Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier


7.4 | 1101 votes |
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

Line-up
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
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 (255)

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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14.08.2010 - 03:41
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
I always thought of Maiden as the anti-mainstream band. Silly me. I should go back to my hardcore, underground Linkin Park.
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14.08.2010 - 03:41
Poto
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 03:38

If only you had any idea how I find it laughable to be accused of being a poser by mainstream metal fans like you guys, while I listen almost exclusively to Black Metal nowadays. Unlike you, I listen to real metal and not mock-progressive mainstream metal garbage. But feel free to believe your fancies.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Black Metal isn't real metal. It comes from it, it has it's roots in real metal, but it's not real metal. It's like saying that shit is real food, but it's not, even though it comes from it.
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14.08.2010 - 03:42
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
No wonder this fucker hates Maiden. He's too busy painting his face and writing abstract, shitty music with a singer who sounds like he's choking on his own jizz.
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14.08.2010 - 03:43
HallowedBeMyName
Calling Iron Maiden mainstream metal just shows this guy's idiocy. First of all I've never heard of "mainstream metal", only mainstream rock, pop, indie, etc. Second, how the hell is Where the Wild Wind Blows "mainstream"??
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14.08.2010 - 03:44
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
Its like the longer we stay, the less they post. Although I'm delighted the nukes worked, I'm kind of sad it was so quick.
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14.08.2010 - 03:44
Poto
Looks like the hero's and defenders of real music is winning this discussion easily.
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14.08.2010 - 03:46
HallowedBeMyName
I wish he actually attempted to rebuttal. He would sound like an idiot, but it would be fun to knock some sense into him.
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14.08.2010 - 03:52
Rating: 2
RavenKing
Three fucking retarded douchebags who logged in for the first time only a few minutes ago?

I'm ready to bet whatever you want that you're the same guy. And I would not be surprised to learn that you are in fact Everonn.
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They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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14.08.2010 - 03:54
HallowedBeMyName
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 03:52

Three fucking retarded douchebags who logged in for the first time only a few minutes ago?

I'm ready to bet whatever you want that you're the same guy. And I would not be surprised to learn that you are in fact Everonn.


Is someone getting pissed? Sorry to tell you, but we are different people. Maiden fans are everywhere.
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14.08.2010 - 03:55
Poto
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 03:52

Three fucking retarded douchebags who logged in for the first time only a few minutes ago?

I'm ready to bet whatever you want that you're the same guy. And I would not be surprised to learn that you are in fact Everonn.


We're not the same guy. Or at least I'm not the same guy as those other two.
However I'm from the same forum as those two.
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14.08.2010 - 04:00
HallowedBeMyName
We are all new because we are from the same forum. We noticed how idiotic many of you are, so we decided to come here and throw our two cents in.
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14.08.2010 - 04:11
HallowedBeMyName
Does that idiot DICKtator have a reply? What a coward.
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14.08.2010 - 05:00
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 03:52

Three fucking retarded douchebags who logged in for the first time only a few minutes ago?

I'm ready to bet whatever you want that you're the same guy. And I would not be surprised to learn that you are in fact Everonn.


HA! One of me is enough, there doesn't need to be two. I can assure you the last thing I need to give a shit about is making two accounts. Its not like I care of this leads to some sort of ban anyway.
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14.08.2010 - 07:50
Rating: 2
RavenKing
Bunch of wretched shitbags on legs. Let's just hope you will rot in Hell and won't come back. It's people like you who make me think that some deserve death and the world would be a better place if we could purify it from all of its scum.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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14.08.2010 - 09:40
Rating: 10
Xodus
Heh, these last few pages have been interesting.

I'm a Maiden fan, but I've been on Metal Storm for years now. You may not know me, but I've been here. Having just joined the Maiden forum that these guys are coming from a few days ago, I'm seeing both sides of this argument.

To me it does look like a lot of you guys (here) are judging this album without really looking into it. It sounds like you've heard a few tracks and you've made up your mind on the entire album. Attributing to the bad reputation of AMOLAD, it's like you've seen where Maiden are heading and you've basically closed them out from there on, with your opinion of TFF already made up before you even give it a chance. Not only is that alone wrong, but TFF is one of those albums that takes more than one listen to really take in. I'm sure you've all experienced similar albums over the years, especially in the prog genre. In fact, I bet nearly all of you have listened to albums that you've disliked at first, but ended up enjoying later on down the track.

All I ask is that you give TFF that chance. Even if you continue to dislike it, that's fine. And if you don't want to listen to it more than once, that's fine too. I really don't care what you do, just don't bitch about it like it's a sack of crap after one listen. Granted, some albums are just genuinely shit, and don't deserve more than one listen. But TFF isn't one of those albums. Either give it a go, or stop talking all together. Whether this leads to you understanding where the album comes from and accepting it, or whether it leads to you disliking the album and never listening to it again, whatever. I don't care. Just stop bagging it without giving it a chance.
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14.08.2010 - 13:53
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 07:50

Bunch of wretched shitbags on legs. Let's just hope you will rot in Hell and won't come back. It's people like you who make me think that some deserve death and the world would be a better place if we could purify it from all of its scum.


