Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Megadeth vs. Metallica

Remember the slight few "feud" between these two bands many years ago? The metal mags of the day were all too happy to print anything they thought might sell copies. Mustaine's time in Metallica has always connected these two acts despits the fact that hist ime in Metallica was relatively brief and a long time ago. Still today's battle is...






Both have had ups and downs. They both contributed greatly to the early thrash scene, but both acts went for sounds that were much lighter by the 1990's. Megadeth have gone through numerous line-up changes and Metallica have gone through several changes in musical direction.

***Which do you choose and why?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overall I'll take Megadeth. While Ride the Lightning is a masterpiece, I never got too into Kill 'em All and Master of Puppets. When Justice happened, I was out. I despise that album and everything they have done since.

Megadeth's first 3 are great with the first 2 being the best. I didn't care for Rust In Piece when it came out but can tolerate it now. Marty's playing never really impressed me except on his Dragon's Kiss album. I avoided them through the 90s completely. It was boring stuff. Their last 3 albums have been great, a wonderful comeback.

5:27 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

As much as it pains me, I have to pick Metallica. The first three albums were far better than anything Megadeth did. Of course, Megadeth never made an album as bad as St Anger either. Still, the strength of the first three Metallica albums is hard to argue with.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Prior to the last decade it would have easily been Metallica. It's gotten due to Megadeth adding on a couple of decent discs while Metallica released a turd and an average album. Still, those first three Metallica discs are hard to argue against. For Megadeth Rust in piece is their top album, but it and Peace sells fall below Ride the lightning and Master of puppets.

Megadeth have been slightly more consistant, but they have never reached the heights that Metallica did early on. So yeah it's Metallica for me.

Sean-I think Peace sells is very good and Killing is my business is solid despite poor production. However So far so good so what has it's problems. That being that almost half the album sucks.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree about So Far...it's got some goofy shit on it, but I'll listen to it before Kill Em All (most influential album ever maybe?) and master of puppets.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I'd have to say, overall, if I look at their entire discography, I'm going with Megadeth.
The only Metallica I thought was brilliant was "Ride the Lightning."
Yes, it's a classic, but can I really pit one classic against an entire career of quality? Nope, I can't... thus I pick Megadeth.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, this is semi-tough. O.k., since Megadeth didn't "Load" and then "Reload" with "Some Kind Of Monster" near "St. Anger" with "One"... I'll go with Megadeth any day of the year. Plus Mustaine has been darn consistent over the years too. I always admired Bob Seger, the "Turn The Page" cover by Metallica was too artificial and forced for me.

I do incredibly admire Metallica and have unreal memories of seeing them live, the first 3 albums being my favorites too. Still... it all began with "One" and I will never forget how shocked I felt when I first heard that song.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I have to choose?

They both have masterpieces that I had on vinyl and cassette back in the '80s...and on my I-pod even now.

But then there's St. Anger and The World Needs A Hero.
I regret buying both.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Metalfan75 said...

For myself Metallica released probably the two best metal discs ever on the North American continent with Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Then the 90s came with unprecidented commercial heights as music directions radically changed and quality fell, bottoming out with St. Anger in 2003. If one band ever had the best and worst albums of any genre, it would have to be Metallica IMO.

Megadeth have remained more consistent through the years, though never quite reaching the stratospheric highs or paltry lows of Metallica. But as things stand in 2010 I think Megadeth are the better band, with my preference of Endgame over Death Magnetic being the decisive factor.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Mighty High said...

Metallica, simply for Kill Em All and Garage Days Revisited (on blue vinyl).

9:06 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Blue vinyl might be the only thing that can save Garage Days...

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no doubt here: Megadeth!
Marty Friedman is a great guitarist (I love Cacophony!!!) and Rust in Piece is a great masterpiece!
Metallica are good, but Megadeth are simply the best in thrash metal!


1:37 PM  
Blogger Cian Bean Hehir said...

Cant choose...both fuckin amazing but overall i prefer metallica because of better live preformances and they are going back to their old style wit death magnetic. Love em both but prefer metallica

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

overall i prefer metallica..better live preformances..both play perfectly but metallica engage more with the crowd. Also metallica are gettin back to there 'hevier' stuff wit death magnetic. Love megadeth and mustaine especially but just love all de guys from metallica more.

3:10 PM  

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