Metallica hasn't recorded a decent album in almost 30 years, and their albums just get progressively worse as time goes on. "Death Magnetic" is awful. I mean, how do you compare a steaming pile of horse manure like "Death Magnetic" to "St. Anger"? They're both terrible. Iron Maiden has been FAR more consistent than Metallica has this century. "St. Anger", "Death Magnetic" and "Hardwired..." are horrible, and cannot be compared to the material that Iron Maiden has released over the past 20 years. No contest whatsoever - Metallica are has-beens, washed up, overrated sell-outs. Iron Maiden are Heavy Metal royalty.