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Lamb of God vs. Gojira – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Lamb of God vs Gojira
Epic / Prosthetic

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.

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Black Sabbath vs. High on Fire – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Black Sabbath vs High on Fire
Vertigo / Relapse

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.

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Slipknot vs. Hatebreed – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Slipknot vs Hatebreed
Roadrunner / Universal

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.

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Anthrax vs. Amon Amarth – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Anthrax vs Amon Amarth
Megaforce / Metal Blade

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.

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Deftones vs. Killswitch Engage – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Deftones vs Killswitch Engage
Maverick / Roadrunner

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.

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Iron Maiden vs. Isis – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Iron Maiden vs Isis
Sony / Ipecac

In our first head-to-head matchup in the Mosh Pit Region, we've got one of the most iconic metal bands of all-time squaring off against one of the most underrated. But did either of these acts put together a full disc worthy of being deemed the best metal disc of the 21st century? The winner of this battle will have a chance to move on to Round 2 of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2014.

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Dream Theater Thank Fans After Winning Loudwire’s 2013 March Metal Madness

Dream Theater
Roadrunner Records

Dream Theater's fans are a dedicated bunch and the love definitely goes both ways. Band members John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess recently took some time to record video messages to thank their fans for pushing the group's 'Images and Words' album to victory in Loudwire's very own 2013 March Metal Madness competition to determine the best metal album of all-time. Watch both video messages below.

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Dream Theater’s ‘Images and Words’ Wins March Metal Madness 2013

March Metal Madness

What an incredible March Metal Madness! With each round, the competition continued to heat up as fans rallied behind their favorite bands with ever-expanding crescendos of intensity.

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Dream Theater vs. Metallica – March Metal Madness 2013, Championship Round

Dream Theater vs. Metallica
Atco / Asylum

We've finally made it to the Championship Round of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013! A total of 32 bands entered the competition, and with four nail-biting rounds having passed, we're left with two acts competing for the title of best metal album of all time.

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March Metal Madness 2013, Semifinals

March Metal Madness

Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013 is down to the final four! This year's bracketed competition has been a rollercoaster of victory and despair as we've challenged metalheads to name the greatest metal album of all time. Beginning with 32 albums, metal fans from around the world have been casting their votes, successfully narrowing down the mass of metal masterpieces to only four records.

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