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Metallica vs. Megadeth

Updated on May 16, 2012

Who is the Better Band? Megadeth or Metallica?

Metallica vs. Megadeth

The feud has raged on and off between both bands for decades, whether either band would like to admit it or not. What makes these bands so great?

They're both exceptional, if not the best, thrash bands in existence. Metallica has a huge worldwide following, huge hits, radio airplay and great songs. Some would argue that their best songs are in their early catalog, and they've made a large departure from what made them famous -- thrash metal.

Megadeth also has a huge following, however, obviously not as large as Metallica's fanbase. Megadeth bandmates have come and gone, however the sound of Megadeth has mostly stayed the same (except for a brief experimentation on Cryptic Writings and Risk). While some say that Megadeth songs are more listenable and stand the test of time, a vast of majority people favor Metallica.

UPDATE!

Right now, there's a heavy metal tournament going on where Metallica and Megadeth are the finalists. Weigh in with your vote on the Metallica vs. Megadeth tournament page, and leave a comment why you think that band is better!

YOUR TURN TO WEIGH IN ON THE MEGADETH VS METALLICA DEBATE! - Tell us which thrash metal band is the best, and why!

Who is the better band? Who has the better songs, solos, live shows, CDs, the total package?

When leaving comments, please keep them curse free, or I have to delete them! I'm sure you can be creative enough to get around that. Also, due to the high volume of comments, there will be a "best of" comments section at the bottom of the page. Leave a good enough comment, and I might pick it to be featured here!

One more thing: the new Dave Mustaine autobiography has been released (I'm in the process of reading it). If you'd like to learn more about the book, read my page on the book here:

Dave Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir

If you've already read the book, please leave your thoughts in the guestbook of that page and let everyone know what you thought of it.

Metallica vs. Megadeth

Megadeth is Way Better!

Megadeth is Way Better!

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Megadeth has amazing songs, guitarists, and a lot of diversity Mustaine's calm voice can make yoyu see the heavens or his devil to see hell. and his guitar playing is amazing a long with any other megadeth lead guitarist

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Megadeth has more complex musical structures, metallica is simpler(not simple)

      megadeth is fast (both are equally melodic)

      Mustaine's rhythm playing has no match!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      megadeeeeeth

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      James can do the song as well now, Mustaine is better than ever and Lars no longer plays the drums like he did back in the day or album. Megadeth studio and live is much better.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Megadeth is better! Metallica isn't metal anymore!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Metallica sells...But Who´s buying?... NOT ME !

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Why do people keep comparing him to Jesus Christ? I mean, he's good, but he's no Dave Mustaine

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Dave has stuck to thrash and stayed true to fans even today, and it shows

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I always respected Metallica, especially because "Ride The Lightning!; I think of it as a masterpiece

      of music; and also, I have very fond memories about "Master of Puppets"; "And Justice For All"; ...and why not?

      about "Kill' em All" too; ......BUT; as whole level, AND from a global perspective; Megadeth wins by a long shot; not only because it's just better in almost any level musically speaking; but because Megadeth didn't have to sold themselves in order to go mainstream; and THAT is something which has to do with their principles as a metal band;

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Megadeth is better in their lyrics and idealism but metallica is easier to listen and they have more popularity with many hits song. But sometimes i'm boring to listen them, so i'm prefer to megadeth.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      MegadetH all the way........ DAVE MUSTAINE FOR PRESIDENT ! \m/

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      megadeth is way hevyer then metallica

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Being a Girl interested in this Music, Megadeth is way better.

      Peace Sells > For whom the bell tolls

      Wake up Dead > Creeping Death

      Holy Wars > Master of Puppets

      Hangar 18 > One

      Trust > Enter Sandman

      Symphony of Destruction > Sad but True

      Head Crusher > Cyanide

      Mechanix > 4 Horsemen

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Megadeth for me is just an all around better band. Metallica sold out around the load era. But megadeth stayed thrash all the way. Plus mustaine is the underdog. When he got kicked out of Metallica nobody expected him to make it in metal. But he did he rose above the challenges and fucking made it! \m/

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      62% of the population are Megadeth fans and 32% are Metallica fans I'm a die hard MEGADETH FAN!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Metallica yeah I mean sure they are the biggest thrash band in the world probaly but after seeing the flip side of things and the "TRUTH" I'm and always will be a Megadeth fan...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that even tought metallica's early work are beasty ( even tought "kill them all" as like 4 musics with Dave Mustaine "signeture" on them ), Megadeth has always been the one Trash/Speed Metal band that, apart from Cryptic Writings and Risk (even tought I love "Prince of Darkness", "She-Wolf" and "Crush'em"), have never moved away from their roots, and their signeture sound has always staid the same. Dave Mustain is way better of a guitar player than anyone from Metallica, and even tought Metallica has this never ending hordes of fans because they we're, let's say, the "first one's" to reach their prestige, I think that people should pay more atencion to megadeth, because it's simply better.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      megadeth is way better

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Being a guitarist, I'll always go with megadeth on this debate. They have 13 albums, with only two of them escaping from their thrash routes. Dave mustiane's songs are better composed and have a rhthym that can be listened to forever, as opposed to everything Metallica has written since ride the lightning (which contains some mustaine). And another thing: Metallica has Lars, who is in my eyes a disappointment.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      well people... I'm Sorry to burst your bubble but here is the truth... Metallica is good... but not THAT good... they are where they are basically because they were pioneers in the genre... nothing more... apart from that, Lars suck at drums... Kirk is not even in the same league as Dave, James is ok though and trujillo too... but lets face it... Megadeth is WAY better than Metallica... Marty's Solo's are out of this world, and every drummer kick lars ass... so stop being a bunch of suckers and face the truth... Megadeth is Way Better!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Equal. Metallica have more great songs, Megadeth have always had the best musicians. I pick Megadeth since i have to pick.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I agree with the Metal God Rob Halford of Judas Priest he picked Megadeth over metalica and you can say the first 4 albums of metalica were good you have to remember they were heavily influenced by -- you got it Dave Mustaine -- Megadeth fan to the end

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica sold out. They're just puppets now. Megadeth however has held true or at least more so than Metallica.

      Megadeth is faster, harder, but isn't the chaotic mess of repeating the same three chords that many current metal bands are doing.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      In reality Megadeth really were successful .... IN CREATING A THRASH METAL BAND >>>> METALLICA ...... I am not hinting that Metallica were not successful ......They were but when they became a rock band not a thrash one ... Why even bother to argue ?? MEGADETH'S ALWAYS BEEN THRASH TO THE CORE .... And as for solos .... each megadeth solo is different from another ....where as for metallica the formula remained the same = PENTATONIC + LOADS OF WAH = Sometimes massive hit / sometimes boring .....As for riffs both are great .....Lyrics goes to Megadeth and so does live performance .... You have seen those hard hitting dave mustaine head bangs without missing one single note havent you ??? ? But some how i must say the songs of megadeth for ME relate to me in a better way ... I cant say that metallicas song are bad ... they just arent me .... :D so for me MEGADETH ( Thrash) >>>>> Metallica ( ROCK) and MEGADETH (THRASH)> METALLICA(THRASH)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth is better than Metallica in every way except lyrics.

      Also, the average Megadeth fan is more intelligent and musically competent.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      RIP/Peace Sells > metallica's first four > other megadeth > other metallica

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      If I was asked this in the 80s thenetallica, but they strayed too far away and james's voice doesn't sound good anymore. Today megadeth is better by far. Though back then exodus kicked both of their asses and now overkill destroys all other bands out there today

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I love both bands to deth, but I'd say Megadeth. Even though Metallica unfortunately has more radio play and more people like them, Megadeth is better. They are angrier, heavier, they have better album covers, lyrics, they're more original, they're cooler, etc. Their only downfalls are the massive case of drug abuse and the revolving door of musicians. Who knows where Metallica would've gone with Mustaine, though? Combine every Megadeth song into Metallica and you get double the power! Besides, half of Kill 'Em All was written by Mustaine, and so was Ride the Lightning and Call of Ktulu. So to those of you who hate Megadeth and say they suck, quit the reefer because it is screwing up your brain. To those of you who hate Metallica, broaden your horizons, because they are both amazing bands! The only band better than them is Iron Maiden. Anyways, the metal head population is a dying minority, so we need to keep it alive. Thanks to guys like Eddie Trunk, too! Rock on, rattle your G****** heads, and up the irons! \m/ Rust in Peace, ]\/[EGADETH]-[

    • glmarcum 5 years ago

      Megadeth writes better songs, has put out better albums, and has always had better players in the band.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth has always been the band with the most talent. Better drummers, better guitarests. Basses have been fareley equal. The overall song writing has always been more professional as well. As for Metallica they started out "Pro" but have become progressovely worse over the years. Megadeth has always strived to be the best and have always stayed professional. At one point in time i swore Metallica where just in it for the money, so i stopped listening.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth is better but metallica is more famous cause they got more grammys than any metal band .holy wars should be awarded grammy for next 1000 decades MEGADETH ftw !!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth is a colder and more unforgiving than metallica. I find Megadeth riffs to be much heavier its like the punisher vs nick fury of marvel comics! Or like Metallica is Venom and Megadeth is CARNAGE! They both kick Butt although if im in the mood for all out energy speed and killer riffs Megadeth gets my vote!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      the solos, riffs, are much more developed and megadeth is soooo cool cause they own an unique sound of their own..............founders of thrash,,,they are lot more talented than metallica

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth is mutch better unfortunaly metallica is more popular

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth is way better, Metallica sold out to the point were they don't even sound like thrash anymore.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth is the thinking man's metal; Metallica is stock metal

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth for sure. Metallica are the kings but megadeth are the gods none of kirks solos can beat martys and chris solos marty made tornado of souls solo and holy wars!Nothing can beat Meagdeth now a days

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      ]v[ E G A D E T ]-[!!!!

