And it was not the style of Priest the fans were used to hear (started in the 80's... even with the late 70's albums, but not before that. Also, not everything in Painkiller was speed metal).It was very unmelodic and way too heavy for me, not the Priest I wanted to hear that time...
Ripper Owens singing over stale trad metal with nothing pushing it except unbridled jealousy? Hard pass.
I know, and you made that point so well by embodying it. It's a standard metal tune, in the vein of Priest, the band that invented half the cliches around. It's like being outraged by how a lager tastes and expect it to taste like a stout, and proceed to rip the characteristics of a lager.That statement is pretty much what I thought of the song.
It just might. It will definitely be better than The Book of Souls anyway, which by comparison a lot of Maiden fans swoon over - I personally think it's a weak Maiden album, which sort of highlights how subjective these things are. I have always (or nowadays do, anyway) objected to the term fanboy as well, because let's face it, 99% of us here would be viewed as Maiden fan boys by others - And hardly anyone would likely identify as a fan boy. The term itself pretty much stands for a high degree of bias, and when you've got a favorite band or two, well, you're definitely biased. The term just makes fun of other people's bias, sometimes to invalidate their opinions in favor of bias of your own, so it's rather pointless.I only like two things about this song, the intro because it reminds me of Sinner and KK's guitar solo. Never liked Owens vocals and the drummer replacing Les Binks is average.
KK fanboys are going crazy all over social media, saying the song is awesome and even saying the album will be "best metal album of 2021" lol