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Poll Question: Iron Maiden
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    Posted: September 10 2012 at 18:46
My favourites are Seventh Son, Powerslave, and A Matter of Life and Death.

I've particularly enjoyed all the albums since Bruce and Adrian rejoined the band. Their songs have got a lot more proggy and complex recently. I think Maiden get BETTER with age, whereas some bands get more tired with age. 

I don't even mind the Blaze Bayley albums. Sign of the Cross is a great song.

My favourite Maiden songs would be:

Old:
Phantom of the Opera
Wrathchild
Flash of the Blade
Infinite Dreams
Seventh Son (title song)
Moonchild (love the SSOASS album)

New:
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Ghost of the Navigator
Journeyman
The Legacy
The Talisman
Isle of Avalon


Edited by Kashmir75 - September 11 2012 at 02:09
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Sorry, I put the debut album 'Iron Maiden' on the poll but it seems to have disappeared. Don't know how to fix the poll.
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Killers will always be my favorite, yes I prefer Di'ano to Dickinson.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hawkwise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2012 at 19:17
Only ever heard the   debut Wacko
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kashmir75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2012 at 19:20
Originally posted by bytor2112

Killers will always be my favorite, yes I prefer Di'ano to Dickinson.

It was a very different band under Paul Di'anno, that's for sure. Paul had a more rough, punky, raw voice than the operatic Bruce. 

Both Bruce and Blaze had operatic vocals, but Blaze had a much lower singing voice. 
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Originally posted by Kashmir75

Sorry, I put the debut album 'Iron Maiden' on the poll but it seems to have disappeared. Don't know how to fix the poll.

To your right you press: Post Options --> Edit Post

You put their debut where you are supposed to ask the Poll Question.
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Powerslave
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Somehere In Time not far behind)
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The number of the Beast.

Followed by:
Powerslave,
Piece of Mind
Somewhere in Time
Seventh Son..
Killers

I'm not that familiar with anything else they done. I lost interest after SSOASS.
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Seventh Son, closely followed by Piece of Mind. The album that I hate and others love is totally Somewhere in Time.
Also, new albums are great! Maybe even better than SSOASS, but I haven't listened to them enough.

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# of the Beast probably would be, but i've always thought that 22 Acacia Ave and Gangland brought it down a bit. The rest of the album is superb. I think Piece of Mind is solid throughout, and so cast my vote.
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Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Originally posted by richardh

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(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and Somehere In Time not far behind)

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I can't vote, but Seventh Son of a Seventh Son would be my favorite. After that Caught Somewhere in Time and Fear of the Dark. The debut is great as well, especially "Remember Tomorrow". I never liked Number... as an album, imo "Gangland", "The Prisoner" and some other song I can't remember drag it down a lot. "Total Eclipse" is flawless though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2012 at 15:55
I really have a weird taste regarding Iron Maiden's albums. My favorite I guess would be Killers and then the debut. Next would be The X Factor Embarrassed fantastic album really. I only like about two or three Dickinson albums, and Fear Of The Dark would be one of them.
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I like The X Factor as well. Blaze suits the darker style of the album, more than Bruce would have.
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Seventh son of course! So amazing and progressive!
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Originally posted by Kashmir75

I like The X Factor as well. Blaze suits the darker style of the album, more than Bruce would have.

Yes, it's a fantastic album despite some people hate the Bailey era.

I'ts hard to pick an album...The last four are fantastic, in the 80's they made some masterpieces (SSOASS, Somewhere in time), as I said, I love The X Factor too...but if I have to pick it's "Brave New World". There's not a single song that it's not great and it has some of Maiden's best songs imo (Silent Planet, Love and Hate, Blood Brothers, Dream of Mirros, etc)
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Killers, although the debut is a close second. I do like a few of the Bruce albums as well (Piece Of Mind was my first foray into the band so I have a soft spot for that) but the Paul Di'anno albums are more my style personally.
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Piece of Mind will forever be my favorite, but Seventh Son is not that far behind. I'm not very familiar with their 90s stuff, but I doubt any of them will challenge Piece of Mind. I don't really like the new stuff they did with Bruce and Adrian. A few great tracks ("Ghost of the Navigator", "Paschendale", "Different World"), but mostly I find it too plodding and repetitive, with too many power chords and not enough actual riffs. And they turned their stupid "chant the title in the chorus over and over" shtick up to eleven.
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The number of the beast for me.
But why is not the first one on the list? (Their first album I mean)...
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