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4 stars Well there are two schools of writing about this album. First is, taking it as a serious documentary of new wave of British heavy metal movement and the second is, taking it as regular metal album and compare to other band's releases. I'm going to rate this album picking the first way of thinking. In 1981 there wasn't better metal band than Maiden. Maiden were huge. They easily got Judas Priest off the prime track and recorded album that was much better than any Priest's release to that time. Production of this record is not bad and definitely it was a huge step forward if comare it to debut album. And you know what's funny? These songs really differ. It's not the same riff repeated over and over again like in Judas. Iron Maiden on their second album put strong metal tunes like Wrathchild, Killers and Purgatory. But they also put a bit of rock and roll (Another Life) or even folk tunes (Prodigal Song which is very interesting interpretation of Jethro Tull's Witches Promise;)). The beautiful intro for Murders In The Rue Morgue is something worth of attention as well. Ides Of March is a piece of music taken from band Samson (where next Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was a frontman). Word about Paul DiAnno. Paul was good singer but I'm glad he was replaced by Bruce. Why? Because DiAnno didn't fit for metal in my ears. He could be a good rock and roll singer. So I'm glad guys just kicked him out of Maiden. He'd ruin their career parading in that funny shirt and funny hat;). As as said in first words of this review I rate this album treating it as a strong NWOBHM documentary. 4 stars gained.
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