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Pantera vs. Slipknot – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Semifinals

Loudwire Rock Bowl Semifinals You may need some padding after this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinal matchup is complete. It’s the circle-pit favorite ‘F—ing Hostile’ from Pantera squaring off the brutality of Slipknot ‘s own slamming anthem ‘Wait and Bleed.’ Pantera eeked out the narrowest of victories against Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ in the first round, taking home 53 percent of the vote, but they had an easier time in the quarterfinals against Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash,’ earning 72 percent of the final tally. With the full-force guitar work of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul’s speedy yet powerful beats, Rex Brown’s thumping bass line and Phil Anselmo’s pent-up aggression, this song is as energetic as they come and captures the fighting spirit represented on the football field. And speaking of aggression, Corey Taylor certainly delivers while singing about the hate rising up inside of him. Much like an NFL player psyched up for competition, Slipknot ‘s ‘Wait and Bleed’ comes out of the gate ready to erupt. ‘Wait and Bleed’ easily bested P.O.D.’s ‘Boom’ in round one with 71 percent of the vote, while Slipknot also had a decisive victory in the quarterfinals against Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast,’ with 72 percent of the final tally. It’s Pantera vs. Slipknot in a battle to advance to the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinals and you can hear both songs below. You can vote once per hour between now and Friday (Feb. 1) at 10AM ET, so vote as often as you can. And if you haven’t yet, click on the red button below to vote in our other semifinal matchup of Metallica against Avenged Sevenfold . Listen to Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ Listen to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’   Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metallica-vs-avenged-sevenfold-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-semifinals/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Metallica vs. Avenged Sevenfold” align=”center”]

Metallica vs. Avenged Sevenfold – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Semifinals

Loudwire Rock Bowl Semifinals Well, isn’t this an interesting matchup? Metallica ‘s ‘Seek and Destroy’ squares off against Avenged Sevenfold ‘s ‘Seize the Day’ to determine which act will advance to the finals of the 2013 Loudwire Bowl. Two very different songs, but each with a title that helps define football. Metallica’s ‘Seek and Destroy’ has enjoyed a relatively easy patch to the semifinals, besting Volbeat’s ‘A Warrior’s Call’ in the first round earning 71 percent of the vote and staving off Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort’ in the quarterfinals with just shy of 64 percent of the final tally. As for ‘Seek and Destroy,’ the hard-hitting song has what it takes to amp up just about anyone and the talk of starting a fight is just the competitive spirit you want out of a football song. As for Avenged Sevenfold, they outlasted Shinedown’s ‘Devour’ in Round 1 by earning just shy of 64 percent of the vote. Then, in the quarterfinals, their fans rallied to boost them past Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ with 60 percent of the vote. Though the track may not be as hard as some of their competitors, the song is no less inspiring. Name an NFL player, especially during playoff time, that can’t identify with the sentiment “Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost.” The song rings true with the idea of making every moment count. Will ‘Seek and Destroy’ advance and survive or will ‘Seize the Day’ live up to its title? The battle begins now and you can vote once per hour to help ensure your favorite moves on to the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. Voting continues through this Friday (Feb. 1) at 10AM ET. Listen to both tracks below, vote in the poll provided, then click the red button to vote in the other semifinal matchup — Pantera vs. Slipknot . Listen to Metallica’s ‘Seek and Destroy’ Listen to Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Seize the Day’   Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/pantera-vs-slipknot-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-semifinals/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Pantera vs. Slipknot” align=”center”]

Slipknot vs. Rob Zombie – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Quarterfinals

2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl Quarterfinals If you can’t get amped up with these two songs vying to advance in this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup, then you might want to check your pulse to see if you’re still alive. It’s Slipknot ‘s ‘Wait and Bleed’ squaring off against  Rob Zombie ‘s ‘Superbeast’ in the quarterfinals. Though P.O.D.’s ‘Boom’ may be an NFL stadium favorite, the track proved to be no match to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed,’ which received 70 percent of the vote in the first round. Singer Corey Taylor ‘s pent up angst on the track is just waiting to be released and the act of psyching yourself up to pound pads with an opposing player is not uncommon for an NFL player. Meanwhile, Rob Zombie barely escaped round one with ‘Superbeast’ receiving just over 50 percent of the vote over Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Back for More,’ making it the closest match of the first round. Zombie’s highly aggressive, hard-driving track can raise your heartbeats per minute rather easily. But does this ‘Superbeast’ have what it takes to best Slipknot? Here’s your chance to let your voice be heard. Vote in the poll below between now and Jan. 30 at 10AM ET. You can vote once per hour for your favorite between Slipknot and Rob Zombie. And you can also vote in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup by clicking the red button at the bottom of this page. Listen to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’ Listen to Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metallica-vs-papa-roach-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-quarterfinals/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Metallica vs. Papa Roach” align=”center”]

Pantera vs. Korn – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Quarterfinals

