Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Kevin Madden
Date:2017-07-14 01:49:01
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by killed_by_the_tech
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

So I had a few moderately lengthy drives this week and decided to listen to the classic period of Iron Maiden. What I was surprised to find is that I now think that SSoaSS is their best classic era studio record. I would have said tNotB in the past, with a nod to PoM, but listening to them all back-to-back-to-back, I'm going with Seventh Son. No filler and great performances across the board. Nicko and the guitar soloing is especially good on the title track. Beast has some fillers (Gangland and to a lesser degree Invaders) and PoM is even more lousy with filler: (the awful Quest for Fire, plus Sun and Steel is kind of lame; To Tame a Land is pretty horrendous lyrically.) You could make one hell of an album by combining the two and cutting out those five and call it Piece of the Beast or something. Powerslave has tons of filler, too (Losfer Words, the Duellists; Back in the Village and Flash of the Blade could go either way.) Somewhere in Time? Deju Vu sucks, Alexander the Great is a bad 7th grade history essay set to music, and some of the others aren't quite getting it done. Back to Seventh Son...where's the filler? MAYBE, just maybe, you could say Can I Play with Madness? I certainly think it's the weakest track, but otherwise, it's all killer.


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