Six Reasons Why Metallica Is Better than Megadeth
4. Metallica's members aren't homophobes
Overlapping a bit on the last one, because I'm not sure we can stress the importance of this deciding factor enough.
The art for Metallica's Load album is by an artist named Andres Serann and is titled Semen and Blood III. The work is a combination of two things -- I'll leave it to you to guess what those things are. When asked about the art, Hetfield stated, "Lars and Kirk were very into abstract art, pretending they were gay. I think they knew it bugged me. It was a statement around all that." While it made the heavy-metal icon uncomfortable, James Hetfield still went along with the idea -- taking a risk of alienating Metallica's conservative fans.
Meanwhile, when asked about whether he supports gay marriage, Dave Mustaine replied, "Since I'm not gay, the answer would be no." His reasoning? Because he's a Christian.
3. Metallica makes better country & Western music
When asked about how he felt about modern-day Metallica, the great Joey DeMaio from Manowar infamously remarked, "I'm sorry, I don't listen to country music." Evidently, Mustaine must've caught wind of this and took the comment seriously, as Megadeth's 2013 song "The Blackest Crow" has a bit of a country/bluegrass twang to it. Supposedly, Willie Nelson (who is openly supportive of gay marriage) was recruited to work on the song but for some mysterious reason, that didn't happen.