Founded by bassist Steve Harris, Iron Maiden infused Thin Lizzy style dueling guitars and throbbing basslines with a more metallic sound, leading the British Heavy Metal explosion circa 1980. Though they've made brilliant music throughout their career (excluding No Prayer for the Dying and Fear of the Dark), Maiden were at their peak from Number of the Beast through Somewhere in Time. Known for blisteringly intense live shows featuring both flawless musicianship and energetic stage antics. Maiden is real fuckin' heavy metal. \m/
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A very OVERRATED and very unoriginal band who sounds like shit so what's the fuckin use?
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You can't disagree that they're overrated.Just look at all of these definitions these kids have made calling them the 'best band ever'.Uh,excuse me? How could they be anywhere near the best band ever when they sound like shit and are retarded?
Iron Maiden sounds like Homosexual Opera to me.It's like a more homosexual version of opera anyways.Sure the guitar work is pretty good but that's nothing unique.Lots of great guitar players in the world.Their bass players' alright too.So what.There's lots of good bass players out there.Their singer fucking sucks almost as bad as Axl Rose.Their songs are dumb.Their lyrics are retarded.They are not the best anything (not even the best metal band).
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1. Iron Maiden: A medieval instrument of torture and death.

2. Iron Maiden: A heavy metal band also considered to be an instrument of torture and death.
1. Arrrgh no! Not the Iron Maiden!!
2. Arrrgh no! Not Iron Maiden!!!!!
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Very crappy metal band. Most of their songs follow a cookie-cutter power-ballad: Each song starts mid-tempo or slow, then after a few very repetive verses there is a guitar solo which starts at a slow tempo then suddenly gets fast in the middle, at which point the solo becomes totally unrelated to the song (listeners are supposed to think its good though). Iron maiden songs often repeat the same chorus four or five times in the same song. Be warned that Iron Maiden fans might actually get violent if you point out to them that iron maiden songs generally exemplify poor musicianship.
"Stranger in a strange land" is a cooky cutter power-balad with a crappy guitar solo and an over-repeated chorus. When is Iron Maiden going to learn to write decent songs?
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I don't know what the fuck all of you freaks are talking about.Iron Maiden fucking SUCK!
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A shitty band that makes shitty music (no matter how you want to label it) for tone-deaf fuckers with no taste in music and who wouldn't know REAL music if it bit them on the balls.
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First of all they're not the best anything so shut the fuck up you queers.
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Second of all they're not even the best metal band and even if they were who cares? Metal ain't all it's cracked up to be anyways.So being the best metal band would just be like being the biggest FAG or something.
Iron Maiden sucks and blows ass so shut up ya friggin nerd kids 'cause you don't know wht the fuck you are even talking about.It's okay if you like them and all but just shut the fuck up with this "they're the bestest ever" bullshit.
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A band that needs to have three guitarists to help them not suck. Too bad this doesn't work.
Iron Maiden is for pussies who don't know hardcore. Listen to a good band like the Killers or Goo Goo Dolls.
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fuckers who killed rock & roll
metal sucks my fuckin nuts
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