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AC/DC vs. Dream Theater – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 2

The 2013 March Metal Madness bracket continues in the Devil Horn Region with this Round 2 pairing of AC/DC‘s huge-selling ‘Back in Black’ against Dream Theater‘s prog-metal standard ’Images and Words.’

It’s hard to argue AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ as not only one of the best metal albums, but one of the best albums of all time in any genre. The disc has sold 50 million copies and took a band that was in transition after the death of Bon Scott into superstardom. With Brian Johnson at the helm, songs like ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,’ ‘Hells Bells’ and the title cut all became instant classics. They won with an impressive 76.5 percent of the vote over Mayhem’s ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.’

Meanwhile, Dream Theater won a very close matchup against Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ with their impressive ‘Images and Words’ album taking home 54 percent of the final tally. This was the album that helped put the band on the map, especially thanks to the surprise commercial success of the song ‘Pull Me Under.’ Add in tracks like ‘Take the Time,’ ‘Another Day’ and ‘Under a Glass Moon,’ and ‘Images and Words’ has become one of their most revered albums. But does it deserve to advance in the battle to determine the best metal album of all-time?

Let your voice be heard. Vote for either AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ or Dream Theater’s ‘Images and Words’ in the poll below.

(This poll will end on Monday, March 25 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans are able to vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite album wins!)


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