In Round 1 of this tournament to determine the Best Debut Metal Album of All Time, it's two bands with a flair for the dramatic and the sarcastic, all while mostly maintaining a serious approach to their art! We're talking about Type O Negative and Ghost as they duke it out in the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness!

From the ashes of Carnivore rose Type O Negative, who still had a stylistic carryover from the thrash outfit before their goth metal transformation. Their crass attitude and lengthy compositions were remarkably compelling on Slow, Deep and Hard, and it remains a cherished album by Type O fans the world over.

Ghost experienced one of the quickest rises to prominence in the modern age as word quickly spread about this mysterious new act and their haunting yet undeniably fun debut, Opus Eponymous. The band presented themselves as the full package from the start, and songs like "Elizabeth" and "Ritual" became instant classics.

So which album will move on to Round 2 of March Metal Madness 2017? Vote below for either Type O Negative’s Slow, Deep and Hard or Ghost’s Opus Eponymous as the Best Debut Metal Album of all time in the poll below!

(Voting in Round 1 will end on Friday, March 17, at 10AM ET. Fans are able to vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite debut album advances to the next round!)

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