Originally Posted by htismaqe
Yeah, I never really got into them. They never really broke through here in the states.
If we had the access to music in the mid-80's that we did now, I totally would have become a fan because I was into D&D and heavy metal.
They spawned a ****ing MOVEMENT in the rest of the world though. There's power metal bands everywhere, it's one of the most popular types of music in continental Europe.
I think Helloween and Scorpions had a much bigger impact at least in Europe. Along of course with NWOBHM like Priest, Saxon, and Maiden.