KISS vs. GWAR – Best Live Act, Round 1
These two bands going for Best Live Band in this Round 1 matchup are larger than life, but for very different reasons. Though both monstrous in nature, one band is straight from planet earth, while the other simply resides in Antarctica after completing an intergalactic journey some 30 years ago.
KISS, to many fans, are the quintessential live band. The legendary act has created some of rock's most iconic and anthemic tunes, but the group's imagery and live show is an entirely different animal. The alter egos of KISS can't be understated in terms of importance. The onstage stunts performed by KISS set the bar for all to come and still causes eyeballs to pop all these decades later.
GWAR can be thought of as the anti-KISS. The alien metal group is vulgar beyond description, mostly unsuitable for mainstream radio and brutally violent. Though vocalist Oderus Urungus has returned to the stars, GWAR continues to kill public figures onstage, blast bodily fluids through both natural and unnatural extremities and pummel ears with with celebrated tunes.
So will you vote for KISS or will GWAR earn your ballot for the better live act? Let us know by voting in the poll below. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 14 at 10AM ET.
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