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2 stars seeing that "No Prayer For The Dying" came between "Seventh Son..." and "Fear Of The Dark", it could be forgiven for being rather mediocore in comparison. but then, its not only mediocore when compared to its succesor and predecessor, its just plain mediocore.

there are, however, a few good tracks - Tailgunner, Fates Warning and, very surprisingly, one of my favourite Maiden tracks The Assassin, showing that the band had not woken up one day and found their talent and creativity missing. it just seems to be that they seemed to be in a hurry to finish up and release the album and didnt really bother to get the songs to sound as good as they could.

there are numerous songs in here that could have been so much better - Holy Smoke, Hooks in You and Mother Russia are stand-out examples. this was an album i first heard on tape (CDs were not really very easily available, not to mention extremely expensive where i come from in 1990). the fact that i haven't bothered to pick up the CD since then is quite the best judgement i can give to this album.

however, there was worse to come...(= The X Factor)

sv_godspeed | 2/5 |


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