Reasons Why Metallica is Better Than Megadeth

The Top Ten

1 Metallica is more influential
2 Metallica came first

Shut up. I'm so tired of people arguing that "Megadeth wouldn't exist without Metallica." Shut up. We're not arguing about that. We're arguing about which is better. So, this point is completely invalid.

This is important because Metallica did more for the popularization of thrash at the early stages of the subgenre. - Metal_Treasure

That has nothing to do with a band being 'better' - ryanrimmel

Megadeth would not even exist had they not been made

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3 Metallica has a better singer

Except for the fact that Dave Mustaine was the king, and what was James Hetfield? Just a little table.

This is an off topic comment and doesn't explain who is a better singer and why. - Metal_Treasure

Who is overrated is a different subject. Things are simple - we compare vocals of Hetfield and Mustaine. Without a doubt, Hetfield is a better singer. Period. - Metal_Treasure

Mustaine has a better voice, but Hetfield's voice fits Metallica better - ryanrimmel

True. But Dave is still a good guitarist. - Userguy44

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4 Megadeth has released more bad albums than Metallica has

Metallica's bad albums St. Anger and Lulu

Megadeth's bad Albums Cryptic Writings Risk The World Needs a Hero and Super Collider - christangrant

No they haven't. St. Anger, LuLu, Load, Reload, and Garage Inc. are all awful, especially Garage Inc. The cover of Overkill by Motörhead is awful. I don't even like the Motörhead version (despite being a fan of Motörhead.) James is imitating Lemmy and he sucks. He can't even sing in his own voice.

5 Metallica made better songs in the 80s

I agree, but Megadeth had better material in the 90s and 2000s - ryanrimmel

6 Dave Mustaine used to be in Metallica

What does this prove? - ryanrimmel

7 Metallica never made a pop song Megadeth has

There are no pop songs on Risk. It's a little different from their regular material, but it's not pop.

But Dave Mustaine admitted he "sold out" with Risk oh yeah and the original version of Crush Em has Disco beats in it oh yeah and just saying that's not the reason the reason I dislike Risk I dislike it because they could make so much better and yet they chose to do a more Radio friendly sound - christangrant

On risk their are Pop songs on the album - christangrant

8 Dave Mustaine can't sing right
9 Metallica has better lyrics

Completely disagree. Megadeth has better lyrics, they are more political - ryanrimmel

Much more powerful lyrics for sure. No Megadeth song has hit me as hard as One, Fade to Black, Bleeding Me or Master of Puppets

Both bands have great lyrics, so it's a tie for me. - Metal_Treasure

Four Horsemen has better lyrics than Mechanix. - Userguy44

10 Metallica sold more albums

Taylor Swift, Madonna, Rihanna, and U2 have sold more than Metallica, does that make them better? - ryanrimmel

Metallica only have ten albums excluding Hardwired...To Self Destruct, 2 of which suck those albums would be St. Anger and Lulu. Megadeth have 15 albums and 2 of them suck those albums are Super Collider and Risk. Megadeth is better than Metallica in my opinion - KobraKid

It's not really a valid reason because this can't indicate who's better. - Metal_Treasure

This isn't a good reason - christangrant

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The Contenders

11 Metallica had less band member changes

Always had the same Guitarist (Except for the Dave Mustaine incident), Singer, and Drummer, but it was the Bassist that was the problem.

The atmosphere in Megadeth has been really bad, mainly due to Mustaine's ego problems, his dictatorship and other problems. This is the reason so many members have been leaving.
Metallica are a better team with better relationships between the band members. - Metal_Treasure

12 Metallica has more acclaimed music

The first five Metallica albums are simpply acclaimed in many Metal communities more than any other Metal albums.

13 Metallica makes better covers of songs

Megadeths best cover song was Cold Sweat and that was on Super Collider their 2nd worse album - christangrant

14 Megadeth sold out more than Metallica

"With the album Risk they sold out more than Metallica with the Black album. At least Metallica didn't use disco beats" - Metal_Treasure - SoldierOfFortune

Neither sold out, megadeth tries something new and they've sold out.
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15 Metallica is the band Metallica and Megadeth is just Dave Mustaine

Megadeth changed their members a million times, but Metallica have been always almost the same band... everyone knows James, Lars and Kirk, everyone loved Jason, Cliff, and everyone loves Robert now. What can we say about Megadeth besides Dave? And even about Mustaine, all I can say is that he sings so bad!

16 Megadeth broke up once, while Metallica was always around

So? They got back together, so how does that make Metallica have better music? - Songsta41

So what? this is not a reason.

17 Metallica's band logo is cooler

Not a reason but agreed - christangrant

Not a reason.

18 Megadeth's band name is spelled wrong

Whoever put his on the list is a moron. In case you're not aware, megadeth is an actual word. It means: "The death of one million people, typically by a nuclear explosion." Metallica isn't an actual word, so this point is invalid.

Umm, did a pop fan put this here? Because metal names are spelled wrong on purpose

So? that's not a reason - christangrant

19 Megadeth gets too technical while Metallica’s songs are catchier

So? music can be good complicated and simple.

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1. Megadeth has released more bad albums than Metallica has
2. Metallica is more influential
3. Metallica never made a pop song Megadeth has
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1. Megadeth has released more bad albums than Metallica has
2. Metallica is more influential
3. Metallica has a better singer
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1. Metallica made better songs in the 80s
2. Metallica is more influential
3. Metallica has better lyrics
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