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Megadeth vs Metallica



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Posted by -Valhalla-, 07.06.2006 - 03:18
Megadeth and Metallica have been trying to out do eachother for years. Dave Mustaine was an Ex-Metallica guitarist, and made Megadeth to show that he doesn't need metallica. Metallica the more popular of the two, cut thier hair, and sold out, touring with bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizcuit. Meanwhile, Megadeth's still going strong. Who's better? Would you rather go to see live?

In my opinion Megadeth is the better of the two. Metallica is a bunch of fatheads who have sucked balls since Ride The Lightning. Megadeth still sounds great, and has the Gigantour going, while Metallica is busy filming their next documentary about, whiney disagreements, and how the band is falling apart.

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Megadeth vs. Metallica

Megadeth
517
Metallica
450

Total votes: 967
04.12.2021 - 17:21
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 04.12.2021 at 11:17

Well here Is how I would rank all the songs together from both albums:

1. Holy Wars (RIP)
2. Creeping Death (RTL)
3. Tornado Of Souls (RIP)
4. Fade To Black (RTL)
5. Hangar 18 (RIP)
6. Rust In Peace.. Polaris (RIP)
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (RTL)
8. Call Of Ktulu (RTL)
9. Ride The Lightning (RTL)
10. Five Magics (RIP)
11. Trapped Under Ice (RTL)
12. Lucretia (RIP)
13. Take No Prisoners (RIP)
14. Poison Was The Cure (RIP)
15. Dawn Patrol (RIP)
16. Fight Fire With Fire (RTL)
17. Escape (RTL)

Not much between the two albums imo, but Rust In Peace just about edges it for me.

Great ranking! Let's see... I think my ranking would be something like this:

1. Creeping Death (RTL)
2. Tornado Of Souls (RIP)
3. Call Of Ktulu (RTL)
4. Holy Wars (RIP)
5. Fade To Black (RTL)
6. Rust In Peace.. Polaris (RIP)
7. Ride The Lightning (RTL)
8. Hangar 18 (RIP)
9. For Whom The Bell Tolls (RTL)
10. Five Magics (RIP)
11. Poison Was The Cure (RIP)
12. Lucretia (RIP)
13. Trapped Under Ice (RTL)
14. Take No Prisoners (RIP)
15. Fight Fire With Fire (RTL)
16. Dawn Patrol (RIP)
17. Escape (RTL)

It's pretty much equal for me, but RIP wins slightly by the "weaker" songs
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04.12.2021 - 19:31
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
My second favourite albums from the two bands are Peace Sells, and Master Of Puppets, it's a tough one, but Master Of Puppets slightly edges it for me, my song ranking would be like this:

1. Master of Puppets (MOP)
2. Orion (MOP)
3. My Last Words (PS)
4. Devils Island (PS)
5. Wake Up Dead (PS)
6. Disposable Heroes (PS)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MOP)
8. Battery (MOP)
9. Good Mourning/Black Friday (PS)
10. Leper Messiah (MOP)
11. Peace Sells (PS)
12. Bad Omen (PS)
13. I Ain't Superstitious (PS)
14. The Thing That Should Not Be (MOP)
15. The Conjuring (PS)
16. Damage (MOP)
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09.12.2021 - 22:03
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 04.12.2021 at 19:31

My second favourite albums from the two bands are Peace Sells, and Master Of Puppets, it's a tough one, but Master Of Puppets slightly edges it for me, my song ranking would be like this:

1. Master of Puppets (MOP)
2. Orion (MOP)
3. My Last Words (PS)
4. Devils Island (PS)
5. Wake Up Dead (PS)
6. Disposable Heroes (PS)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MOP)
8. Battery (MOP)
9. Good Mourning/Black Friday (PS)
10. Leper Messiah (MOP)
11. Peace Sells (PS)
12. Bad Omen (PS)
13. I Ain't Superstitious (PS)
14. The Thing That Should Not Be (MOP)
15. The Conjuring (PS)
16. Damage (MOP)

Nice ranking!
Peace Sells is definitely Megadeth's second best album! So many great songs to choose from!

...And Justice for All is actually my second favorite Metallica album. Some of the songs are way too long, but I like the aggression in the riffs and vocals, which sets it slightly above Master of Puppets for me. Although I've recently listened to MOP again and really liked the middle tracks.

