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What is the most influential band for metal out of these two?

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Aristarchos

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  10.01.2012 at 15:46
Motörhead and Venom are probably the two most influential bands for what lead to genres like thrash and the more extreme side of metal. Which of them do you find most influential?

The choice is very difficult. Motörhead was earlier than Venom, but Venom had a completely different sound. I have read that Venom mentions Judas Priest as their main influence, and I don't know how Venom would sound if there was no Motörhead. I have also heard a lot of thrash bands saying that without Motörhead there would be no thrash (or at least thrash wouldn't sound the same), but maybe they could say the same thing about Venom. I guess Venom have had a bigger influence on later genres like death and black, but I guess bands like Bathory and Possessed were influenced by both Motörhead and Venom.

Personally I can't decide who I'm going to vote for, and I'm intrested in what you think. Try to motivate your choice, and if you don't have a clue, then don't vote. I'm more intersted in who has the best arguments rather than which band wins the poll.
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  10.01.2012 at 16:48
I vote euql because MOtorhead start be influenced after Ace Of Spades its same like Judas Priest before and after British Stiel
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  10.01.2012 at 21:07
I would say Venom. They were more of a thrash band than Motorhead was, and more extreme for that matter. I think they probably influenced more thrash bands and death and black as well.
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sentinel65

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  11.01.2012 at 04:16
I'm going to say Motorhead because not only did they influence many metal bands, but they have some more mainstream hits.
Guib

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  12.01.2012 at 07:58
IMO its a pretty close call, so I say its equal. Personally I listened to both as much, and they influenced me both into digging more agressive metal back then. So I think its a tight fight, anyways, both great bands.
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Infernal Eternal

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  10.04.2012 at 10:29
Motorhead invented speed metal (Metal Hammer says). That's why I vote Lemmy and his band.
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listmor

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  22.04.2012 at 13:17
Who did Motorhead ever influence? Has any bank ever stated they were heavily influenced by Motorhead? Motorhead cover bands excluded.
Marcel Hubregtse
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  22.04.2012 at 13:37
Written by listmor on 22.04.2012 at 13:17

Who did Motorhead ever influence? Has any bank ever stated they were heavily influenced by Motorhead? Motorhead cover bands excluded.


Venom stated as much as did Metallica back in the day.
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Branzig

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  22.04.2012 at 14:31
Written by listmor on 22.04.2012 at 13:17

Who did Motorhead ever influence? Has any bank ever stated they were heavily influenced by Motorhead? Motorhead cover bands excluded.


Wait...what?

Are you saying no bands have ever been influenced by Motorhead.....
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JohnDoe

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  22.04.2012 at 17:52
Motorhead got my vote.

Early Venom sounded like a very sloppy Motorhead if you ask me.

Most of early thrash had a Motorhead influence IMO.
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JohnDoe

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  22.04.2012 at 17:54
Written by Bad English on 10.01.2012 at 16:48

I vote euql because MOtorhead start be influenced after Ace Of Spades its same like Judas Priest before and after British Stiel


I wanted to contradict you but reading this several times, I realized I don't understand what you are trying to say.
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Cill O' Connor

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  22.04.2012 at 19:48
Written by listmor on 22.04.2012 at 13:17

Who did Motorhead ever influence? Has any bank ever stated they were heavily influenced by Motorhead? Motorhead cover bands excluded.


Darkthrone and Megadeth (Dave Mustaine) come to mind
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Atrocious Virgin

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  22.04.2012 at 20:27
Drinks, drugs, booze and Heavy Metal v/s German, Chinese, Canadian assault?

what to prove? both are the most influential and famous Metal personalities of all time. ripping from each other, critically judging their musics and then conclusion I think won't even solve the question of what this thread is looking for.

Both have a great discographies and awesome Metal history to prove what they did. I go with equal with thinking of sheer stupidity of creating such a thread.
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  23.04.2012 at 03:34
I don't know, I'd have to go around and compile a fucking pie chart or something to see which bands were influenced by either.

All I know (from Marcel) is that Motorhead influenced Venom, and Venom indirectly named an entire genre. I don't know enough about either band beyond that information to give an answer though.
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