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GMD Poll: Top Years of the 80's

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by -CC-, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. HamburgerBoy

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    If you want to compare the two albums, sure, feel free, but that's not a statement of consistency over a discography. You're inventing a rubric that conveniently fits your narrative by dicing a potentially-coherent argument into infinitesimal meaningless yet true premises.

    In any case, Caught Somewhere in Time is a boring overly-repetitive song, worse than anything on Turbo aside from Parental Guidance. Heaven Can Wait is also pretty ugly with its ham-fisted vocal melodies and another repetitive chorus (though the bridge section is excellent), and worse than anything on Turbo aside from Parental Guidance. Seventh Son is a pretty weak album; The Evil That Men Do is worse than anything on Jugulator, let alone Turbo, and on the whole it has a disturbing lack of meaningful riffs.

    "Uninterrupted" is another meaningless and arbitrary rubric; Priest changed quite a bit from album to album, but while the overall run from 74 through 90 was bumpy, it showed a pretty consistent average nonetheless. By contrast, it is widely consensus (though not my personal opinion) that Maiden's 80s albums were great, their 90s albums shit, and their reunion albums mediocre.
     
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    I like Priest a lot but if I'm choosing between each band's first decade of material I'm taking Maiden 100% of the time.
     
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    You offer nothing but talking about albums and years no one is talking about.

    If you like Turbo, it's ok, but it's a pretty hated/disliked album.

    Point of Entry is considered their first clear sellout attempt and thus, is ignored at best, hated at worst.

    British Steel is considered commercial, mediocre, at best decent.

    Ram it Down is inconsistent as hell, also usually called mediocre, hated for some.

    No 80's Maiden album has that kind of treatment. See what I'm talking about?
     
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    I think British Steel rules, it might be commercial but it's one of the best commercial metal albums I can think of that isn't a plastic piece of crap. It's heavy, catchy, memorable for the most part, easy to get into but also rewards repeat listening. It's almost as if it's so overrated and taken for granted that it has become underrated.
     
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    Dumb argument. Both albums suck syphilitic 'squatch balls.
     
  6. HamburgerBoy

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    Turbo is made fun of, it's not that widely hated. Point of Entry is ignored and considered weak, yes, it's not really hated. Virtual XI is hated, Maiden fanboys aside. There is no comparing a song like The Angel and the Gambler with some goofy sellout pop metal.

    Also, British Steel is considered a classic in most corners of the world (in-crowd metal forums aside), and produced two massive radio hits as well as a couple more mainstays in their setlists. Being purely objective, it is far more reknowned than the Di'Anno albums or the synth-Maiden albums. In fact, even Iron Maiden themselves consider Somewhere in Time to be weak (aside from Adrian Smith I'd imagine since he wrote almost half of it), they "lost" (probably destroyed) the live footage of that period because it was embarrassing to them, and they ignore most of the songs in concert aside from Wasted Years. But objectivity and consensus are gay so none of that matters. Even though Killers is my joint-favorite with Piece of Mind, many plebs on the internet call it Fillers and it is generally considered a weak link in the 80s albums.

    Are you HP Lovecraft?

    Definitely. A bunch of radio hits but Rapid Fire and Steeler are as heavy as anything they've done, and The Rage is one of their ultimate hidden gems.
     
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    Maiden's S/T shits on every Priest album and British Steel is the epitome of mediocre.
     
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    Virtual XI's equivalent would be Demolition, which is pure horseshit.

    This burger guy is funny. Defending widely trashed albums like POE and Turbo, but shitting on universally praised albums like SIT, Maiden's debut and Killers. Just wow.
     
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    Turbo is a laughingstock of an album and that's what most metal fans have considered it since the day it came out, nothing will change that. Why do you think its made fun of? Because people like it? Lulz.


    British Steel
    is considered a classic by the casual metal fan who would probably have a hard timer naming you more than 10-15 metal bands. Most seasoned metalheads think of it as above average at best ...

    ..."radio hits" yeah, pretty much confirms what i just said

    yes, it is more renowned because it is more popular ... again, back to what i just said.

    most people knock on the first two albums because most people are casuals. No one self-respecting metal fan would trash those two album. Who on this forum has shitted on them?

