Does Iron Maiden in some sense “suck”?

Does Iron Maiden in some sense “suck”?

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  1. “Suck” is a word that can have two meanings:
    Subjectively. Of course, if you don’t like the style they play, you may say they “suck”, as long as that is understood to mean, “I do not like this”. It would be a bit puerile, but you do you.
    Objectively. While there are bad bands, i.e. boring, unmusical, unadventurous or simply bad players, none of this applies to Maiden. In their heyday in the early 80s, they were highly innovative and helped set the tone for an entire movement, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. There’s a reason many, many of today’s bands say that they’ve been influenced by Iron Maiden. So, objectively they are far from sucking, on the contrary, they’re a superb band.
    Now what they haven’t done is go with the fashion. They have changed; they’ve become a bit more progressive, although I do find their latter output a bit repetitive at times, but that’s just me. However, they haven’t downtuned their guitars, they haven’t started growling or screaming, they haven’t become excessively “brutal”, all things that some younger listeners have apparently come to expect from metal. They play old-school heavy metal, they do it very well, and if someone thinks that “sucks”, well, that’s basically the listener’s problem.

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  2. Iron Maiden is not music that will satisfy you if you want to listen to something besides heavy metal. That’s not a case of “sucking” so much as Iron Maiden preferring to make music that is very conventional heavy metal.
    Since Iron Maiden is very well-regarded by the type of people who like conventional heavy metal, I find it hard to make an argument for that band “sucking”.

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  3. Nope. They may or may not be to your individual taste, but there really isn’t any way that they can be credibly said to objectively suck. -X.

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