Motorhead’s Snaggletooth vs. Destruction’s Mad Butcher – Metal Mascot Madness, Round 1
The ferociously fanged Snaggletooth boasts a proud pair of tusks to make this mascot terrifying, despite simply being a disembodied head. Snaggletooth has appeared on just about every Motörhead album cover and is synonymous with the hard-hitting English band.
Throughout Motorhead's career, Snaggletooth has been depicted in various forms, but typically remains rather unchanged, for which the same can be said about the band’s music. The chains and spikes that adorn Snaggletooth's head represent the battle-hardened lifestyle frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been living his entire career.
The great majority of metal mascots are twisted personifications of an act's music. However, when it comes to German thrash veterans Destruction, their mascot is 100 percent human. The Mad Butcher was introduced on Destruction's second EP, with the Butcher's chilling duality shown thanks to a mirror on the EP's left side.
Other beings have made the cover of Destruction releases, but the Mad Butcher is the obvious fan favorite, appearing on Destruction's 1989 live album, Live Without Sense, the band's 2005 full-length, Inventor of Evil, 2008's D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. and the band's 2012 release, Spiritual Genocide, among others.
Snaggletooth or the Mad Butcher? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Voting for Round 1 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!