[jimmyjames] Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:47:44 AM
I'm not saying Metallica are Maiden clones or anything but there are Maiden influences in their early work. Fade To Black is similar to the sort of thing maiden do, little classical sounding guitar intros leading into songs, Fight Fire, Justice For All, lyrical themes Four Horsemen, Creeping Death, Phantom Lord. That epic sound a lot of early Metallica songs had. They even jammed out the first few bars of Run To The Hills on Garage Days.