Best Rock Band Face Offs

The Top Ten
1 Metallica vs Megadeth

Megadeth. I used to prefer Metallica because of Dave Mustaine's vocals but after their first two albums, Metallica's music lost its dynamics and they relied on one riff, one verse and one chorus melody to compose their songs, there are no breaks, no unexpected moments. Sad but True is a prominent example: every single note has the same volume and tone, there are no speed changes, and the Taddaddadda tara rara rara riff is repeated through its whole running time. Megadeth didn't even do this in their commercial era.

Metallica. I've gotten more used to Megadeth as going back and looking at Megadeth, I've realize Dave Mustaine is not a bad singer and is overhated but nonetheless James is still a much better singer.
Also I think the musicians of Metallica are more talented than that of Megadeth.

This rivalary is a headache to a metallica or megadeth fan. I like them both but I like metallica better. I like kirks solos better but I think dave is a better guitarist. dave's solos just need to sound cleaner.

Hell yeah.. Both bands have got history..!
Both are awesome.. But anyway Metallica is better..
Both have kinda similar song too..!

2 The Rolling Stones vs The Beatles

The Beatles. (I wonder why they are so often debated as the best? Why are they so famous? They are overrated? They must be really great since this has been such a long debate.) Every time a new band comes along they are always compared to The Beatles. Why? Because everyone is trying to dethrone them.

These matchups aren't even accurate! Led Zeppelin vs Pink Floyd (Led Zeppelin wins), The Who vs Jimi Hendrix (The Who wins) Van Halen vs Aerosmith (Van Halen wins), Nirvana vs Pearl Jam (both overrated who cares) Guns N' Roses vs Poison (Guns N' Roses is better but way overatted), Bon Jovi vs U2 (Tie? ), Matchbox Twenty vs Marron 5 (Matchbox in a close one), Queen vs AC/DC (too close to call), and of course the two best of all time The Rolling Stones vs. The Beatles (Stones roll over the Beatles)

To me that's pretty easy. Admittedly, I don't know The Stones too well, but what I know sounds really unimaginative and lazy to me for the most part. I'd pick The Beatles every day.

THE STONES! The Beatles have been done to death on this website. They've been overrated to the max and beyond.

3 Guns n Roses vs Nirvana

Though close, I feel that The Nirvana Unplugged album is what really sets Nirvana on top of the rock genre. In the same vein of The Beatles, with Nirvana you see an evolution. Nirvana began as mostly screaming nonsense with the only real point to make good music, as all the bandmembers have said. By In Utero, and their final performances, Nirvana's music became an art, with stunning music and deep lyrics. Guns n Roses has a great range, but their music doensn't go farther than that really, it just doesn't have as much of an emotion impact, especially if you watch the unplugged performance from Nirvana.

Nirvana is probably better. They were a tad overrated but guns and roses was nothing particularly special or revolutionary, just sort of aerosmith + hair metal. I don't particularly love nirvana but they were quite significant.

Nirvana. Again, I've gotten more used to Guns N' Roses as I've stopped hating them once I listened to the song Civil War and their cover of Knocking On Heavens Door but Nirvana is still the better band easily.

Guns are better but are kind of underrated because no one brings up their evolution which is really obvious just compare appetite to the illusions albums. plus nirvana are massively overrated but unplugged is pretty good even though its unoriginal

4 Led Zeppelin vs Queen

Queen, while Queen may not have existed without Led Zeppelin, they are more enjoyable and I find Freddie's voice more pleasant. I don't hate Zep though

Led Zeppelin was more critically and commercially successful. Had better albums (night at the opera is the only queen album people consider great and even then you don't see it considered one of the best albums of all time. On the other hand led zep had six amazing albums). Zep were more influential. They were better live (queen had a lot of energy and were great entertainers. But Led Zeppelin would jam. Led Zeppelin bootlegs are more in demand than queen ones). Page > may, bonham > the queen drummer(I forget his name), jpj > deacon, plant is about equal to mercury. Led zep basically defined hard rock and were hugely versatile. Queen was also quite versatile but they generally kept the pop song structure while interpreting it in many different ways with a lot of creative arrangements (much like the Beatles), Led Zeppelin varied their instrumentation/ sound a lot but not nearly as much as queen but had a larger variety of strung structures in my opinion, (blues ballads folksy ...more

I'd say Led Zeppelin, though those were simmilarly innovative bands in different areas of music. Queen is far more overrated though, so I'd go for the Zep.

Queen. The obvious choice. No one beats the outstanding vocals of the man mercury himself.

5 Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest

Judas Priest stinks of greed. In the 1980s they made glam rock, in 1997, groove metal, a nu-metal song in 2001 and a symphonic metal album in 2008. Always what was popular at the time.

Judas Priest has a snoozefest 13-minute doom metal epic and apart from that, didn't even approach the territory of Steve Harris's epics like Hallowed Be Thy Name, Fear of the Dark, Dance of Death, When the Wild Wind Blows etc. Cathedral Spires could have been their best song but the last 3 minutes is a painful repeat.

Influence doesn't count when it comes to judging which band is better, even though Judas Priest is the older and more influential metal band. Iron Maiden was still very influential towards power metal and early Slayer to say two examples.

Iron Maiden wrote songs about a man who committed suicide because of being afraid of the apocalypse, the multitude of faith and science, some lyrics based on sci-fi novels or historical events. Some of Judas Priest's lyrical genius ...more

This a truly hard question for me. I am a MASSIVE fan of both amazing bands. Painkiller, The Number Of The Beast, Screaming for vengeance, Piece Of Mind and Firepower are the albums that I can not name a single song on them that isn't classic Priest/Maiden.

