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Metallica vs. Megadeth

July 10, 2009 by  



Metallica vs. Megadeth

Metallica and Megadeth are both thrash metal pioneers who helped usher in the modern era of heavy metal and both bands have enjoyed great success and popularity amongst rock music fans the world over. The question before us today is simply which band is better, which is a subject sure to cause much controversy and discussion. Both bands are part of the Big Four (along with Anthrax and Slayer) that redefined metal music in the 1980’s and provided an alternative to the many hairspray-addicted bands that dominated the radio during that time. Both bands have maintained long careers and kept their identities and their fan bases through up and down periods and the inevitable lineup changes that most bands with such long histories must endure.

Knowing how emotional this subject could be to metal fans, we here at Gear Vault decided to look at statistics first and foremost to decide which band comes out on top. This is the record business we are talking about, ultimately, and selling records is the name of the game. Megadeth has been one of the most successful metal acts out there, selling over 20 million records since the band launched in 1983, which is a phenomenal amount of units to move. Metallica, which was formed in 1981, has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide as of the release of Death Magnetic, their latest release. Their 1991 effort, Metallica, also called “The Black Album”, has sold 22 million copies on its own. In terms of pure sales, Metallica trounces Megedeth at the cash register.

Sales figures are only part of the equation, however, and must be looked at alongside the question of influence, which is often a better gauge of a bands’ greatness than just commercial success. Here, too, Metallica comes out on top. Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine was originally a member of Metallica until he was ejected from the group, which led him to start Megadeth. In other words, without Metallica there would be no Megadeth. This makes Metallica the ultimate progenitor, not only giving birth to its own legend but, in a not-so-roundabout way, to Megadeth’s as well. This combination of record sales and influence in the metal scene puts Metallica on top of Megedeth and gives much credence to calling the band the “Led Zeppelin of their generation”, as many fans and critics have done. Music is subjective, of course, and each band has those fans that will prefer it to the other, but the tale of the tape tells only one story: Metallica rules.

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90 Responses to “Metallica vs. Megadeth”
  1. c man says:

    i think metallica is the better band , they were and are never afraid to push the limits of thier abilities, whereas megadedth seemed , to me anyway, to worked themsevles into a niche that is simply redundant
    mustaine is agood guitarist , his lyrics are good and they have overall cntributed to metal(rust in peace) , that being said , hetfield is a brilliant guitarist , his lyrics are amazing and they are simply the gods of metal

  2. Lucas says:

    I say neither win, because you left out Slayer. Show No Mercy was the best debut album by any of the Big Four of thrash. If I had to choose between Metallica or Megadeth though, I would go with Megadeth. Why? Megadeth rules, and most of the good solos off of Kill ‘Em All were written by Dave Mustaine, so to me it’s a no-brainer Megadeth is better.

  3. Twiggy Jordison says:

    Metallica:
    Created 3 of the best Metal records, and that’s IT!
    What happened to their other shitty shit after 1990? …
    {{{ c man: that’s not what I call “pushing to the limits” I call that signing a contract ang going commercial. And making tours with Shitknot }}}

    Note: I didn’t added “And Justice For All” as one of their best because Hammet, played monotonic guitar riffs and solos on that album

    Megadeth:
    Realistically, non their albums could top Metallca’s, BUT, surelly, he WAS the mastermind for Metallica’s first 2.

    Hammet, the only great shit I heard from him was “Master Of Puppets” albums, don’t know how he managed to pull that one, and not do that great for “And Justice for all.”

    So, MEGADETH wins! for MANY ALBUMS OF REAL GREAT THRASH ALBUMS {cough and not just only 3 which in reality a big portion created my Mustaine}

  4. c man says:

    megadeth are a poor mans metallica mustaine , though a good guitarist relys too much on power chords his vocals are shitty , and his lyrics when compared to hetfield are pathetic , im not trying to take anything away from the guy though he is good but when compared to hetfield he’s nothing , as for megadeth as a band as a whole ? …… depends on what band you’re talking about …….. theres been so many diferent members that you could say that mustaine is a soloist , playing with a different band each week
    metallica on the other hand have been more solid in that regard and thus thier entire body of work is more solid , and twiggy metallica have produced five of the best trash metal albums of all time:
    kill ‘em all
    ride the lightning
    master of puppets
    and justice for all (i simply cant agree with you)
    death magnetic
    whereas megadeth have only produced one:
    rust in piece
    oh yeah then they released a greatest hits album , hows that for selling out?
    he must be desperate for money
    mustaine is a fag
    metallica rules

  5. c man says:

    oh buy the way i would rank the following bands in this order
    1.metallica
    2.slayer
    3.iron maiden
    3.anthrax…………
    …………….
    100.megadeth

    thats right i rank anthrax ahead of megadeth, hell i’d rank britney spears ahead of megadeth, even gwar is cooler

  6. Twiggy Jordison says:

    c man:
    I bet you’re somewhere between 15 and 25.

    Not only that, but you named thrash bands that are well known, there’s way more thrash bands out there, than those.

    Abysstower, Anacrusis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Anvil, Bathory, Blacknoise, Celtic Frost {early stuff}, Coroner, Cronos, Cryptic Slaughter {early stuff}, Demolition Hammer, Destruction, Equinox, Exodus, Hatesphere, Heathen, Hellhammer, Hermética, Hirax, Kreator, Massacra, Messiah, Morbid Saint, Mortal Sin, Nuclear Assault, Onslaught, Sabbat, Sacred Reich, Sadus, Sepultura {early stuff}, Slaughtspeed, Slayer, Sodom, Submachine, Testament, Tirant Sin, Vader, Venom, Violator, Xentrix … etc etc.

    if you don’t know more than half of these you ARE a poser!

