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Iron Maiden vs Metallica
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Iron Maiden, hands down. They have the same sound and music talent now as they did when they started. The songs have changed, and they went through a few lead singers (Bruce is the best) but over all (except Virtual XI) they are a much more talented band then Metallica. Every thing after "...And Justice for All" has been sub-standard at best. Maybe a few decent songs on the Black Album, but over all very disappointing from then on.
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GWAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Maiden
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METALLICA
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SLAYER!!
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Posted 8/12/07
for me , iron maiden
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Posted 8/12/07
metallica
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Posted 8/17/07
Iron Maiden is so much better than Metallica.
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Posted 8/17/07
Maiden. They are the quintessential Heavy Metal band of the "New British Wave" era and have kept evolving while keeping their style base. Metallica, on the other hand, have gone too far, to begin with they didn't write as good songs as Maiden, and then they tried to do "new" things with their music, or tried to repeat old things, it just didn't work. Even in Maiden's recent work such as "A Brave New World", they are still as ground-breaking and listenable to as ever. Metallica's newer work is terrible, especially Re-Load.

In addition, Maiden are a better, more disciplined, more talented, music machine. Maiden's guitarists are brilliant - compare that to Kirk Hammett, who can't even bend in tune, even on his studio albums. Listening to solos by Metallica grates the ears. Listening to solos by Maiden is awesome. Also Maiden understand something about the music they are writing, they use complex theory in their compositions and ensure that it all fits together within the key they are working in. Metallica doesn't, they play basically what they like.

Take a well known Metallica riff; Seek and Destroy. I'll admit it's a good song, however just listen to the intro. You can hear that the guitarists are just out of time with one another, not enough to sound deliberate, but enough to blur the sound. Also the first grace note does not exist! It is not in the key signature, and sounds horrible (to my ears).

Compare this to the chorus riff in "Children of the Damned" by Maiden, they also use a note not in the key signature (the riff is - in power chords - E, B, A, C, D). The C shouldn't be there, however it works, it creates tension, tells the listener where the cadence is going and makes the riff hang together without it getting boring. [edit; this is obviously ignoring all rock band's disregard of consecutive fifths]

I think that's enough for now, of course you're all entitled to your own opinions.


edit; I have been receiving some flak for this post. One comment was regarding my statement "the C shouldn't be there". To clarify I have split the paragraph. That statement was in relation to the Maiden riff, commenting that their choice of when to break the rules works (in contrast to Metallica's).
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Posted 8/17/07
Maiden, easily hands down
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Posted 8/17/07
Absolutely Metallica
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Metallica
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Iron maiden!!
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