An insanely dedicated fan base can elevate bands to unheard levels of superstardom, and with these two acts, that fan dedication has allowed them to craft some truly special live experiences.

X Japan fans are a breed of their own. The band plays stadiums in their home country and recently headlined a show here at Madison Square Garden. Insane energy and reckless abandon run through the collective veins of X Japan, and that allowed the group to defeat Linkin Park in Round 1 of our bracket.

Avenged Sevenfold fans are of similar ilk. They allowed the band to defeat Five Finger Death Punch in Round 1 and will surely give the group a massive push against X Japan. Fire and gigantic pieces of band imagery regularly fill A7X's stage, as do some of rock's most talented shredders.

So which band will advance in this Best Live Band competition -- X Japan or Avenged Sevenfold? You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 21 at 10AM ET. So make your choice in the poll below and come back as often as you'd like to make sure your favorite live act advances.

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