Swastikas, Lemmy and Screaming Christians: Picking the Winner of the Mayhem Festival

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Betraying The Martyrs vs. Motörhead

Kind of a no-brainer.

RW: The fact that Betraying The Martyrs made it this far reminds me of the plot from Rudy.

WINNER: Motörhead

Icon & Anchor vs. Slayer

Previously known as David versus Goliath (the realistic version).

PR: There are much worse bands than Icon & Anchor, and it's cool that they made it in, but...
RW: ...it's Slayer
PR: Exactly.

WINNER: Slayer

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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

I-70 & Earth City Expwy., Maryland Heights, MO

Category: Music

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NickLucchesi moderator communitymanager

"DH: And I don't think anybody has put a box cutter to their arm to give themselves a Motörhead tattoo, but that's how almost every Slayer tattoo is done."


I think this is a result of the type of person who is Slayer fan, vs. the type of person who is a Motorhead fan. Speed-addled shut-in who's depressed? Think the idea of giving yourself a homemade band tattoo alone is a good one? You're a Slayer fan.


On the other hand, if you're in the middle of a bender with three or four of your friends, what do you do? You go out and get Motorhead tattoos together. 


Case in point:



NickLucchesi moderator communitymanager

While both bands' best material is more than 25 years behind them, Motorhead's body of work, history and ability to put out a great record full of new songs every few years should give them the advantage, easily. If you want to talk influences, look at the litters of awful death/thrash/Republican Metal bands that were inspired by Slayer, then look at the bands who use Motorhead as an influence. Tell me which ones you'd rather listen to. Based on reading the defenses of Motorhead above, and the location (Missouri is Slayer country), I'd say Slayer wins based on a poor defense of Motorhead, and the sheer force of meth-powered Slayer fans.



Motorhead is better than Slayer.


The Devil Wears Prada owns all these other bands.



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