[metalgodess] Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:13:03 PM
O.k......if anyone is interested in the opinion of a newbie - here it is - Maiden is an incredible band. There is no disputing that. Their technical prowess, songwriting skills and powerhouse in-your-face-performances are a tribute to that very fact. No one can argue that. But here's the thing...as much as I really like their music and am blown away by their skills, JP is still and always without a doubt my favourite metal band. It's just opinion, not a fact that can be proven or disproven. As songwriters. their lyrics and music have never left me feeling flat or un-satisfied. Pretty much every song leaves me feeling that had I written it, I wouldn't have done anything different. Their music is what I reach for first, last, and always. (Unless I'm hankering Ozzy, he's my other big love.) Because it's my personal taste. For me it doesn't get any better that Priest. (This is starting to sound like a lame-ass beer commercial!) It doesn't mean Maiden doesn't deserve kudos for their stuff. But for me and countless others - ...Now, everyone play nice or else!!!!!