Metal Essentials I: Grandfathers of Metal (1970 - 1975) - FINAL FOUR - Zep IV vs Sheer Heart Attack

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vote for your FAVORITE song in each pair

Poll closed Sunday at 7:22 PM.
  1. Black Dog

  2. Brighton Rock

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  4. Rock and Roll

  5. Killer Queen

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  7. The Battle of Evermore

  8. Tenement Funster/Flick Of the Wrist/Lily of the Valley

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  10. Stairway To Heaven

  11. Now I'm Here

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  13. Misty Mountain Hop

  14. Stone Cold Crazy

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  16. Going To California

  17. Misfire

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  19. When The Levee Breaks

  20. In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    In Rock

    I prefer Tull and Purple to Zeppelin over all and although In Rock has nothing as boring as Misty Mountain Hop, IV just shades it.
  2. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    I, uhm...misread the voting criteria and missed the "LEAST" in there, so I voted for In Rock which is my favourite album out of these three.

  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    And with In Rock out of the game, we reach our final four! The first of two pairings presents the reluctant prog rockers Jethro Tull against the mighty Sabbath. There's a clear underdog here, can Tull pull it off?
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Interestingly enough, it’s 4-3 in favor of Tull.
  5. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    Woah, someone actually voted against Locomotive Breath?
  6. Confeos

    Confeos Game time started.

    War Pigs vs Aqualung
    Paranoid vs Cross Eyed Mary
    Planet Caravan vs Mother Goose
    Iron Man
    vs My God
    Electric Funeral vs Hymn 43
    Hand of Doom/Rat Salad vs Locomotive Breath
    Fairies Wear Boots vs Wind Up

    "War Pigs" and "Aqualung" are two of my favourite songs of all time, hands down, and it's simply impossible for me to choose between them. For the first time ever in a game like this it's a tie for me - both regarding the aforementioned tunes, and the albums themselves: 3-3.
  7. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    first 4 paranoid, last 3 aqualung

    Aqualung unlucky to have been up against War Pigs.
  8. The Dissident

    The Dissident Educated Fool

    Gonna have to relisten to both, but I'm predicting an edge to Paranoid, but upon a preliminary listen my version of Aqualung was shit quality so ill be using youtube for that album
  9. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Aqualung is thrashed by Sabbath 5 - 2. Next up is Zeppelin IV. A slightly closer match perhaps but still a clear favorite in a Zep.
  10. The Dissident

    The Dissident Educated Fool

    [8] Black Dog V Brighton Rock [10]
    [8.5] Rock and Rol
    l V Killer Queen [8]
    [8.5] Battle Of Evermore V Medley [8]
    [10] Stairway To Heaven V Now I'm Here [9]
    [9] Misty Mountain Hop V Stone Cold Crazy [8.5]
    [8.5] Going To California V Misfire [7.5]
    [10] When The Levee Breaks V In The Laps of the Gods... Revisited [8]

    6-1 for Zeppelin​
  11. The Dissident

    The Dissident Educated Fool

    I think it is interesting to see that 3 days in we are tied 3-3 for each band.
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Black Dog vs Brighton Rock is going to decide this one
  13. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    6-1 for Zeppelin.
    Stone Cold Crazy the only winner for Queen. Misty Mountain Hop is easily the worst Zep song here and Stone Cold Crazy is easily the best Queen song here, for me. Stone Cold Crazy would have beat most other song in the round, too.

    I've seen Black Dog played live by cover bands many times and this may just give it the edge; the fact that I've had good times in its company. Brighton Rock has several enjoyable parts but for me it isn't as memorable as the riff in Black Dog.
  14. srfc

    srfc Ancient Mariner

    Not familiar with sheer heart attack other than the songs on the greatest hits album and stone cold crazy due to the Metallica cover, so can't vote.
  15. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    I reckon I just created a tie. Voted for Zep, 4-3: Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Stairway and Levee come out on top.
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This has been a real horse race. There was a brief point where Zeppelin had a two song edge on Queen but now it looks like it’ll probably be another 4 - 3 victory with the opening pair deciding it. Personally I don’t think it should be that close. Brighton Rock has some great moments but it’s a bit too noodly for my taste. Black Dog is a tight blues rocker. However, I wish the first two Zeppelin songs switched spots. I much prefer Rock and Roll to Black Dog so it’s a bummer not being able to vote for it (hard to beat Killer Queen).

    Surprised Misfire has any votes at all. Queen bias! That song is the ultimate filler track and barely even made it into this game. Going To California is an excellent folksy ballad.
  17. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    I... can't agree. It's one of the most unique sounding songs in the discography, it's got a great vocal melody and is a perfect Red Special showcase. I very nearly voted for it, but I like the Zep song just a little tad more.

    EDIT: Actually, upon relistening, I'd like to change my vote, if that's possible. -_-
  18. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I added the option to change votes
    Perun likes this.
  19. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    It's because "Going To California" is fucking boring.
    MrKnickerbocker likes this.

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