GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - FINALS Round of 32 Matches 7-8 (Updated Apr 19)

Which album is your favourite?

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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Can confirm, I don't think that GFR is the best band ever. "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)" is cool, though.

Nor is Iced Earth, but their good stuff does place them among my faves. A handful of their records border on trash, though, if that makes you feel any better.
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
The choice between DT and Dark Saga was really, really hard. I ultimately went with DT.

And I agree, Labrie and Barlow isn't a fair comparison. It's like comparing a basketball player to a baseball player.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Dark Saga is already one of Iced Earth’s most popular albums, so to say people are just voting for the band is unarguably false.
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
Dark Saga is already one of Iced Earth’s most popular albums, so to say people are just voting for the band is unarguably false.
Let's not confuse a discussion masking subjective opinions as objective assessments with facts. :p
 

JudasMyGuide

A Moravian soul
Dark Saga is already one of Iced Earth’s most popular albums, so to say people are just voting for the band is unarguably false.

It has the lowest sales from the four 1996-2004 albums, unlike all of their following albums it never even charted anywhere and it is arguably even in the lower count of reviews on Metal Archives (and rated much lower than the first three albums or even Dystopia or Incorruptible), so I'm not sure this is 100 % correct...
 

Yax

Ancient Mariner
It has the lowest sales from the four 1996-2004 albums, unlike all of their following albums it never even charted anywhere and it is arguably even in the lower count of reviews on Metal Archives, so I'm not sure this is 100 % correct...
That is a very blunt way of measuring fanbase support.
 

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
You're saying that as if Animals was a bad song. Sure the lyrics are stupid and only there for shock value (as is the title), but seriously, it's a great heavy rocker, something Blackie Lawless excelled at writing back in the day. The immature shock-rock image of W.A.S.P. shouldn't fool anyone over the fact that they are an extremely good band with a sound that is as heavy as the eighties could get.
Thank you. One of W.A.S.P.'s greatest early hits. Hell of an opener and I love the speed metal edge to it.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Fair point. Still, I would like to see evidence of TDS's popularity, I guess.
Maybe this isn't exactly evidence, but "Dark Saga" is one of the band's favorite songs to pick as a concert opener, "The Hunter" is a setlist staple as well, and "A Question of Heaven" is widely regarded as one of the band's biggest fan favorites.
 

Saapanael

Твои карие глаза, твои сладкие уста
Dang, the first matchup is hard. Tallica offers a crisp heavy product while Keeper has a soft place in my heart from teenage years. At the same time, I can only listen to so much of Lars’ drumming and Helloween’s frantic riffing before I get tired of both.

Still, I want to applaud the two Keeper albums for how fun they are. Those endless guitar harmonies, wacky sound effects and Kiske’s vocal acrobatics are as endearing as they are cheesy.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
As we come into the final stretch, Helloween is just one vote ahead of Metallica in their quest to end post-Cliff thrash in the GMAC. The other matchups are probably out of recovery range.
 

Saapanael

Твои карие глаза, твои сладкие уста
So it makes sense to vote for you know who unless you want to be turned into a pumpkin.
I still went with Metallica as they display more maturity and more well-crafted songs. Helloween is all over the place on Keeper pt. 1, struggling to string riffs together. Keeper pt. 2 is more developed.
 
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