Here comes the death metal! These two acts are undisputed innovators of their craft, and here they compete in the first round of March Metal Madness to determine the best 21st century metal album. When it comes to both brutality and innovation, these are two bands any death metal aficionado would point curious metalheads towards.
March Metal Madness
Check out this epic Round 1 matchup between these Southern heavyweights to find the 21st Century's best metal album as part of March Metal Madness 2014. There must be something in the sweet tea and cornbread down in Georgia, because these two bands have become modern metal's most progressive and influential acts.
For March Metal Madness this year, we're trying to find the greatest metal album of the 21st Century. In this first battle within the Headbanger Region, one of history's most purely powerful acts face down one of modern metal's most solid bands.
It's an old fashioned clash of European metal acts in the fourth and final Devil Horns Region matchup of the 2014 March Metal Madness competition. And you get to have a say in which act has the better 21st Century metal album.
The third matchup in the March Metal Madness Devil Horns Region finds a veteran metal act re-establishing themselves as a force in the scene squaring off against a group of young rockers who would go on to generate one of the biggest fan bases in music. But which one has the better 21st Century metal album? That's up to you to tell us.
The second matchup in the March Metal Madness Devil Horns Region pits two of the most respected bands to have emerged in metal over the past decade plus. But which one will advance in the battle to determine the best metal album of the 21st Century? Let the debate begin.
Raise those devil horns as we've got quite the matchup to kick off the Devil Horn Region. It's one of metal's pioneering acts pitted against a band who's done quite well in carrying the torch to a new generation. Which of these acts deserves to move on in the battle to find the best metal album of the 21st Century? That's up to you.
Rounding out the Mosh Pit Region is a battle of two metal heavyweights who packed a punch with their most powerful discs. In fact, you may feel a little punch drunk after revisiting the albums in this March Metal Madness pairing. But which is deserving of being named one of the best 21st Century metal albums? Let's get into that debate.
Our third battle in the Mosh Pit Region finds one of the "Big 4" squaring off against one of Viking metal's pioneering bands. Which one will advance to Round 2 of the March Metal Madness competition to name the best 21st Century metal album? That's up to you, so let's look at the nominees.
The second matchup of the Mosh Pit Region pits two acts who enjoyed breakout success in the early 21st century. And now both of them square off in the 2014 March Metal Madness competition to determine the best metal album of the 21st Century.