Priest released Ram It Down in 1988 at the same time as Maiden released Seventh Son. I was over the moon about getting these two albums but the rest of the world seemed to receive them differently, almost with a resigned sense of boredom. Something was happening and it wasn’t going to be pretty for Hair Metal bands. Grunge was coming and only a new breed of Metal bands, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth and Sepultura would survive. Thank fuck Priest saw the threat and reacted with the magnificent Painkiller.