2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Quarterfinals We’ve got two distinctively different sounding hard rock tracks advancing to the quarterfinals of the Loudwire Rock Bowl in Pantera ‘s thrashy favorite ‘F—ing Hostile’ entering the arena against Korn ‘s style-shifting rocker ‘Freak on a Leash.’ Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ barely made it out of the first round with 53 percent of the vote against stiff competition from Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies.’ But make no mistake, Pantera are definitely ready to hype up their listeners with this classic. You can just envision an NFL defensive end unleashing untold destruction in the backfield thanks after getting amped to the pent-up energy of this track. Korn, meanwhile, had things a little easier with ‘Freak on a Leash’ outlasting System of a Down’s ‘Psycho.’ Earning just shy of 59 percent of the final tally, the band is ready to unleash their ‘Freak’ on Pantera, much like an onrushing cornerback blitz. So which track deserves to advance as the better football anthem? That’s for you to decide. Vote for either Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ or Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash’ between now and this coming Wednesday (Jan. 30) morning at 10AM ET in the poll below. And make sure to vote in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchups by clicking the red button at the bottom of this post. Listen to Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ Listen to Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/slipknot-vs-rob-zombie-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-quarterfinals/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Slipknot vs. Rob Zombie” align=”center”]

Avenged Sevenfold vs. Shinedown – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

Photos by Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com It’s an inspirational message versus an in-your-face proclamation in this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup. This first round pairing sees Avenged Sevenfold attempting to ‘Seize the Day’ against Shinedown , who appear ready to ‘Devour’ their new foes. Though a little on the softer side than what we usually get from Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Seize the Day’ is no less powerful in message. The inspirational track warns the listener to “ Seize the day or die regretting the time you lost, ” a sentiment that isn’t lost on today’s NFL player. With such a shortened season as compared to other sports, it’s important to make every moment count and Avenged Sevenfold definitely connect with a football theme in the song. Shinedown’s ‘Devour,’ meanwhile, has that great opening build just waiting to explode. As Brent Smith sings about taking it and taking it and taking it over and over again, it’s no wonder that by the time we get to the chorus he’s ready to devour, proclaiming, “It’s your final hour.” If that doesn’t speak to the mentality and pressure of an NFL player, what does? So there you have it — Avenged Sevenfold versus Shinedown. Which band advances? Your vote will decide. Listen to both tracks below, then vote in the poll provided. Click the red button at the bottom of this posting to vote in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup. The voting in the first round ends Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:59PM ET, so vote now and vote often. Hear Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Seize the Day’ Hear Shinedown’s ‘Devour’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/pantera-vs-drowning-pool-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-round-1/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Pantera vs. Drowning Pool” align=”center”]

Disturbed vs. Trapt – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

Adam Bettcher, Getty Images / Trapt Official You’ve got to be tough physically as well as mentally to play the game of football and our next Loudwire Rock Bowl first round matchup pits songs from two bands that embrace that mindset. Disturbed ‘s ‘Indestructible’ squares off against Trapt ‘s ‘Headstrong.’ Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ is definitely a motivational track, with David Draiman singing about having to “carry the colors again” in honor of an oath he’s sworn to defend. Meanwhile, the song discusses an inner strength that has emerged, thus making them “an indestructible master of war.” This song about going to battle embraces the team spirit and self-motivation as well as just about any track in our competition. Trapt, meanwhile, are also up to fighting the good fight with their anthem ‘Headstrong.’ As the track says, “ Back off, I’ll take you on / Headstrong, to take on anyone .” This song about mental toughness and not stepping down from a fight is perfect for the mindset of an NFL player. It’s also a solid choice to square off against Disturbed in round one of the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. So which track will be advancing? That’s for you to decide. Listen to both Disturbed and Trapt below and then vote in the poll for which song should advance as a football anthem. To let your voice be heard in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup, just click on the red button at the bottom of this post. You can vote up to once per hour in Round 1 until the deadline Sunday night (Jan. 27) at 11:59PM ET. Hear Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ Hear Trapt’s ‘Headstrong’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-vs-shinedown-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-round-1/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Avenged Sevenfold vs. Shinedown” align=”center”]

Godsmack vs. Papa Roach – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

There’s nothing to get you rocking like a pair of rock anthems, and this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup has them. It’s Godsmack ‘s ‘I Stand Alone’ squaring off against Papa Roach ‘s ‘Last Resort’ to see which is the better football anthem. Godsmack’s Sully Erna spells it out for all comers in ‘I Stand Alone’ when he belts “ I’ve told you this once before / You can’t control me / If you try to take me down, you’re gonna pay .” That type of grit and determination is what drives many of the NFL players, and in the end, their ultimate goal to the be the team that “stands alone” at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Godsmack’s competition in this round is Papa Roach who have some strong statements of their own with ‘Last Resort.’ The pounding drums and guitars only strengthen the mood of the track, which is one of back-against-the-wall desperation. And as we all know, desperation can be a powerful motivator. When Jacoby Shaddix unleashes on this song, is there anyone left unmoved? It’s a tough matchup — Godsmack against Papa Roach. Take a listen to both songs below and then vote in our poll to determine who advances in the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. Voting in Round 1 continues through Sunday night (Jan. 27) at 11:59PM ET. To see the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup and vote for your favorite, click on the red button at the bottom of this post. Hear Godsmack’s ‘I Stand Alone’ Hear Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/disturbed-vs-trapt-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-round-1/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Disturbed vs. Trapt” align=”center”]

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