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FEAR OF THE DARK

Iron Maiden

 

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2.92 | 271 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Oh dear........

This was the last Dickinson album before the split and the two Blaze Bailey albums. The first thing I notice is the vocals. It feels like the vocals are forced and Bruce Dickinson sounds like he is fed up. The vocals are one dimentional and does not show his full range and abilities. Frankly, they are abysmal. So is some of the songs too.

The opener Be Quick or Be Dead is a fast and furious song. It is best forgotten. From Here To Eternity and Afraid To Shoot Strangers too deserve to be forgotten. Fear is The Key.... gosh what a pile of s***. So is Childhood's End. Wasting Love is a ballad which I detest. The Fugitive is OK. Good licks. Chains of Misery feels like a brit pop song and is abysmal. The Apparition is OK. Judas be my Guide is another pop song. Weekend Warrior is a good rock anthem. Fear of the Dark is the only really good Iron Maiden song here.

Fear Of The Dark is an album in the No Prayer For The Dying vein. A disaster in other words. I do not like the artwork too. I can now understand why Bruce Dickinson took a break (or a permanent split from Iron Maiden as he saw it). I believe both Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson needed it. This album is a forty-five minutes long I Quit document. It is one of Iron Maiden's weakest albums.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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