Iron Maiden exploded onto the Metal scene in 1980 and have been considered giants of the genre ever since. Iron Maiden has been shockingly consistent producing pure Heavy Metal albums that always stayed true to the style. Their live shows are always outstanding and their technical skills can not be questioned. When their fans say that Iron Maiden has no peers, it is tough to argue. Despite our high ranking, they are likely a long shot as the fact that they never had that crossover hit (“Run to the Hills” was as close as they came) that put them in the mainstream. Yet for a band out of the mainstream, they sold millions of albums were sold out countless arenas. They may not get the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s vote, but they do have Eddie’s!