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Maiden or Saxon ...Metal Showdown
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:36:53 PM 
Wow Brian....7 votes for Saxon and only one vote for Maiden?  Looks like the thread you created favors the better british heavy metal band in "SAXON". Too bad....better luck next time fanboy.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Brian_Evans from Friday, January 28, 2011 8:13:43 AM)
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[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Friday, January 28, 2011 8:49:18 AM 
Is Heavy Metal even original anymore? Classic metal bands can't put out an original album anymore because when people demand Heavy Metal they need to stick to the same formulas that they have used a dozen times. Nostradamus was original but wasn't a Heavy Metal album lol I for one demand riffs like this, does exactly what it says on the tin.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Brian_Evans from Friday, January 28, 2011 8:13:43 AM)
[Brian_Evans] Friday, January 28, 2011 8:13:43 AM 
That sounds like some Ozzy Osbourne riff with Zakk Wylde. Not very original.
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[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Friday, January 28, 2011 7:05:52 AM 
Yeah I never got into Maiden whereas I'm absolutely loving Saxon, what you see is what you get with them, balls to the wall heavy metal.

Unleash the Beast, Metal Head, Killing Ground, Lion Heart, Inner Sanctum and Into the Labyrinth are absolutely killer metal albums, they just haven't lost their edge with age at all.

For those who want a proper British Heavy Metal riff listen to this it's one of the best you'll hear. Edited at: Friday, January 28, 2011 7:15:23 AM
Edited at: Friday, January 28, 2011 7:17:33 AM
[Ben37] Saturday, January 22, 2011 5:04:30 AM 
I was a big maiden fan, but like alot of people say, they've become soft and boring over the years! Still enjoying saxon....
[priestfan93] Friday, January 14, 2011 7:26:19 PM 
saxon without any doubt, i like maiden but it gets boring after a while, not like saxon. saxon is more what i think is real Heavy Metal.
[sentinel84] Sunday, January 09, 2011 8:16:52 PM 
Saxon along with raven are some of the most consistent bands in metal. Every album kicks ass they never went soft or really changed at all. Maiden on the other hand has really released nothing but crap since 1988 (with the exception of brave new world which I did like).
[Anders Haneskog] Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:21:31 PM 

I have not heard latest album of Saxon, must checked it out!
Saxon play by the books - straight forward metal. You can always depend on Saxons to deliver your saturday Metal-steak!

Maiden has gone softer by the years - too bad...they were so good in the 80-ties!

Last album was terrible for being maiden - their lowest point as yet!
And all the papers wrote that it was soo good - it is so blindfolded...
Maiden lives today on what they did in the 80-ties. They have an incredible reputation. Anything they do strikes gold in the eyes of the beholders...
- I hope they can do better on next album - perhaps look back to the 80-ties for inspiartions (in a way) but forward also...???

Maiden is always Maiden of course - just remember "Number of the Beast".
I would not switch that album for their whole 2000-2010-bunch of catalogue put together.

Except...a little on "A Brave New World"...perhaps. It had its moments.

But Maiden still do good shows - I guess...haven´t been on one for many years - but seen on tv.

Because of the 80-ties - and Eddie - they are still one of my favs bands.
And their sleeves are just the best!

[Brian_Evans] Monday, January 03, 2011 7:26:08 PM 
You have to look at the complete discography where Priest and Maidem easily tower above Saxon, not just the last few cd's. Although I have to admit Priest hasn't done a lot since Painkiller. A huge 12 year gap without Rob Halford didn't help so you really can't blame anyone there but Rob Halford. So I would say Halford had a lot to do with them going south since Painkiller but they are still the kings of british metal in my opinion.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:17:29 PM 
Maiden is still a great band although I don't care for thier later stuff,they are anything but traditional heavy metal these days as The Final Frontier is so far progressed that it doesn't have a shot at old school heavy metal. Neither does the Nostradamus album. But with Saxon,at least thier last 7 albums sounds british heavy metal traditionaly which easily makes Saxon the "New Kings Of British Heavy Metal"!  from 2010 onwards.

Judas Priest represents "Nostradamus" from here on out as that is the last album K.K. wanted fans to remember Judas Priest by ,its sad but K.K. wants it this way so if he wants it this way then he can't have his cake and eat it too. Judas Priest "used" to represent british heavy metal but obviously they don't want that title anymore. 

And with Maiden so progressed its only Saxon that is left as any other band can't hold a flame to Saxon these days. If The Final Frontier and Nostradamus are people's idea of true british heavy metal then maybe its a good thing that Judas Priest in hanging up the leathers and its a good thing that Steve Harris said that The Final Frontier is Maiden's last album as he only wanted 15 studio albums. Those 2 albums are a watered down poor representation of "true" british Heavy metal. You can't say that about any of the last 7 studio albums by Saxon,no way it just ain't valid and any true metal fan will be able to "see straight through this".

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Brian_Evans from Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:38:26 AM)  
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[Brian_Evans] Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:38:26 AM 
Well I didn't exactly create this thread just to try and get your atteniton but if you want to think that then ok. I do want your opinion though and just wanted to get an idea of what everyone here on the site thought. Now I already know what some are going to say (lol) but I'm sure some newer members to the sight will have a fresh opinion. I know you've already proclaimed Saxon as the "new kings of british heavy metal" but I'm sure many will disagree with that just like I do. The title of this thread is "Maiden or Saxon" but if anyone wants to include Priest also then thats fine with me. In my opinioin Judas Priest are still easily the" kings" of metal followed closly by Iron Maiden and then there's the rest of the pack. The gap between Priest-Maiden and the rest is quite staggering and I don't see anyone ever catching up.  

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[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:47:45 AM 
HAHA good one Brian!(lol!)  Ok Brian obviously created the thread to grab my attention so yeah here it goes:  I like 80's Maiden better than 80's Saxon,but the last 15 years Saxon totally blows Maiden into another realm,Saxon is so far ahead of Maiden and Judas Priest these days that Saxon are the new Metal Kings now that Priest decided to call it quits!   

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[the highway terror] Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:37:12 PM 
I saw Saxon  warm up on Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil/Crusader tour in May of '84 atVets Memorial in Columbus Ohio
Saxon ripped em' a new A**hole Nuff Said.
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