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Iron Maiden


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3.80 | 534 ratings

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3 stars Whilst many fans would consider this Iron Maiden's best albums, to be honest I don't think as highly of it, and wouldn't really rate it much higher than Maiden's first two albums. Of course, the main thing to point out on this album is that it marks Bruce Dickinson's debut with the band, a decision the band would never come to regret.

Musically, and sonically, this isn't much different than Iron Maidens first two albums, a rough and gritty 80's metal album. There isn't really anything here that hasn't already been done on their previous two albums, but there are still a few nice moments none-the-less.

Most noticeable is arguably two of Maidens biggest hits, 'Run to the Hills' and 'The Number of the Beast', two songs which I personally find to be way overrated. And then there's songs like 'Gangland', 'Total Eclipse' and '22 Acacia Avenue', mediocre sounding rock songs with nothing really memorable about them.

However there are some great tracks here as well. 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', 'The Prisoner' and 'Children of the Damned' are all Iron Maiden epics that have easily stood the test of time.

This is a good album, and I would recommend it for anyone who's into Iron Maiden, but personally I just think it gets a lot more praise than it should. Maiden will definitely go on to do much better than this.

Valarius | 3/5 |


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