In fact, looking at RTL, MOP, and AJFA, I notice that some of Metallica's greatest songs are at the beginning of RTL (title track, Bells, Fade), in the middle of MOP (Disposable, Leper), and at the end of AJFA (Harvester, To Live, Dyers).

Anyways, I'll rank my favorite songs of Peace Sells, Master of Puppets, and And Justice for All:

1. My Last Words (PS)
2. Dyers Eve (AJFA)
3. To Live is To Die (AJFA)
4. Good Mourning/Black Friday (PS)
5. Bad Omen (PS)
6. The Conjuring (PS)
7. Wake Up Dead (PS)
8. Master of Puppets (MOP)
9. Harvester of Sorrow (AJFA)
10. Leper Messiah (MOP)
11. Blackened (AJFA)
12. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MOP)
13. Devils Island (PS)
14. One (AJFA)
15. Disposable Heroes (MOP)
16. Orion (MOP)
17. ...And Justice for All (AJFA)
18. Peace Sells (PS)
19. The Shortest Straw (AJFA)
20. Eye of the Beholder (AJFA)
21. Damage Inc (MOP)
22. Battery (MOP)
23. I Ain't Superstitious (PS)
24. Frayed Ends of Sanity (AJFA)
25. The Thing That Should Not Be (MOP)
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07.04.2022 - 14:45
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Earliest Metallica live recorded gig - with Dave Mustaine! - San Francisco 1983

They all look so happy - probably one of their finest memories.
The video quality starts off pretty bad, but it gets better halfways through the first song. Some nice moments:
6:48 - Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield cuddling
15:25 - Dave: "you guys aren't into anything that's like really heavy... are you?"
20:46 - Cliff Burton
30:25 - James: "Alright!"
37:00 - Cliff Pulling Teeth Bass Solo
51:32 - awesome Dave solo in "Am I Evil?"
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25.06.2022 - 07:35
Nucky

I like both but would prefer Metallica..
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06.07.2022 - 05:22
24emd

I'm not a huge fan of either, I've got my favourite songs here and there. I prefer the guitar work in Megadeth, and it's easier to choose something to listen to in Megadeth. Honestly with Metallica they've got their massive lows and changes in their sound, it's hard. I am much more looking forward to the new Megadeth album than anything Metallica will put out anytime soon.
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07.09.2022 - 16:51
ScreamingSteelUS
Editor-in-Chief
"Meanwhile, Megadeth's still going strong." Well, this is a thread that aged well. Metallica is no longer the one with whiney disagreements about how the band is falling apart, too.

As I'm sure is true of many of us, I could write books explaining my thoughts about every individual point of comparison between the two bands, not to mention the constant tension between loving and hating them both. On the one hand, they were formative for me, they were formative for metal, they've hosted some incredible musicians, and at their best, each was good enough to genuinely warrant most of the hype they've received over the decades. I have no qualms whatsoever about considering their defining works as among the best and most important that metal has to offer, and on those occasions when I feel like listening to them, I still believe that there is nothing out there quite like "Disposable Heroes" or "Holy Wars."

On the other hand, they're both overplayed, much of their material is overrated, neither has done anything of remarkable quality in years (unless that quality was "bad"), and at this point they're rock stars rather than actual bands. They're as much legacy acts as KISS, and while they're more popular than ever, they've never been less relevant since they debuted. At this point I can't take them seriously - because of their own personalities, because of their inescapable presence in media (and in the media), because of how exhausted every possible topic of conversation has become. Generally, I prefer not to think of them at all if I don't have to, just because of all the overexposure to their music and their drama.

Given the choice, though, I'd take Metallica. I prefer their classic albums to Megadeth's classic albums, which have always been spotty and unfulfilling to me, and their post-classic material has always been more interesting to me than Megadeth's. I like James's voice in the '80s a lot more than Dave's voice in the '80s and I've found them about equally unlistenable since then, which is probably how a lot of those comparisons will work out.
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08.09.2022 - 11:43
Zap

I'll take Death Magnetic and Hardwired over all eight albums Megadeth have released since 2000. Sure, St Anger was a bit shit and Lulu was quite crap, but Megadeth just sounds so dull these days. I'd rather have a few really bad albums and a few good ones than a forgettable album like [insert latest Megadeth album] every two years.
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