THE BIG 4 poll

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Poll Results

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SLAYER 46
METALLICA 26
MEGADETH 10
ANTHRAX 6


James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:26 (eight years ago) link

slayer

Mordy, Friday, 16 September 2011 02:28 (eight years ago) link

Slayer via science:

Best album: Slayer - Reign In Blood
Best song: Slayer - "Angel Of Death"
Best logo: Anthrax
Best guitarist: Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Best bassist: Cliff Burton & Robert Trujillo (tie) (Metallica)
Best drummer: Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Best singer: Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
Best logo: Anthrax
Best album cover: Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Best music video: Metallica - "One" & Slayer's "Seasons In The Abyss" (tie)

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:32 (eight years ago) link

The fact that you include Trujillo in your bassist tally indicates you are including contemporary incarnations of these groups as well as their current output, which pretty much cinches it for Slayer. I'd be more curious what the results would be if you limited it to their then-contemporary Big 4 heyday.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 September 2011 02:40 (eight years ago) link

i wish i knew which the troll vote is? is it metallica? i think i'm going to vote for metallica

J0rdan S., Friday, 16 September 2011 02:47 (eight years ago) link

i voted for metallica

can't name a single song by any of the other three

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 02:51 (eight years ago) link

can't name a single song by any of the other three

SB

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:54 (eight years ago) link

markers, what the fuck, dude

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:56 (eight years ago) link

also, Josh, hmmm, i guess i threw Trujillo in there but i left the other parts to mean classic era. I kind of think Anthrax's Stomp 442 is the best album cover, but not exactly representative of thrash at all

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:56 (eight years ago) link

Honestly, I saw all these bands play Yankee last night and just wanted to talk about how when Metallica plays, Robert Trujillo is like so evidently the most talented person on that stage

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:57 (eight years ago) link

Also, there literally is no troll vote in this, J0rdan

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 02:57 (eight years ago) link

tbf to markers i couldn't name a band by the other three either, but i also couldn't name a song by metallica

J0rdan S., Friday, 16 September 2011 02:58 (eight years ago) link

what the fuck planet do you live on where you can't name a song by metallica

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:00 (eight years ago) link

I'm happy to see Whiney rightly rank Mustaine as the best guitarist here though Hanneman's a fucking monster (everybody's heard his demo tape where he basically writes "Reign in Blood"?) & probably the more "important" guitarist - people understate Slayer's impact on black metal I think, Slayer was thinking harder & better about atmosphere than any of their contemporaries except Celtic Frost. Megadeth live in their prime were better than any of these except maybe Anthrax who've been getting called underrated for so long now that it's a tired take but fuck it, it's still true. (I read a great piece on Anthrax this week by a certain dude, nice work dude.) I'm not a Cliff purist about Metallica, it's not like they sucked after Cliff but if you watch old footage that dude brought a lot to the stage - once Cliff was gone Metallica wasn't who they were before whereas Megadeth was then in take-no-prisoners mode.

But I don't know man Slayer is fucking hard to fuck with but musically Megadeth is kinda...better? until they start sucking that is

good poll

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:00 (eight years ago) link

i was kidding, kind of -- i can name "master of puppets"

J0rdan S., Friday, 16 September 2011 03:00 (eight years ago) link

Robert Trujillo is like so evidently the most talented person on that stage

^this isn't true but the other guys who're on his level are so unlikeable that they seem less talented next to him

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:02 (eight years ago) link

J0rdan, how can you even call yourself a goon when u haven't heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBA-xi8WuCU

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:02 (eight years ago) link

what the fuck planet do you live on where you can't name a song by metallica

― James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:00 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

what the fuck planet do you live on where listening to metal is a formative experience for all people under 25

me stalk shithead one day (some dude), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:03 (eight years ago) link

markers, what the fuck, dude

― James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:56 PM

yo i'm not trolling, i sincerely can't name a single song by any of the other three. i don't know why, but i've never even been that interested in investigating any of the other three bands' catalogues either

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:03 (eight years ago) link

I think rock radio and cultural behemoth Metallica transcends "listening to metal."

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:04 (eight years ago) link

yeah but not at all surprising from j0rdan "i know 3 madonna songs" sargent

me stalk shithead one day (some dude), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:05 (eight years ago) link

Like maybe j0rdan could have played that version of Metallica Rock Band that sold like two million copies. Or heard, somewhere, maybe, possibly, somehow the most famous guitar riff in the last 39 years?!?!

