Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
We definitely have a 'what would you rather' style thread.
We're all going to vote for Cliff, but for me it's less because he's some kind of monster legend and more because if Mustaine stayed in Metallica we would never have had Megadeth.
As much as I love the first four Metallica albums, and highly respect the Black Album, I think metal would be much worse off without 'Rust in Peace' and 'Youthanasia'.
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