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2.99 | 493 ratings

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2 stars This album is a bit of a mixed bag. It had the production and enough good tracks to hit number one in the UK, but it definitely was intentionally produced in some ways to update Maiden's sound for the 90's as their American market was declining. This is evident in the gang-vocals on the chorus of From Here to Eternity and Chains of Misery and by the beefed up production and heaviness in songs like Be Quick or Be Dead. Some of the songs(Fear is the Key, Weekend Warrior) just didn't seem like Iron Maiden at all. It's a very Dark album and very unique, while also, in my opinion, the most commercially produced album they have ever done.

There is still some great material to be found on here, but I won't debate if it is "prog" or not. I know this is a "prog" site, but I'm more about the music and less about classifications. There are people on here who say Dream Theater isn't "prog rock"

The Good

Be Quick or Be Dead Afraid to Shoot Strangers Fugitive Fear Of the Dark

The Bad

Fear is the Key Chains of Misery Weekend Warrior

The not quite as Bad!

From here to Eternity Childhoods End Wasting Love The Apparition Judas Be My Guide

JD-Buckeye | 2/5 |


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