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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Iron Maiden

 

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3.68 | 310 ratings

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4 stars A very polished and finely produced release from one of my favorite metal bands, featuring what many fans will find to be some of the band's most interesting and dynamic compositions to date-- especially in songs like "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns", "Reincarnation of BBreeg" and the sweeping "Great Good of God". Of all the members, I was most impressed by Nicko (drums) and Steve (bass), who in my opinion deliver their finest performances; the iconic guitar work is surprisingly lacking throughout, at least in the solo department-- although the listener can easily hear the added complexity in most of the instrumental sections which are spread across all of the lengthy, usually epeic songs.

"Life and Death" is likely the band's most ambitious album to date, and it doesn't disappoint. Fans willing to let go of Bruce's soaring choruses will find much to enjoy, and snobs willing to take chance might just find there is a lot more to this band than they assumed.

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

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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