They both are equal on a lot of things; riffs, vocals, guitar work and sound production. But, after much debate, I have concluded on Maiden. I will always still love Priest though.

Well let's see -
Rob is better than Bruce in my opinion (Everything is)
Glenn is better than Dave Murray
Adrian Smith is better than KK
Steve Harris is better than Ian Hill
and Scott and Nico are equal.
Now, their best songs vs eachother- Painkiller is better than Hallowed be Thy Name. (In my opinion) So Judas wins.

Both are great bands and probably the best of their genre, but I go with Iron Maiden. They have so many great songs

6 Alice In Chains vs. Nirvana

Sure, Nirvana was more influential, but Alice in Chains is one of the most amazing bands of all time. Nirvana did pretty basic stuff, where as Alice in Chains was much more complicated and had more variety. So, Alice In Chains

I'm going to pick Alice in Chains, because while Nirvana revolutionized grunge rock, Alice in Chains perfected it.

Alice by a long shot

7 Slip Knot vs System of a Down

System Of A Down because the Serj simply has a better voice than Corey. Yeah, Corey has a 5 octave range but a lot of his screaming feels forced while Serj's actually feels intense and let's not forget Serj's clean vocals which are also better than Corey's clean vocals as well.
I also prefer the overall music of System of a Down to that of Slipknot.

System of a Down? Haha...
Slipknot is kickass, Slipknot's first two albums is a KILLER!
Slipknot 4 Life! Maggot til I die. M/
Stay (Sic) fellow maggots!

Slipknot is the best. Stay sic fellow maggots!

System of a Down wins every battle!

8 Aerosmith Vs. Van Halen

Van Halen. Aerosmith has gotta be one of the most annoying Rock bands I've ever listened to.

9 AC/DC vs Deep Purple

Deep Purple wins but I will always love AC/DC, too.

Both very popular bands. I say DP because AC/DC are quite overrated.

10 Queen vs Aerosmith

Queen because Aerosmith is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to popular Classic Rock bands. Steven TyLer's vocals can be awful sometimes. Freddie Mercury, on the other hand, had great vocals.

HA HA HA! Queen would totally win. No Aerosmith song can match ANY Queen song! Are you crazy? Freddie's got the voice, Brian wins for guitar, Deacy SO wins for bass no matter what and Roger is going to SMASH Roger!

Is this is joke? They're both great. Queen in terms of singles and Aerosmith in terms of albums? I guess?

Queen v.s. Aerosmith, Aerosmiths good, but not Queen, Queen wrote so many great songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We are the Champions, so Queen all the way

The Contenders
11 Green Day vs Nickleback

Green Day! No hate on Nickelback though.

Green Day by a Mile

12 Pink Floyd vs Rush

Pink Floyd unless you've never been high.

Pink Floyd are awesome! And so are Rush!

Both are good, but I prefer Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd is my number 1 band.

13 Led Zeppelin vs Black Sabbath
14 Led Zeppelin vs Van Halen
15 Black Sabbath vs. Deep Purple

Deep Purple for pretty much the same reasons I prefer Megadeth over Metallica. Black Sabbath's riffs are repeated too much and the lack of variation makes it exhausting to listen to them (notable example: Electric Funeral).

Deep Purple - better musicianship, better live.

Sabbath by a long shot. More inflential, better albums, better musicians, more original

Black Sabbath by far!

16 Breaking Benjamin vs. Three Days Grace

I would've chose Three Days Grace if Adam stayed. I have nothing against Matt, in fact, I actually think he's doing great with the band, but the only vocalist that can even come close to Ben Burnley in my opinion is Adam Gontier.

Great Bands. These bands produced amazing songs such as Breath, Give Me A Sign, and I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin. Break, Never To Late, and I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. The winner is... Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin, but Three Days Grace is great too.

17 30 Seconds to Mars vs. Rise Against

Incomparable Rise Against is a Punk/Hardcore Band and Thirty Seconds to Mars is an Alternative Rock Band.
Thirty Seconds to Mars easily wins.

Winner is 30 Seconds To Mars. Just my a little.

Rise Against would win

18 Pearl Jam vs Nirvana

Pearl Jam. Nirvana is so overrated!

Pearl Jam is so much better.

Pearl Jam for me

19 Mayhem vs Burzum
20 Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Nirvana

Peppers win easily. Nirvana doesn't have enough music or diversity to win. I like both but the pepper bring way more to the table.

Red hot was bad for their first couple of albums, then got dope. Nirvana was always good. I say nirvana, but who knows who woulda really been better.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, but my decision might do more with quantity than quality.

21 Iron Maiden vs Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Maiden. I don't like Ozzy's voice.

22 Dio vs Ozzy

Dio, because he has a better singing voice and vocal range. Ozzy is good too, but his voice can get a lil grating at times.

23 AC/DC vs. Guns N' Roses

Now I'd like to see this battle!

Hmm.. This is a tough one.

24 U2 vs. Coldplay
25 Linkin Park vs Avenged Sevenfold

Nickel back is all Airy Voice! A7X always wins this one. Though their early albums has to much screams. Listen to Nightmare, The Stage, Hail to The King, etc...

Linkin Park, avenged made one actually good album. Both overrated though.

Linkin Park wins always every battle.

Avenged Sevenfold wins, they have a big variety and all sounds really good

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