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Iron Maiden


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3.60 | 531 ratings

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4 stars I remember buying this album the day it was released. There were two important changes on this release, firstly, Adrian Smith made his debut, and secondly, Martin Birch was brought in as the new producer.

The sound seems more full and metallized compared to the tinny sound of their debut album. "The Ides of March" is a great instrumental opener and one can hear the beginnings of Prog Metal and where it came from.

Maiden use Deep Purpleīs riff from "Stormbringer" for the beginning of "Wrathchild", which is just the start of an album packed with lots of time changes, great drumming by Clive Burr, and the unmistakable sound of Steve Harrisīs bass which can be heard clearly in the mix.

Although the album is under 39 minutes of playing time, the songs are well written, which gives it a timeless quality. Although Dickenson is without a doubt the better vocalist tecnically (also with a much wider range) for Maiden, Paul Di Anno fitted Maiden perfectly at this time.

This album has really stood the test of time.

WaywardSon | 4/5 |


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