    Shitallica produced 3 great albums, and whole load of shit after that.
    Megadeth I prefer, BUT the ones listed up there i prefer over megadeth or sellout-shitallica-wah-abusers-who-tours-with-shitknot-and-koRn. lmao!

  7. Lucas says:

    Metallica had 3 good albums, but that’s it. The good Metallica died with Cliff Burton. Yes, Megadeth has had so many different people in the band, but thats not always a bad thing. If you listen to a “greatest hits” collection by Metallica, you just hear Hammett’s solos and Lars drumming. If you were to listen to Megadeth’s Greatest Hits, you would hear Chris Poland, Marty Friedman, Al Pitrelli, Jeff Young, Gar Samuelson, Nick Menza, Jimmy Degrasso, and Chuck Behler . There’s a different variety of styles and technique, instead of hearing Hammett over and over and over……

    As far as your list goes c man, here are your errors
    1. lol there are two #3’s on there. Nice job on that.
    2. If Metallica’s your #1, you have some serious issues
    3. Even though they arent thrash metal, I dont see how the hell you put Judas Priest behing Anthrax. I mean, seriously, Anthrax had like 3 ok songs, and thats it.

  8. Twiggy Jordison says:

    c man says:

    Kill ‘Em All — ONE OF THE GREATEST {best tracks are my Mustaine/Burton}
    Ride the Lightning — ANOTHER GREAT {best tracks are my Mustaine/Burton}
    Master of Puppets — GREAT STILL, BUT DOESN’T TOP FIRST TWO
    …And Justice for All — MONOTONIC GUITAR PLAYING {start of the decline}
    Metallica — SHITTY
    Load — LOAD OF SHIT
    ReLoad — RELOAD OF SHIT
    St. Anger — ONE OF THE WORSE ALBUMS IN METAL HISTORY, WOW! TOYS R’US-LIKE DRUM SET SOUND, POWERED-UP ACOUSTIC GUITARS. BECAME TO CLOSE WITH SHITKNOT, EVEN TOURING WITH THEM!
    Death Magnetic — BIGGEST EFFORT IN 22 YEARS, BUT STILL SHITTY

    Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! — CAN’T COMPETE, BUT ONE OF THE BEST IN THRASH WORLD
    Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? — STILL ONE OF THE BEST IN THRASH WORLD
    So Far, So Good… So What! — STILL ANOTHER THRASH GREATNESS
    Rust in Peace — FUNNY HOW METALLICA DIEHARDS SAY THIS IS MEGADETH’S ONLY BEST, SINCE BY THEN, METALLICA WAS GETTING TO SELL GARBAGE WHILE MEGADETH WAS STILL THRASH
    Countdown to Extinction — VS SELF-TITLED METALLICA ALBUM {hillarious!!}
    Youthanasia — VS LOAD = METAL VS MAINSTREAM PLAY
    Cryptic Writings — VS RELOAD …… METAL VS EVEN MORE MAINSTREAMED
    Risk — NOT THAT HEAVY AS PREVIOUS, BUT HEY, STILL HEAVIER THAN POPTALLICA
    The World Needs a Hero — HEAVIER THAN PREVIOUS FOR SURE, I GREAT THRASHER COME BACK
    The System Has Failed — VS ST. ANGER … LMAO! NO BRAINER!!!
    United Abominations — TONED DOWN ALOT, BUT NON THE LESS STILL METAL

  9. c man says:

    i am between the ages of 15_25 , and i know most of the bands you mentioned(twiggy) , but the original questioned posed was which band was better megadeth or metallica , these are two of the most popular , and mainstream bands of thrash metal and form part of the”big four” , so keeping in with that context , of course i was make a comparision of of bands that fall into that context

  10. Twiggy Jordison says:

    LUCAS:

    He is most likely a teenager, who is sucked up by what the media has shoved down his throat. Since the media tells him they’re the “top selling” metal band, then he eats it all up. Of course they will be so much more “famous” than Megadeth, they signed a damn contract in which they have to tone down to be played on the radio along korn and other nu-metal lame shit bands.

    WHEN have you seen the media acclaim any other thrash band as the best “heavy metal” band … or any other thrash band get airplay on the radio other than poptallica? …. lol!

  11. c man says:

    lucas , judas priest suck let it go

  12. c man says:

    no other metal band was or is as big as metallica ,pureley because no one can do it as good as metallica ,and they are the only one to get radio airtime because they have such a vast fan base

  13. c man says:

    metallica haven’t toned down , sure in recent years thier stuff may not be regarded as metal per say , but to say they’ve toned down so they can get more radio time(lucas) is utterly ridiculous!

  14. c man says:

    metallica haven’t toned down , sure in recent years thier stuff may not be regarded as metal per say , but to say they’ve toned down so they can get more radio time(twiggy) is utterly ridiculous!

  15. Twiggy Jordison says:

    c man:

    one quick simple question here…

    Any REAL thrasher who LOVES thrash, who acclaims thrash, really, will keep listening to {eg. Enter Sandman} when they can headbang to {eg. Holy Wars} ?

    Okay, let’s stay within Megadeth VS Metallica grounds then!

    They were both THRASH, note the word THRASH….
    Metallica/Load/Reload VS Rust in Peace/Countdown to Extinction/Youthanasia/Cryptic Writings ….. WHO WILL YOU THINK A THRASHER WILL STICK TO THE MOST???

