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SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

Iron Maiden

 

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the philosopher
4 stars Seven holy path to hell!

The Seventh Son of a Seventh Son may be the most mystical effort of the symphonic heavy metal giant Iron Maiden. The songs are "captured" between the acoustic intro and outro giving rise to the thought of number 7 being realy special and mystical. This record contain some great songs like "Moonchild", "Infinite Dreams" and the titletrack.

The classic Maiden songs "The evil that men do" and the "Clairvoyant" have the same succesfull ingredients as earlier hits: extended melodic solo's combined with steady bass- based songwriting. The titletrack however is the most progressive and IMO the best effort of the record with some great song progression. After the opening section some mystical storytelling starts about the birth of the seventh son out of the seventh son. The building up to more heaviness and great intellectual guitarsolo's is wonderfull and takes all time needed.

The weakest track of the record is "Can I play with madness", which has the same weakness as "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter to the slaughter" in the less succesful follow up No Prayer for the Dying. The song intends to be funny and this does not fit with heavy metal.

This record deserves at least four stars! One of the best Maiden records!

the philosopher | 4/5 |

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