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Release date: 16 August 2010
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
02. El Dorado
03. Mother Of Mercy
04. Coming Home
05. The Alchemist
06. Isle Of Avalon
07. Starblind
08. The Talisman
09. The Man Who Would Be King
10. When The Wild Wind Blows

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Lyrics (10)


Additional info
Produced by Kevin Shirley.
Co-produced by Steve Harris.
Mixed by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley.
Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Engineer: Jared Kvitka.
Studio Technician: Terry Manning.
Additional recording and mix at The Cave, Malibu, CA.
Studio Technician: Brent Spear.
Assistant: James McCullagh.
SSL Duality Technician: Philip Scholes.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME.

Art Direction & Design by Peacock (Stuart Crouch, Andrew Yap, Anthony Dry, Rob Wallis).
Cover Illustration, working drawings and sketches by Melvyn Grant.
Photograph by John McMurtrie.
Background images pages 4/5 and 8/9 by Darkside Animations, background image pages 10/11 by Hangman.

Staff review by
Daniell

Rating:
7.2
Iron Maiden have had ups and downs, but they consistently stuck to their unique style. 2006's A Matter of Life and Death saw a serious departure from that style towards a darker, more progressive sound - it was only a partial success. Unfortunately, Steve Harris and Co. felt encouraged, and decided to go further in their departures. The first 4 songs on The Final Frontier rank among the worst this band has ever committed and most of the time sound nothing like the Iron Maiden everyone knows. Departure from style my ass. If they wanted to depart again, the previous album was the way to do it.

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published 16.08.2010 | Comments (254)

Guest review by
Death To Posers

Rating:
9.5
It seems like it's become trendy to dislike any music that becomes even somewhat mainstream. I am by no means bitter; I'm guilty of this prejudice quite often. So, when I saw the album votes go the way they did for The Final Frontier I wasn't shocked. But, in all honesty, I thought this album was pretty hard! This is one of Maiden's most successful albums to date and for a damn good reason. While it does sound different from anything they've done before, that doesn't make it worse. Do you really want three albums that sound exactly like Brave New World?

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published 18.01.2011 | Comments (46)

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Metalbound7 - 23.10.2010 at 19:07  
Rating: 6
Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 22:20

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 29.08.2010 at 22:18

Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 22:15

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 29.08.2010 at 21:57

Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 21:16

I bought it and rate it a 7 which means for those who don't know I think it's GOOD.





what's so funny?


Oh... I thought you were being like... sarcastically obvious with that statement.


I kinda was because of all the fanboyism commotion that is happening.


And do you think this is fanboi commotion? take a look at youtube comments, there are a lot pf ppl saying this is the best Iron Maiden Album! same happened with Death Magnetic. Fanboys make my sick.
JohnDoe - 23.10.2010 at 19:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Metalbound7 on 23.10.2010 at 19:07

Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 22:20

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 29.08.2010 at 22:18

Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 22:15

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 29.08.2010 at 21:57

Written by JohnDoe on 29.08.2010 at 21:16

I bought it and rate it a 7 which means for those who don't know I think it's GOOD.





what's so funny?


Oh... I thought you were being like... sarcastically obvious with that statement.


I kinda was because of all the fanboyism commotion that is happening.


And do you think this is fanboi commotion? take a look at youtube comments, there are a lot pf ppl saying this is the best Iron Maiden Album! same happened with Death Magnetic. Fanboys make my sick.


why do you think there are 9 pages of comments here, a lot of comments from fanboys, close to ridicule.
Immortal SEP - 12.11.2010 at 14:00  
  To me smaller disillusion...is that a if only mine opinion...waited be by "Maidens" and hereof scrapbooks bittock more... Is that a though above - average board, but except compositions "The Alchemist" and "The Talisman", me annihilate didn't take. I think as though 7 is for her enough high evaluation.
Fat & Sassy! - 12.11.2010 at 19:41  
Rating: 4 Holy shit. It's K7's distant cousin.
JohnDoe - 12.11.2010 at 19:59  
Rating: 6
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 12.11.2010 at 19:41

Holy shit. It's K7's distant cousin.


that thing he wrote is worse than what K7 writes, I did not understand anything. At least with K7 I for one understand most of the time, although with a little bit of frustration.
tea[m]ster - 14.11.2010 at 15:59  
Rating: 7 I am one of the "senior" Maiden fans (along for the ride since '82). I finally listened to the new album in full. It's their best work since Brave New World. I will need a few more spins to really digest it - and click the first initial vote - but I have hope...this is more promising than the last two - the put me to "Death" records.
16_Wasted_Years - 19.11.2010 at 20:14  
  Not there best. but quite good. my opinion, top 3 songs on this album are Coming Home, Isle Of Avalon, and The Final Frontier.

