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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)

Paul Bruce Dickinson - vocals
Janick Robert Gers - guitars
David Michael "Dave" Murray - guitars
Adrian Frederick Smith - guitars
Michael Henry McBrain - drums
Stephen Percy Harris - bass, keyboards

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

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.

published 16.08.2010 | Comments (254)

Guest review by
Death To Posers

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?

published 18.01.2011 | Comments (46)

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Bad English - 13.07.2015 at 21:49  
Written by Hex_Omega on 13.07.2015 at 21:32

Written by Bad English on 20.02.2015 at 16:22

How many of you have listened it after it was out? I mean more then once?

I have many times, why?

just question because I have only once and it sucked, tried 2 times and cant
Hex_Omega - 13.07.2015 at 22:14  
Rating: 9
Written by Bad English on 13.07.2015 at 21:49

just question because I have only once and it sucked, tried 2 times and cant

Looks like its a love it or hate it album. I love it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 14.07.2015 at 02:37  
  Still a totally wothless shitty album for me.
Hex_Omega - 14.07.2015 at 11:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.07.2015 at 02:37

Still a totally wothless shitty album for me.

You really can't fell the epicness of songs like this one?

And that god damn bass 'n' solo in 4:31! prog-orgasmic
Hex_Omega - 15.07.2015 at 10:49  
Rating: 9
Written by deadone on 15.07.2015 at 02:26

Actually I don't find any of the songs on this album to be epic ala Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner or Mother Russia or Paschendale or even Brighter Than A Thousand Suns.

They're mainly just long songs.

Mother Russia is far from being epic IMO. Paschendale is overrated a bit. 'Rhyme...' and 'Brighter...' are both great and epic, just like 'Isle Of Avalon'.
The worst thing about The Final Frontier is IMO the single, 'El Dorado' is nothing special. And one more thing -> Production of this album is great and better than production of last two albums. I have completely no idea why some people complain about it.
Vikcen - 15.07.2015 at 20:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Hex_Omega on 15.07.2015 at 10:49

The worst thing about The Final Frontier is IMO the single, 'El Dorado' is nothing special.

The intro Satellite 15 is the worst thing. El Dorado was the first song i listened, and i said yes, i will buy this album. I don't have the previous two discs from them, are soulless, precisely what has this last record: soul and feeling.
xxcorpseflowerxx - 10.09.2015 at 19:53  
Rating: 9 Starblind is a wicked tune!!!

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