[never_surrender] Sunday, July 13, 2008 4:51:47 PM
Judas Priest without a doubt.
They symbolize the genre and what it stands for.
They were the pioneers of the looks, the hooks,and the riffs that have come to become associated with heavy metal.
Most important of all, they are unabashedly metal for the sake of metal.
For those who think heavy metal is a passing teenage phenomenon, well 'You've got another thing comin''!
Even when we get married and have kids and grand kids, we will still be rocking hard, pumping our fists in the air, walking with a spring in our steps as we listen to our most beloved band of all time, Judas Priest!
Thank the Metal Gods for giving me the opportunity to discover Judas freakin' Priest in my lifetime.
I'll never grow over it, time and responsibilities will not douse the fire these guys have lit in me.
Together with Priest, we will rock on forever. All hail the Metallian!
By the way, Metallica will be second best choice. They brought back the grittiness to metal when it seemed to be sufferring under the hands of hair metal bands. When they came out with Master of Puppets, the world didn't know what just hit them. I would never categorize them as old Metallica or new Metallica. They will always be the same Metallica to me, those sobs who hit you in the face and then some with their brand of music. Edited at: Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:22:40 PM