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Cradle of Filth like to compare themselves to Iron Maiden. I mean, why not? They’re basically Iron Maiden if you take away talent, legend status, skill, record sales and pretty much everything that makes Iron Maiden, well… Iron Maiden. Still, they’re pretty similar.
“We’ve always been likened to Maiden. A few people have described us as Iron Maiden on crack. The whole band was totally into Maiden when we started and we thought we could do the same thing but we didn’t want to because there was a death metal scene happening right around then. So we decided to get into that and mix it up with the Maiden stuff we liked and put lots of horror like keys and stuff on top of it and that’s how we started.” said Paul Allender while applying mascara to his face.
Read full interview here.
Iron Maiden on crack, you say? Well I agree with the “crack” part, I just can’t see the similarities to one of the best metal bands of all time. Oh, they all look like Eddie, does that count?
When asked why he is so modest and humble, Paul Allender had no comment.