I wish i was alive around the time of Number Of The Beast or Piece Of Mind.
that would have been kick ass!
Death To Posers - 04.12.2010 at 05:25  
Rating: 10 I thought it was good. It gets better as you listen to more so yeah.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 12.12.2010 at 13:55  
Rating: 8 Actually the second time hearing this has actually picked up ALOT of good reminders. Just like when I heard Brave New World the second time.
Mansdone - 28.12.2010 at 17:38  
Rating: 9 I really like iron maidens new experimental sound. I think it goes with the subject matter that they cover and it makes it feel alot deeper. Final fronteir is one of my favorite tracks that shows off dickinsons still killer vocals. El Dorado is another with Harris galloping on bass. Mother of mercy is just awesome all around, a heavy song with heavier meaning in the lyrics.
Vikcen - 28.12.2010 at 18:14  
Rating: 9
Written by Mansdone on 28.12.2010 at 17:38

I really like iron maidens new experimental sound. I think it goes with the subject matter that they cover and it makes it feel alot deeper.


Totally agree.

And yes, Dickinson makes a great work in this album.
Viesturs - 02.02.2011 at 21:01  
Rating: 10 Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!
Mountain King - 20.03.2011 at 18:42  
  Shittiest album ever...
erykk - 25.04.2011 at 11:06  
  Its good, but I still prefer A Matter Of Life And Death
Cynic Metalhead - 19.07.2011 at 11:27  
Rating: 7 Satisfactory album.
Dedcalm - 21.09.2011 at 20:12  
Rating: 5 Ok i finally got round to getting it, and now wish i hadnt botherd. The lyrics are dull. Harris rarely writes on his own any more and when he does its nothing exciting. Looks like he still has new ideas (the whole space concept is not a new one i realise but i mean new for maiden) but doesnt seem to have the skills any longer to create great lyrics to go with them. Plus Bruce doesnt have the same strength in his voice that he used too. i know hes getting older and its understandable but if u cant reach a note like you used to then maybe you shouldnt try. The last 2 albums (maybe 3 albums cause Dance of death wasnt great either.) have been very poor. Sad as it is maybe Maiden has had its day. I'd be the last to tell an awasome band with an amazing back catalogue to retire but they are not likely to come back with another great album now and if they cant go out on a massive high then isnt it better to get out now before the standard of their music gets any lower? just my opinion.
Vikcen - 22.09.2011 at 22:35  
Rating: 9
Written by Dedcalm on 21.09.2011 at 20:12

Ok i finally got round to getting it, and now wish i hadnt botherd. The lyrics are dull. Harris rarely writes on his own any more and when he does its nothing exciting. Looks like he still has new ideas (the whole space concept is not a new one i realise but i mean new for maiden) but doesnt seem to have the skills any longer to create great lyrics to go with them. Plus Bruce doesnt have the same strength in his voice that he used too. i know hes getting older and its understandable but if u cant reach a note like you used to then maybe you shouldnt try. The last 2 albums (maybe 3 albums cause Dance of death wasnt great either.) have been very poor. Sad as it is maybe Maiden has had its day. I'd be the last to tell an awasome band with an amazing back catalogue to retire but they are not likely to come back with another great album now and if they cant go out on a massive high then isnt it better to get out now before the standard of their music gets any lower? just my opinion.


