I first heard Iron Maiden when I was in Germany on a school trip. My mate bought a tape, (7th son of a 7th son,) because he liked the artistry on the cover. He always was weird. Anyway, that album must have been played about 100+ times before we came home. (We shared an earphone each, so we both only heard it in mono until we reached home. lol!) But after reaching home, within a few weeks I'd saved up enough to get more tapes, and from that point on I was into heavy metal. Best album : Iron Maiden (the self titled 1st album with the original singer) Best cover : Somewhere in Time. Best song : Infinate Dreams.