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Release date: 14 July 1998
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

8.7 | 336 votes

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01. King In Crimson
02. Chemical Wedding
03. The Tower
04. Killing Floor
05. Book Of Thel
06. The Gates Of Urizen
07. Jerusalem
08. Trumpets Of Jericho
09. Machine Men
10. The Alchemist
11. Return Of The King [Japanese bonus] [Expanded Edition bonus]
12. Real World [Expanded Edition bonus]
13. Confeos [Expanded Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1998: 11
Top 200 albums of all time: 172

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
The album was re-released in 2005 as remastered and expanded edition.

Return of the King was originally featured on the album's Japanese release. Real World and Confeos were the "b-side tracks" for the Japanese "Killing Floor" single. Real World was also featured on the album's first release in Brazil as Bonus track.

Guest review by
Emalaith

Rating:
9.0
To me, listening to Bruce Dickinson is like being with an old friend, as it was he and Iron Maiden that got me into Heavy Metal at the tender age of 13... So, I was more than thrilled when this album featured not only Sir "Air-raid siren" Dickinson but also his former band mate and one of the best guitarists of all time, Adrian Smith. As you would expect, Bruce doesn't screw around; from the first second of the opener 'King in Crimson' you know what you are going to get: heavy, classic, melodic metal that has stayed true to itself. To top it all off, Bruce adds the perfect amount of darkness and mystical lyrics (based on the writings of William Blake).

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Guest review by
Iron

Rating:
9.0
Heavy Metal is diverse, Bruce Dickinson is diverse and if by natural cause The Chemical Wedding is diverse, too. Not only compared from song to song, even the songs in themselves are diverse, but still sounding natural and not edited. The last release before reuniting with Iron Maiden is strong, dark, mystic and evil, at the same time progressive, calm and full of surprises.

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Found in 11 lists
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scapeplan Scapeplan's Top 50 Albums Of All Time  | #8
Vasil de Shumen Top 200 Metal Masterpieces of All Time  | #114
ZeroTheHero Top (50) ish - All Time  | #38
Vasil de Shumen Top 100 Metal albums of the Decade 1990's  | #36
LascaillesShroud Top 100 Albums (No Repeating Bands)  | #29
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of The Decade: 1990's (On Going)  | #126
basteq Best Of All Time  | #1
Chaosweaver My Top Albums Of 1998  | #7
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Bad English - 14.03.2013 at 23:22  
Rating: 7 I dont know what is best from B this or TYyrany, but every single song are his killer hits, profesionaly made , good one and I liie lowers in the tower .. and every song some parts are so touching I mena lytheraly
musicalkaratekid - 29.03.2013 at 21:16  
Rating: 8 The concept of this album seems to have been well thought out by Bruce Dickinson, and even if this isn't necessarily his best solo effort, I'd say it's definitely his most ambitious. Having now listened to the album a few times I think it would be fitting to watch the film that takes the same name (featuring Dickinson in a cameo role of course). As for the music, I believe it to be quite aggressive and groove-laden for the most part, with very little mellow or melodic parts to be found. The two longer tracks-That is 'Book of Thel' and 'The Alchemist'-both impress by being very well structured and having a nice progression, but other highlights for me would be 'The Tower' (which I personally think is one of Dickinson's heaviest songs) and 'Gates of Uriyen', which features an excellent solo courtesy of Adrian Smith.
popmik - 29.03.2013 at 21:39  
Rating: 10 This is the first album by Bruce that I've listened to and it's killer! prbly better than most of the 90's maiden stuff

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