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Iron Maiden


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3.59 | 508 ratings

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4 stars It's safe to say this is a great album with one weak moment. That moment is Prodigal Son. Could have done without that track. The rest ranges from good to great, but nothing excellent. The Ides of March is a great intro track, very grandiose. Wrathchild is a classic staple of the band, though it's a more straight forward song.

Murders in the Rue Morgue is one of the best tracks on the album, more proto-prog metal in all its greatness. There's still the punk influence, mainly due to Clive Burr's drums. This album was actually a step down for the band, for the following album took the debut to another level.

Another Life, Genghis Khan, and Innocent Exile are kind of average speed metal tracks, the latter being the best of the 3, having a great verse section.

The title track is one of the best, and one of the most covered, metal songs ever. Once again there is a hint of the prog-metal style the band would perfect on later albums. This isnt as good as Phantom of the Opera or Transylvania on the previous album, but probably the best track here. The guitar uses a strange effect or technique during the main theme, and lots of the 'gallop' the band are infamous for.

After Prodigal Son, comes Purgatory, my personal fav from the album, with great speed and dexterity on the song. Also excellent melody in the chorus, and the main theme is so melodic, but with the tempo, it just makes you want to raise your fist.

Twilight Zone (i have the rerelease with this bonus track) and Drifter are, again, above average metal tunes but still good. It is Maiden after all.

Get this album after you're well familiar with the band. It's good, but may disappoint if you dont know the bands catalouge enough. The band would transcend everything with the following album and on......

darkshade | 4/5 |


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