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POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?

Judas Priest - Painkiller
14 (30.4%)
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
32 (69.6%)

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Offline WildRanger

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POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« on: July 15, 2021, 07:28:56 AM »
Two iconic metal songs from the same year, 1990.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2021, 07:32:21 AM »
Holy Wars. Way more adventurous and interesting (though I like Painkiller a lot). I actually prefer Deathís cover of PK to the original

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 08:06:11 AM »
Painkiller is boring, Holy Wars is not.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 08:28:32 AM »
Holy Wars by a lot.

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 08:48:38 AM »
Holy Wars by a lot.

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I do like Painkiller, but this is no contest. Not by a long shot.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2021, 09:30:58 AM »
Holy Wars. I love Painkiller, but good lord Holy Wars is on another level.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 09:41:32 AM »
Dave Mustaine is trash as a "singer" - only a fraction better than Axl Rose.

Painkiller is epic AF.


EDIT:  Is Holy Wars a song or an album?  I assumed this was an album poll.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 09:46:59 AM »
Dave Mustaine is trash as a "singer" - only a fraction better than Axl Rose.

Painkiller is epic AF.


EDIT:  Is Holy Wars a song or an album?  I assumed this was an album poll.

This one is a song poll. Holy Wars is the first song from RIP.

Even though I donít adore RIP like most others do, I think Holy Wars is the greatest thrash song ever recorded.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2021, 09:57:05 AM »
I'm not sure there's been a poll here that I've cared less about.  Flip a coin.  Have my dog pick.   Throw a dart.

Nah, that's not entirely true, but close:  With conscious thought, I pick Painkiller.

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2021, 09:59:06 AM »
This one is a song poll. Holy Wars is the first song from RIP.

Even though I donít adore RIP like most others do, I think Holy Wars is the greatest thrash song ever recorded.

Then, oops.  I can still confidently pick Painkiller, though (even though it's not the best song on the album).
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 12:19:20 PM »
I'm a huge Judas Priest fan, but for me this was a very easy choice:  Holy Wars.  Not a close call at all.

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2021, 01:08:26 PM »
I'm not a big fan of either band but there's a small percentage of material from both that I love.

Painkiller is completely perfect afaic.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2021, 01:51:33 PM »
Painkiller by miles.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2021, 02:55:21 PM »
Even though I donít adore RIP like most others do, I think Holy Wars is the greatest thrash song ever recorded.
Yep. Not a RiP fan at all, but god damn, what an opener. A great live opener, as well. Saw them bring the house down opening with that, H18, and Wake up Dead. I think the theme to Exodus was the intro music.

Painkiller, both the song and the album are overrated. One Shot at Glory is the only song from the album I really like, and Painkiller is only interesting live. It's one of the few songs Rob still sounds good on.
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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2021, 07:29:52 PM »
While Painkiller is a great song, HW... TPD is my all-time favorite Megadeth song.  No contest.

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2021, 07:47:06 PM »
Holy Wars

I was very tempted to pick Painkiller, since that is Priest dialed up to 11 and Rob's vocals are absolutely perfect, but Holy Wars just goes off on insane levels and I agree that it's a perfect live opener for Megadeth.

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Re: POLL: Painkiller vs. Holy Wars?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2021, 08:49:25 PM »
Love both but Holy Wars wins for me.