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4 stars Very underrated output from Iron Maiden. This record is very similar to Fear of the Dark but better. First o all it`s more progressive. Just listen to No Prayer for the Dying or Mother Russia, which are highlights of the album. Mother Russia evokes Seventh son of the Seventh son- the best Iron Maiden album. It is strange and dissappointing for me that they don`t play it live. I don`t remember if Mothe Russia was ever played live. The same with No Prayer fo the Dying case. These two are not only the best sonngs of the album but also the best from Iron Maiden. Other two which I very like are Bring your Daughter to the Slaughter and Publc Enema Number One, especially the first. I remember the live version from Katowice in 2003 during "GIVE ME ED... `TIL I`M DEAD TOUR`03. It was one of the highlights of this gig. They played extented version which showed that this is real killer when played live. Here are also rather weak songs like Fates Warning or the Assassin but the they do not blemish the impression from the album as a whole. It is because each of them has its moments like great solos which suit to the songs very well.

So its a must have just for two songs: No Prayer for the Dying and Mother Russia. Bring your Daughter... to the Slaughter you`d better listen to live version, what does not mean that studio version is bad.

I give it 4stars in comparision to other Iron Maiden albums.

It is very good position from Iron Maiden discography and of you like Iron Maiden then you should have it but if you are prog music fan the you should start with Seventh son of the Seventh son.


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