Best Thrasher Band: Megadeth vs. Metallica

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Best Thrasher Band: Megadeth vs. Metallica

  1. Megadeth

    59.8%
  2. Metallica

    40.2%
  1. Boston617

    Boston617 Member

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    Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning still get regular rotation in my household.

    Can't say the same for any Megadeth album.

    If we're talking thrash in general though, Overkill is my favorite.
     
  2. Doomrider78

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    Eh? That should be Black Album vs Countdown to Extinction.

    What's a "thrasher " band? :p:rolleyes:
     
  3. Hot In The Shade

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    Best Thrasher band was probably JFA or Drunk Injuns

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  4. sergiodeblanc

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    There wouldn’t be a contest if they were included in the poll.
     
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    I voted Metallica, but I'm actually glad to see Megadeth in the lead :) I love them both. When I was in high school in the mid 80's, we called it speed metal and my first speed metal album was Peace Sells But Who's Buying. But for me it all started with Metallica (and Dave deserves just as much credit as he helped the band become what it became on Kill 'Em All). James was the coolest rhythm guitarist to me. Metallica music is the music I don't play air guitar solos, I play air guitar rhythm :)
     
  6. Pidgin English

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    I agree with you about trimming the fat on Load/Reload. There's some good cuts on there. I even like some of the slower ones like Bleeding Me and Outlaw Torn. Megadeth lost me at Risk. I liked Youthanasia. I liked Cryptic Writings a lot. I didn't like Risk at all :(
     
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    To me, that is the perfect heavy metal album. Great production. Every riff a razor. Marty Friedman is an amazing lead player. Great songs.
     
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    From '86 to '90 you can't go wrong with this band. Other honorable mentions go out to Nuclear Assault, Violence, and the first Sadus record.
     
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    Yeah, I get that argument. I see Youthanasia as more of Megadeth's "Black Album", so that is why I linked the 2, but Countdown fits that bill too. I still prefer the Black Album over Countdown, though Countdown is an awesome album.
     
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    Megadeth for me. Rust in Peace is my all time favorite metal album and still listen to it today.
     
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    Megadeth have "Rust in Peace", so they win for me.
     
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    When I first discovered Megadeth as a kid, I don't think I heard anything else for a couple of years. Actually my first album I ever bought, was Youthanasia, and tracing them back was just one classic after another. I don't listen to them much nowadays, mostly because of the soundreplaced reissues on Spotify But whenever I hear the originals, it still hits me how awesome they were.
     
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    I think Megadeth was more of a thrash band, at least through So Far So Good....

    That said, I voted Metallica because they had the most thrash in them. Mustaine, Hetfield, and Hammett(seriously) were the architects of the genre. Metallica had elements of Exodus(100% thrash) and Megadeth in them.

    And the fact that Megadeth isn’t a band, it’s a solo act.
     
  14. Go Cat Go!!

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    For me it's Megadeth by a mile. This is such a classic song which just buls going thorough several different motifs. I think it is brilliant.



    Mustaine never forgets melody in his songs.

     
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    But it is the *better* solo act. I have to say, listening to Lars at a distance. His drumming is so...Lars...so high drama and mannered. Listening to Megadeth, the drumming is thrashy and fits without being so...Lars.
     
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    That’s true, but imagine what it was like to be Nick Menza, as good as he was, and Dave Mustaine Sharon Osbourne you on record? Better to reign in Metallica than serve in Megadeth.

    It’s comical how many people have been in that band(30, 40+?) I can’t take the music seriously after the classic lineup(s).At least Metallica spares is from new albums for years at a time.
     
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    I think Megadeth could have been huge with one more chief/alpha in the band.
     
  18. viper

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    Tough, tough call. I listen to Megadeth more now but leaned more Metallica in the 80s. Will say Megadeth now but ask me tomorrow and I may change my mind.

    Best thrash band going right now? Testament, by far.
     
  19. Nyarlathotep

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    Of the two? Love 'em both, but Megadeth. Of all thrash? DELIVERANCE!
     
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    Megadeth - As said in the video
     

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