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The Block
2 stars Can I play with madness??


Once again a band has come to me through a compilation. First with Dream Theater, and also with Iron Maiden. It says it's the best of the 80's, but woe to thee who agrees. Granted it does have some pretty good songs, like "Can I Play With Madness" and "Powerslave", but wouldn't you just want to listen to the real album? Even though it does not have all their good songs it does have a majority of them.

"Can I Play With Madness" off of Seventh Son is definitely one of my favorite Maiden songs and I am glad that they included it on this album. To starts off with it has a great beat to it and has a nice heavy riff throughout. Bruce Dickinson really belts it out which leads into great lines and a great chorus. This, sadly, is one of the only high spots on this CD besides Maiden classics like "Number of the Beast", "Hallowed by Thy Name", "The Trooper", "Powerslave", "Children of the Damned", and "Aces High".

One other bad thing about this album is Churchill's Speech which offers nothing to the compilation, and has nothing to do with anything else on the album. But, Fr a compilation it's not bad considering it is Iron Maiden. For their timeless sound they at least deserve 2 stars.

The Block | 2/5 |


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