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THE FINAL FRONTIER

Iron Maiden

 

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sirfragalot86
4 stars When I first listened to this album I was not impressed, but after a few good spins it has grown on me. Now personally I did not like A Matter of Life and Death and thought it was their worst Bruce album and their 2nd worse album only to Virtual XI so this album had a lot to prove to me.

The song starts out with Satellite 15 which is a shocker because it is so different than the maiden I am used to. Then it goes into The Final Frontier which is more of what I expected, and well I wish there was more surprises like Satellite 15. This bring in one of my problems with this album. While I like the album as a whole, it seems Iron Maiden has changed their style to be more proggy but at the same time not having the complexity of other prog metal bands. It's not a bad thing really, I just needed to just focus on what this is, a Iron Maiden album and a good one at that.

But more on the album, the album is very good for a maiden album. It has some interesting solos, and overall a good selection of songs. While the album is a very long one, it doesn't feel like they are just throwing in songs to make the album longer, each song feels like it should be there and overall is a hell of a lot better than Dance of Death and A Matter of Life and Death. I will even say this album is their best since Brave New World, or even Seventh Son.

sirfragalot86 | 4/5 |

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