It was a hotly contested battle all week long, but Disturbed's 'Stupify' overtook Godsmack's 'Awake' following a late-week rally to emerge victorious in the last Classic Cage Match. The hard rocking single from 2000 featuring Dan Donegan's driving riffs and David Draiman's rhythmically lyrical delivery has now taken two Classic Cage Match battles in hopes of making it to the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.
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Congrats to Disturbed, as their classic song 'Stupify' bested Papa Roach's 'Last Resort' in a tight match of 2000 singles in the Classic Cage Match. The heavy driving guitar from Dan Donegan and rhythmically lyrical vocal delivery of David Draiman on 'Stupify' still stands up well over a decade since its release. The song will now advance to face another massive song from 2000.
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.