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:05 (eight years ago) link

Xpost, yeah so side with me on this ffs

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:06 (eight years ago) link

I wore my Public Enemy shirt to the Big 4 show in solidarity of the Anthrax collabo, the Slayer samples on Nation Of Millions, and the fact that the PE logo's placement on Black Planet was inspired by Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead.

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:08 (eight years ago) link

No Metallica connection tho

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:08 (eight years ago) link

dude i started a friendly and well intentioned thread like 8 months ago entirely dedicated to exposing j0rdan to music made before 1997, so for me personally there's no point in bullying him about that kind of thing

me stalk shithead one day (some dude), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:08 (eight years ago) link

Or heard, somewhere, maybe, possibly, somehow the most famous guitar riff in the last 39 years?!?!

― James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:05 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

i know this riff

J0rdan S., Friday, 16 September 2011 03:09 (eight years ago) link

a friendly and well intentioned thread like 8 months ago

that thread is like essentially the shittiest turntable.fm for people to force their shitty taste on poor J0rdan

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:12 (eight years ago) link

guys c'mon this is actual good shit worth talking about

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:13 (eight years ago) link

the most famous guitar riff in the last 39 years?!?!

Now I'm wondering what riff you're talking about. (And hoping it's not "Enter Sandman".)

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:14 (eight years ago) link

that thread is like essentially the shittiest turntable.fm for people to force their shitty taste on poor J0rdan

Have been some good albums in that thread imo.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:15 (eight years ago) link

like as to whether J0rdan has or has not heard anything or how bad some other thread nobody cared about because it had no Slayer I gotta say... well fuck it I was looking for nobodygivesashit.jpg (maybe it was who gives a shit & that's my problem) but this pic came up in the GIS and it rules so whatever

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljeik17GED1qbfzrho1_500.jpg

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:15 (eight years ago) link

Best album: rust in peace
Best song: fade to black
Best logo: metallica
Best guitarist: mustaine
Best bassist: cliff
Best drummer: lombardo
Best singer: araya
Best album cover: lightning
Best music video: holy wars

charlie h, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:16 (eight years ago) link

hey i'm not wild about where that thread went but it's not like screaming YOU MUST KNOW METALLICA at j0rdan is any more useful than screaming YOU MUST KNOW COLTRANE

me stalk shithead one day (some dude), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:18 (eight years ago) link

dudes I'm just saying a big 4 poll is a cool thing so can we not have recycled rolling beef spillover on it thanks guys

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:19 (eight years ago) link

i agree but tbh j0rdan came in here to meta troll so blame him

me stalk shithead one day (some dude), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:20 (eight years ago) link

I'm assigning blame where it always belongs...on Metallica's deeply un-brolike treatment of Dave Mustaine

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:26 (eight years ago) link

Im kinda bummed I couldnt go to this show

xp If you don't know at least 2 bands here, why would you bother voting

I voted for Obama because I've never heard of the other guy.

billstevejim, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:30 (eight years ago) link

sorry, aero

J0rdan S., Friday, 16 September 2011 03:32 (eight years ago) link

it's ok I'm being an obnoxious blohard as usual so I don't really have much of a perch to yell from

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:34 (eight years ago) link

could everybody go listen to that hanneman home demo now plz & then seek out the whole tape which is floating around & is unspeakably deep, that dude is just a concentrated supernova of riff creativity

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 16 September 2011 03:35 (eight years ago) link

If it was just two albums (Lightning and Puppets) I'd totally pick Metallica but as an overall band it's probably Slayer. I always appreciated Anthrax and Megadeth in some way but neither of them really did as much for me as I felt they should have.

joygoat, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:43 (eight years ago) link

can't name a single song by any of the other three

― markers, Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

http://i.imgur.com/YbTGO.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Friday, 16 September 2011 04:17 (eight years ago) link

XD

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 04:22 (eight years ago) link

i think i will vote for...anthrax?