    MEGADETH VS METALLICA IS THE 90S = THRASH METAL/HEAVY METAL VS HEAVY METAL/NU-METAL

    I’M 42 YEARS OLD DUDE, as a thrasher hell no i don’t wanna listen to metallica 1990 and over, can’t headbang or start a mosh to that, atleast I can’t!

  16. Twiggy Jordison says:

    c man:

    WHY ARE YOU SO BLINDLY IN LOVE WITH METALLICA ?!?!?!

    ANSWER THIS DAMN QUESTION THRUTHFULLY: …. IS THERE ANY OTHER “THRASH” METAL BAND TO BE PLAYED ON THE RADIO ALONG KORN, SOAD, DEFTONES ETC ?

    IF THERE IS, TELL ME WHICH THRASH BAND WAS PLAYED 24/7 ON THE RADIO?

    I REMEMBER, SOME YEARS AGO, SOME DUDE REQUESTED MEGADETH, THE RADIO HOST SAID “OH WE CAN’T PLAY THAT HERE, TO ROUDY FOR OUR STATION, WE CAN PLAY NO LEAF CLOVER FOR YOU?”

  17. Twiggy Jordison says:

    C MAN:

    No radio station Plays Thrash… don’t be so retarded.
    They even hardly play shitknot and they bubblegum!

    The heaviest a damn radio station plays is as heavy as korn, you’re just to maniacly creepy in love with metallica, you’re just finding the simplest things to defend them!

  18. c man says:

    heres another point , metallica was greatly influenced by , bands from the new wave of british music or whatever it’s called , bands like deep purple , diamond head etc , where did mustaine draw inspiration from ? metallica , he has so much hang ups over metallica , that if you go through all his albums hes done nothing but cheaply mimic thier stuff , maybe not thier stuff from the 90’s but just about every thing else , and yes you can draw comparisions of thier stuff between that of the black album , thier mimics , copy cats , and the only way mustaine gains attention is from his involvement in metallica , he’s just riding thier coat tails , and quite frankly its starting to wear thin , just look at the dismal sales his last couple of albums got

  19. Twiggy Jordison says:

    c man:

    fucken brainwashed teens

    When you sell out:

    You get plastered all over by ads
    You get plastered all over on mtv
    You get plastered all over internet commercial ads
    OF COURSE YOU WILL GET MANY PEOPLE TO BUY YOUR BULLSHIT WATERED DOWN POP METAL!

    mustaine made their best tracks, once he was kicked out, and cliff passing away, shitallica feel off, didn’t know what else to fucken write, and decided to sign a damn contract like pussies.

    there is NO mainstream record deal that will sign a THRASH metal band because simply enough, IT WON’T GET PLAYED ON THE DAMN RADIO! When you sign the stupid contract they own you, they make millions off of you, a contract is like a damn car insurance. If you crash and you’re insured, you’re covered, if you’re not insured you’re fucked = if you have a contract you’re famous and rich, got no contract you’re fucked.

  20. c man says:

    im not blindly in love with metallica , im just discussing the topic and trying to build a solid argument , (youd probably disagree with me there)i know about other thrash bands and even believe that there are better bands than metallica i just think that megadeth sucks in comparision to metallica , and i believe that compared to the “big four” metallicais still the best in that category(refer back to my list)

  21. c man says:

    i hardly see metallica on mtv , and once again they are on there simply because they have a huge fan base ,not because they are sell outs , or cuz of a damned contract ,but merely because they have a certain responsibility to such a huge fan base

  22. c man says:

    i hardly see metallica on mtv , and once again they are on there simply because they have a huge fan base ,not because they are sell outs , or cuz of a damned contract ,but merely because they have a certain responsibility to such a huge fan base megadeth wish they could even compete

  23. Twiggy Jordison says:

    I THINK IT’S WAY MORE EASIER TO EXPLAIN COLORS TO A BLIND PERSON….

  24. c man says:

    tool are great

  25. c man says:

    what do you mean you’ve just been regurgitating the same old bullshit , you’re redundant,

  26. c man says:

    tool , rule and metallica too
    you like megadeth , i feel sorry for you

  27. rusty mcgee says:

    i sez metallica sucks but not as much as megadeth
    slayer rules ya fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. rusty mcgee says:

    twiggy you are a gay twat, if i could meet you in person i would fuck you up so bad, c man , same applies to you

  29. Lucas says:

    Im going with rusty’s opinion: Slayer rules, and I made that clear on my first comment. And at least Slayer hasnt sold out. As little as the media plays Megadeth, they play Slayer even less or not at all because they arent that mainstream. Now that’s what thrash was all about, until shitallica releaced the Black Album. Seriously, listen to And Justice For All the whole thing through and then do the same with the Black Album. I dare you to tell me they didnt sell out. As for my age (twiggy) I am a teenager. Unlike most teens though, I barely watch TV or listen to the radio. I mainly sit in my room listening to Cephalic Carnage, Cannibal Corpse, and Nile CD’s. I dont care for the “top selling” bands out there because they all have something in common: people are going to listen to them for about a week, find another “good” band, and then totally forget them. With underground stuff and bands that are not mainstream, they have a much loyal fanbase.

  30. c man says:

    metallica are still better than megadeth

  31. c man says:

    here something everyone can agree on acdc suck the big one
    and and fall out boy suck thier grandmas titties

  32. plan a says:

    heres my say , metallica are the better band, hetfield is a better rythm guitarist than mustaine , hammet is a better lead guitarist than friedman , metallica even have a better bassist , thier only weak point is maybe lars , but he still a good drummer, megadeth are a bunch of incompetent retards in comparrision to metallica
    take a listen to metallica’s four horsemen and then listen to megadeth’s mechanics and tell me that metallica is not the better band
    i am aware that mustaine wrote it , but he can’t even preform it well just shows how incompetent he is
    kirk rules

  33. plan a says:

    oh yeah i agree tool are good , slayer is gud , maiden is mighty,and motorhead are legends!

