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View Poll Results: 80's Metal Matchup: Iron Maiden or Metallica?

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  • Metallica (Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice for All)

    11 31.43%
  • Iron Maiden (s/t, Killers, Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, 7th Son)

    24 68.57%
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  1. #106
    Romeo Delight
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post


    In the US, Maiden albums are all at 1 x times platinum. Or just GOLD.

    Metallica in the USA
    Kill - 3 x platinum
    Ride - 6 x platinum
    Puppets - 6 x platinum
    Justice - 8 x platinum
    It's very surprising that AJFA has sold such a huge amount of albums - over 8 million copies. In fact it's the second best-selling metal album in the USA (behind The Black Album) and it outsold the entire 80's Maiden catalog in the USA.
    I've always supposed that Maiden albums as Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave and Somewhere in Time are much more accessible material to a wider audience of people than Metallica's AJFA, that is a very aggressive, raw, heavy, chuga chuga thrash metal album with weak production, but the sales show otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Ranger View Post
    It's very surprising that AJFA has sold such a huge amount of albums - over 8 million copies. In fact it's the second best-selling metal album in the USA (behind The Black Album) and it outsold the entire 80's Maiden catalog in the USA.
    I've always supposed that Maiden albums as Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave and Somewhere in Time are much more accessible material to a wider audience of people than Metallica's AJFA, that is a very aggressive, raw, heavy, chuga chuga thrash metal album with weak production, but the sales show otherwise.
    Just shows how different the USA is than the UK/Europe. Metallica was everywhere in the USA after the ONE video took off on MTV. They also sold a ton of copies of Justice after the Black album came out in 1991 when new fans dug back in the Metallica Catalog.

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    this is impossible for me. I love them both. I guess I would have to say Maiden only because I listen to them a lot more. I'm 46 and no longer filled with the piss and vinegar that made Metallica amazing to me in my youth. I still love them though.

 

 

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