Yes it is - but I'm surprised this is your first listen - they always reminded me of Iron Maiden. Oh yeah, this came out in the height of my metal mania and probably before you were even born.
I was like a Maiden elitist for much of my adolescent years when I really should have been taking in much more that was coming out around that time. I wouldn't even hear anything that wasn't them. I'm slowly getting around to remedying that, and have found tons of stuff to be just as (who am I kidding, yeah right) enjoyable.