First thought - Iron. The mighty Iron Maiden know what it's all about. Strong and sturdy. However iron is rather heavy and metalheads aren't generally known for their muscular physique. Also, iron has a propensity for rusting in the presence of oxygen and we all know - it's better to burn out than to fade away. Steel - Add a few things to iron and you've got the material that changed the world. Hard yet flexible and able to hold a keen edge steel seems like a good contender. Priest may have been hellbent for leather but they were all about the British Steel. Strangely, though, the authors of British Steel came before Iron Maiden and for that weird historical anachronism alone I vote it down. Titanium - Extremely strong and light and able to withstand very high temperatures titanium seems a shoo-in. However the mainstay of this wonder material comes from the former Soviet Union and we all know that no good metal comes from there. Gorky Park anyone? My vote - Sodium. Yes, sodium. It is essential for life and combines readily with the poisonous gas chlorine to make salt. This little known metal is silver in color (ooooh, shiny) and it is soft - which should appeal to the broadest possible audience. Also it spontaneously combusts in the presence of water - just imagine what it would do if you dropped a chunk into a bottle of Jack Daniels! Is sodium the best metal for metal? What do you think...?