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Iron Maiden


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4 stars Iron Maidens third album release and the first with the singing champion Bruce Dickinson. Of course, as you know this album is considered one of the greatest albums ever released in ROCK history! Iron Maiden is a band with a history of being one of the most influenctial bands along the side of Rush, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson and Pink Floyd, but, does this also open them to be prog? In some albums yes, this album, however, they probably are more retro eighties metal. Now, don't get me wrong, I'd have to say this is one good album, aside from it not being a prog addition. This album has some of the best tracks that Iron Maiden has ever released, even the infamous Run to the Hills, which I often find overplayed on many radio stations, it still has many a good albums. (Not to include DT remade this genious album in a live preformance and did an incredible job!) Now what good songs do they have? I'd have to Children of the Damned is probably one of their best songs yet to have been created. Also the great Number of the Beast single track, Hallowed Be Thy Name, 22 Acacia Avenue, The Prisoner. Yep, this is one really, really good album! Not their best in my opinion, but it definiatly holds up to it's name when Maiden released their "Best Three Albums" which was this one, Piece of Mind, and Powerslave. Yes, it does fall into that great category. 4/5 stars, excellent addition, but not quite the masterpiece in my eyes. Invaders and Gangland REALLY don't add to this album positively in any way. But if your the Iron fan then love the album!
Xeroth | 4/5 |


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