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Iron Maiden


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4.15 | 231 ratings

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5 stars The essencial Iron Maiden album, a must for anyone who likes heavy metal even a little bit. Why is this live setlist so important? When we`re talking about Iron Maiden at its best, it`s always playing live and this album represents one of the most important compositions from 1980-1985. Every composition on this album is 100times better played then in studio. The best examples are 2 Minutes to Midnight and Hallowed Be Thy Name. For me the best here are Rime of the Ancient Mariner (which is one of the best Maiden`s composition ever) and Phantom of the Opera. The second is worth hearing not only because this is the first time when it`s sang by Bruce but also it`s played very powerful compearing to original version. Taking back to 2 Minutes to Midnight, it has never been played better before and thereafter. Just listen to version from Live ad Donnigton or ever Rock In Rio, these versions compearions to Live After Death are awful, mayby this is the quesion of teaste but I know many people who would agree with me. The production of the album is also wonderful, you can hear everything, bass, two seperared guitars of deferent channels and great sounding drums. To compare listen to A Matter of Live and Death, in most cases it`s impossible to distinguish the single guitars. On Live at Donnigton which was released 7 years later has poorer quality of sound and production. Obviously this is not a masterpiece of progressive music but I`m sure it deservs 5 stars in comparison to other Iron Maiden albums and Heavy Metal at all so....


Wobbler | 5/5 |


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