Which heavy metal classic of 1980 appeals to you more?
Are you saying that if it had different title/subject/lyrics you wouldn't?I voted for British Steel. Great album.
Don't get me wrong: Iron Maiden is an excellent debut album, but I would put it below British Steel thanks to that "gem" that is Charlotte the Harlot.
Thinking about it, this makes quite an interesting head-to-head. Two of metal's finest bands (in my eyes, the two finest bands) with the two albums that brought them massive success, for different reasons. British Steel broke Priest into the mainstream, Iron Maiden started Maiden's huge career. I'd like to give this some thought.