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Maiden vs. Priest...


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If I had to chose I think I would pick Maiden. But to me, these bands are very different animals and do not need to be compared or pitted against each other.

Priest is older, the link between Sabbath and NWOBHM. Priest evolved a great deal over the years into their signature sound that solidified on Screaming For Vengeance. Priest is more known for their metal sound and attitude and Rob Halford being gay.

Maiden has had a few different eras and lineups but their core sound and approach didn't change very much. They had a classic period, the NOTB through Powerslave era. They are more known for their lyrical songs about history or literature and their album covers and mascot.

The Blaze era for Maiden was better than the Ripper era for Priest. Both Rob and Bruce had good solo careers with great and not so great albums between them.

They both are masters of the form and should definitely be in the top of any listing of bands from the genre. After Sabbath of course.

-- Edited by artcinco at 04:03, 2008-04-06

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artcinco wrote:

If I had to chose I think I would pick Maiden. But to me, these bands are very different animals and do not need to be compared or pitted against each other.

Priest is older, the link between Sabbath and NWOBHM. Priest evolved a great deal over the years into their signature sound that solidified on Screaming For Vengeance. Priest is more known for their metal sound and attitude and Rob Halford being gay.

Maiden has had a few different eras and lineups but their core sound and approach didn't change very much. They had a classic period, the NOTB through Powerslave era. They are more known for their lyrical songs about history or literature and their album covers and mascot.

The Blaze era for Maiden was better than the Ripper era for Priest. Both Rob and Bruce had good solo careers with great and not so great albums between them.

They both are masters of the form and should definitely be in the top of any listing of bands from the genre. After Sabbath of course.

-- Edited by artcinco at 04:03, 2008-04-06



I would pick Iron Maiden with Paul Di'Anno over Judas Priest, but if Di'Anno era doesen't count, I will have to go with gay leather pants and K.K..



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People compare them because they both broke out around '83 and have a similar twin guitar attack. I certainly lump them together as NWOBHM. But you're right that Priest was a bridge. They are like Van Halen was to the whole LA scene.

I pick Priest because they have more classic, catchy songs. If I had to pick a single album among the two it would probably be NOTB. But I don't think Maiden came close to topping that. And Screaming for Vengeance is nearly as good.

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squidhammer wrote:

People compare them because they both broke out around '83 and have a similar twin guitar attack. I certainly lump them together as NWOBHM. But you're right that Priest was a bridge. They are like Van Halen was to the whole LA scene.

I pick Priest because they have more classic, catchy songs. If I had to pick a single album among the two it would probably be NOTB. But I don't think Maiden came close to topping that. And Screaming for Vengeance is nearly as good.



I'd HAVE to agree, almost! Priest kicks Maiden's ass, especially in overall career, and NOTB is one of those classic all time metal albums, but I believe Screaming kills it, plus I think their earlier stuff, like Rocka Rolla, and Sad Wings just 'screams'! Some of my fav JP tunes are on there. I also like PainKiller for it's heavy, ass kicking, no holes barred, blow your  brains out, type of metal...

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SMC Productions wrote:

squidhammer wrote:

People compare them because they both broke out around '83 and have a similar twin guitar attack. I certainly lump them together as NWOBHM. But you're right that Priest was a bridge. They are like Van Halen was to the whole LA scene.

I pick Priest because they have more classic, catchy songs. If I had to pick a single album among the two it would probably be NOTB. But I don't think Maiden came close to topping that. And Screaming for Vengeance is nearly as good.



I'd HAVE to agree, almost! Priest kicks Maiden's ass, especially in overall career, and NOTB is one of those classic all time metal albums, but I believe Screaming kills it, plus I think their earlier stuff, like Rocka Rolla, and Sad Wings just 'screams'! Some of my fav JP tunes are on there. I also like PainKiller for it's heavy, ass kicking, no holes barred, blow your  brains out, type of metal...





    That's why Priest are legends. Their early albums were heavy classics. Maiden had the right idea but the concept turned out to be bubblegum pop metal. If only, they were as a mass produced product for MOR metal. Like Ozzy.



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Date: Apr 13, 2008

This debate is fun..but it apples and oranges :) I just hope both are around for a LONG time to come

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well I love

Number of The Beast
Powerslave
Piece Of mind

But after that it was all one hit wonder shiit!
The Diano era was great.

But I think Preist was more consistant.

My vote is for Priest!

Even Though rob is a fag.

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