A friend of mine in High School handed me a mix tape full of various rock music, and on the second side of said tape, he included the song I’m linking to here.

Until that point in time, while I had a minimal familiarity with Iron Maiden, etc., I had no idea that metal could be anything but Scorpion-glam, or annoyingly noisy stuff (with some exceptions for Priest and Maiden) compared to Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.

Holy shit.

I can blame my love for both symphonic and power metal on this one damn track.

Just got back from a long trip so likely all I’m posting today…