Metal Madness: World Championship
Here we have it: After three weeks of heated competition and hundreds of thousands of votes, March Metal Madness has been reduced from 32 songs to two classic tracks. Now it’s up to you to determine which of these tunes will be crowned the greatest metal song of all time.
Slayer‘s ‘Raining Blood’ came into the Final Four to face the almighty Iron Maiden and their epic ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name.’ After racing towards the human wall, Iron Maiden heard the screams of pain as they fell to Slayer — advancing ‘Raining Blood’ into the finals.
Metallica‘s ‘Master of Puppets,’ which has been a favorite from the very beginning, went head to head with Motorhead‘s ‘Ace of Spades’ in their Final Four battle. Who won? As Lemmy Kilmister put it himself, “I don’t want to live forever.” In this case, that famous line became a self-fulfilling prophecy, as Metallica struck Motorhead to the ground.
The most epic duel of March Metal Madness has fittingly made its way to the finals, as Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’ now takes on Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets.’ This one is for the gold! Vote for your favorite track below and advance your chosen band into immortality! (Voting ends Tuesday, April 3 at 11:59PM ET.)