Welcome back! After taking a break for the holidays, Cage Match is ready to rock again in 2014! We pit two new rock singles against each other to see which one will survive and advance to the next round.
Megadeth's run through the Classic Cage Match circuit continues. In the most recent contest, the band's 1990 single 'Holy Wars … the Punishment Due' bested Judas Priest's 'Painkiller' from the same year. Now, Megadeth try for their fifth and final victory and entrance into the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.
Megadeth just keep rolling through the Classic Cage Match. After victories over Slayer's 'Raining Blood' and Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' with their song 'Peace Sells,' Megadeth just added to their win streak as their 1990 track 'Holy Wars … The Punishment Due' defeated Pantera's 'Domination.'
As the year winds down and fewer new songs hit the airwaves, we're forgoing our traditional Cage Match in favor of the Classic Cage Match! Here we pit two classic tracks that came out long before Loudwire ever started the Cage Match and see how they fare against each other. This first-ever Classic Cage Match features two songs off legendary 1986 metal albums.
Congrats are in order to Smile Empty Soul, who won five straight battles to become the latest entry into Loudwire's Cage Match Hall of Fame. The song that did it for them is 'False Alarm,' a rocker off the band's 'Chemicals' album. The track is also quickly emerging as one of the band's live standouts.