  34. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO RUSTY MCGAY:

    FUCKER TRYING TO ACT ALL TOUGH SAFELY BEHIND THE FUCKEN SCREEN, OH SHIT! I’M FUCKEN SCARED!

    I’D GUTTER MOUTH YOU, IF I MEET YOU, YOU COULDN’T EVEN DARE TO TOUCH A 6’7″ GROWN MAN LIKE ME. NOW STOP BEING SO FAGGOTLY STUPID AND STOP MAKING THREATS OVER THE INTERNET, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE NOT TALK NO ACTION.

  35. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO LUCAS:

    YOU’RE THE FEW TEENS TO KNOW REALITY!
    AND YES SLAYER IS BETTER THAN MEGADETH AND SHITALLICA. AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS MUCH, I GOT ALOT OF THRASH BANDS FIRST THAN SLAYER.

    WOW! WE GOT SOME DIPSHITS MAKING THREATS OVER THE INTERNET, CAN’T GET MORE PATHETIC THAN THAT!

  36. Twiggy Jordison says:

    THESE TEENS USE WORDS LIKE:

    SEZ
    TWAT
    RULES … WTF?!?

    I FEEL AS IF I’M IN A CHILDREN’S MESSAGEBOARD!

  37. plan a says:

    take it easy twiggy its just opinions

  38. plan a says:

    and mine is that you take thngs too seriuosly, metallica are the better band , and i dont know why you think you’re see all and be all on this topic , you’re views are one sided , you’re clearly an idiot , and i agree with c man you’re redundant

  39. plan a says:

    and twiggy i don’t know if you noticed but you kinda made a threat”you wouldn’t dare touch a 6’7 grown man” so you’re kind pathetic yourself , but i agree withyou there are some pretty immature kids out there

  40. c man says:

    metallica rules , megagay suck

  41. c man says:

    i agree with plan a

  42. c man says:

    four horsemen is better than mechanics , mustaine wrote it but for some reason can’t preform it well , he really is incompetent

  43. Lucas says:

    I never really cared for The Four Horsemen or Mechanix to be honest. I just happen to like Megadeth’s style better than Metallica. I can honestly say that I dont own a single Metallica or Megadeth CD. Its not because I dont like them, it’s because Im not really into their sound. Id much rather listen to black metal and melodic death metal bands.

  44. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO PLAN:

    I wasn’t making a threat, I just stated he wouldn’t touch me, that was all.
    I’m not taking things to serious, just that why would someone tell me “they want to fuck me up over the damn internet?” how stupid can that get?

  45. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO PLAN C:

    HOW IS “ME TAKING THINGS TOO SERIOUS” LINKED IN ANYWAY WITH “YOU TWO IDIOTS LOVING METALLICA” ?

    IT’S NOT A ONE SIDED VIEW THAT I’M SAYING, IT’S TRUE INFORMATION THAT YOU PSYCHO DIEHARD SHITALLICA LOVERS DON’T ACCEPT TO TAKE IN, EVEN READING THIS YOU’RE SHAKING YOUR HEAD(S) AND SAYING “THIS FUCKER DON’T KNOW ABOUT MUSIC” OR ANYTHING SIMILAR TO THAT.

    I’VE BEEN WORKING FOR RECORD DEALS SINCE 1989, 2 HAVE BEEN MAINSTREAM, AND 6 HAVE BEEN UNDERGROUND. IN FACT, I USED TO WORK FOR MEGAFORCE RECORDS. I KNOW ALL THE BULLSHIT THAT’S WORKED UP BEHIND MAINSTREAM-MEDIA RECORD DEALS. AND I KNOW THAT A CONTRACT MAKES BOTH THE RECORD DEAL AND THE BAND RICH.

    IT’S MORE “IDIOT” TO INSIST SHITALLICA IS A “BETTER BAND” WHEN CLEARLY THEY ONLY PRODUCED 2 GREAT ALBUMS, 1 SOMEHWAT GOOD ALBUM, THEN FROM THERE ON WROTE BULLSHIT, AND ENDED UP TOURING WITH NU-SHITMETAL BANDS. IF WE STAY WITHIN THE TOPIC OF THIS, THE ACTUAL QUESTION IS: “WHICH IS THE BEST THRASH METAL BAND” CLEARLY, IT’S MEGADETH! WHY? ONE SIMPLE EXAMPLE *SHITALLICA WAS PRODUCING ENTER SANDMAN WHILE MEGADETH WAS HEADBANGING TO HOLYWARS*

    YOU WEREN’T THERE IN 1982 TO SEE SHITALLICA LIVE, YOU WEREN’T THERE WHILE MEGADETH GOT FORMED. YOU AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN HERE COMMENTING ONLY GOT TO BUY THEIR MUSIC READ SHIT ONLINE AND FROM THERE GOT YOUR CRITERIA.

    JUST BECAUSE I’M DEFENDING MEGADETH DOESN’T MEAN I’M A FANATIC, CAN CARE LESS, I JUST LIKE THEM A MILLION TIMES OVER SHITALLICA. THERE’S A WHOLE LONG LIST ABOVE MEGADETH TO ME. {I RESPECT MEGADETH FOR STAYING WITH THRASH AS LONG POSSIBLE}

    SLAYER I THINK IS BETTER THAN BOTH OF THOSE, JUST THAT THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN HUGE AS MEGADETH AND SHITALLICA BECAUSE THEY’VE STAYED THRASH … AND THAT’S WERE THE TOPIC ON “CONTRACT” TAKES PLACE AGAIN.

