Originally Posted by HECHO EN MEXICO
...IN THE REAL WORLD, BLACK SABBATH WOULD WIN.
BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF MAIDEN FAN BOYS THAT CANT SEE THE TRUTH.
(BLACK SABBATH INVENTED HEAVY METAL,
SABBATH(w/ ozzY) SELLS OUT MORE ARENAS ALL OVER THE GLOBE, SABBATH HAS MORE FANS
AND HAS INFLUENCED MORE BANDS THAN IRON MAIDEN!)
WE ALL KNOW IRON MAIDEN WILL WIN CUZ THIS BB IS FILLED WITH IRON MAIDEN FAN BOYZ.
AND THATS FINE WITH ME BUT REMEMBER WHEN YOU LOG OFF YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD AND IN THE REAL WORLD
IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT OZZY'S WIFE DID AT OZZFEST OR WHAT SHE DOES WITH HER PERSONAL LIFE,BLACK SABBATH IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE MECA OF METAL.
1) Edit: Anybody, be it Maiden fan or not, who connects Black Sabbath with the egging incident is in idiot, plain and simple.
2) I put Iron Maiden over Black Sabbath for a couple of reasons. The first of which, is that Maiden put out 7 great albums in a row, where as Sabbath only put out 4 (I know, Sabotoge and the Dio era came afterwords, but I'm talking about consistency here). Second of all, yea Sabbath created the sound of metal, but they didn't exactly have their sound fully realized straight away. There's a lot of random filler/sound effect crap that can still be found on their albums. Then of course there's the musician ship factor. Now, Tony Iommi is the riff god. Not just of metal, but of rock. Page, Hendrix, Perry, and countless others don't hold a candle to him in the riff department. But that's about all Black Sabbath has on Iron Maiden (well, that and Dio, but hey!). Bruce, Nicko, & Steve, I believe are all superior to their counterparts in Sabbath in terms of musicianship. Then there's influence. Well, Sabbath has been around longer than Maiden has, and I'm pretty sure no member of Maiden would say that Black Sabbath didn't have a direct influence on them, but a part of me thinks that Sabbath's influence over the years is slightly channeled (i.e. Influnetial bands who were also influenced by Sabbath). But I'll still conceed that Sabbath's influence is higher than Maiden's but not by much. Finally, when Iron Maiden reunited to make new music, we got arguably the best album of 2000: Brave New World. But when the Ozzy line up of Sabbath got back together to make new music, we got Psycho Man and Selling My Soul, which were fun for about an hour, at best.
One other thing, I think the reason Sabbath has been "selling out arenas" so much recently is because the only tour they've been doing is Ozzfest. I'd like to see how the "Heaven & Hell" tour does before talking about Black Sabbath's current "packing power."