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Posted by GT on 25.03.2008 at 21:26
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BeastOfMetal456
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  14.08.2011 at 03:18
Written by Mattybu on 14.08.2011 at 03:07

Written by Guest on 13.08.2011 at 14:48

Written by Jirpo on 07.08.2011 at 14:45

I really can't understand how Killers or The Number of the Beast comes close to AMOLAD, BNW or TFF. None of these have any bad songs, whereas TNOTB has 2 of Maiden's worst (Invaders, Gangland), and a couple of mediocre tracks (22AA, RTTH, Total Eclipse).

Invaders is a great song, while RTTH is an instant classic. 22AA is fun to listen to, but I have to admit it's the worst the album has to offer.


Other than the RTTH, NOTB, COTD, and HBTN, 22 Acacia Avenue is my favourite on the album man! Definitely above Gangland, Total Eclipse, Invaders, and The Prisoner comes close but still man, not even. Even the worst song on the album though, anything of their new stuff pales in comparison

IMO 22 Acacia Avenue is the worst. But that's my opinion.
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  14.08.2011 at 03:21
Written by Guest on 14.08.2011 at 03:18

Written by Mattybu on 14.08.2011 at 03:07

Written by Guest on 13.08.2011 at 14:48

Written by Jirpo on 07.08.2011 at 14:45

I really can't understand how Killers or The Number of the Beast comes close to AMOLAD, BNW or TFF. None of these have any bad songs, whereas TNOTB has 2 of Maiden's worst (Invaders, Gangland), and a couple of mediocre tracks (22AA, RTTH, Total Eclipse).

Invaders is a great song, while RTTH is an instant classic. 22AA is fun to listen to, but I have to admit it's the worst the album has to offer.


Other than the RTTH, NOTB, COTD, and HBTN, 22 Acacia Avenue is my favourite on the album man! Definitely above Gangland, Total Eclipse, Invaders, and The Prisoner comes close but still man, not even. Even the worst song on the album though, anything of their new stuff pales in comparison

IMO 22 Acacia Avenue is the worst. But that's my opinion.


Yeah, fair enough, I can respect that. Still, like you said it's a very "fun" song to listen to
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  14.08.2011 at 03:26
Written by Mattybu on 14.08.2011 at 03:21

Yeah, fair enough, I can respect that. Still, like you said it's a very "fun" song to listen to

The chorus.....is very cool!
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  14.08.2011 at 03:38
Written by Guest on 14.08.2011 at 03:26

The chorus.....is very cool!



In my opinion, and it tapers off later, but the first minute and a half or so of that song, Iron Maiden gold. Like the first time I heard it I was like WHAT. In a good way
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  16.08.2011 at 16:06
Couldn't disagree less :p (about the reunion era bashing)
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  16.08.2011 at 23:52
Written by Jirpo on 16.08.2011 at 16:06

Couldn't disagree less :p (about the reunion era bashing)


I think you mean more.

Although you should mean less
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  17.08.2011 at 16:51
Yep, I meant more
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  18.08.2011 at 07:12
Somewhere in time FTW
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  18.08.2011 at 16:50
Written by kool7878 on 18.08.2011 at 07:12

Somewhere in time FTW

Great album, underrated but not their best.
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  23.08.2011 at 14:42
Written by Guest on 18.08.2011 at 16:50

Written by kool7878 on 18.08.2011 at 07:12

Somewhere in time FTW

Great album, underrated but not their best.