    HELLHAMMER, TESTAMENT, KREATOR ARE SOME OF THE BANDS OTHER THAN SLAYER THAT STOMP ALL OVER MEGADEATH AND SHITALLICA …

  46. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO LUCAS:

    YOU’RE AHEAD OF THE GAME WITHIN YOUR AGE GROUP. YOU’RE SMARTER AS I READ YOUR COMMENTS. HOPE YOU DON’T TAKE THAT AS A PUT DOWN SINCE YOU’RE A TEEN YOURSELF.

  47. c man says:

    to twiggy:
    i give up , you’re obviously a forty year old virgin who lives in his mothers basement playing dungeons and dragons ,while listening to megadeth,you suck
    metallica rules

  48. c man says:

    well maybe im wrong but i cant be far off the mark

  49. Lucas says:

    Id say you are wrong c man. He’s probably got a stable job, a girlfriend or he’s married, and paying off a mortgage like most people are doing on HIS house. And before you get your panties in a bunch for me defending twiggy, Im probably closer on my guess than you are with yours. You are just pissed because we are stating facts that you know are true, yet you still deny them. Besides, Im sure none of us are living in their mothers’ basements. Only the die hard Star Trek fans are doing that while wearing Spock ears and claiming they can speak Klingon.

  50. Sean says:

    Dave Mustaine sucks

  51. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO SEAN:

    lmao, not as much as a person to write a comment about it….

  52. Sean says:

    only stating a fact :)

  53. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO SEAN:

    …. yes! YOUR fact :D

  54. Sean says:

    So if my fact is the truth, which it is according to you, then you mean to say I’m never wrong?

  55. Lucas says:

    Well you two(Twiggy & Sean)have fun talking about this. Im just glad Im not involved in this stuff anymore. Keep it metal Twiggy. As for you Sean, good luck with whatever you need to prove on here, trust me, its harder than you think.

  56. Twiggy Jordison says:

    To SEAN:

    Clearly you failed reading comprehension. What I said is full to the point and clear. If that’s how your mind read what I wrote, it’s all up to you kid.

  57. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO LUCAS:

    Right, Metal to the bone, REAL metal that is!

    I remember you saying you were more into black metal and symphonic, or I think I read wrong. What’s your fave bands in that genre?

  58. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO WHOEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE:

    THIS MIGHT GET ME BANNED, WHICH IN REALITY I CAN GIVE 3 FLYING FUCKS ABOUT.

    YOUR QUOTE:
    “This makes Metallica the ultimate progenitor, not only giving birth to its own legend but, in a not-so-roundabout way, to Megadeth’s as well. This combination of record sales and influence in the metal scene puts Metallica on top of Megedeth and gives much credence to calling the band the “Led Zeppelin of their generation”, as many fans and critics have done”

    COMPARING SHITALLICA TO LED ZEPPELIN IS LIKE COMPARING A WATERGUN TO AN MACHINE GUN. LED ZEPPELIN IS A LEGENDARY BAND THROUGHOUT GENERATIONS. SHITALLICA WAS ONLY GOOD WHILE THEY WERE THRASH. SHITALLICA WERE GREAT FROM 1982-1988, THEN SHITLOAD FROM 1989-PRESENT TIME. SO WHAT? 6 YEARS OF “ULTIMATE PREGONATOR” AND 20 YEARS OF “ULTIMATE SHITNOICER”? NOT TO MENTION THE WORSE ALBUM IN METAL HISTORY “ST. ANGER.”

    SO TO YOU, METALLICA IS BETTER BECAUSE:

    * THEY SOLD MORE THAN MEGADETH
    * ARE MORE FAMOUS THAN MEGADETH
    * HAVE MORE FANS THAN MEGADETH
    * HAVE MORE “PRICES” THAN MEGADETH

    SURE I CAN AGREE THEY GOT ALL THAT, BUT THEY GOT THERE BECAUSE OF THEM SELLING OUT, GOING COMMERCIAL, AND THEY STUPID RECORD DEAL. METALLICA WAS THE FIRST, THRASH BAND TO SELL OUT, AND THE ONE “TO BE KNOWN” … IT’S NOT A DAMN COINCIDENCE.

    HOW ABOUT, TESTAMENT? KREATOR? HELLHAMMER? ANVIL? DEMOLITION? EQUINOX? MORBID SAINT? EXODUS? SODOM? VENOM? ETC? ETC? ETC? … THINK ABOUT IT, IF ALL THESE BANDS WOULD OF DONE WHAT SHITALLICA DID I DISBELIEVE THEY WOULDN’T BE SO “FAMOUS”

    YES, IF IT WASN’T FOR SHITALLICA, MEGADETH WOULD BE EXISTENT, I CAN AGREE WITH THAT, BUT ALL THE DID WAS GIVE BIRTH TO A BETTER BAND. THEY WERE PROBABLY SCARED OF HIM BECAUSE HE WAS TOO “HEAVY” FOR THEM, SO THEY KICKED HIM OUT, AFTER ALL SHITALLICA’S BEST STUFF WAS WHEN MUSTAINE {and BURTON} WAS THERE, THEY FELL OFF 2 YEARS AFTER THOSE TWO WERE NOT PART. CLEARLY THEY MALFUNCTIONED WITHOUT MUSTAINE AND BURTON. :D

  59. Lucas says:

    Amen Twiggy. This is for everyone reading this: Just think how much better of a guitar player Kirk would have been had he not left Exodus.

