There's nothing like stirring up a Finnish vs. Swedish rivalry as Round 1 sees mascots from one of each country's finest heavy metal exports going head to head. In Finland's corner we have Children of Bodom's personal grim reaper, Roy, looking for a win over In Flames' Jesterhead.

Roy is one of the simpler metal mascots, appearing in different hues as the grim reaper. Children of Bodom took their name after an infamous triple homicide that occurred at Lake Bodom. The killer was never found, which makes the mysterious Roy a more intimate mascot than just some faceless grim reaper that has adorned so many other metal album covers. Whether he comes in blue, red, green, or white, this mascot demonstrates that sometimes a little simplicity can go a long way.

The Jester Race is where In Flames really found their foothold, showing off then new vocalist Anders Fridén. The band decided they needed another new face to go along with the album and created the now famous Jesterhead. The snarky mascot has not gone without an appearance in one incarnation on each album since The Jester Race back in 1996. To take things even further, "Jesterhead" is the name of the In Flames fan club.

Roy or Jesterhead? Cast your vote in the poll below!

Voting for this round ends on Monday, Mar. 23 at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal mascot wins!

Round 1 Headbanger Region

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