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2.55 | 394 ratings

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2 stars Iron Maiden triumphantly told the world that they were going back to their roots and street metal after the prog rock like album Seventh Son....... Well, more like the gutter, in my view...... As I always did, I bought the album on the release day. I got second thoughts when confronted with the artwork. This is probably their worst artwork ever, not including Live At Donington (white cover). On closer inspection, the music reflected the artwork. .........And that was my views back then and until I picked up this album again after a 15 years break from this album.

......But time does not heal. My views has not changed at all. The title track and the opener Tailgunner is OK. The rest is at best boring. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter is directly cringe-worthy. The same goes for Hooks In You. Their epic song Mother Russia and their reference back to the Seventh Son album (a leftover song from that recording session ??) is OK, but not anywhere near their normal standard. This is without any doubts the worst album the Bruce Dickinson era Iron Maiden released. Even today, it angers me and I feel betrayed by Iron Maiden. This is an album best forgotten.

2 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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