In this Round 1 matchup of our Best Live Band tournament, Metallica take on Lamb of God. Fans of both acts are extremely passionate and will erupt with energy while in the presence of their metal heroes, but only one band can move on to Round 2.

Metallica are metal's most successful band, and they let it show during live gigs. Metallica have always taken pride in putting on stellar performances, some of the best of which are shown in Metallica: Through the Never. As long as James Hetfield isn't getting burnt with 1000-degree magnesium pyro, Metallica will keep the fire coming, along with some of the most revolutionary props in history.

Lamb of God are all about the punk rock ethos, so there's no elaborate setup for these boys from Richmond, Va. Just with a backdrop and a few rugs onstage, Lamb of God can rile up a crowd like few bands can. Lamb of God shows are absolutely explosive, as fans happily practice reckless abandon in the pit, especially during the obligatory wall of death.

So will Metallica or Lamb of God earn your nod 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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