Reasons Iron Maiden is the Best Metal Band

Now 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

1 Their music changed through the years and had lots of variety

There's Maiden and there's everything else.

2 They always made good music

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

3 They influenced a variety of different metal bands

Incuding metallica

4 Bruce Dickinson is the greatest metal vocalist of all time

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


5 They didn't define a genre

Heavy rock with melody. This is a great list. A list I can get behind - Johnnyt800

6 They wrote many epics and went progressive

Just because something is progressive, that doesn't mean it's good.

7 They wrote the best lyrics

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!

8 Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers have all played some of the greatest metal solos in history


9 They stayed true to their roots and didn't sell out like Metallica

Haha yeah

10 Iron Maiden Has Some of Metal's Best Live Shows

The Contenders

11 Steve Harris is the greatest songwriter of all time

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

12 Nicko McBrain is a really good drummer

As well as underrated - zxm

13 Bruce Dickinson is one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time

Up the irons!

14 They've aged very well
15 Their influence still continues to this day
16 They have a wide variety of themes for their songs
17 They popularized metal worldwide
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