I have been listening to metal for 30 years and the 80's metal still blows away any metal of today. I have seen over 100 metau concerts.
I agree with barbergirl28 for today's metal where there is a lot of screaming, but not from the 80's metal. Groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne sang well and the singer of Judas Priest (Rob Halford) has opera training, so he probably would have done just as well in opera.
@chasemillis - I am glad to see you finally got into metal. LOL