Reasons Why Metallica is Better Than Megadeth

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1 Metallica came first

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

In fact without Metallica Megadeth wouldn't exist - christangrant

Megadeth was the LAST band in the big four that was formed, and it wouldn'tve existed if Dave Mustaine never left Metallica.

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

2 Metallica is more influential

They have spread thrash better - Lucretia

3 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

4 Metallica has a better singer

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

I disagree here. Both James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine are both equally overrated. - IronSabbathPriest

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

Dave can't sing. He even admitted it himself.

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5 Dave Mustaine used to be in Metallica V 2 Comments
6 Metallica made better songs in the 80s

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

7 Metallica never made a pop song Megadeth has

On risk their are Pop songs on the album - christangrant

8 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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9 Metallica has better lyrics

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

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

10 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

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11 Dave Mustaine can't sing right

Sometimes he doesn't sing he talks. - MetalObsessed

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 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!

15 Metallica's band logo is cooler

Not a reason but agreed - christangrant

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

17 Megadeth's band name is spelled wrong

So? that's not a reason - christangrant

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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
1. Megadeth has released more bad albums than Metallica has
2. Metallica is more influential
3. Metallica has a better singer
1. Metallica made better songs in the 80s
2. Metallica is more influential
3. Metallica has better lyrics



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