Originally Posted by 2handband
When I was a kid it was quite typical to buy a dozen or so great albums every year. These days I feel lucky if there's two or three. Does nobody else see this as a problem???!!!
And its exactly the reason why "nostalgia" is such a popular concept. If there were so many acclaimed bands making waves in metal that were universally loved, many of the old bands probably wouldn't exist nowadays. But because so many of them suck, the old guard is welcomed with open arms.
I do agree with the SBIT tour being an opportunity to bring out a shit-ton of deep classics. I was really hoping that TTAL would come out but it didn't happen. I mean if Maiden think they can survive playing only 5 classics on the AMOLAD tour, then that's all they should need on any tour.