      Metallica is overrated!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth has way more talent espacially for mustaine and ellefson the band is faster and better and there slower songs are even better than metallicas fast ones way more talent more heart and way more raw there lyrics actually mean something unlike some of metallica songs dont get me wrong i love metallica too but megadeth hits the ball outta the stadium on this one and delivers a first round knock out hahahah

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica Sucks! Ever Listened to The Black Album, Load, Reload, St. Anger, the second half of Death Magnetic, and especially LULU!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      MEGADETH - METAL in the very beginning up to present...

      METALLICA - METAL in 80's, ALTERNICA/ROCK in 90's, and now, going back to metal along (with a clown bassist, should fit in anthrax music style)........so who's the real metal band now......

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Always has and always will be MEGADETH!!! Metallica has got too water downed and commercialized. Slayer are also way better!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I appreciate Megadeth more than Metallica. I can listen to Megadeth everyday, and it never gets old. Dave Mustaine is one heck of a songwriter!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      MegadetH

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth and Metallica are both great. Consistency wins this for me.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I used to be a huge metallica fan and hated dave mustaine and megadeth cause all the other idiot fanboys did as well. To make this shorter i got sick of metallicas music (really repitive songs Are too long making it more like a chore to listen to them) many of there material is over rated and the james hetfields voice blew out a long time ago.he Aint writting anythjng creative or impressive anymore i really dont see a reason for metallica existing.theyve been there done that. And just listen to megadeths first album its faster And has more feeling than anything metallica has every done.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      If you compare the more recent songs of both bands, it'd like comparing apples to oranges, Megadeth remained thrash, and Metallica, well they changed..

      I think Megadeth is way better but I also love the old metallica stuff.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth has stayed true to thrash and hasnt sold out like metallica.......... LULU what a fucking joke

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica has had alot of rough patches, but has always triumphed through them and remain to be one of my favorite bands,

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I just prefer Megadeth.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      They are THE GREATEST! \m/ ('_') \m/

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      MEGADETH!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth,well they are far much better dan metallica! i started out as a big metallica fan but then i realised the talent in megadeth!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      For me both bands are awesome.But when I listen to Metallica, I always get bored after a while and need a break of them while Megadeth is always on my Ipod and I am listening a lot to them. I play the guitar for nearly 19 years now and have to say there are quite challenging things in both bands, but the solos of Kirk don`t appear so challenging to me as megadeth do. I mean I have never learned them all, no need for, I am not in the band :). The rythm guitar parts in both bands are outstanding, but you really have to concentrate more to play the rythm parts of megadeth, because they have a more complex structure. And Dave is singing to them, yeah his singing thats my only point of critique for Megadeth, I agree that his singing isn`t that amazing, they would sound a lot better when a guy like James (who isn`t the greatest singer himself, but I like his voice more) would sing. Actually I am glad, that Dave has been kicked out of the band, cause Megadeth never would have been founded and his skills wouldn`t have been appreciated so much, I guess.

      Some of the posts here are saying, that half of the songs of Kill Em All just have been co written by Mustaine. I don`t think so, I mean James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are always announced as the main writers in all Metallica songs, but when you look at songs like Call of Ktulu or Orion (one of the most genius songs I know for sure) you can be sure they just did a little part there. And there are a lot of characteristics to hear of Megadeth in Metallicas early songs like Call Of Ktulu or stuff from Kill Em All. Jump In The Fire is a very Mustaineish sounding song, and its on my top 10 list of Metallicas songs for sure, Metallica also for sure became an issue in the metal scene because of Daves riffs and they have never thanked him for it, at least not in public. They for sure all know that without him, the band wouldn`t have had such a great album like Kill Em All and the most outstanding musician of all of the two bands Cliff Burton maybe even wouldn`t have joined them. I mean if you are listening to the songs of Kill Em All which are mostly made by James in his early life, you will mention that those are great songs but not as outstanding as the songs Dave "Co - Wrote". I think it is a pity that Dave wasn`t invited to join the Hall Of Fame, he played such an important role in the early days and the developing of Metallica. But I don`t really know what has happened behind the media, maybe they wanted him to join and he rejected, because he just wants to get there with his own band. What I don`t like from both bands is that they are trying to go back to the roots I mean people are changing and music has something to do with feelings both bands don`t have this young issues anymore to make this fresh sounding style of playing anymore, they developed as humans, as musicians as, personalities you can`t hide that and you should stand for it. Okay St. Anger was really shit, but I think nearly everybody of us has seen the movie, so you can see why. But I think Risk is really underated it has a very good songstructure and doesn`t appear to me like an album just made because we are working on one right now, its more like that the band wanted to go further with their music and exhibit it, the album appears to me more musically opened. Load and Reload are very good albums for me as well, maybe not thrash metal anymore but I really like the songs on them and I think it shows their development as well. My last words are I really appreciate that you guys of both bands have been out there or are out there and have let me enjoyed life even more. How would have my world been without you? Thank You!!!!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      both bands are grate and they are the best. but Megadeth music style keeps them 1 point ahead.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a bassist, so the band I choose HAS to have an epic bass player, and that bass player is DAVE ELLEFSON of MEGADETH. While Metallica has been through several bass players, none of them really tickled my interest the way Dave jr has. I consider him one of the best bassists in the world, right up there with Steve Harris of Maiden. Also, I'm gonna just put more emphasis on what most people on the Megadeth side have already said: Megadeth has the faster, heavier, more brutal and technically flawless music. You can listen to it over and over and it will never get boring. I started out as a huge Metallica fan, but came to see the truth. I'm not against Metallica... until Megadeth is under attack. Then I will defend to the death.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth. because lulu. i have not listened to thier riffs. i did not shed a tear in orion i did not feel empowered during the last 20 seconds of the call of ktulu i didnt rejoice when death magnetic was actually heavy metal. i didnt do any of those things to hear this lullu bullshit.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica just released Lulu, which makes St.Anger look like Master of Puppets. Megadeth released 13 which is old school thrash metal. Tough decision!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      megadeth are a thrash metal band. a good one.

      metallica seems to be more concerned about theorizing on hundred year old plays with some hobo named lou

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Definitely Megadeth. Megadeth has never released an album that I didnt enjoy, and I like almost every song theyve ever put out (except lucretia and of mice and men) Metallica may be awesome, but Megadeth is way better.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Can`t say for sure, Metallica`s earlier work is prob just about the best, however Megadeth have been for consistently better over the years ( yes even with Cryptic Writings and Risk ! ) although if it wasn`t for Death Magnetic from Metallica in recent years then Megadeth would defo have won !

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeth vs Metallica hmm both irresistible epic awesome

      but to be true Megadeth is flawless and more METAL but Metallica is ...well...more ROCK.bt they both are the kings and if there is any competition that would be unfaithful to both.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica's best album was Kill Them All, that goes without saying. If it had not been for Dave Mustaine's contribution in the early days of Metallica, they would never have grown into the band that switched to a more pop version of metal later. Dave Mustaine made both Metallica and Megadeth rise from their infancies into both great bands. Since Megadeth is Dave Mustaine, I have to go with Megadeth as the greater band.

