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FEAR OF THE DARK

Iron Maiden

 

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LSDisease
4 stars Fear Of The Dark isn't much different than Prayer. It's still hard'n'heavy release very typical for early 90's. Same as for previous album I have very good memories about the time when it was released. And I listened to this album a lot. It's a very good record for summer. Dickinson turns into sleazy beast even more than on Prayer. Good example is excellent tune Weekend Warrior. It isn't typical Maiden but I love it. Fear Is The Key is probably my favorite song on this album. It isn't typical Maiden either. Janick Gers wrote music for that song and he proved he could put on Smith's shoes. From Here To Eternity is similar to Holy Smoke and if you enjoyed that tune you will like this one. There are of course typical Maiden songs on this release, like Childhood's End, Afraid To Shoot Strangers and the song I truly hate - Fear Of The Dark. I know it became very popular and probably saved Iron Maiden from oblivion (due to grunge invasion) but I can't listen to it. It's simply pathetic. Other songs from this release I enjoy a lot. And I also have to mention beautiful ballad Wasting Love. Almost Wishbone Ash-like guitar parts. Love it. Fear Of The Dark doesn't fail. To many Maiden fans it ends the best group's era. To me it lasted one album more.
LSDisease | 4/5 |

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