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Iron Maiden


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3.85 | 563 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars When listening to 80's metal, most of them sounds boring to me. Not Iron Maiden. Fate arranged my life in a way that I met Iron Maiden not when I was a child, but when I was in early adult years. I've get to this group as responsible, normally thinking guy, not as part of childhood memories. Therefore, my judgment would be influenced by these conditions. Fortunately, this band has to offer a lot.

As I said, "normal" Metal is boring, not providing needed "experiences", or thrill if you want to say that. Yes, speaking as Prog fan, but also as someone who came from Classic Rock origins. Irons are here, for thirty years, smiling with their creature Eddie and spitting into face of all those who dislike them. Because they had guts to stand in front of scene back then and prove their worth, manage it all, beat all those others to background and show whole world that they should be heard.

Musically of course, you can't compare them with Genesis. Or can you ? Never mind, this battle can't be won by either side and is meaningless to compare them like that. To the point: riffs are main element here. Yes, this is Heavy Metal of a new kind (as opposing to 70's HM) and so it has its attributes. However, tracks like Strange World with its exploring intro, sad solo after it and kings ending.

There, you can see (and hear) music with soul. Music that's Prog in a not so conventional way. Common, compare it with other typical NWoBHM bands, you'll know who's the winner by your heart (brain). For me, it's Maiden.

4(+), it's Prog-Related for a good cause.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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