Maiden! Maiden! Maiden!
by Mike McGuirk | July 7, 2011
One of the bands that defines the term New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden has remained relevant from their very beginnings in the early '80s, right on up to the records they're putting out in the '10s. Harmonized dual guitars that alternately chug and soar, with Bruce Dickinson's operatic gymnastics riding over the top, are the distinctive hallmarks of their sound. Whether you're a fan or not, you'll recognize more than a few of the songs below. And don't forget to play it real loud.