      Plus Lars Ulrich is an a&& for his attacks on Napster and other early forms of music sharing. Particularly since most people would never had heard of Metallica if they had not been recording them off the college heavy metal radio on audio cassette's and sharing with their friends. Ironic, isnt it!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeath is the one in the book. Their destiny is to become legendary throughout heavy metal history. They are like one of the founders of metal music. On a personal note symphony of destruction is a special song I shared with my father when he was in this world. I rock out with when was little. He was a metal head and that song remains to be one of the most coolest songs ever made. I love the gutairs solos by Dave. My mother had a crush on him because he's a red head. There songs are still great and can't be replace thank god. If the band reads this. Thank You.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I've seen plenty of Megadeth's live shows, and truth be told, I barely saw any mistakes. The guitar was perfection, the solos were amazing and blew me away, the drums. Well, the snare drum could've used some work, but other than that, it was absolutely amazing. That, and their songs are just the same. They blend the perfect mix of riffs and solos on the guitar to make it sound so smooth. The drums give it a nice beat and sometimes, an amazing background riff. And the bass, oh my, was wonderful. The fact that they could actually use their bassist in such a way, that I have seen not many other bands do(Peace Sells... but who's buying riff. And I think it was Lucreatia that was bass dominated.) I was simply blown away by their blends. And the lyrics, don't get me stated on the lyrics. While most bands whine about personal problems, Megadeth went out of the way and talked about the world's problems, America mostly. Lastly, for the most part, Megadeth has stayed true to the thrash metal genre. They have only done two albums which weren't as thrashy as their others. (Cryptic Writings and Risk.) Megadeth all the way.

      Metallica on the other hand, they are also good live. But, they cannot compare to Megadeth. The solos are good as well, but many of the songs... aren't as I hoped to be. I was a big fan when they released their first four albums, then came the Napster thing... anywho, Metallica lost their prime and their glory when they sold out. St. Anger was horrid, but the Black Album was decent.

      In all: Megadeth. Megadeth, Megadeth, Megadeth!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      THE EARLY METALLICA ALBUMS ARE THE BEST AND CLASSIC, YET AS FAR AS THE WHOLE CATALOG GOES - MEGADETH HAS BEEN MORE CONSISTANT WITH FAR GREATER TUNES. I ONLY CONSIDER THE FIRST FOUR ALBUMS OF METALLICA AS AWESOME, WHILE MEGADETH HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN. ALSO REMEMBER, ALMOST HALF OF KILL 'EM ALL WAS WRITTEN BY MUSTAINE AND SOME OF LIGHTNING AS WELL. LOVE THEM BOTH, WISH METALLICA WOULD COME BACK TO WHAT MADE THEM GREAT; YET MY CHOICE FOR BEST (NOT MOST POPULAR) IS MEGADETH. LOVE SPEED METAL AND NO-ONE WRITES IT AS GREAT AS MUSTAINE...LANCE

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      MEGADETH has been more consistent thru the years and Dave can outplay Kirk Hammet with his eyes closed. Metallica hasnt made a good album since they sold out in 1991...I mean not a good album in 20 years?? Come on, no contest.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      one name ... Mustaine !

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      it is a tough decision but they both are big bands in the metal world and both are amazing but the decision goes to megadeath for me. no offence Metallica especially Lars urlich (i play drums) but Metallica's music kind of loses the point of thrash metal with one and nothing else matters.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      )\/(EGADET)-( all the way ! they will crush metallica anytime !! \../

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Megadeath vs metallica love them both but megadeath stayed hard Matallica did sell out to get radio play for awhile but I have been a fan since the the 80s from the start. I will say Testament should of been in the big 4 instead of Slayer thats a fact!!!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Metallica stopped making good music in 1991. Megadeth is still rocking in 2010. Enough said.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      MegadetH still has the sound the agression and the bolt speed lightning solos which Metallica Forgot Somewhere behind in time.Now Metallica is nothing but Sinking Ship.....And DSM is the so called "Father Of Thrash Metal" the title itself says who is the Big Daddy

      And talking about the Fan base.If Dave was clean MegadetH would have been ruling the world by now

      \o/ /o\ \o/ /o\ HAIL MegadetH \o/ /o\ \o/ /o\

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth outpaces Metallica by a country mile! And while I agree with the columnist when he suggests that Metallica's earlier material is superior to their later, more radio friendly, stuff I have always considered "Ride the Lightninng" to be their crowning acheivement. However, upon reflection, I favor "Ride the Lightning" because it sounds so much like Megadeth. Hetfield even tries his damndest to sound like Mustaine (if you doubt me just give "Trapped Under Ice" another listen)! Megadeth is more agressive, faster, louder, and more consistant than Metallica. Carpal Tunnel syndrome or not, Dave Mustaine is a guitar god!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      How about a list of songs that are identical/similar by both groups. I have found many connections between Peace Sells but Who's buying (Album) by Megadeth and Ride the Lightning (album). But there are many songs that are similar; cannot remember the song but there is a Megadeth duplicate/identical song to Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". It's not just that Dave from Megadeth was with Metallica at the time either.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth, without doubts. Riffs and riffs, intros and intros, solos and solos... different styles and vocals... Hail Megadeth!

    • filmic 6 years ago

      Metallica made the film "some kind monster" and Megadeth wrote "Psychotron" enough said.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth by far, consistently more aggressive and more thrash, sure Metallica sells... but whos buying. deffinately not thrash metal headbangers!!!!! THRASH!!!! THRASH!!! THRASH!!! THRASH!!! Not Metallica Trash!!!!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      megadeth has a better sound on the guitar and are more oragional then metallica. Dave mustaine is better then Kurt Hammit.But i think James hetfeild has better lyrics then dave does....

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      For all of you that are saying metallica is better cuz kill em all i say u r retarded. Dave wrote most of the songs on kill em all and he wrote the best one "the four horsemen" then when he left they stolr his songs. Metallica isnt metallica without dave .

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth, is the best band of the world!!!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I personally like Megadeth better. I think they're more interesting and have an intriguing voice. Metallica seems cocky to me, even if I'm judging them :( But Mustaine seems so nice and cool :) But I do like them better, but I'd rather fight on Megadeth's side

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      This feud is just getting old and ridiculous.

      Both bands are awesome in their own way.

      But if I really have to choose between then I would say Megadeth just because their songs means more to me. They can still make awesome thrash metal songs unlike Metallica.

      But as I said, both bands are Metallic! And I love'em to Deth!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      megadeth win every point except LIVE.

      (dave -sing- and- gone)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      megadeth win in every point

      except LIVE (dave sing and gone)

      Metallica --- Chameieon

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      They both rock, honestly. I used to be more of a Metallica fan until I heard of megadeth. If your between both, heres how you pick-

      When Dave was in Metallica, he and James saw a girl who was punched in the nose by a punk. Dave and James approached the bastard, and James took off, leaving Dave to fight this huge bouncer by himself. Also, James kicked Dave's dog for scratching the paint on Ron's car. As if that was a good reason to kick a dog. Also when Dave left, they took his songs and not only put there names on the writer's credits, but they put Dave's name at the end. When they toured together years later, they invited Dave to their dressing room, and tempted him to take Heroine when they knew he was trying to clean up his act. They both have amazing songs and albums, but Dave has had more passion, which is why he kicks so much ass on guitar. I vote Megadeth.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I don't mean to upset anyone here. I love both these bands. I don't know where I'd be without them. Right now I'm picking Megadeth because I'm having a pretty intense obsession with their stuff right now. Megadeth just has this appeal to them, this rugged, rockstar-like way they come off, largely due to Dave Mustaine. I love the guy. I know he's had a lot of issues with drugs and violence, but he's gotten through it, played through it. His riffs, his solos...he's a guitar god. As far as his vocals, he knows he can't sing, so I think he uses that sarcastic tone to help him. Sometimes the way he sings just makes me laugh. Listen to Peace Sells or Sweating Bullets ......you'll know what I mean. The rest of the band, well, there's been all sorts if guys in with him, but I love Chris Poland and Marty Friedman on guitar, Dave Ellefson is terrific on bass, and Nick Menza was a beast, especially on Rust in Peace. Megadeth isn't as fragmented as people think they are.

      Metallica is great too. Lars is basically my favorite person ever, and the guys have been together forever. Not to mention Metallica gave birth to Megadeth by firing Dave... So really, I'm split 50-50. I lean towards Megadeth, because I love them right now. Only time will tell....

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth by far, the guitarists own Metallica in every way. Just the guitarists.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Dave Mustaine rules. 'Nuff said.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Megadeth is the best!!!

    • mnc bryan 6 years ago

      Metallica is too mainstream and commercial, megadeath is better

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I started listening to metallica way before megadeth..... but my final opinion is megadeth... highly innovative, killer riffs... and solos, no words to explain... i am sorry, but megadeth is better than metallica, who have lost their edge... they havent managed to make killer songs,... and have started to struggle..