  60. Lucas says:

    TO TWIGGY: Yeah, black and melodic death metal. Anything from Norway, Finland, and Sweden to be specific. Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone, Emperor, and Gorgoroth for black metal. Blackened death metal band Behemoth is really good also. Soilwork, Arch Enemy(The Gossow fronted version,) and At The Gates are my favorites in melodic death metal. I am into any kind of extreme metal really. Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Suicide Silence are some of the newer ones that I am really into. What are you mainly into?

  61. c man says:

    okay i have returned , and i am officialy putting and end to this im finishing what i started , firstly im convinced that twiggy and lucas are gay lovers , you guys must just fuck and stroke each others ego’s all night, secondly , the origanal question posed , was “which was the better band, metallica or megadeth” the question was’nt who was the better thrash band or metal band the question was’t that specific,
    its a simple question that has a simple answer.
    kirk is better than friedman, hetfield is better than mustaine , metallica have the better drummer and have always had the better bassist , so therefore metallica are the better band, they are better not only on paper(as ihave just proven0, but they are better in practice
    case3 closed
    metallica rules

  62. Twiggy Jordison says:

    C MAN!

    ONCE AGAIN, YOUR RECYCLED ARGUMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR RECYCLED RETARDED INSULTS {CLASSIC 15YO}. AREN’T YOU TIERD OF COMMING AND REPEATING THE SAME SHITLOAD EVERYTIME YOU COME IN HERE?

    KIDDO, COMES IN HERE SAYING SHITALLICA ARE BETTER, YET NEVER WRITES A MATURE COMMENT WITH A GOOD BACK BONE, OTHER THAN WHAT THE MEDIA FEEDS HIS HEAD BY SHOVING IT DOWN HIS THROAT.

    THIS IS BETTER THAN THIS, THAT IS BETTER THAN THAT, THEN BACKS IT UP WITH WHAT HE READ. THEN HAVE INSULTS REGARDING SOMEONE “SEXUALITY” {WHEN REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MUSIC} AMAZING ISN’T IT?

  63. Twiggy Jordison says:

    C MAN:

    THEN SAYS: “CASE CLOSED” AS IF HE HAD FULL AUTHORITY AND FULL KNOWLEDGE IN MUSIC.

  64. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO LUCAS:

    YOU ENJOY ALL YOU NAMED UP TO BEHEMOTH. AFTER THAT, I’M NOT REALLY INTO NEWER BANDS.

    WHEN IT COMES TO METAL, {other than thrash}, EARLY BLACK/DEATH LIKE MORBID ANGEL. ALSO CELTIC FROST{for extreme metal}, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, HEATHEN{for speed metal}, NECROPHAGIST{for technical-death metal}, CANNIBAL CORPSE, I ENJOY A BIT OF EVERY RANGE OF METAL, JUST MOSTLY OLD SCHOOL BANDS.

  65. Twiggy Jordison says:

    ONE MORE THING LUCAS:

    I BET YOU A MILLION, IF HAMMET HAD NEVER LEFT EXODUS, AND SOME OTHER GUITARIST WOULD HAD JOINED SHITALLICA, *C MAN* THERE WOULD INSIST THAT WAS A BETTER GUITARIST {just for being part of shitallica}, AND HAMMET A SUCKY ONE SINCE HE WOULD OF BEEN PART OF EXODUS AND NOT PART OF SHITALLICA.

    YOU COULD PUT A CHIMP TO BE PART OF SHITALLICA AS A GUITARIST OR ANYTHING AND *C MAN* WOULD HAVE CROWNED HIM!

  66. c man says:

    i love how you take all this shit so personally , i may repeat myself , but i only do that because it needs repeating , you just dont get it , you must be some kind of retard, and if you want redundancy and repeats you should look at your own comments , you list the same shit over and over , i get it metallica sighned a shitty record deal i get it metallica “sold out” , no one needs you to say it a thousand times ,and the way you keep listing bands as better alternatives to metallica , makes me wonder if maybe YOU think YOU are the grand exalted authority on metal
    metallica are better than megadeth and the record sales and consistent fanbase are evidence to that fact and even mustaine has been quoted to saying this
    get over old man

  67. c man says:

    hammet would rule no matter where he would have wound up , and just cause a musician is or was in metallica doesn’t mean that i automatically rank them as “Good” , thats simply not true, jason newstead was the crappiest bassist i have ever heard , and lars is pretty shitty , but he is okay (as a musician, not so much as a person), kirk is good , but not simply cause he’s in metallica and hetfield is a better guitarist(rythm)and song writer than mustaine
    metallica rules

  68. NAMM says:

    Would anyone here admit–at the very least–that both bands kick ass? Personally, I like both. I love the older Metallica! The newer stuff makes me think they’re selling out and banking in. Megadeth, to me, has been more consistent at making kick ass music.

  69. Twiggy Jordison says:

    C MAN:

    LMAO, IT’S ALL I SAY.

  70. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO NAMM:

    I APPRECIATE THE WELL USE OF THE BRAIN YOU OWN. HOPE THIS ISN’T TAKEN AS AN INSULT.

  71. Sean says:

    Rummaging around in a dirty, shit filled lake looking for used syringes is better than listening to dave mustaines failure of a band

  72. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO SEAN

    IRELEVANT SELF-THOUGHT-OUT COMMENT… SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE TRYING TO COME IN HERE TRYING TO PISS PEOPLE OFF, SURELY IT DIDN’T WORKED WITH ME, ALL IT DID IS PROVE HOW BAD YOU WANT TO SPEAK OUT YOUR “HATE” ON SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW PERSONALLY.