    Stop letting your love for the band and that shitty album blind you form the truth man
     
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    lmao the steppe mutt that can't listen to Priest because Halford makes his peepee feel funny thinks he knows something about Priest

    Demolition is great. fwiw I like Somewhere in Time a lot overall, but that's because the highs more than cancel out the lows. It's probably their 7th best album, after the first five and No Prayer.
     
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    Where do you find these reaction gifs? That one is perfect lmfao.
     
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    The inbred filth that doesnt know the difference between mountains and flatlands cant talk about priest without letting his early/pre-TB era casualism take over. Im pointing out facts you imbecile, ones that you evidently cant even argue against. And btw there are plenty of Priest tracks i love, and im not a fan of either of those bands on a whole ... but i never let me feelings and bias get in the way of stating the truth, unlike yourself you dumb bitch.

    "THEY DONT DISLIKE THE ALBUMZZ, THEY JUST MADEZ FUNZ OF ITZ :lol: this is what happens when siblings mate.
     
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    All you needed to say m8, your cluelessness on this matter is obvious
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    ... poor guy. Get back to me when you actually have something to refute the facts that i stated. Until then, go sit on your favorite vibrating dildo and set it to Turrrrboooo looooverr.

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    Heads up - gonna wrap this up on Friday
     
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    I based mine on my top 5 or so albums from each year. Double checked it but looks right. '83 vs '86 was a close battle. Mercyful Fate, some NWOBHM favourites and Kill 'Em All combined their powers to throw out the rest of the thrash.
     
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    '84 was my pick. maybe not the deepest year but my favourite top 10-20 albums i think. hard to even imagine experiencing a year when releases this good were coming out multiple times per month.

    cirith ungol - king of the dead
    saint vitus - saint vitus
    jag panzer - ample destruction
    destruction - sentence of death
    metallica - ride the lightning
    gotham city - the unknown
    mercyful fate - don't break the oath
    queensryche - the warning
    trouble - psalm 9
    manowar - hail to england
    celtic frost - morbid tales
    iron maiden - powerslave
    manowar - sign of the hammer
    omen - battle cry
    running wild - gates of purgatory
    slayer - haunting the chapel
    voivod - war and pain
    hellhammer - apocalyptic raids
    overkill - s/t
    dark age - s/t
     
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    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    GMD's Top Ten Years of the 1980's
    10)
    1981

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    1) Iron Maiden - Killers | 119.5 from 15 votes
    2) Cirith Ungol - Frost & Fire | 95.5 from 13 votes
    3) Black Sabbath - Mob Rules | 89.5 from 14 votes
    4) Venom - Welcome to Hell | 84.5 from 15 votes
    5) Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman | 64.5 from 12 votes
    6) Holocaust - The Nightcomers | 55 from 8 votes
    7) Riot - Fire Down Under | 53.5 from 11 votes
    8) Tygers of Pan Tang - Spellbound | 42 from 8 votes
    9) Saracen - Heroes, Saints & Fools | 41 from 8 votes
    10) Judas Priest - Point of Entry | 39 from 8 votes
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    11) Saxon - Denim and Leather | 36.5 from 8 votes
    12) Heavy Load - Metal Conquest | 25 from 4 votes
    13) Girlschool - Hit and Run | 21 from 5 votes
    14) Samson - Shock Tactics | 16 from 3 votes
    15) Legend - Legend | 14 from 3 votes
    16) Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies | 13 from 2 votes
    17) Mistreater - Hell's Fire | 12 from 2 votes
    18) Accept - Breaker | 11.5 from 4 votes
    19) Demon - Night of the Demon | 11 from 2 votes
    =20) Gaskin - End of the World | 10 from 2 votes
    =20) AC/DC - For Those About To Rock | 10 from 1 vote

    Chosen by:
    Bloopy (#5)

    Slayed Necros (#8)
    HamburgerBoy (#9)
    Slammed (#9)

    -CC- (#10)
    Baroque (#10)
    CiG (#10)

    no country for old wainds (#10)
    zerostatic (#10)
    TOTAL: 18 POINTS
     

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