Welcome to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2014! Our quest to find the greatest 21st century metal album released so far has advanced to the next round, having laid waste to 16 albums while 16 others make their way toward the Final Round.

Round 2 will feature some seriously difficult decisions, and will be determined entirely by the votes of metalheads worldwide. You've chosen your top 16 albums from our original list of 32, and now we ask for your opinions once again to identify the eight which will move on to the Quarterfinals.

Check out the following eight matchups in Round 2, think hard and cast your votes! Start voting now by clicking the red button below!