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer Megadeth especially now since Metallica just changed a lot in their sound and just aren't as good as they used to be besides Dave is way better than Kirk!!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer Megdeth because they stuck to their roots and didnt change what made them greatt

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      megadeth rules over mettalica anytime

      hetfield cant even dream of playin and riffing and shredding amazing solos like mustaine atleast riffs!! he doesnt stand a chance with mustaine

      no one wud choose mettalica over megadeth if they know how hard it took mustaine to be the god of guitar!! megadeth lyrics comes with meaning there solos are so out of the world and wat more if u a true music listener u wud never choose anything done by kirk or james or lars or anyone!! i dnt say they suck at it or anythin.. when it comes to mettalica and megadeth

      i wud raise ma vioce out loud and say megadeth rules!!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The solos are always blistering and Mustaine's voice is unique...something lacking in metal today

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      ... wow ... actually pretty tired of the Megadeth vs Metallica thing ... "better" is an opinion based on perception and interest. Who cares who wrote what for whom or who stole leads from whom or any of the rest of that crap. Dave Mustaine was radical back in the early 80s and Metallica couldnt deal with it. Leave that where it lays and simply be happy that as metalheads we were blessed with all of the tunes both bands have released over the years. I like both bands, but I tend to lean more towards Megadeth, for reasons beyond the scope of a simple comment box, and those reasons arent generally related to who kicked whos ass or what dog scratched whos car. Technically none of that stuff is anyone's business ... just unfortunate we all get to hear about celebrities troubles ... meh, misery loves company and people would be lost without being able to argue over someone elses pain and suffering. Bottom line fellow metalheads, both bands have been around for quite some time now, and age isnt nice to anyone; stage presence fails, vocals lack that young anger and aggression, and fingers get tired ... I think BOTH bands have done a hell of a job ... one last thought to leave you with before I take flight; when you think of metal, dont you first think "Megadeth and Metallica"? hahaha ... dont lie now, you know you do ... Let it all go and enjoy the metal ...

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Dave Mustaine is ranked no1 metal guitaristâ¦Â So yeah, Megadeth :P

      Both are awesome but i have to say i agree on that Megadeth is superior.

      Ulrich fails more and more on drums and James totally failed on that Black Sabbath tribute.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Metallica would be nowhere without Mustaine to begin with. He was the band leader when he was in fucking Metallica. They used his songs up to Ride the Lightning ffs

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      In terms of complexity Megadeth is far superior, the only album that came close in complexity by Metallica was Master of Puppets. Megadeth has always had better drummers, and guitar players than Metallica. Cliff Burton was a better bassist than Ellefson or Lomenza, I will give them that. If you go by music writing ability and true understanding of music there really is no comparing Metallica to Megadeth, Megadeth wins every time. Vocals I think are equal and come down to taste, well for early Metallica that is. If you ask any guitar player or drummer which is harder to play they will tell you Megadeth, unless they are a Metallica fanboy and refuse to admit the truth. Metallica is just more listener/radio friendly to the masses, that's it. Better musicians, better composition, over all better music, ]V[EGADET]-[ WINS!!

    Metallica, Metallica, Metallica!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I going to stay metallica, because its the greatest to see live. Metallica is the only heavy band how was their own statue on stage and actually set people on fire while playing.. Yeah !!!! Metallica rules !!!!!!

      • daedric 4 years ago

        Metallica, courtesy of master of puppets and of many other of their great songs

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Megadeth isn't that bad, but Metallica has way better songs.James has awesome vocals.Kirk may not be as good as Dave but he's still awesome.So I say Metallica wins

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Obviously taken in their prime it is Metallica. Nothing Megadeth ever did approaches Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and And Justice for All...

        Though I will say in retrospect, Dave Mustaine is underrated and should be raised to the level of Metallica in his own right. He is every bit as important to the genre as Hetfield and possibly as influential as Tony Iiommi on today's metal guitarists.

      • Subtleandsubver 4 years ago

        At the basic level, I just like Metallica's discography more!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Megadeth who?

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i listen to both of them! but i prefer metallica anyday! james voice is awesome!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Metallica wrote masterpieces that will never be forgotten.They wrote some of the best riffs in heavy metal history!!!Both bands are great but i prefer metallica.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I don't understand why people hate the three albums before death magnetic, Metallica change their style for themselves and fans can't tell them what to do. A sell out isn't making an album that is horrible in the people's opinions, a sellout is doing the same damn thing and same damn music for 30 years!!! That's almost triple my age, I'm 12. So Metallica are the true kings of metal and even hard rock! Also, lars freakin' ROCKS!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        obviously its METALLICA

      • MrDrood 5 years ago

        I like Megadeth but, Metallica... is so much, men :D

        (Lulu... ejem xD)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is far better. They are not even rivals

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Megadeth is good, but i prefer Metallica

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is way better they have way better band members, Megadeth's solos sound like shit , Dave Mustaine sucks - Kirk Hammett in Metallica plays more professionaly. Furthermore, Metallica are a more experienced and successful group.

      • Worldsguitar.com 5 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

        Of course Metallica, I mean Megadeath's music was cool but the vocals was really crappy, Dave Mustaine had to use a voice processor because his voice was so weak and he couldn't hit certain notes!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        This is a hard one. I have bee a Metallica fan for longer than I have been a Megadeth fan, and thus have a greater affection for their songs that has developed over this time. In saying though, it took me a LONG time to get into Metallica. It was a series of many separate attempts and much pushing by some friends of mine over the course of about two years before I can say that I fully embraced them. I thought that One was a masterpiece, and I liked a handful of their other songs, but in general I could not get into them even though I really wanted to. I found their songs to be boring and heavy in a monotonous way (I like heavy music, but there has to be dynamics to it for it to interest me).

        But then one day I took more notice of Master of Puppets and the way that it intricately goes from all-out thrash to this soft, melodic interlude, and then builds it back up again. I hadn't previously appreciated this song on this level. I also discovered Fade to Black and thought it to be a brilliant song. And between these songs I slowly worked my way through their catalogue. It still took a further six months probably to get to the stage of love that I have for their music now (I consider them in my top 10 bands), but I gradually became accustomed to their style of heaviness and began to appreciate epics such as Orion, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Blackened, Disposable Heroes, etc. And with songs like those, there was no denying their talent as musicians as well as composers.

        As for Megadeth, a friend highly recommended them to me on several occassions but I never really bothered to pursue listening to them properly until after I was already really into Metallica. I thought that becoming more accustomed to thrash would make them more accessible to my tastes. I watched a live DVD of their's and thought the musical was undeniable, but Mustaine's vocals really put me off.

        A few months later though I gave them another go and though it still took a deal of warming to the vocals, I found the songs to all be very catchy and much more fun than Metallica's. On top of this is the obvious technical brilliance of their songs.

        Nowadays I am a big fan of both bands. And yes, as many other people have pointed out, Metallica went through a phase where they abandoned their thrash metal roots. But in my opinion, even though it lacks the complexity and dynamics of their first four albums, The Black Album has some fantastic songs and there can be no denying that. I wish people would stop hating on The Black Album simply because it got them commercial success. Yes, it marked a change in their sound, but at that stage the change produced some good music. Yes, Load and ReLoad aren't nearly as good as the early stuff (there are still a few good songs on those however) and St. Anger sucks, but The Black Album is a good album. On top of that, they redeemed themselves with Death Magnetic, which is a very strong album.

        People also seem to forget that Megadeth also went through a stage where they turned away from their thrash metal roots (a gradual change starting with Countdown to Extinction through to Risk, before they began to gradually return to their old style). This isn't to say that Countdown to Extinction and such aren't good albums. Countdown to Extinction is their equivalent of The Black Album - it got them commercial success, and though it doesn't have the thrash-like intensity of their previous stuff, there are some deservedly good tracks on that album.

        So to summarise, I would say the following points:

        I prefer Metallica's ability to nail both a thrash song (Seek & Destroy) and a ballad (Fade to Black); the meanings and narrative elements to their songs; Hetfield's lyricism and his intricate structuring of their songs; their epic masterpieces like One, Fade to Black, Orion, etc. ; and Hetfield's kick-ass riff moments (the breakdown in Fade to Black, the bridge in The Four Horseman, after the second solo in Master of Puppets, etc).

        In saying that though, I find the average Mustaine riff to be more interesting and less repetitive. I find Megadeth's songs to be catchier and to have much more energy; and though Metallica are very talented musicians, I believe that on the technical level there is a lot more going for Megadeth. Megadeth's solos are also generally much more interesting and dynamic.

