Reasons Iron Maiden is the Best Metal BandNow you may think bands such as Metallica and Slipknot are fun to listen to because of their popularity, and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest because of their influence, but you know what band is better than all four of those? Iron Maiden. Here is a list of reasons why Iron Maiden is better than Metallica, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, and all the other metal bands you know of today.
The Top Ten
There's Maiden and there's everything else.
A fine band - Ananya
Iron Maiden is the best metal band.Case Closed.I am really amused by their musical skills. - zxm
What am I doing?!?! Expect this to be a drunk message since I'm writing this at 5 a.m. There is no other users on here from the United States (there all probably asleep, I blame my stepdad for being extremely loud and turning all the lights on). Ugh.
Anyways, that was completely disregarding Iron Maiden, oops. I'm too tired to cooperate... Or write. But yeah, they sound so beautiful and they are good and perfect and I really need to sleep. - Flowersocks2137
I wouldn't say he is a heavy metal vocalist. He seems to have a bit more depth and range than that of a typical metal vocalist. Bruce is the man. Especially on tracks such as Seventh Son, Caught Somewhere in Time, and Hallowed Be Thy Name you can hear more dynamics in his voice than most any singer - Johnnyt800
Actually, no. Dio, Halford, and Diamond are better than him. He is talented though. - Alpha101
of course! - zxm
Heavy rock with melody. This is a great list. A list I can get behind - Johnnyt800
Just because something is progressive, that doesn't mean it's good.
Eh... I don't know much about metal, but saying that they have the "best lyrics" is both subjective and a stretch. - SwagFlicks
You're right about it being subjective. But they have written masterful lyrics in recent albums. Most people have only heard their earlier stuff therefore don't think much of their lyrics. - IronSabbathPriest
They are simply awesome!
One word: POWERSLAVE!
Actually I am not totally agree he is the greatest songwriter. Singers like Bob Dylan,Neil Young,John Lennon are also good.But yes Steve is probably one of the greatest songwriters and possibly best metal songwriter - zxm
"The greatest songwriter of all time? " This is what comes of tunnel vision; of being so obsessively focused on one, repetitous, monotonous sound that you actually imagine differentiation, and even greatness, in the mediocre sameness that is metal.
Come on, man. Even though I don't enjoy metal, it doesn't deserve this harsh of words. Now if used on country, it would make at least some sense. - SwagFlicks
As well as underrated - zxm
Up the irons!