Rebel Girl Royalty
I have no idea whats considered blasphemy among you established fan community-ites, but I nearly hated the whole virtual / x factor mega-prog albums era. I mean, I know they went prog at somepoint anyways, but this era was especially bad. It was like, we have bands like Powerwolf, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, and about a million other awesome choices for this kinda music, I didn't want Iron Maiden ever in that category. I miss the punkiness and fun spine-tingling pure metal elements of earlier releases.