        So on the whole, I like Metallica more, but I love both bands. Guys, stop hating one another. Both bands are awesome bands and the two gods of thrash metal.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica. Duh. Megadeth is good, but Metallica is just too awesome.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i fuking love them both. In every possible approach through the social sciences as well as academic and pop musical arrangement Metallica is and will be an unexplainable variable that no one could have ever predicted. undeniably an important figure in millions of peoples lives. they are the gateway (drug) band to metal. the lack of amazing bands and musicians would be phenomenal had it not been for this band. i am one of many people who can say that metallica was a prominent figure in their development. Amazingly, this was not a concious effort on their part. no aspiring multi-platinum artist releases 4 thrash albums in a time when hair and glam was the ticket to fame and becomes even more famous. to stray from "proper" prose now i want to talk fuking straight up metal! Dave has the most unique use of song structure out of the two by far. Holy wars vs master of puppets....still cant decide. "good mourning, black friday" and "wake up dead" to name a few are mind blowing...nothing from any of the big 4 was that progressive at the time. Now to sum up.."i dont like metal, but i like metallica." people fucking say this all the time and they include the old shit too! now if anyone reading this has heard "fight fire with fire" "battery" "blackened" and "hit the lights" you know that (they are the 1st songs of masterpiece albums btw) you have listened to fukin metal, liked it, didint know why, and most importantly DIDN'T GIVE A FUCK!! verdict: OBEY YOUR MASTER!! hahahaha. Peace ;)

      • domjohnson lm 5 years ago

        If it wasn't for Metallica there would be no Megadeth! End of story!

      • wolvyz 5 years ago

        I'm more of a Metallica Fan.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        They're far more better than Megadeth, but I like both

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        They both had some great material, but when it comes down to it, Metallica has better writing, better production, more talented members, and most of all, better music. When you compare their songs head to head, like my personal favorites, Hangar 18 and Master of Puppets, Puppets has better guitar work, better drums, MUCH better bass (Cliff Burton was a god on the bass) and better vocals. Metallica isn't all about speed, either. Their music and their solos have a sort of complexity to them, like in One. It's not all about thrash sometimes.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is tops for me still, and yes they've experimented with their style alot, doesnt make the band worse, just means they are more open musicians than people think. and fans moan about LuLu, was a favour to a musician from musicians, not their own work. and also I see people are still hooked on the napster story, the only reason Lars stood out was that it was a HUGE metal band that spoke out against 'pirating' of music, if you followed the case, youd be amazed how long the list of popular musicians filed lawsuits against napster... so get over blaming the little Lars lol.... musically both bands are great and will always have all cd's from both bands filling my cd stand... and honestly the only real winner is METAL, there are so many metal bands out there with such varied styles of metal you cant call any one band the best.... so with that lets all just rock it hard as always and LONG LIVE THE METAL!!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I love Metallica so much!!

        It is one of the most important things I have

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is much better than megadeth in terms of musicianship.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        /m\

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        metallica d best ever

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Well, both bands are really awesome, but Metallica's thrash period with their 1st 4 albums dominates megadeth. after ...AJFA, they really began to suck to me, slower tempos and bluesy stuff weren't for them. But everytime I listen to rust in peace a have goosebumps this album is a fucking masterpiece !!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica Rules! :).... Although it's sad that they kicked Mustaine out. :(

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is better than Mega death any day

      • theeoriginal1 5 years ago

        Man I LOVE Metallica!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is just plain out amazing. ever since my dad first showed me them when i was a kid i have always been hooked. They have so much soul in there songs and they rock hard core. Another thing is their lenth in their songs, like Master Of Puppets, thats like a 6 minute song of pure awesomeness (not exactly sure of song length but you get my point) when you get done listening to something like that you feel amazing and blown away by how totally sick that was.

        Ok... i do love both bands, and sometimes i do get bored with some metallica songs and the Megadeth songs are always there to keep me a rockin. but i always find myself going back to metallica.

        I LOVE YOU GUYS

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is awesome!!!! but both bands are good

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        HA HA HA !! OBVIOUSLY METALLICA !!!! METALLICA'S SONGS HAS SOUL !!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Megadeth ant good at all if it wasn't for metallica dave mustain would not be anything

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Metallica is one of the best bands of all time!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I've heard both live. Megadeth sucked. Lots of mistakes on guitar. Singer was bad, to the point where he sounded like a whining little kid at times. drummer and bassist were fine but the snare they used sounded so ugly. I honestly wanted them to finish up so the next band could play the entire time.

        Metallica on the other hand was absolutely amazing. Every single person played their parts and played it well. there really is no comparison.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        both are great bands but metallica has the upper hand because of the fact that they dominated the 80s. that may have only been one decade but that was thrashes decade. plus death magnetic is also an awsome thrash album. many people say that metallica sold out and megadeth didnt but in reality, dave mustaine has stated several times that they tried to add mainstream rock and pop to their music to get more people to buy it. and PLEASE stop sayin that dave wrote most of kill em all because he didnt!!!!!!!! he wrote a little bit of metal militia, phantom lord, and jump in the fire. the only song that kinda is his is the 4 horsemen. but lets not forget that both bands rock and they are great fans and have been for a very long time!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        metallica4live no band that exists or existed in the past can compare

        with the old metallica stuff for example "ride the lightning" or "kill'em all" or even "master of puppets" are true masterpieces and fuck all those frustrated Dave mustaine's cocksuckers who constantly bash on metallica and say how bad it is get a fucking life its not metallicas fault that megadeath isn't as successful band, and for all of u matallica haters don't u dare question skills and talent of metallica band members we as metallica fans don't complain and say shit about megadeath because its not our band

        and we don't give a fuck, but it often happens that metallica fans like megadeath but on the other side all the megadeath fans hate metallica and keep on trolling .....hehehe....it don't matter cuz we Kill'em all :D

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica will ride the lighting to seek and destroy you all nightmare long until the day that never comes and Megadeath is king nothing

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica is the better band the reason they kicked Dave was because Dave was a bad drunk. Metallica has grown into a monster that is only contested by Black Sabbath. Sabbath made the genre Metallica perfected it.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        are u killin me ,Megadeth you are nothing are your fans are just trying to get over metallica i think you have to remember Metallica=Meatl,music and metal fans .Metallica is not only my favrat.but also this big world people choice.Megadeth is -0.9%and Metallica isfull101% true band.without metallica is in't you mean Metal No Dave No Megdeth Only Metallica Metallica and i know you also love metallicaaaaaaaaaa such a big band.World biggest Band ever i heard .James you are better than mustain and megadeth.Krik You Are Faster than Megadeth,Lars Your drumset Get non Stop Sound .Man this is metallica and this i called Music rocccck Metallica Rules

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        debating on which is better metallica or megadeth is like debating which fruit is better apple or oranges. Both are different and have their own unique sound. Its all up to the person who listens to them to decide. I personally like Metallica, but megadeth is also awesome. They both got their fair share of awesome hits. But in my opinion, metallica is the best. Metallica are freaking crazy when live, indio was crazy.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        both bands rock..and hard! I like both very much! I think this 'war' was, and still is stupid. I love metal & rock music. Having that said, as I have to choose, I would say Metallica.. only for few reasons: a) always thought Dave was not much of a singer. he's a great song writer and guitarist but he struggles on live. b) I respect Metallica for experimenting with their music. bit bluesy on Load and new-metal on StAnger ( even if the latest was a flop ) as musicians they're not afraid to push their style to other things. But remember: If you TRULY love Metal, you will see that both bands are awesome and are the best at what they do! I will never understand why some people hate one band because they love the other.. this is bull***t!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica all the way !!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Kirk win!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I have to say Metallica...Megadeth is AWESOME!!!!...But Metallica is just better...The point is they are both great.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        metallica is by far the better band because they have better albums, songs, riffs, all the above. Maybe mustaine can beat hammett at solos, but hammett has more emotion and a combination of speed, unlike dave he just doesn't care about the rhythm he just goes for speed. Mustaine's voice sounds like a dying cat. Cliff is 1000000 times better than ellefson. Lars is better too. Do I need to keep going on?

