Judas Priest vs Iron Maiden

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Who is Better?

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  1. manifold
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    I list Maiden among my top 5 favorite bands of all time and I never listen to Priest, so it's not even close for me. However, they seem to get lumped together often so I figure it's worthy of a showdown, USMB poll style.



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    Iron Maiden.

    No contest. Priest put out some good tunes, but they became a caricature of themselves. Maiden IMO never did that.
     
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    Ooooh, I'd say Maiden are a caricature of themselves as well BIG TIME!

    I was a huge fan of both bands when I was a kid but I'd probably have to say Maiden had a slight edge. Maiden had more complex tunes but the lyrics were way cheesy. Priest became that way only later when they realized they had nothing left to say and decided to sing about heavy metal since they were, you know, a heavy metal band. Both sucked when they hit their mid to late-30s.
     
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    I think what I was trying to express is that Priest took themselves too seriously, and didn't realize that they were essentially making themselves a caricature.

    Maiden didn't take themselves seriously, and full on basked in the self deprecation.

    I dunno, just my take.
     
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    Youtube time!

    Great Priest songs

    Victim of Changes
    [youtube]hXqb_3fR6Ok[/youtube]

    Sinner
    [youtube]W6Trs3v1XbM[/youtube]

    Beyond the Realms of Death
    [youtube]MeKuH114EiA[/youtube]

    Green Manalishi
    [youtube]XT2DktNBRfo[/youtube]

    Dissident Aggressor
    [youtube]cEvDlivJeVo[/youtube]

    Steeler
    [youtube]HyfwduWmw_E[/youtube]
     
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    What is your next poll? Which do you prefer, botulism or Salmonella?
     
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    This.

    I saw Judas Priest at the Long Beach Arena 1979-80-81, they put on a great show and made some great albums but lost me with "Turbo Lover". How stupid was that? It was like when Kiss put out "Music From The Elder"! :lol:

    I've never seen Maiden live but they've been pretty consistent for what, 30+ years now? They're like AC/DC!

    Rob Halford has put out some good stuff though, in fact I heard a new tune from him on Satellite Radio last night.
     
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    Iron Maiden

    Edit:

    Removed vid... :razz:
     
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    Great Maiden songs!

    Hallowed be thy Name
    [youtube]g7kMq80Lhgc[/youtube]

    Phantom of the Opera
    [youtube]MjAQSlTVcYI[/youtube]

    Aces High
    [youtube]FJq1eJe-sto[/youtube]

    Wrathchild
    [youtube]FxP0SyeQLLQ[/youtube]

    Running Free
    [youtube]iIwwh3qjYRw[/youtube]

    Where Eagles Dare
    [youtube]bCWzVQSp9jQ[/youtube]

    Trooper
    [youtube]PSSHk0U9gv4[/youtube]

    Afraid to Shoot Strangers
    [youtube]1nERoMgzCO8[/youtube]
     

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