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10-12-2007, 02:46 PM
In my music history class we had a discussion over who was more influential the sound of metal and hard rock iron maiden or black sabbath. i would say iron maiden because even though sabbath was the first true heavy metal band, maiden revamped metal, speeded it up, and had an amazing vocalist(bruce dickinson). im curious to see what others think...type a reason why not just the name

10-12-2007, 03:04 PM
Iron Maiden formed many of the concepts behind speed metal, which later became thrash/death/black/power/melodic black & death. Sabbath created doom metal, but that was about it. I think what Maiden did would have happened whether Sabbath was formed or not, so I'd go with Maiden.

10-12-2007, 03:28 PM
Maiden, for the same reasons as Marevix.

10-12-2007, 05:16 PM
I choose both.. They're both Gods LOL

10-12-2007, 05:24 PM

10-12-2007, 07:10 PM
Without Sabbath, chances our there'd be no Maiden. So I'll have to go with Sabbath.

10-12-2007, 08:25 PM
sabbath. what else is there too say?

10-12-2007, 09:58 PM
id say sabbath since they kinda like made metal metal you know?

but maided created likea kind of subgenre of metal

but sabbath is sweet

and ozzy is like the prince of darkness so you know

sabbath fo me

10-13-2007, 07:22 AM
Black sabbath most likely...they started more "heavy sounds" and they were big influence to all bands who use power chords and drop tunning at the same rate having amazing solos.

Iron Maiden was influential too but they added that not as heavy sound...while staying metal.

It really goes with whatever genre you're looking at...doom metal Black Sabbath owns...Black Metal...probley more Sabbath Influenced....Maiden influenced power metal more...

10-13-2007, 08:04 AM
Why Maiden?
Motorhead had alot more heavy metal influence/attitude.

10-13-2007, 08:10 AM
Why Maiden?
Motorhead had alot more heavy metal influence/attitude.

100% agreed...especially being a big thrash fan.

10-13-2007, 08:26 AM
Black Sabbath but I like Iron Maiden alot more.

10-13-2007, 08:36 AM
Priest were the bigest influence on metal.

10-13-2007, 09:39 AM
Priest were the bigest influence on metal.

.....they werent the biggest influence BUT they were the first band that was 100% pure metal

10-13-2007, 11:44 AM
black sabbath.I wish I could talk about metal music in my class:(

10-13-2007, 11:48 AM
slipknot , dey lyke r teh best band evr , nd yah

Not really. I'm going to say Venom. They paved the way for Black Metal bands around the world. Hell even the Name Black Metal , is from one of their Album names.