Scream, Fistula, Scream! (jjjusten), Friday, 16 September 2011 04:28 (eight years ago) link

please note that i am choosing to ignore anything after state of euphoria, but that in kind i am also ignoring everything after master of puppets/so far so good/seasons in the abyss so everybody is getting some preferential treatment here

Scream, Fistula, Scream! (jjjusten), Friday, 16 September 2011 04:29 (eight years ago) link

Persistence of Time is like their best album wtf

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 16 September 2011 04:32 (eight years ago) link

maybe i haven't heard the right stuff from the others, but this is slayer by a mile for me

kaygee, Friday, 16 September 2011 04:38 (eight years ago) link

if slayer doesn't win this detonate ilm

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 September 2011 04:41 (eight years ago) link

Thanks in advance for the link to the Hanneman thing, aerosmith.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

having a hard time finding it! I know it's out there, I think most of it is on youtube

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:50 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lSeZR4aDNo

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:59 (eight years ago) link

that's the one I posted upthread, Josh.

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 17 September 2011 03:32 (eight years ago) link

Oh, sorry. Been a long thread!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 September 2011 13:05 (eight years ago) link

Just gonna mention this real quick because Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is supposedly modeled on Cliff Burton and there's a ton of Metallica on the soundtrack, so some may be lured into watching Hesher, but...don't. It's a piece. Of. Shit. Tried to get through it this afternoon, bailed right after JGL started doing bonghits with the little-kid character's grandmother.

that's not funny. (unperson), Saturday, 17 September 2011 17:22 (eight years ago) link

was thinking about this last night, and I think one of the reasons that I find myself listening to megadeth more now is that dave mustaine seems the most like a regular guy, as a frontman, narrator, storyteller. you'd think that anthrax would totally clean up on the "regular" guy front, what with the skateboards and shorts and all, but I think joey belladonna's delivery is definitely a bit pompous and over the top. not to criticize joey b.

rustic italian flatbread, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:01 (eight years ago) link

"let's all sit around the campfire and listen to uncle dave spin us a yarn about nuclear armaggeddon!" "breakfast with dave was nice, but he sure gets grumpy about politics..." "nice impression of a surly teenager, dave!"

rustic italian flatbread, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:11 (eight years ago) link

Thanks aerosmith- I'll do some digging.

Mustaine is a pretty intersting guy. Shockingly, he was somewhat self-deprecating in his book. I always had the impression of him as totally pompous. I liked the book.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:32 (eight years ago) link

did he use a lot of ellipses in the book?

some dude, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:36 (eight years ago) link

waited on dave mustaine at a coffeeshop once, he was really mellow.

mr peabody (moonship journey to baja), Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:37 (eight years ago) link

and mustaine is a birther
http://maura.tumblr.com/post/4465410200/woke-up-to-a-tweet-where-dave-mustaine-was-cheering-on

and

It seems like after that, no one seemed to hold the office of the President in such high regard.
Mustaine: Not anymore. I don’t think so because of the things that have taken place and the mistrust. Plus when you look at “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying,” what the whole concept behind that whole album is pretty much about — us as a people and the youth of America as an individual … I don’t want to say “faction” that’s the wrong word, but an entity, on its own. The youth of America being justified, finally, coming of age, and being able to look at things and being able to say ‘You know what? I don’t want this Manchurian Candidate as our President.” Back then, it’s the same thing now. I look at the way Obama has been selling our country off and all the ways things are happening and the way that our economy is plummeting. Why won’t we tap Alaska? And why did we take so long to act on the Gulf? Why did we take so long to act in Libya? Why?! Where’s his birth certificate? You know what, that birth certificate he showed everybody … I remember buying one of those to go buy booze. Hello Obama. C’mon dude, they used to sell those in the back of Creem magazine for $3.

Read more: Dave Mustaine at 'Peace' in his career | Goldmine Magazine http://www.goldminemag.com/features/dave-mustaine-at-peace-in-his-career-25-years-later#ixzz1YEyASm5M

Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:40 (eight years ago) link

yeah, yeah. cranky old uncle dave...

rustic italian flatbread, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:46 (eight years ago) link

Well, if there was anyone I'd expect to buy into a host of conspiracy theories, it's Mustaine. I mean, come on.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 September 2011 19:53 (eight years ago) link

Needs to be in this thread, if only because it's the only song by any of these bozos that I remotely care about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiHdr4rWG98&ob=av2e

dlp9001, Saturday, 17 September 2011 20:10 (eight years ago) link

Ranking their rap collabos

Anthrax & P.E. > Slayer & Ice-T >>>>>>>>> Anthrax & UTFO > Metallica & Ja Rule

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 17 September 2011 20:59 (eight years ago) link

qft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0JKWeYcwNY

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 17 September 2011 20:59 (eight years ago) link

