heavymetal: As far as the whole what is and isn't metal argument...
heavymetal: Judas Priest is my favorite band of all time with Iron Maiden comming in at a close second. Met Priest in 2005 in Atlanta and they were really nice guys. Considering my friend and I snuck backstage, they didn't have to be.As far as the whole what is and isn't metal argument, I find it usually being perpetuated by those who think their favorite "sub-genre" of metal is the "real deal". The problem with "heavy metal" music is its diversity and in my opinion that being identified as a "metal band" has to do with look/image as it does sound. That is what allows a band such as "Poison" be a "metal band" (sub genre glam/hair metal) or Judas Priest be a metal band (Classical Metal), or Slayer be a metal band (sub genre thrash metal).Really in my opinion , this diversity of sound is why Heavy Metal is the greatest, most awesome type of music there is. All metal fans should embrace rather than scorn this "diveristy", because United, united, united we stand. United we never shall fall. United, united, united we stand. United we stand one and all.
cabbyman: I bet he got all the chicks back then!
John Redcorn: Why does every SHMHC devolve into everybody posting a brazillion links to dumb songs from dumb bands they like instead of discussing the song at hand?Put "Dreamer Deceiver" into context of the mid-70s. Sad Wings of Destiny was Priest's first real "metal" album. They still had their RockaRolla look but the songs were definitely more in line with what was to come next. One of my favorites actually.
12349876: Here comes the "this isn't metal even though metal was the name it was given when it was new" comments.
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