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The Number of The Beast vs. Script For A Jester's Tear

Discussion in 'Album Combat Zone' started by joe, Sep 14, 2011.

The most influential of these two albums is:

  1. The Number Of The Beast

    18 vote(s)
    69.2%
  2. Script For A Jester's Tear

    8 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. b.o.b.

    b.o.b. Senior Member

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    Both great albums for me but The Number Of The Beast wins.
     
  2. joe

    joe Senior Member

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    As far as Marillion here in N.A., they were irrelevent. What little airplay/recognisation they did recieve was at U.S. north-east college campuses.

    As far as the U.K. they did have somewhat of influence as other neo-prog artists followed in thier footsteps. I would say a "cult" status. "Underground". They basically recycled the sound/style of Genesis and added the element of the mainstream/commercial pop/rock of the day. As some of the giant prog artists of the '70's dragged in AOR's sorry azz into the '80's fell in the line to cater to the music video revolution thus joined the top 40 club. Marillion tried to keep the prog flame burning with very little success, if any.

    I have no idea what influence they did have in western Europe(?).

    Seems to me that Marillion actually garned some attention not until 20 years later. In fact it was years after until I heard of the sub-genre neo-prog and Marillion.

    NWOBHM had a underground following here in N.A. in 1980 and 1981 with such releases as Maiden's first two albums and thier EP, Angel Witch's s/t debut and Diamond Head's, Lightning To The Nations and a few others as well. It wasn't until 1982's The Number Of The Beast that busted the barriers down, at least here in N.A. The rest is history.

    The Number Of The Beast has to be one of the most influential albums in the history of metal IMO. I wouldn't say any of Marillion's albums would even come close to be placed in the category of one of prog's most influential albums.

    Really no comparison IMO.
     
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    script :grinthumb
     
  4. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Marillion for me, I love Maiden but always consider Judas Priest to be a more groundbreaking band when it comes to NWOBHM.
     
  5. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    Judas Priest is part of the first wave NOT the new wave lol

    The new wave started in 79'
     
  6. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Maiden by a freakin' light year. It's not even close.
     
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    Iron Maiden, 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'.
     
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    Iron Maiden
     
  9. That 70s Guy

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    The Number Of The Beast
     
  10. ComfortablyNumb

    ComfortablyNumb Unquestionable Presence

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    Iron Maiden.
     

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