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica is way way better basically megadeth is a copy of metallica since the guy who got kicked out made a new band based on metallica's work

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        i like metallica better but megadeth are great too i like metallica better cos i think they have more really good songs than megadeth while megadeths songs are mostly quite good if yknow what i mean. also dave mustaines kind of a hater

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica for Life!! \m/

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Megadeth is good but Metallica is GOD

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        How can we possibly compare, Megadeth and Metallica. Based on fan data base Metallica is far superior. Look at rhythm guitarists Dave Mustaine could possibly manage to play MOP,Orion,Fuel,Battery etc, but he could no where possibly manage to create such beautiful riffs. Mustaine's riff's may be complicated but they are no where appealing to the ear. Lead guitarist wise Kirk Hammet's solo's are far better crafted and skilled than Chris Broderick's compositions.Drums wise i must admit that Megadeths drummer is superior. Coming to the Vocals Mustaine sounds like a women on crack where as James can variate his voice so well. During the 80's Megadeth lived in the shadows of Metallica. 90's Megadeth's albums were fairly better but compositions like Fuel, UF,UF2 are very unrated compared to their actual standards.Albums like Ride the lightning,MOP,Kill em All can not be compared to any other metal albums because they are probably the best ever made. Over all METALLICA KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        metallica, but only because i grew up listening to them. i love megadeth too, its just that metallica has more awesome songs, and megadeth songs are all the same

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        maiden ftw theyre the best evar, but i have to go with metallica on this 1 megadeth is alright at best, metallica is a great band

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I will concede Dave Mustaine was Integral to the founding of Metallica and his Ghost "if you will" is all over Kill 'em All and Ride the Lightning. I believe Kirk Hammett is a better lead guitarist than Dave, Peace Sells and Rust in Peace are stone classics for Megadeth, But Compared to Metallica's first 5 albums, which are probably the most important metal albums this side of Black Sabbath's Paranoid of all time. I am not ashamed to admit, I like Megadeth and Respect Dave Mustaine greatly. But any rational person could not say Megadeth is more important to Metal than Metallica.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I'm sorry, but Metallica is the better band. They have fought on through Cliff's death, stayed true to themselves, adapted to the changing sound of metal, and they defined heav metal with Master of Puppets, Megadeth *tap out, you win Metallica*

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Don't matter, just gotta say, Metallica didn't have 4 or 5 different lineups

      • serpilea 6 years ago

        How dare you, Metallica are forever the gods, and icons of heavy metal !!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I mean Megadeth is great and all, I just think Metallica's first 5 albums (and maybe Death Magnetic) are better than any of Megadeth's stuff.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        The fact is that the members of Metallica are better musicians. Yes, Dave Mustaine deserves his due credit, but its one versus 4, and Metallica produces more music that catches your ear rather than the same sound in almost every song like Megadeth.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I say they are both good. I like Metallica more personally, but I can see why some people like Megadeth.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        speaking honestly, i agree with all the other tallica fans. think of all the band members. James gives metallica way better vocals, who doesn't prefer lars as a drummer?? then again metallica has always had better bass players. another discussion would be Dave vs Kirk. idk why ppl argue about this when kirk is ranked # 11 on Rolling Stones, and where is Dave??? megadeth is good but metallica is great, perfect, inspiring,etc. my point do the math and its metallica. Long live the gods of METAL!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Although it's no secret that both bands are fantastic, I have to go with Metallica. I think people are forgeting that eventhough Metallica made albums like st. anger, they turned back with death magnetic. They are and will forever be awesome.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Let's see. Metallica is obviously well known, and for good reasons. Their first four albums, 'Kill 'em All', 'Ride The Lightning', 'Master of Puppets' and '...And Justice For All' remain honored in my book of metal. But so do Megadeth's 'Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?' and 'Rust in Peace'.

        The songs - the songs are what it all comes down to. I would put it this way: Metallica's best is better than Megadeth's best, but Megadeth has more good songs. With this I mean, 'Creeping Death' is better than 'Holy Wars... The Punishment Due' but that Megadeth's later works are substantially better than Metallica's. Although Metallica did redeem themselves with 'Death Magnetic' - so did Megadeth with 'Endgame', which turned out to be even better. But in the end, only the best songs of their catalogues remain in our memories. I'll give this one to Metallica.

        The songs have... not much differences. They're both thrash metal at heart. They're all fast and furious... but Megadeth is faster. This especially shows in solos. I'd say Marty Friedman doing his thing on 'Tornado of Souls' is something I don't think I'll hear from anyone else. Metallica has a lot of good solos aswell, like 'Fade to Black' and 'One', but sometimes the quick rush of adrenaline can only be found from Megadeth. On solos behalf - Megadeth gets the point.

        Live shows... this is a tough one. Metallica performed stunningly back in the day... when I was just a little kid and didn't even listen to any music. I truly wish I could have been there... the pure perfection and the screeching sounds of true metal piercing through your ears, it kicks your ass, kicks your face, exploding feeling nears... oh, I got a little carried away... but when it comes to Megadeth, their shows in the 80's and 90's we're pretty much ruined by Dave's complete inability to sing while playing the guitar. In the 2000's, he's been doing spectacularly. Better than Metallica, in my opinion, mostly because James has sort of lost the legendary rasp that made his voice 'the metal voice'. But nothing compares to the feeling when I saw Metallica rocking out to 'Creeping Death' in Seattle '89... from YouTube. I just completely forgot the world around me. Metallica did better live.

        CDs... unarguably Metallica did some really bad records in the 90s. 'Metallica', 'Load', 'Reload', all missed what made Metallica Metallica: the aggression. They TRIED with 'St. Anger' - but with the wrong producer who could only produce poppy garbage, it truly didn't work out, especially with the absence of one of their most talented minds that made the old albums what they we're - Cliff Burton. 'Death Magnetic' was a return to the roots of sorts, but it was somewhat flat and boring when compared to their early masterpieces. But, like with Megadeth, their first four albums will never be forgotten. They are milestones in the development of thrash metal and all the heavier subgenres of heavy metal that spawned in their wake. But so are Megadeth's first four. Especially 'Rust in Peace' was the highpoint of Megadeth, and still remains it. But what's often left out in the dark is the fact that, in the 90's, Megadeth's albums weren't much better than Metallica's in any way. 'Countdown to Extinction' was, literally, the beginning to the countdown of their extinction. Just like Metallica's self-titled. No album after it has managed to capture what made Megadeth the rockers we all wanted to be. 'Endgame' came close, but it had way too many filler songs.

        I'll give the CDs score to Metallica - their 90's albums were garbage, but they weren't on the radio for nothing. They were better, and 'Master of Puppets' remains as the most iconic and inspiring metal album ever created.

        And... the total package. Well, well. These bands are something you truly will have a hard time comparing. But it didn't turn out 3-1 for Metallica just for the sake of them being Metallica, no. They we're always the grand scheme of things, and there's something in their songs that truly makes them stand out. Mustaine, while a great songwriter and guitar player, could have never, ever come up with stuff like 'One', 'Hit The Lights', 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium' and others. I even think that his contributions to Metallica were better than most what he did for Megadeth. After all - why is Metallica so much bigger than Megadeth today? Yeah, sure, 'a million flies can't be wrong', but always Megadeth has been in the shadow of Metallica. There's a reason somewhere, all of us may not agree on reasons other people present, but I'll just say that Metallica captured the spirit of metal better than Megadeth did.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        que metallica est une coche en haut de megateth et le chanson sont cool avec metallica

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Now I'm just gonna say my oppinion, rather then just trash Megadeth and bow to Metallica.

        I'm just not intrested in Megadeth, thats it. I cannot deny their acomplishments or their fans. I just happen to lean more toward Metallica because thats what I choose to listen to, and Megadeth is what Megadeth fans listen to. But what I can't stand is when people don't bother to get their facts right and just throw out random crap without thinking. THE REASON why Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica is not because he was "too radical" or "too awesome", he was kicked out of the band because he got drunk too often and had a violent behaviour when drunk. And Mustaine was not around for the first 3 albums(as said by DANE!!), he was only around for a bit of Kill 'em All or only Kill 'em all. I didn't bother to look that up fully. The only songs I heard from Megadeth are "Crush 'em" (loved that song btw) and this song that was disguised with the name of a Metallica song. I don't really like Mustaines voca;s because thats just me. I think James Hetfield is a better vocalist, but thats just MY oppinion. I'm not gonna go into the whole "whos a better guitarist" thing because I've really only heard 1 Mustaine solo. And thats me. I lean more into Metallica because I just like their stuff better. Live with it, end of story.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        metallica is better than megadeth any day...kirk hammett is by far the better guitarist and was rated higher than mustaine on the rolling stones list and hetfield is a better vocalist

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Megadeth has better solos and riffs, but I CANT STAND Mustaine's voice

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica has always been better than Megadeth......Megadeth's good....but Metallica is better.....Metallica always has experiented with their sound....and yes at times that was a stupid thing to do....but when you compare Metallica's best work which are on their first five albums and the new released DM....all the albums sound different.....in Kill em all they had fast riffs...fast solo's...which some you might think have been written by Dave Mustaine.....but they weren't...only some of the riffs were by Dave....all the solo's were by Kirk Hammett.....and then in RTL...they had blistering riffs super fast solo's...a more mature work than kill em all...MOP has been their best work...they became more heavier....AJA....was light but retained the speed.....the Black Album was slow and damn heavy...well the new album has got the speed...heaviness....awesome solo's.....i think Metallica degraded in the 90's all bcoz of bob rock....he made them like this...bt now with a new producer they ayre back again......whereas Megadeth has always got the same sound....the typical thrash thing...fast solo's...good riffs....but in all Metallica wins......

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I definitely say that Metallica is way better of a band. They have vast methods of playing and i am not sure if anybody could actually play Kirk's solos. Metallica was really influenced by Kirk joining and i honestly think that they were pushed in a better direction with him joining.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica é a 3ª melhor do mundo, atras de Linkin Park e Slipknot!!! megadeth é bom, mas nada comparado a Metallica

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Megadeth??..

        who r they??..

