The Band Iron Maiden is the King of Heavy metal. 32 years on, and with over 80 million album sales, more than 2000 live performances, countless satisfied customers and 15 studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands ever.
Deep Purple, In Rock***** : Here's where Deep Purple move in the direction of heavy metal. In fact, I would call this album a strong heavy metal album and probably only the third true heavy metal album up to this point. This is also the Mark II version of DP, and I have to say that the band really found its sound here. I'm loving it. (3/9/2014)