cliff are so much talented. So they have good members. - zxm

This is the dumbest reason on this list - christangrant

Wrong Is Cliff Burton a Bad Member - christangrant

15 Metallica released Lulu

... and Megadeth released Risk and Super Collider - christangrant

LuLu is far worse than Risk and Super Collider. Super Collider has 2 good songs and risk has one. LuLu? Zero.
I like both bands equally though...

16 Metallica sued Napster
17 Metallica's fans are sometimes psychos

Megadeth fans can be too like the one who keeps calling me many names just for stating my opinion - christangrant

Maybe I was (these comments were made a long time ago) but still this list is bad I like both bands although I prefer Metallica - christangrant

18 David Ellefson is one of the best bass players in the world.
19 Every member a of Metallica is a scumbag

Oh so is Cliff Burton a Scumbag and plus by this logic Dave Mustaine is one too since he was also in Metallica - christangrant

It doesn't say that the current members (which they aren't except for maybe Lars Ulrich but he's overhated) in the list item - christangrant

20 Megadeth Made Better Albums Than Metallica
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