        Ever they existed in front of Metallica?

        Man, u can't listen a voce like Dave, it sounds like someone sitting on a toilet seat and applying his whole pressure!

        I know Dave created a Rival Band, but no man, he was KICKED out of Metallica, a real dishonour for a band-member but He was wrong.!

        Megadeth can't even stand In front of Metallica.

        and this is the TRUTH!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica forever and ever and ever ever amen :D

        and if you talk about the best lead guitarist... the top 100 greatest guitarists OF ALL THE TIME as posted by Rolling Stone Magazine shows Kirk hammett as # 11 on that list.. but ooh no dave :((

        also james hetfield got the best, and strongest voice for all the time :P also lars KICKS ASS , cliff burton (R.I.P) u guys know him well.. he used to do solo bass >.< what u guys talkin about lol what's megadeth

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica, Megadeth is just a cheap copy

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        2 KILL EM ALL HETFIELD AND MUSTAINE

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica!!!!!!!

      • lovelylashes 6 years ago

        Honestly Metallica's music has something deeper, more powerful in it than does Megadeth.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        megadeth is good, but metallica is totally awesome. Metallica beats megadeth by a lot.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I love both bands a great deal however I prefer Metallica simply based on lyrical content. Megadeth however is a much better live band!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica is way better

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        To be honest with you guys i LOVE metallica alot more. No offense. I think they sound alot better than Megadeth even though I do like Megadeth. SO LONG LIVE METALLICA

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        They are both good bands, but I would have to go with Metallica.

      • jnjtoys 6 years ago

        I have listened to Metallica way longer than Deth so I would give it to them but I do like alot of Megadeth's songs!

      • jctatum 6 years ago

        I have to say Metallica. Although I've been disapointed with them since probably justice for all.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        METALLICA !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • PikachuHeartGold 6 years ago

        Metallica is a hell of a lot better for countless reasons: 1). Metallica's first four thrash defining 80's albums are far more memorable than Megadeth's, whose first four do not suck, but are kinda ruined by Mustaine's crappy vocals, speaking of which, James Hetfield may not be a better rhythm guitarist than Dave (which is up for debate and is mostly based on taste), but is a blatantly superior vocalist (heck even when ho blew his voice while recording a cover of the Misfits 'So What?', he was still better cause frankly, it's not that diffucult to surpass Mustaine's lack of vocal ability. Megadeth fan boys really don't acknowledge certin facts (ergo, their blindness to the fact that even Mustaine say Metallica is better than Megadeth); What did Metallican steal from Dave Mustaine? Nothing at all. Look at the writing credits for both Kill Em All and Ride the Lightning, the band give Mustaine credit where it's due. He has four co writing credits on Kill Em All and two on Ride the Lightning; That's not even close to 50%. Besides, if Metallica stole anything from Mustaine, he could sue them, but he instead chooses to whine and talk smack about them for something that happened nearly 30 years ago (him being fired for his drug/alcohol addiction and violent behaviour). As for the two said bands in the 90's: Everybody complains that Metallica sold out, yet no one does for Megadeth even they went commercial in the 90's (anybody ever heard of Countdown to Extinction, Youthansia, Cryptic Warnings, Risk, The World Needs a Hero, and The System Has Failed?), Now adressing the Death Magnetic vs United Abominations/Endgame factor; both bands returned to their thrash metal roots and it's debateable which band is better in that time period (2007-2009). But if ya ask me, Death Magnetic is more memorable than United Abomination/Endgame just like Metallica's first four albums being more memorable than Megadeth's, though not to the same degree of course. The most important factor is that Metallica is actually a band while Megadeth is the Guns N Roses of thrash (both bands (referring to Megadeth and GnR) have a below average singer (Dave Mustaine and Axl Rose though Dave also plays guitar which Axl doesn't) who fires everybody in his band or pisses them off to the point they quit and also are always at odds with musicans from other bands (Dave was also on bad terms with Pantera and Slayer quite a while back, Axl has been at odds with artist such as Kurt Cobain, Jon Bon Jovi, and Vince Neil)). Plus Metallica has more likeable members (including Lars), has been more consistent with line ups in comparison, and has far more personality.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Metallica have better albums, all the way!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I go with Metallica...ever since I've ever heard them they've been my favorite...I didn't hear what I would consider Metallica's best song either...I heard Holy wars from Meadeth first and I consider that to be Megadeth's best song...I am a HUGE Megadeth fan, I don't hate them and personally think that anyone who does is a moron, but Metallica is better

      • julieannbrady 6 years ago

        I'm into heavy metals hence Metallica!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        METALLICA all the way

      • RedSportNiac 6 years ago

        Nothing else matters.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Megadeth has never made an album so complex and so deep as early metallica albums. Even the newer albums that everyone loves to bag on are great albums just in a different genre.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        METALLICA................................................gorever

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Obviously Metallica. Dave Shit-Stain really is a shit-stain. I mean, wtf, like 3 good songs? in one album? try harder. Metallica's frontmen are more friendly and less arrogant than dave. Its sad to know that ever since the day dave got kicked out of metallica he has not gotten over the fact and the truth that megadeth wont have greater success than metallica, ever. Its just sad to even see megadeths fans even try to compare. Metallica blows out megadeth. Sure whatever St. Anger. It still blew out Megadeths lame ass "Risk". And dave just completely sucks at singing! He should know his place! GUITARIST! not vocalist. Metallica, forever, and after.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Everyone always says well megadeth wouldn't be around if it wasn't for megadeth. Well i think you could say the same about metallica. If you look at the composer or whatever on the kill em all album its almost always dave mustaine. Lets face it Dave put metallica in the drivers seat, and they threw this on the street yes for being an ass. But they are both amazing band Metllica gets it though

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Not by much though. If Metllica never made st.anger i would pick metallica instantely but st.anger could possibly be the worse album, but megadeth had risk toooooo which is awful. Metallica by an inch(i've also liked metallica longer too)

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        lHey,

        Last month i have seen both groups on Sonisphere. Before metallica and slayer, on stage list, there was megadeth. On sound check they didn't even check vocals, so on the sweating bullets, Dave's mic just turned off, if you cannot even connect a mic to a studio mixer, why are you even there? plus they made mistakes on soloes. After 2 hours, metallica came to stage, even they were headliner, the soundcheck took half an hour (rammstein's took 1h 15 min along with stage props). Rammstein brought 16 trucks of stage props such as a kind of alien ship background made of metal, and many lighting stuff, what metallica brought? a huge LCD screen allover the stage. That was more than enough to make crowd crazy. So what i say? metallica all the way and i feel sorry for the both megadeth fans trying to compare metallica with megadeth, / some said there was no dave, no metallica, but how much dave contributed to metallica when he was sober, i ask you./ and who says iron maiden influence metallica, if we were talking about avenged sevenfold you were right. So i feel sorry for both iron maiden fans that bruce and others even failed on stage show what they rely on best, and megadeth fans whom even use words metallica and megadeth on the same sentance. Have a good day.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I listen to both bands,but megadeth seems to go by much quicker.Metallica just has better songs. Megadeth has what maybe 7 great songs. Metallica has maybe 30.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Metallica's breadth of musicianship and lyrics is far deeper and more expansive, by a longshot. Every single Megadeth song I hear sounds like a 13-year-old white kid with shaggy hair and a black t-shirt with sleeves cut off with an acne-filled, scrunched-up face (you know, like Mustaine himself), complaining about being grounded and no one being as cool as him while plotting to steal his dad's booze. I mean, all of their lyrics are just juvenile, whereas only Metallica's first album had that problem. And as far as guitar work goes, I've yet to hear any Megadeth song that I couldn't learn in my sleep, but Dyer's Eve is still beyond me. I mean, that song alone buries the competition. Then there's the rest of Justice, Puppets, and even their 90's work and Death Magnetic are more interesting than Mustaine's babbling.

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      "Dave is now completely over it and doesn't care anymore. On Metallica's earliest stuff, Dave wrote all of the solos and many songs. This influenced Kirk when he had to learn them. You can also hear Dave's influence on James even up until Master of Puppets. All I can say is that Mustaine and whatever guitarist he has with him at the time (particularly Friedman and Broderick) are more skilled technically than anyone in Metallica. Who is "better" is all opinion, but this is fact. James writes some complex stuff, but Kirk is just a joke with his solos. Besides just the complexity, I believe that Dave has better songwriting abilities. Megadeth has the speed on them as well. Metallica are posers now anyway and they planned on selling out from the beginning. When Dave was kicked out (for his drinking, not his playing), they chose a melodic guitarist instead of a shredder. Now that isn't metal at all, is it?"

