I was actually listening to reunion Maiden albums today, and AMOLAD went way up and DOD went waaaaay fucking down. I actually understand that they were trying to perfect that sound with DOD but they didn't quite cut it, as some of the melodies and lyrics were a little half baked. But with "Life & Death" everything crystalized.
I listened to three Babymetal tracks...sounds like Chun Li getting butt-fucked by Andrew W.K. That's not something I ever wanted to hear.