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NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING

Iron Maiden

 

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1967/ 1976
4 stars 'NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING' also if for me... 'BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER'

'No Prayer For The Dying' was my first Maiden album that I was bought in the same years wich was published. Great album I though. Then I was explore the theme 'Maiden'. But the idea did not changed in my mind.

This return to origins not was bad, at all because with Street Metal powerful energy and with more NWOBHM, in a Motorhead or Saxon field. And yes, also if Bruce is not perfect, the engine is all in motion. Also because the production and mix and recording is similar to Queen's 'Innuendo', another true surprise for me (My copy of 'Innuendo is no more in my hands.

The power of drums (great Nico) and the incredible carpet of guitars (Murray/ Gers and not Murray/ Smith) make listening the album really interesting ( 'Painkiller' of Priest, however, is something else!) as the voice of Bruce (that is not perfect) is perfect for the atmospheres of 'No Prayer For The Dying'. In this sense Bruce is no perfect also in the previous albums but is the production (in this case) that help the defects of Bruce's voice.

A song is formed also by melody. In this sense the melodic Classic Metal of 'No Prayer For The Dying' is extreme fresh, without complications or virtuosism, so that the pleasure of a good listening is all enjoyable. Sure 'No Prayr For The Dying' is, after all, a pure Rock album. But because Maiden is a Rock band.

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |

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