Friday Faceoff: Semi-finals – Dave Mustaine vs David Coverdale

July 6, 2012

Heavy Metal News Dave Mustaine vs Ozzy Osbourne

To see the rules of our first ever Faceoff to crown the best Frontman see the article detailing the event at: this link.

You can see the official tournament bracket and past results here: this link!

We will be running the columns the same way with each Frontman being judged by us in the same 4 qualities: signature sound, appeal to the ladies, career thus far and legacy to other musicians. Of course we hope these columns might help you decide who should win, but ultimately it’s your decision. You will find the voting poll on the left hand sidebar. Vote away to crown the best frontman in metal!

Dave Mustaine has taken everyone out with a very popular vote. Ozzy and Hetfield have fallen victim to him, but you have to wonder if the upset thus far; David Coverdale and unseat the leader of this tournament.


Dave Mustaine: he is a guitar player first and foremost. In the tradition of great metal bands he took the reins on the mic for Megadeth just to get things moving forward. His voice is described as grungy and at times nasal, but when matched up with the frantic and psychotic guitar work it blends perfectly. Mustaine may have the most noticeable voice in metal.

David Coverdale – delivery would be the signature of Coverdale. His powerful voice is brought to the listener with a smoothness and silkiness not often associated with metal. The tone of his voice is a signature all on its own.


Dave Mustaine: his bio makes reference to the women, but Dave is more known for his appeal with addictions. He is married with a wife and children and things appeared to calm down after he turned to Christianity to heal his soul. The women aren’t a big story when it comes to the life of Mustaine.

David Coverdale – he had Tawny Kitaen. The chick on Whitesnake’s car was his wife, and he was Whitesnake. Considering the gaggle of men she had chasing her around it’s safe to say David did fine with the women.

Heavy Metal David Coverdale


Dave Mustine: with 30 million thrash albums sold with Megadeth he is and always will be a true legend. Being fueled by a hatred of Metallica has given Dave massive success, including the touring festival Gigantatour. As a member of The Big 4 Dave has written his own ticket in Metal history.

David Coverdale – when you mention the two names Whitesnake and Deep Purple you realize instantly the incredible career Coverdale has had. (did I mention Kitaen). His collaboration with Jimmy Page was also successful. His true career mark is the massive commercial success Whitesnake was able to achieve.


Dave Mustine: his legacy will be taking raw emotion and using it to fuel yourself forward. Also his political aspirations and knowledge can show a younger generation that you don’t have to follow the path of stupidity when it comes to public image. Show the world what you have!

David Coverdale – his legacy is a little more superficial. Success. Coverdale teaches an important lesson to young musicians that you shouldn’t be scared to make music that is commercially viable. Treating music like a business is the key to success.

It’s unique and completely your choice. Who goes to the finals?

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