    YOUR COMMENT MEANT WHAT EXACTLY? DON’T SEE A USE FOR IT.

    AND NO I’M NOT A MEGADETH FANATIC, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, ONLY YOU AND PLAN C, ARE THE ONLY ONES WRITING BACK BONELESS COMMENTS, WHAT A COINCIDENCE YOU’RE BOTH SHITALLICA LOVERS! :)

  73. Lucas says:

    Well said Twiggy

  74. c man says:

    hey what do you know twiggy has something to say what a surprise(not)
    sean just stated an opinion , why is that you always feel the need to stick up for megadeth and label metallica fans as shitallica fans?
    i don’t get it has metallica done you wrong in anyway?no i’ve stated my opinons on the matter and so have you , that should be the end of it , but you attack every metallica fan , you don’t see me atacking every megadeth fan , you’re the onlyone who has actually admitted that you’re a fan, what does that tell ?

  75. Sean says:

    Your quite right twiggy. All ive come here to do is voice my opinion in such a way that every megadeth/Dave mustaine fan would go ahead and personally attack the user who made the comment. Naturally i could do the same with metallica fans but i personally prefer metallica over megadeth.
    People have such strong beliefs. They believe what they believe so much they force away any alternative to their way of thinking and what they think is right. It is sad that some people are like this, so narrow minded but it is a part of who we are as humans. You guys need to take a good look at yourselves and stop shoving your opinions up each others asses

  76. Twiggy Jordison says:

    TO SEAN AND C MAN:

    DEAN FIRSTLY: THANKS FOR LAST COMMENT OF YOURS, SMART AND TO THE POINT. AND I CAN AGREE. BUT, THE PROBLEM WITH ME AND ‘C MAN’ WAS IN THE BEGINNING, WHEN I STATED BY OPINION OB METALLICA, AND HE STARTED INSULTING MEGADETH AAND THE FANS, AND POSTING THE DUMBEST COMMENTS … I CAN ADMIT WE’RE ENTITLED TO OUR OWN BELIEVES AND HAVE THE FREE ADMISSION TO POST WHAT “WE BELIEVE” BUT HE WAS POSTING USELESS COMMENTS TOWARDS A BAND *COUGH* JUST LIKE WHAT YOU DID WITH YOUR PREVIOUS COMMENT, I THOUGHT IT WAS RETARDED, YOU DON’T LIKE MEGADETH, THAT’S GOOD, THE INSULTS HAVE TO GO. I DON’T LIKE METALLLICA, BUT THE MOST “DISS” I’VE SAID TOWARDS THEM WAS CALL THEM SHITALLICA … HAVE NEVER SAID SOMETHING RETARDED {EG:”I’D PREFER TWEAKING WORMS AND ROASTING SNAILS INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO SHITALLICA”} OKAY HOW IS THAT RELEVANT TO A CAUSE? NOT PROVING ANYTHING. PEOPLE ARE FREE TO DISLIKE ANY BANDS, WHAT NERVES ME UP IS RETARARDED COMMENTS.

    C MAN: MORE OF YOUR LAME COMMENTS. PLEASE [CUT&PASTE] ON WHERE I SAY “I LOVE MEGADETH” UNTIL YOU CAN’T PERFORM THAT SIMPLE THING, DON’T MAKE UP SHIT, I NEVER SAID I WAS A FAN OF MEGADETH, I JUST PREFER THEM A MILLION TIMES OVER SHITALLICA…. LEARN HOW TO READ, HERE LET ME WRITE THIS MORE THAN ONE TIME SO YOU WON’T GET CONFUSED, I’LL EVEN WRITE IT IN DIFFERENT FORMS SINCE YOU LACK READING SKILLS:

    I PREFER MEGADETH OVER METALLICA, MEGADETH AND METALLICA JUST ABOUT IN LAST PLACE ON MY FAVORITE THRASH METAL LIST

    I ACCENT MEGADETH OVER METALLICA, I LIKE A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER THRASH BANDS OVER MEGADETH OR METALLICA

    I HAVE RESPECT FOR MEGADETH FOR KEEPING LOOKING IN TRASH INSTEAD OF SELLING OUT, BUT I STILL PREFER OTHER THRASH BANDS OVER MEGADETH OR METALLICA

    THERE 3x! IF YOU STILL CAN’T UNDERSTAND, COMPREHEND, ASSIMILATE, PROCESS THOSE 3, THEN I CAN’T TELL YOU MORE. IN THE MEAN TIME CUT&PASTE WERE I CLAIM I WAS A MEGADETH FAN … I’LL BE WAITING FOR IT!

  77. Sean says:

    Twiggy the most annoying thing about you at the present time is not your views but the fact that you seem to love the caps lock button. It would be a great benefit if you typed normally mate, cause its quite annoying

  78. c man says:

    wait i don’t understand. . . . . . . . .what. . . . . . . are . . . . . you . . . . . . . trying . . . . . . . to say?
    im . . . . . . .so . . . . . . . . .confused. . . . . . . ..must. . . . . . . .type. . . . . . . . sporatically . . . . …

  79. DROMAK says:

    I’ve listened to 1320 & headcrusher. They’re both lame & sound repetitive, like sleepwalker, and megadave’s always using these signature progressions on his guitar any amateur could make. Only that he needs shredding to fill in the space between ‘em, and that makes it awesome?
    Whatever. -yawn- They’re not back to the old days, and certainly not better. Get over it.

