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Battle of the Bands: Kaiser Chiefs vs Editors & ProtoMartyr vs Future Of The Left (Page 428)

Posted Feb 27, '13 at 10:33pm

GhostOfMetal

GhostOfMetal

597 posts

I have to vote for Iron Maiden. They have been may favorite band for several years now. I knew of Priest before them but Iron Maiden is just a stronger band to me.  Both of heavy influences on the British New Wave of Heavy Metal and almost all following metal sub-genres.

I always liked the way Priest carried themselves. They were old school and heavy. The band members all wrote their own parts to songs and then came together and it worked beautifully. Their style really picked up in the 80's and of course Painkiller. Even when Ron Halford was not in the band, they showed their strength as a band. And when he came back, they picked up right where they left off like it was nothing.

Hoever, Iron Maidens style was evolved in such a way through the years.  Their style was different than other BNW bandsat the time. It was faster and more energetic. I like that. Bruce's voice was so perfect with the band. But of course, even without him, Steve Harris and Dave Murray showed that they are Iron Maiden, not the singer. They have always written powerful songs, Harris' often being the songs the band wants to see because they are, well... generally better lol. Now they have become a very wise band. They acknowledge their roots and use them to make them selves a stronger and stronger band as their audience's taste changes.

Iron Maiden will always have my vote no matter who they come against. UP THE IRONS!! :D

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 9:15pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

Number of the Beast has always arguably been one of my favorite metal songs, depending on what you consider metal to be. I've always found Iron Maiden to be more accessible in general to people like me who aren't serious metal fans.

This genre isn't really my area of expertise, as I don't listen to this type of music very often. I'll have more to say when two bands from a sub-genre I'm more familiar with battle against each other.

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 9:51pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

honestly, I'd go with Maiden. I started with maiden before priest, so I've listened to them longer, and I've always been a huge fan, especially after they came to dallas a few years back, and I got a tour shirt from them. don't get me wrong, I love priest, but maiden has always been a little more versatile when it comes to metal. their sound is unique, and because of this, maiden is in my top 5 bands, next to Opeth, and Nevermore.

-Blade

 

Posted Mar 9, '13 at 3:23pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

4,039 posts

Of course Iron Maiden...

They have so many good songs like Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, The trooper, and hallowed be thy name... I like the way Hallowed be thy name builds up and I like the fast beat of the other songs...

I really don't know that much by Judas Priest anyway...

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 2:26pm

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

1,846 posts

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I have to admit that metal is a genre of music I don't particularly enjoy. Therefore, I don't know much about the bands.

After listening to these six songs, I have to say that Iron Maiden has a sound that is a little bit more appealing to me as it seems to be less metal (if that makes any sense to anyone), so that is a plus to someone who doesn't like this genre very much. Somehow, I enjoyed the sound of the guitars, especially on the song The Trooper, and also the way songs are sung (the singer doesn't scream as much as it seems to happen with Judas Priest's songs). So in a hypothetical situation in which I was given the choice, I would probably listen to Iron Maiden instead of Judas Priest. That's why they get my vote.

Therefore, I vote for Iron Maiden.

 

Posted Mar 17, '13 at 5:44pm

GandalftheGrey666

GandalftheGrey666

1,791 posts

Iron MAiden.Nwever heard any of Judas Priest' music.Also, Maiden's Eddy beats all other band mascots.

 

Posted Mar 17, '13 at 6:23pm

UnleashedUponMankind

UnleashedUponMankind

5,542 posts

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Maiden... not my cup of tea, Priest... great band, saw both several times (i remember a very nice twist here, somewhere in the 80´s Slayer were support for Priest... in the 90´s Priest were support for Slayer...), Priest is a live-legend and they have a really good song... Painkiller... so is easy: Judas Priest

 

Posted Mar 17, '13 at 6:35pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,097 posts

iron maiden for sure.
ive seen them life multiple times. and it was awesome every time.

as kegaumongo said the singer doesn't scream/grunt to much. those are the bands i like most and if they have a great voice like iron maiden then i'm a fan.
their one of the greatest.

 

Posted Mar 25, '13 at 6:01pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,041 posts

Knight

I thought I would like Judas Priests after listening to Helloween's cover of their song "Electric Eye". Honestly though, I prefer the cover, and was a bit let down when I heard their other songs. They're certainly not bad and seem to be legends among the American metal bands. But they're good, not great, to my ear.

Iron Maiden on the other side is an international beast. I prefer their more melodic music, and the vocals are definitely better than JP vocals. It's a clear vote for Iron Maiden.

Go Eddie! \\m/

 

Posted Mar 25, '13 at 8:42pm

wishfulpoison77

wishfulpoison77

123 posts

Never heard Iron Maiden, so I'd say... Judas Priest!

 
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