ok ok lemme explain. First of all Judas Priest and Iron Maiden are totally different bands. Their only similarity is that Iron Maiden opened for Judas Priest in their early years. Iced Earth however.. hmm. Iced Earth features the former singer of Judas Priest. To clarify, Rob Halford the original singer of Judas Priest, left the band in '93, in '96 a guy named Tim "Ripper" Owens joined Judas Priest. They recorded two studio albums and a live album. in 2003 sometime Rob Halford rejoins Priest and Owens is ousted. He then became the singer for Iced Earth. This is what i understand happened. If you got any more questions, i'll see if i can answer them.
dudes i dont think he meant that they are the same band members. i think hes trying to say that they all sound the same, obviously hes a rookie and knows !***! about heavy metal or music, but anyways ill try to describe some of the differences between these bands for those who are intrested,
Judas Priest is based on a twin guitar riff that are as raw as it gets in heavy metal, simple, fast, hard, and catchy riffs with some good double bass drum here and there and shrieking vocals by rob halford. the solos are mind blowing with good sweeping and tapping work on them. very simple heavy metal with a good taste and many classics, best album Painkiller.
Iron Maiden is distinguished by an amasing bassline on almost every song, making the bass a third rythm guitar and a few solos here and there. Also Maiden has a more melodic feel to it in the guitars not as heavy as judas priest, but a little more complex. Amazing shared solos among the guitarists. Vocals are operatic with a heavy metal rawness in them. Maiden is known by there fans for there amazing epic songs in each album with great elaborate instrumentaion. all there albums are great, but my favorite is brave new world, but you cant leave out the classics, number of the beast, piece of mind, and if you want more prog like heavy metal, you can check out seventh son of a seventh son or Somewhere in time.
Iced Earth i have only heard one album that was supposed to be the best according to many fans, so i checked it out, it is named some thing wicked this way comes, or something like that, and i did not like it. they had good riffs and all that but no originality, plus i didnt like the singer in that album, the voice was to deep and didnt have a good range. i understand that ripper owens is the new vocalist(ex judas priest), that could help them out, but still they dont compare to Maiden or Judas.
Iron Maiden and Judas Priest are sort of different. starting off with the vocals. bruce dickinson has more of a opened voice and rob halford has like a hardcore screaming low pitch voice. KK Downing Shreds and Solos are faster then Dave Murray's solos. Iron Maidens are much longer I think. like Fear of the dark and Hallowed By Thy Name. but there is some simalirity to both of them like a touch of evil to wasting love or Fear of the dark to Beyond The Realms Of Death. The songs I see different from iron maiden is songs like Lighning Strikes Twice. Dont look to the eyes of a stranger, The Educated Fool And Etc.