I agree with you that Dance Of Death and A Matter Of Life And Death were bad albums, but this isn't the case, in my opinion they come back again with an awesome album, and about Bruce, he sings surprisingly very good in this record, seems like the age is not a problem for him.
godisdead - 04.10.2011 at 03:17  
Rating: 9 I love this album.
musicalkaratekid - 30.10.2011 at 16:20  
Rating: 9 This album gets a lot of criticism, especially from their long-lived fans. But i don't see a problem here! I think iron maiden have made another crowning achievement in changing their sound. Mind you, no-one could argue with the fact that iron maiden are even better live...
deflektor - 28.01.2012 at 20:48  
Rating: 9 I don't remember if i've put a comment here before and i don't feel like searching 9 pages of comments anyway,a 8.5/10 from me (9 without the first two songs)
Vasil de Shumen - 26.03.2012 at 15:20  
Rating: 5 FULL BOREDOM ...
Goat - 25.05.2012 at 05:08  
  My only complaint is that it feels long for the sake of being long. Other than that, I enjoyed it.
JÄY - 12.09.2012 at 08:48  
Rating: 6 Well there are a lot of folks that think the great maiden have never really come back even when Bruce rejoined, but their last 3 albums had some really great moments, in my eyes...

Then they released this............it's not good music but it's terrible for maiden
Dentura - 12.11.2012 at 23:03  
Rating: 7 Very solid Maiden album. I don't think it's as good as A Matter of Life and Death or Brave New World out of all their 2000s era albums, but that doesn't make it terrible (like SO MANY others think apparently). I'd rank it around the same lines as Dance of Death. Very enjoyable album. Hopefully they'll outdo themselves with their next album.
Vasil de Shumen - 13.11.2012 at 09:22  
Rating: 5 This album is pretentious, boring and disgusting produced
Bad English - 06.03.2013 at 02:38  
  Secend time I ak listening this and maybe last one, totaly sucks, one big fucking let dawn.... if next will be same than band shood split up
Lord_Regnier - 06.03.2013 at 04:20  
 
Written by Dedcalm on 21.09.2011 at 20:12

Looks like he still has new ideas (the whole space concept is not a new one i realise but i mean new for maiden)


"Somewhere In Time", someone?
Angelic Storm - 06.03.2013 at 13:44  
Rating: 7
Written by Lord_Regnier on 06.03.2013 at 04:20
"Somewhere In Time", someone?


Haha, ouch!
Dedcalm - 06.03.2013 at 20:32  
Rating: 5 The last 3 albums have been poor but it isn't our place to tell a band they should split up.
Azarath - 06.03.2013 at 22:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Lord_Regnier on 06.03.2013 at 04:20

Written by Dedcalm on 21.09.2011 at 20:12

Looks like he still has new ideas (the whole space concept is not a new one i realise but i mean new for maiden)

"Somewhere In Time", someone?

Somewhere In Time is about... well, time. Not space. Space time, not even in the space-time continuum.
Lord_Regnier - 07.03.2013 at 01:02  
 
Written by Azarath on 06.03.2013 at 22:27

Written by Lord_Regnier on 06.03.2013 at 04:20

Written by Dedcalm on 21.09.2011 at 20:12

Looks like he still has new ideas (the whole space concept is not a new one i realise but i mean new for maiden)

"Somewhere In Time", someone?

Somewhere In Time is about... well, time. Not space. Space time, not even in the space-time continuum.


Perhaps, but I've always seen SIT, to a certain extent, as some futuristic concept, kinda related to science-fiction.
Azarath - 07.03.2013 at 19:45  
Rating: 8
Written by Lord_Regnier on 07.03.2013 at 01:02

Perhaps, but I've always seen SIT, to a certain extent, as some futuristic concept, kinda related to science-fiction.

I can agree with that, especially concerning the artwork(s).
Nick Krzemienski - 22.08.2013 at 14:03  
Rating: 6 Has its good moments...but thats about it.
JÄY - 22.08.2013 at 22:34  
Rating: 6 Still can't believe this thing is above a 7
Hex_Omega - 10.03.2014 at 11:24  
Rating: 9
Written by JÄY on 22.08.2013 at 22:34

