Quoted from Tranquilize:
Any old-school metal band would draw the ire of others. I'd love to see a Judas Priest pin, even over Maiden, but soooo many would whine about Halford's high-pitched howls.
Maiden is kinda the same, but the do have some serious stinkers. "Can I Play With Your Penis?" is a horrible tune. I wish they didn't include it.
Love Can I Play with Madness.
I think Seventh Son of A Seventh Son is their best album. Evil that Men Do their best song... But, I'll be honest the difference between Piece and Power... Man... All three of those albums are just AMAZING.
And Rime... What an epic song... The thing about Rime is it has about 90 seconds of a lull, when they go into the poetry recital. and that's it. It's an epic tune start to finish, with just that little breather. And it's there for texture, and also I think it's there to let the listener gear up for the finale. Love the guitar solo and how it breaks into it. Just such an amazing song.
Will say this about priest... They're an amazing band. Firepower I think is a top 5 Priest album... Amazing that they put out such an incredible album...
But, as a pin... I don't think they would work as well as Maiden, or even AC DC...
I could be wrong... And I'd love to be wrong in this case.
Top 5 priest albums... Stained Class(I think this to be a top 5 metal album of all time), Screaming for Vengeance, Painkiller, Firepower, and British Steel... Hell Bent for Leather has a couple of great songs, but as a whole not a fan of it, I really don't like Sad Wings... But, I'll say this, Sad Wings live is AMAZING!!! But, the studio version I don't like. And while I hate Turbo as an album... I do love the title song, that's a great song. Ram it down is a decent album, but I don't think it has a single great song on it. They're all good, but not great.