      -Zacherson

      "I quess I really can't favor either band.

      TRUE: Dave is more melodic than James and lars in writing style MOST of the time, but credit is due Metallica foe doing and excellent job on Puppets.

      TRUE: the black album DID put metallica over the topn in recognition, and sales but DAVE and megadeth in all incarnations have not been slouches either. While most complain that Cyrptic /Risk were not the strongest albums, they do prove that Dave has what it takes to bring substance and style to the meatl genre.

      I think what really makes this a moot discussion is that if it wasn't FOR Dave contributing to ealry Metallica albums, there wouldn't be a Metallica. Though Dave wasn't the most stable at the time was he?

      Both bands have made one major bungle, Megadeth Lost David, and Metallica lost Jason over minor matters.

      Both bands are exceptional in their own rights and have had their losses as well.

      So which really IS the better band: Musically... It's Megadeth. Metallica shouldn't be frowned upon for Load/Reload, the "fans" should for not satnding by a band they thought was " the best".

      Both bands do what they do, do what they love and we're lucky enough to have them in an age of posers and fakers."

      -Jeremy

      The funny thing about this rivalry has always been the different ways Megadeth supporters have tried to slice the facts. There are seemingly endless ways to "show" that Megadeth is a better band, whether it be album vs. album, decade vs. decade. However, Metallica just has that intangible, yet undeniable, quality that makes them truly great. As for me (and most die-hard metal fans who aren't pissed at Dave), I prefer listening to Megadeth. Their songs are just so insanely diverse and filled with complexities that always keep me coming back for another listen. Something about listening to "Take No Prisoners" just makes me feel empowered. And who can't relate to songs like "Trust" and "Tornado of Souls"? As far as a head-to-head comparison, I'd have to say that Megadeth has the undisputed edge in two important categories: technicality (if you dispute that, you're pretty thickheaded) and current status. In recent years, Megadeth has been a stronger presence live and in the studio. If you were to rank the last two albums from each band, it would have to be: 1) Endgame 2) United Abominations 3) Death Magnetic 4) St. Anger. As far as the 80s and 90s go, that's just personal preference. Now, all that being said, I'm a true MegaFan, and I have to vote for Megadeth on this one. Metallica, you still kick ass, just not as hard."

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Great lens man. I just published my first lens. Looks like I have a lot of work to do to reach this level..

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          domjohnson lm 5 years ago

          I don't think Megadeth can be compared to Metallica! Metallica are the better band by some way!

          Having said that, their albums are steadily getting worse while Megadeths albums are getting better! Still, Metallica FTW! :)

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          wolvyz 5 years ago

          Metallica All the way.

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          theeoriginal1 5 years ago

          wow I love metallica....too bad I cant play guitar worth a squat.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          3 words about live shows - That One Night !!!

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          ThriftyTuscany 5 years ago

          Metallica! Way more posse.

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          MusicFan57 5 years ago

          Kickin' lens! Miss the old Cliff Burton Metallica days.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          i prefer megadeth over metallica.......megadeth has better songs,lyrics n riffs...and specially i love their solos.....metallica are big posers...megadeth keep low profile because they only concentrate in their music...while metallica are buisy posing and making money releasing shitty albums n songs....ALL HAIL MEGADETH.

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          RonnieV74 5 years ago

          Great lens ! Big Metallica fan and also a fan of Megadeth.

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          filmic 6 years ago

          great lens. thanks for the opportunity to have my say. this is a debate which has raged for decades. i was into metallica before i'd even heard of megadeth, but the more i hear of ulrich and crew, the less i like them.

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          wildanimal86 6 years ago

          metallica!

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          tpw1977 6 years ago

          I don't know if I'm the only one that does this but i go through phases of liking one band then the other so I can't vote who I like better. If it were down to live shows I think Metallica are better but that's just down to them having more money behind them. I've never been to a Megadeth gig and not liked it. Megadeth and Metallica rule! \m/

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          Zakmoonbeam 6 years ago

          Love em both, listened to them in my formative years, and still do now. Great lens!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Megadeth its kinda like iron maiden in some albums,originally the "same"

          Metallica is very versatil i think thats how some bands/genres got generated 2day.

          aside from metallica's "crappy work" i think we all have mistakes and because metallica was like the FIRST band i think its allright. i love both and i cant say which is better cause im 13 and i found metallca and megadeth recently by myself (1 year ago). I just listen to metallica more in the daily basis so i would have to go with metallica \m/

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          mnc bryan 6 years ago

          great lens love the debate of the two biggest metal bands of my time.

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          superbob17 lm 6 years ago

          Great Lens. Im glad you have a face off with Metallica and Megadeath because they were probably the biggest heavy metals bands ever.

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          TyGatti LM 6 years ago

          Nice lens, well put together :D I love both bands so am finding this lens hard to swallow :P

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          lovelylashes 6 years ago

          What an excellent lens! (And the winner is Metallica!)

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          cooldiet 6 years ago

          Megadeth of course! Fortunately, and Mustaine went out on time!

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          JeffreyTymczak LM 6 years ago

          I would like to Say, Great LENS!!! MEGADETH!!! ;)

          Jeff

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          katprice lm 6 years ago

          Nice lens! Two GREAT bands, but I'm gonna have to go with Megadeth.

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          damagedinc 6 years ago

          Nice Lens

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          glenbrook 6 years ago

          I like Megadeath better. Metallica is OK but after awhile all there songs start to sound the same.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i have to say great and informative lens but it is METALLICA all the way

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          LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

          Now I'm a SquidAngel I'm back to bless one of my favourite lenses...I saw Megadeth last year and they were pretty good and Dave Mustaine seems much cooler these days..but I'm with Metallica all the way :)

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          @anonymous: nope,i think both are good since without metallica,there wouldn't be any "so called megadeth"because if lars didn't advertise the recycler,and mustaine did not answer,there will be no metallica or megadeth!ain't that right?no offense but dave's voice is 9999%worser than hetfield.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          i'd prefer metallica since their classic song,master of puppets,fade to black and creeping death made me excited!i wondered,what is this sound??and,,,it was METALLICA!!!!!!long live metallica...megadeth sucks real bad since mustaine could'nt sing better than hetfield though,

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Metallica. Anyone with a brain can see that. So Metallica hasn't made a very good album in a while. At least they can still play the music that made them the BEST Metal band ever. They simply have talent that Megadeth doesn't have.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          megadeth are meaner and heavier!

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          LouiseKirkpatrick 8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

          Hi kiwisoutback - I've chosen this lens as Heavy Metal Lens of the Month for June 2009 on Heavy Metal Headquarters

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          Andy 8 years ago from London, England

          Great lens. I hadn't heard much of either for years.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          metallica all the way!!!!!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Way to work the polls lady! Bravo! Love this lens! 5 stars!!!!!

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          Cesarous 8 years ago

          Megadeth! YoU cAN sEE!

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          MikeMoore LM 8 years ago

          Great idea for a lens. Thanks for the Squid Angel blessing too. I think Metallica beats Megadeath in every way, except perhaps the best lead singer. :)

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          drifter0658 lm 8 years ago

          Dang it......this lens is a masterpiece and had me torn all the way through....Rock On!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          you know friend!i am sure metallica is the best band.i like james`his sound` lyrics`and he knows how to be master of metal.i like lars `he is professional and i have never see wonderful guitarist like kirk hammet and robert is expert.i live in iran .all of my friends are metallica fans.its about 12 years that i listen to metallica and enjoy from their live shows.metallica is the most famous band in the world.at the end i offer to megadeth fans forget their band forever.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          metallica rocks forever!!!

          yeah..

          hey everyone join mamasfallenangels.com if love 80's metal band like megadeth & metallica and more...

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          Monkeytrix29 8 years ago

          MEGADETH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          my band sucks metallica is way better and i wish i could be in metallica

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          megadeth is the best band ever. metallica is so boaring, they songs is boaring... metallica sucks.

          dave mustaine rulzzzz

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Been Into Metallica for so long..., recently I'm Listening to Megadeth, not so bad at all..., regarding what's metallica been tuning in with no "Metal-Taste" recently..., hearing Megadeth kind a fills the Hollow of MetalliCrap inside Me...

          Oh yeah read a bit of what I said about their rivalry:

          http://www.jazili.com/2008/07/metallica-vs-megadet...

          And here's some dude on Youtube that doing some awesome covers on both bands, check it out:

          http://www.jazili.com/2008/07/more-on-metallica-vs...

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          metallica is the best band in the world megadeth wants to be a metallica master of puppets is the best album ever made. megadeth ,slayer and anthrax sucks

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Metallica smokes Megadeth. Metallica is the reason why Megadeth is even around .Death Magnetic crushes united Abombinations. Plus Kirk Hammet is the best guitarist alive today