Metallica vs. Volbeat – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1
You may need to strap on a helmet when you get a load of the songs in the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. We’re taking some of the hardest hitting tracks and pairing them off in order to determine the best song to get you amped for a football game. In this first-round matchup, we’re pitting Metallica‘s classic ‘Seek and Destroy’ against the Danish rockers Volbeat and their recent hit ‘A Warrior’s Call.’
Metallica’s ‘Seek and Destroy’ is a natural choice, with its super-charged riffage, hard-hitting Lars Ulrich drums and a song title that might as well be a motto for most defensive players in the league as they attempt to take out the other team’s offensive weapons. As the song says at its kickoff, “We’re scanning the scene / In the city tonight / We’re looking for you / To start up a fight.”
Volbeat, meanwhile, provide what seems to be an anthem describing most football players’ mentality. ‘A Warrior’s Call’ stands out with its powerful drums and driving guitars gaining momentum right up until the song explodes. The lyrics also bring it home, with the motivational message “Breaking your record and breaking your bones / Born a warrior with a code / A champion feeding your face with a fist / You will feel all his power!” leading the way.
The stage is set and now it’s your turn to tell us who advances. Check out each of the tracks below and vote for your favorite in the poll. Then click the red button at the bottom of this post to vote in the next Loudwire Rock Bowl match. Voting in the first round concludes this Sunday (Jan. 27) at 11:59PM ET.
Hear Metallica’s ‘Seek and Destroy’
Hear Volbeat’s ‘A Warrior’s Call’