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FEAR OF THE DARK

Iron Maiden

 

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3.00 | 382 ratings

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sv_godspeed
3 stars come on, Maiden couldn't get worse than "No Prayer...", could they? this is a mini-bounce-back before they went crashing down again with The X Factor.

i quite like Fear Of The Dark - it doesn't really have any bad songs though Chains of Misery and Judas Be My Guide try really hard to be bad.

its got some great classic-Maiden type frantic rockers - the 2 first songs Be Quick Or Be Dead and From Here To Eternity, a slow-proggy 7-min Afraid To Shoot Strangers, 2 superd mid- tempo songs with some variations Fear Is The Key and Childhood's End.

the good stuff takes a break with Wasting Love which is, at best, a run-of the-mill rock ballad and totally not Maiden-worthy.

then, there's the fantastic drum-bass rhythm opening of The Fugtive keeping up the long- standing Maiden tradtion of B-side (on tape) openers being about a fictional person/s ("The ***")

but its all downhill from there with the title-track only being slightly better than average.

but then again, as i've said before, there was worse to come...(The X Factor)

sv_godspeed | 3/5 |

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