Ice-T doing Exploited's "UK 82" as "LA 92" = <3

James Ferraro Boyz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 17 September 2011 21:05 (eight years ago) link

long conversation about the judgment night soundtrack on the train ride home or gtfo

mutant slow drum (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 September 2011 21:49 (eight years ago) link

over the years since its release it's been a source of constant surprise to me to learn what a profound effect it had on cats who were young-ish when it came out - it's such a touchstone in some ways

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 17 September 2011 21:53 (eight years ago) link

love Slayer & Reign in Blood arguably perfected the form, but in terms of innovation AND quality control, you just can't get past Lightning & Puppets imo

the island badger is an ageless pirate (Pillbox), Saturday, 17 September 2011 22:51 (eight years ago) link

xpost

o/

moonshit journey to caca (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 17 September 2011 22:55 (eight years ago) link

Wife says Megadeth btw. altho she also said she didn't know what Slayer looked like.

I saw Mike Love walk by a computer once (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 18 September 2011 02:20 (eight years ago) link

Slayer.
Easily.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 18 September 2011 21:27 (eight years ago) link

She should be able to guess what Slayer looks like.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 September 2011 22:04 (eight years ago) link

This just has to be Metallica.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Monday, 19 September 2011 10:57 (eight years ago) link

you mean for the WS question, right?

run jaymc & jam-master jaymc (some dude), Monday, 19 September 2011 11:06 (eight years ago) link

http://loudwire.com/files/2011/09/bigfourCover.jpg

Poor Kirk is a lonely guy just thinking 'bout things.

master musicians of jamiroquai (NickB), Monday, 19 September 2011 15:43 (eight years ago) link

lol otm

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 19 September 2011 15:47 (eight years ago) link

Using food science, via Kuma's Corner:

Metallica - Buffalo Sauce, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Dressing
Slayer - Pile of fries topped with a 10 oz. Burger, Chili, Cherry Peppers, Andouille, Onions, Jack Cheese, and Anger
Megadeth - Chorizo and Red Potato Hash, Pico de Gallo, Cayenne Avocado Cream, Tortilla Strips

Anthrax doesn't have a burger there yet.

So, Slayer wins.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 19 September 2011 15:51 (eight years ago) link

Kuma's should have a burger called The Heartburn.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:29 (eight years ago) link

Do metal guys ever get tired of making grrr metal faces? I guess not.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:29 (eight years ago) link

They are stuck that way.

rustic italian flatbread, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:30 (eight years ago) link

why on Earth would you be a metal guy if you were the type of person who got tired of making grrr metal faces

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Monday, 19 September 2011 16:30 (eight years ago) link

Do indie guys ever get tired of making woe-is-me indie faces? I guess not.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:31 (eight years ago) link

Indie guys are all smiles now that the money's just rolling in.

rustic italian flatbread, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:33 (eight years ago) link

the megadeth is my jam at kuma's

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Monday, 19 September 2011 16:36 (eight years ago) link

Sad indie dude look like that all the time, though. I doubt Hetfield walks around with a perma-grimace.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:43 (eight years ago) link

http://pineappleope.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/grimace.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

Grimace?

http://www.thegauntlet.com/photos/hetfield072508.jpg

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) link

ha yeah I saw that and thought about posting it

don't quixote me on that (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 06:15 (eight years ago) link

did I yet mention on this thread that I'm in a SLAYER!!! group on Facebook and I've been posting stuff from here on the wall there and vice versa?

don't quixote me on that (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 06:17 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

correct results

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:36 (one week ago) link

though....THOUGH....Megadeth had a pretty good run in the late '00s, where they were probably at their second win. Endgame is better than some of their 80s output.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:37 (one week ago) link

I still don't like the latest Anthrax album, though really enjoyed Worship Music.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:38 (one week ago) link

I'm re-listening to Persistence of Time now for the first time in probably 15 years. They really weren't that good a band. Fun live, 30 years ago anyway, but as songs, these songs feel like a bunch of parts scotch-taped together and constantly falling apart.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 22 May 2020 00:46 (one week ago) link


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