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SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

Iron Maiden

 

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5 stars This is, with the notable exception of "Beast", the best of the classic Iron Maiden albums-- hands down. The composition and songwriting is smarter and more dynamic than ever before, while the band's performances seem to have been touched by the Formless One himself. "Seventh Son" is highly regarded as Maiden's most "progressive" album, and it's hard to argue with that statement given concepts and almost reserved and classy playing; the band clearly has something more in mind than simply wowing the listener with endless solos and Bruce's stratospheric vocals. Lyrically, "Seventh Son" is fantasy inspired but still very smart, and the inclusion of synthesizers opens up new avenues for the band's sound. For those nay-sayers who roll their eyes at the thought of Iron Maiden being anything other than big, dumb butt-rock than this would be the album to prove them wrong; for those hooked by the excellence of other albums or interested in starting from scratch... this is a great place to begin.

Songwriting 4 Instrumental Performances 4 Lyrics/Vocals 5 Style/Emotion/Replay 5

Prog Leviathan | 5/5 |

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