Heaviest Iron Maiden Songs After Paul Dianno

While Iron Maiden may not be the heaviest of the metal bands they have definitely released a few tracks that are surprisingly heavy. This list won't have any songs from the Paul Dianno era, as most of the list would be composed of them.

The Top Ten

1 Be Quick or Be Dead

It really isn't much of a competition when it comes to the number 1 heaviest Iron Maiden track, this is so close to thrash metal and Bruce's screams feel brutal. - kempokid

2 Total Eclipse

While Be Quick or Be Dead may be the fastest, most brutal track, Total Eclipse is heavy in a completely different way, the atmosphere is extremely haunting. I personally find this to be one of the highlights from the album because of how atmospheric the song is. - kempokid

3 Moonchild

While I said that Bruce's singing sounded brutal on Be Quick or be Dead, he straight up sound evil and demonic here. While the instrumentals aren't the heaviest things they have done, the vocals are beyond vicious. - kempokid

4 Monts├ęgur

This is another fairly fast song with heavy instrumentals. The instruments don't die down when Bruce sings like they do in most songs, it stays just as loud and powerful. - kempokid

5 The Wicker Man

This is less brutal and more just so powerful that it feels like the riff is repeatedly kicking you in the face. It is much clearer and cleaner than most other songs on the list, but that riff alone puts this song on the list. - kempokid

6 Gangland

While I think that the song is terrible, you can't help but notice the obvious speed metal feel that the song has. - kempokid

7 Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

The entire Mater of Life and Death album was one of the heavier albums by Maiden, this is the heaviest of them due to the unbelievably thick atmosphere that the song has, this trait is shared with the rest of the album. - kempokid

8 Paschendale

The aggressive riffs combined with the gradual buildup, intense drum beats and gigantic solos make this a very heavy Maiden song. - kempokid

9 2 Minutes to Midnight

Along with the general speed of the song, it has some of the most 'metal' lyrics I've heard from the band. Examples of this include 'the body bags and little rags of children torn in two' and ' we oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies.' - kempokid

10 The Nomad

The riff in this song is extremely heavy and strange, while the rest of the song isn't that heavy, the first few minutes are pretty powerful. - kempokid

The Contenders

11 Purgatory
12 The Trooper
13 Aces High
14 The Talisman
15 Dance of Death
16 Face in the Sand
17 Killers
18 Phantom of the Opera
19 Fear of the Dark
20 Revelations
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