Oh, look...the sour little baby has become all mean and nasty. You're just pissy because you don't have shit to say about Maiden to actual Maiden fans.
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14.08.2010 - 15:33
HallowedBeMyName
Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 07:50

Bunch of wretched shitbags on legs. Let's just hope you will rot in Hell and won't come back. It's people like you who make me think that some deserve death and the world would be a better place if we could purify it from all of its scum.


You're getting THAT pissed over a few insults? Grow some balls man, fight back, put up a decent argument, and stop whining about how we "deserve death" and how you want us to "rot in Hell".
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14.08.2010 - 15:34
Perseverance
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Written by HallowedBeMyName on 14.08.2010 at 15:33

Written by RavenKing on 14.08.2010 at 07:50

Bunch of wretched shitbags on legs. Let's just hope you will rot in Hell and won't come back. It's people like you who make me think that some deserve death and the world would be a better place if we could purify it from all of its scum.


You're getting THAT pissed over a few insults? Grow some balls man, fight back, put up a decent argument, and stop whining about how we "deserve death" and how you want us to "rot in Hell".


Agreed.
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14.08.2010 - 15:46
Rating: 2
RavenKing
What you fail to understand is it is not so much hate as total comtempt and scorn from the worms you are that I feel. I was quite serious in my last post and I meant every word. You're so insignificant in my book that it would leave me completely cold if I learned that one of you died in your sleep last night.
You have no idea how unforgiving and merciless I can be with people if I think they deserve it.

I will be so happy the day this old has-been band will call a quit. It will be a blessed day because soon after we'll get rid of those lame Maiden fanboys on boards. And what a pleasure it will be to read all those posts in which they will whine and weep. The laments from those mainstream metal fans will be a soothing symphony for my Black Metal heart.

Now, excuse me but I have much better to do today than wasting my time in discussions with people for whom I have less consideration than the piece of dog shit sticked under my shoe.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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14.08.2010 - 16:00
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
If we are so insignificant and a waste of time, then why are you foaming at the mouth and going on and on with how much you hate us?

And if you think that we would stop listening to Maiden after they stop making records, you're a bigger dickface than I thought.

I love how your maximum forum warrior attitude reflects the shitty, vile music you listen to. I might give your music a try whenever the vocalists pull the piss-soaked cotton balls out of their throats.

You'll respond to this. And you'll cry wolf and claim to run away again after you do so.
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14.08.2010 - 16:02
Perseverance
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My concern is how 13 people have it to days before the release. If your going to download it at least wait till it's officially out you Freddy Mercury bastards.
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14.08.2010 - 18:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
LOL @ Iron Maiden and complex songs. Iron Maiden have (even when they were good up to 1988) and always havve a simple band. Even their so-called complex songs.

That's why all their periods have been covered by so many bands. Cause it's not hard.
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14.08.2010 - 18:39
Rating: 8
Tornado Of Souls
Damn why do you guys always have to start arguments Iron Maiden is my favourite band, but i don't childishly insult someone because they don't like an album i like. I think instead of defending Maiden you are just giving fans of this band a bad reputation. I feel embarrassed to see how petty you guys act. Anyway i'm waiting till the album is released to give it a listen.
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14.08.2010 - 18:52
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
Yes, we are, after all, the ones tossing out the death wishes.

Read the posts before you start flapping your lip.
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14.08.2010 - 18:53
Rating: 10
LordMaiden
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.08.2010 at 18:36

LOL @ Iron Maiden and complex songs. Iron Maiden have (even when they were good up to 1988) and always havve a simple band. Even their so-called complex songs.

That's why all their periods have been covered by so many bands. Cause it's not hard.


I'm sure you can play the songs just fine, then.

And nobody who is defending Maiden is talking about anything pre-2000. Only you idiots are.

It becomes harder and harder to discuss things with people who don't listen to anything. Yeah, I might throw snot around, but at least I know what I'm talking about while doing it.
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14.08.2010 - 21:03
Poto
Written by Guest on 14.08.2010 at 16:02

My concern is how 13 people have it to days before the release. If your going to download it at least wait till it's officially out you Freddy Mercury bastards.


To days before release?

Ha!

I had it one week before release. And why should I wait until it's officially released if I just want to download it? There is no logic there. I will anyway buy the album soon, but I didn't want to wait for it to be released before I got it. I'm not patient enough when I know that there are 10 Maiden songs I have never heard before available for download.
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14.08.2010 - 21:07
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
OMG are there people actually discussing this album, here, or is it some insult championship??? Obviously, any braindead fucker knows Iron Maiden enough to write here, because I've never seen such stupid arguments on more underground band's topics... It's almost as ridiculous as the "fucking posers" and "pure shit, you ain't bm" comments on COF's thread.
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14.08.2010 - 21:13
Rating: 6
vezzy
Stallmanite
Shush, can't you see I'm trying to watch The Iron Maiden Argument Championship finals here?
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14.08.2010 - 22:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
My god it is clear the DEAF fanboys are clearly pissed offd that people dare say bad things about their gods. Jeez you fanwhimps are really deaf, aren't you? Saying Maiden is good after 1988 hahahahahaha just a couple of songs are giid but that's it. So we have to defend why we think Gayden is bad nowadays? No probs there. But you gotta defed why Maiden is good as well. But no you're like christians. ;-)
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.08.2010 - 22:22
Rating: 6
vezzy
Stallmanite
To those who say Chainsaw Cunt should win the MS drama award... you're wrong, this is it.
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