Still can't believe this thing is above a 7

Still can't believe this album is below 8

Very good album, maybe their best since Brave New World. Underrated just like 'No Prayer For The Dying' (both albums completely different though). Btw this album and 'A Matter Of Life And Death' should be tagged as 'Progressive Heavy Metal'.
ADIresiduos - 10.03.2014 at 19:36  
  I've been a Miden fan for years now (since the 80's) and of course I like some albums more than others. The ones I don't like a bit are the ones they recorded with Blaze... I mean, from hearing Bruce and his awesome voice for years and then hearing this guy, to me it was a downer.
The Final Frontier is not one of my favorites: besides 2-3 songs that I really like from it, the rest sound common commercial Maiden.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still and will always be a Maiden fan, but as it can happen to any recording artist, they have their hits and also their misses... good thing they have had more of the first! Up the irons!!
Mattybu - 12.03.2014 at 05:25  
 
Written by Hex_Omega on 10.03.2014 at 11:24

Btw this album and 'A Matter Of Life And Death' should be tagged as 'Progressive Heavy Metal'.


I think is a pretty lackluster album no doubt, but if the intent was to be a progressive heavy metal album that makes it even worse on it's own merits it's a competently performed but for many (including me), boredom inducing heavy metal album.
deadone - 12.03.2014 at 06:37  
Rating: 7 I don't mind it. Not my favourite Maiden album (even from a modern perspective) but it's still got a few great tracks.
Hex_Omega - 12.03.2014 at 10:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Mattybu on 12.03.2014 at 05:25

I think is a pretty lackluster album no doubt, but if the intent was to be a progressive heavy metal album that makes it even worse

This is their most progressive album. Songs like 'Isle Of Avalon', 'Starblind' or 'When The Wild Wind Blows' sound 'almost' like Prog Metal. I wish latest Dream Theater album was that good.
Angelic Storm - 12.03.2014 at 12:07  
Rating: 7
Written by Hex_Omega on 10.03.2014 at 11:24
Still can't believe this album is below 8

Very good album, maybe their best since Brave New World. Underrated just like 'No Prayer For The Dying' (both albums completely different though). Btw this album and 'A Matter Of Life And Death' should be tagged as 'Progressive Heavy Metal'.


For me, "A Matter Of Life And Death" is far superior to this album. It's far more cohesive, and consistent. Most of the songs on "The Final Frontier" are bland, meandering, and not memorable at all. I agree that No Prayer is very underrated, but not this album. It's definitely one of the worst Maiden albums to me...
deadone - 12.03.2014 at 13:56  
Rating: 7
Written by Angelic Storm on 12.03.2014 at 12:07

I agree that No Prayer is very underrated, but not this album. It's definitely one of the worst Maiden albums to me...


+1.

Though even as one of Maiden's poorer efforts, it still rate a 7/Good in my book. The Blaze era is quite average though - not many highlights, poor production, over long repetitive songs etc. Blaze did better on his own.

Personally out of the newer Maiden albums I prefer Dance of Death.
Azarath - 12.03.2014 at 23:58  
Rating: 8 It's the second weakest of the reunion albums (better than Dance of Death) but it still deserves a 7-8 rating, primarily because of the second half.

Written by Angelic Storm on 12.03.2014 at 12:07

Most of the songs on "The Final Frontier" are bland, meandering, and not memorable at all.

I find them very memorable and not bland at all. Sometimes they meander.
Angelic Storm - 13.03.2014 at 01:06  
Rating: 7
Written by deadone on 12.03.2014 at 13:56
+1.

Though even as one of Maiden's poorer efforts, it still rate a 7/Good in my book. The Blaze era is quite average though - not many highlights, poor production, over long repetitive songs etc. Blaze did better on his own.

Personally out of the newer Maiden albums I prefer Dance of Death.


Well, it's not a terrible album in it's own right, but it's still not a patch on Maiden's best albums when taken overall. There's 3 songs on the album I love, the rest range from average, to completely forgettable.

Here's how I'd list the reunion albums, from best to worst:

Brave New World
A Matter Of Life And Death
Dance Of Death
The Final Frontier
deadone - 13.03.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Angelic Storm on 13.03.2014 at 01:06

Written by deadone on 12.03.2014 at 13:56
+1.

Here's how I'd list the reunion albums, from best to worst:

Brave New World
A Matter Of Life And Death
Dance Of Death
The Final Frontier



Personally for me:

Dance Of Death
Brave New World
A Matter Of Life And Death
The Final Frontier


Final Frontier could've done with cutting down the length of it. There's some great songs on it but they are often too long.

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