Originally Posted by mankvill
If I had to nitpick just one issue with Maiden, I thought they slowed down some of their songs, especially Wasted Years. But they kicked straight into Phantom of the Opera and The Trooper and everything, so they've still got it!
they did slowed some songs but that's because they thought they were playing them too fast not because they can't play them like in the 80's. That's part of the reason Adrian left back then as he said on the Maiden England documentary. Also Bruce would be able to sing these songs as fast a before for a whole tour.
and seriously I saw Priest twice in '86 et '88 and and even back then they were not even close to the mighty Maiden, but yeah that's just me