  80. c man says:

    okay i read your last entry {dromak} and it doesn’t even make sense i really don’t get what you’re trying to say ){}( lol

  81. Will says:

    Excuse me Mr. Writer:
    Why are we judging them based on album sales? That is primarily conducted by the media.
    Why are we judging them based on their influence? If the media force-feeds them to all aspiring guitar players, of course they’ll be a influence.
    Let’s look at the music! The music.

  82. Tom says:

    Twiggy Jordison u are truly a wise man. everything u have sayed couldent have sayed better myself, horns up to yu kid.

  83. Mistress os Puppets says:

    I think that this discussions are a litle pointless because the both bands are great but if I have to say which is better than: of course Metallica is better! And I`m sure that if there were no Load/Reload/St.Anger albums no one would even ask such questions. Megadeth is a great band (except for Dave`s vocals) but they will never be THAT great to beat Metallica, no one will because Metallica are too special band – they`ve made so many classics and after 25 years they are still so full of energy, and make gig after gig, and write awesome songs (don`t dare to say Death Magnetic is anything but awesome) and they have the charisma to make people love them. And it`s important that they are a BAND and Megadeth is Dave and some other people, trying to take revenge on Metallica. Metallica are much more positive and they put a lot of heart in what they do and really care about the fans. They are legends and they`ve made history with their early albums (you can`t deny it). Of course they`ve been through some heavy years which resulted on their albums (here I mean ONLY St.Anger because I think that Load/Reload are great albums, they just aren`t thrash) but now they are strong and confident once again. In fact Megadeth have been in not-so-good-days-and-albums too (Cryptic Writings, Youthanasia, The world needs a hero and especially RISK). This is normal – a band can`t do thrash forever, they need to try something new and to be creative,…and they can fail – it is NORMAL. So please stop with this sh*t about Metallica! If you don`t like them just don`t listen to them and shut the f*ck up!!! Anyway no matter if you listen to Metallica or Megadeth keep rockin` and have a beer.

  84. Cody the coon says:

    Wow whose stupid enough to put metallica vs. megadeth.
    You know all these single minded people are going to go off and fight about who the fucks better. There going to waste half of their lives sitting here fighting about 2 bands. That are amazing. In seperate ways, so big whoopdy fucking doo lets fight about whose better! Or just fucking like the kinda music you like without telling off other ppl. Wow hard resolution right?

  85. Twiggy Jordison says:

    @ Tom : Thanks man, I’ve been rockin out to metal since I was 14, and this was back in 1983 lol.

    @ Mistress os Puppets : What a load of bullshit. A whole paragraph on how YOU feel about a band, but no concise points. You are hypnotized by what the music industry has shoved down your throat. If the papers were inverted, and Megadeth the most “famous” one, you’d be a #1 Megadeth fan just because that would be what the shitty money-whoring industry would be putting in your plate. It’s what ALL kids do know, accept whatever the media puts in front of them!

  86. Mistress of Puppets says:

    To Twiggy Jordison:
    Easy, man! I DO like Megadeth, I DO think that Dave is genious and Rust in Peace is one of my favourite metal albums, so relax… What I am saying is that in my opinion Metallica is way better and this has NOTHING to do with the media and music industry and bla, bla, bla because they were in their greatest before they’ve made a single clip and before they’ve become so famous. Yes, I put a lot of feelings but I always get emotional when people are talking shit about bands which I love! The problem for me is NOT which band is better because it’s a matter of taste, the problem is all the comments of hate. Look, I NEVER talk shit about other bands because I know how it hurts and it would be so great if other people do like me. Can’t you just enjoy music?! I was on the Big four show, in the first line and I enjoyed ALL the bands and they enjoyed themselves too and were happy to be together and I think that we the fans should do the same…

  87. Silent Bob says:

    I think Twiggy is right. Megadeth rocked all the way through, as opposed to Metallica, giving us piles of crap like “The Unforgiven” and all those sleepy cheesy ballad shit. They sold out a while ago (when Burton died, just so we’re clear) and that’s where they lost my respect. I’m sure Megadeth could have sold out too, but they kept their integrity through it all, continued to put their shoulder to the wheel and dished out some pretty wicked shit.

    What is it with these guys? Were they afraid that their band would suck and not work since Burton wasn’t there to carry them? What made them sell out like that? Take a look back after the black album. What happened? Total mid-life crisis, emo haircut, nail polish, etc.

    At least, Megadeth doesn’t have a closeted lead guitarist that let his ego show before his talent.

    So, when you talk about Metallica selling so many albums more than Megadeth, you also don’t say that Metallica isn’t even a metal band anymore. It’s easy to sell more albums when some people call your music metal for the metal fans, and rock for the rock fans and alternative for alternative fans, so long and so forth. That’s called an identity crisis and it comes with the big fat contract the record company makes you sign.

    Since Metallica cannot be qualified as a “metal band” anymore since 1988-89, I’d say Megadeth wins. That logic is infallible.

  88. Paul says:

    Metallica sucks

  89. folcochofo says:

    What a load of bullshit i’ve read here, ¿Metallica being th father of Megadeath? What in the name of all that is holy are you people talking about?
    Metallica is the child that’s orfan cause his mother kick away his father!!!!
    People, Mustaine was the master composer behind Metallica and look what happened a few years after he was fired….That Titanic was way down the water.
    But one thing is true, Metallica sells more their first cds and its more popular. That doesnt make it a better band, just more popular.
    And Hammet better than Friedman???…give back the ear to van gogh there!!!
    Ulrich better than Mensa???? My god, do you even have a piece of shame on you???

  90. Chaz says:

    Ulrich use to be amazing but he lost his mojo in his later years. Nick Menza was amazing when he was with Megadeth!

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