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Bands like Iron Maiden

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Reanna, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. Reanna

    Reanna Technicolor Orgasm

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    I really am getting into iron maiden, and was wondering, can anyone reccomend any other bands similar to them? I've been listening to EdGuy too...
     
  2. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

    TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash New Metal Member

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    There is definitely a huge similarity between Bruce Dickinson and Edguy's singer Tobias Sammett! Saw Edguy live this year and his voice, his mannerisms and stage moves and even his jokes were so Bruce Dickinsonish!
     
  3. Reanna

    Reanna Technicolor Orgasm

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    at first when i listened to Edguy i didnt really like them, but then i started to get hooked on maiden and my boyfriend suggested me giving EdGuy another try so i did. now, i think i still like maiden more but edguy is creeping up there.

    know of anyone else similar to those 2 bands..?
     
  4. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Give Destillery a shot! They're an excellent blend of NWOBHM-styled metal with an ample dose of heavier thrash riffing. The lead singer sounds near identical to Dickinson at times too.
     
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    Mountain Man Blow It All To Hell!

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    Listen to a group called Wolf. Check out their s/t album and Black Wings. If ya like Maiden, you'll like them. UNRESTRAINED! magazine had this comment on the group: "This group is Iron Maiden on LSD!"
     
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    anvil(old) Forged In Fire

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    Wolf are a pretty amazing band.

    You should also check out Steel Prophet and Riff Master General. Both are heavily influenced by Maiden.
     
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    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Couldn't agree more about Wolf. That is a DAMNED fine band, and their self-titled is excellent for all fans of 80s metal. Also, if you're open to some truly excellent stuff that's a bit edgier, check out Massachusetts' Beyond The Embrace.

    Their debut - 'Against The Elements' - is put simply, one of the most underrated debuts I've heard in a long, long time. Think 1985 Bay Area thrash meets 1988 Iron Maiden meets 1995 In Flames and you're getting there. It hasn't left my CD player in over 3 months (and I have 2000+ CDs).
     
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    Blind Guardian maybe...I don't really know.
     
  9. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

    TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash New Metal Member

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    Australian band Dungeon :D

    Huge Iron Maiden fans and a strong Maiden influence! Thrashy riffs though as well. Excellent band hehe.
     
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    If you like the sound of the first two maiden album you can try "Nosferatu" and "Distant Thunder" from Helstar.
     
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    Mountain Man Blow It All To Hell!

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    You're right, Beyond The Embrace is great. I have their debut album and I listen to it non-stop. They're also a great live band, I saw them on tour this summer and they rocked it out! If ya don't have their new album, GO PICK IT UP!
     
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    Get Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith. It's a bit like Maiden, but it's great stuff anyway.
     
  13. TheGraveDigger

    TheGraveDigger Heavy Metal Maniac

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    Try checking out Iced Earth. They are a more evil form of Iron Maiden. They are also huge Iron Maiden fans and cover Maiden on their Tribute to the Gods album. Iced Earth is one of the better bands out there today and definetly worth checking out.
     
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    TheGraveDigger Heavy Metal Maniac

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    Not really like Maiden but a great great album. Obne of my favorite metal albums ever. Even though Priest and Maiden are different sounding most Iron Maiden fans like Judas Priest as well. Priest and Maiden are my top 2 favorite bands.
     
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    >>Try checking out Iced Earth. They are a more evil form of Iron Maiden. They are also huge Iron Maiden fans and cover Maiden on their Tribute to the Gods album. Iced Earth is one of the better bands out there today and definetly worth checking out.<<

    I think i have one iced earth album, its tolerable but not that great. im not sure which i have though... heh.
     
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    TheGraveDigger Heavy Metal Maniac

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    "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a great album. Some of their more recent stuff such as that album has a different lead singer than the early stuff.
     
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    Reanna Technicolor Orgasm

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    Thats the one that i DO have heh. i also have burnt offerings and dark saga... i havnet listened to them for a while though, maybe ill give them another shot.
     
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    If you can find'em check out ARIA..Russia's Iron Maiden lol
     
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    Burnt Offerings and Night Of The Stormrider is AWESOME!
     
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    St. Vitus River of Understanding

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    I'll have to second (third? fourth?) the WOLF recommendations. My absolute best find of the year. "Black Wings" is an astoundingly great album, due in no small part to the amazing vintage vibe they've captured on it. And by that I don't mean the production is stale or anything like that...you'll have to hear it. They have some samlpes at their site at http://www.wolf.nu

    I don't know of any bands who sound completely like Maiden - they are one of a kind. But if you're not familiar with their bigger-name contemporaries of the era such as Judas Priest or Helloween, then check them out too.

    Many death metal bands took inspiration from Maiden. To name just a few: CARCASS "Heartwork", SENTENCED "Amok", IN FLAMES "The Jester Race"...the list goes on and on.

    Your best bet is to check out other NWOBHM bands. Some notable ones: SAMSON (of course), PRAYING MANTIS (especially "Time Tells No Lies"), TYGERS OF PAN TANG, TRESPASS, etc.

    And as for ICED EARTH: "Night of the Stormrider" is one of the finest metal albums ever crafted!!
     

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