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THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

Iron Maiden

 

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estes
4 stars This album was Iron Maiden's first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson. His inclusion made a huge difference in the band's sound, due to the fact that previous vocalist Paul Di'Anno was more of a punk vocalist than a metal one. This album is considered to be one of the greatest metal albums of all time, and that is definitely true. If I were to describe this album in one word, it would be power. That's one thing I love about Maiden, just how powerful their sound is. It's not as heavy as bands like Black Sabbath or Metallica, but it seems to carry more weight behind it. To describe the music, its fast, with powerful riffs and good solos. Another thing I love about Iron Maiden is that the bass plays a prominent role in the music, unlike other bands where it is almost inaudible. Bruce Dickinson's vocals are great. I only give this album 4/5 because while it isn't really progressive, it was definitely a progression for the band, and it affected the whole genre of metal greatly.

Key Tracks: Children off the Damned - Starts off quiet, but progressively gets heavier. The Number of the Beast - Amazing song. Amazing riffs, solos, bass, and vocals. Run to the Hills - Kind of corny, but still a good song. Good bass and vocals. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Amazing closing track, with great lyrics, vocals, and solos.

estes | 4/5 |

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