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Disturbed vs. Linkin Park – Classic Cage Match

Disturbed vs Linkin Park
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It couldn’t get much closer in the previous battle, as a furious late rally by Disturbed kept their Classic Cage Match streak alive. ‘Stupify’ earned just shy of 51 percent of the final tally, edging out A Perfect Circle’s ‘Judith.’ David Draiman, Dan Donegan and company will now send their rhythmically powerful ‘Stupify’ back into the Classic Cage Match against another breakout hit from the year 2000.

Much like Disturbed, Linkin Park arrived on the scene with a bang in 2000 and the song that put them on the musical map was ‘One Step Closer.’ The dual vocal attack of Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, combined with some infectious guitar riffing, gave Linkin Park just the career-starter they needed. The band’s debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ went on to become one of the best-selling discs of the 21st century.

Which track from the year 2000 will win? That’s up to you. It’s Disturbed’s ‘Stupify,’ going for the fourth of five victories needed for the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame, squaring off against the hard-hitting Linkin Park track ‘One Step Closer.’ The winning band will advance to face a new opponent. So turn the volume all the way up to 11, listen to these modern classics once more and then vote for your favorite between Disturbed’s ‘Stupify’ and Linkin Park’s ‘One Step Closer.’

(This Cage Match will run until Friday, Feb. 7, at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

Disturbed, ‘Stupify’

Linkin Park, ‘One Step Closer’

Rules of Classic Cage Match:


Classic Cage Match songs must be at least 10 years old. Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a band remains the reigning champ for five straight Classic Cage Matches, they are entered into the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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