Kinda contradictory, its usually considered one of their best if not their best
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  24.08.2011 at 02:35
Written by Jirpo on 23.08.2011 at 14:42
Kinda contradictory, its usually considered one of their best if not their best


When you hear talk of Maiden's most classic albums, or a list of their classic albums, just about all of their other 80's albums are listed above Somewhere In Time. So I think it's perfectly reasonable to class it as underrated. lol
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  24.08.2011 at 05:35
Written by Angelic Storm on 24.08.2011 at 02:35

Written by Jirpo on 23.08.2011 at 14:42
Kinda contradictory, its usually considered one of their best if not their best


When you hear talk of Maiden's most classic albums, or a list of their classic albums, just about all of their other 80's albums are listed above Somewhere In Time. So I think it's perfectly reasonable to class it as underrated. lol


Yes, Somewhere In Time was the awkward album between Powerslave and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and perhaps SiT gets overshadowed by those albums. SiT had the synths and cleaner sound coming in, but Seventh Son took it to the next level with some excellent songs.. some of Maiden's best songs are on Seventh Son, IMO.
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  24.08.2011 at 09:58
Listened to their whole last album for the first time at a friend's birthday party. someone had the nerve to give it to him as a present, i was semi-drunk so i even threw caution to the wind and said something like "What the hell? why THIS album?" Iron Maiden... y u no keep it simple?



The Final Frontier (the actual song) is a decent melodic rock song, and El Dorado would be much better if it had a few minutes cut out of it, but the rest of the album is... even worse, Dickinson now thinks that the response to this album has been positive and they'll continue in the same direction in the future, thank you to all the fanboys for that.
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  24.08.2011 at 10:38
Written by Richard on 24.08.2011 at 05:35
Yes, Somewhere In Time was the awkward album between Powerslave and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and perhaps SiT gets overshadowed by those albums. SiT had the synths and cleaner sound coming in, but Seventh Son took it to the next level with some excellent songs.. some of Maiden's best songs are on Seventh Son, IMO.


Exactly! Maiden's other 80's albums are consistently listed in many "classic metal albums of all time" - type lists, whilst SIT rarely ever is. So I think it can be rightfully called underrated.

@Valentin: Well, even if you like Maiden's latest, it's not exactly party type music! (aside from maybe "El Dorado" lol) So it seems like a strange choice of Maiden album to throw on at a party...
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  24.08.2011 at 10:41
Written by Angelic Storm on 24.08.2011 at 10:38

@Valentin: Well, even if you like Maiden's latest, it's not exactly party type music! (aside from maybe "El Dorado" lol) So it seems like a strange choice of Maiden album to throw on at a party...

I forgot to mention, we were playing Mario Kart and Street Fighter all the way through it, so it's not like there was nothing else to do but listen to the music.
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  24.08.2011 at 10:48
Written by Valentin B on 24.08.2011 at 10:41
I forgot to mention, we were playing Mario Kart and Street Fighter all the way through it, so it's not like there was nothing else to do but listen to the music.


Well yep, I'd much rather be slamming around Mario Circuit and Waluigi Stadium (or giving out dragon punches ) to "Invaders" or "2 Minutes To Midnight", rather than "Where The Wild Wind Blows... hehe xD
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  25.08.2011 at 12:52
Written by Angelic Storm on 24.08.2011 at 10:48

Written by Valentin B on 24.08.2011 at 10:41
I forgot to mention, we were playing Mario Kart and Street Fighter all the way through it, so it's not like there was nothing else to do but listen to the music.


Well yep, I'd much rather be slamming around Mario Circuit and Waluigi Stadium (or giving out dragon punches ) to "Invaders" or "2 Minutes To Midnight", rather than "Where The Wild Wind Blows... hehe xD

Funny you should mention that, I always used to play Double-Dash with a strict playlist which I designated my mario kart playlist on my itunes. "Invaders" & Ensiferums "One More Magic Potion" + Wario Coliseum was probably my favourite combo.
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  26.08.2011 at 10:45
I really hope they continue in the vein of the last albums. Songs like "Isle of Avalon" and "When the Wild Wind Blows" are masterpieces.

Also, I go on an Iron Maiden forum, we did an album survivor and Somewhere in Time won, so I would actually say its considered the best album from them, or maybe Seventh Son/Powerslave (the other two from the top 3).

Wtf is up with the Invaders love? That song is terrible. A bottom 10 Maiden song for me.
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  26.08.2011 at 12:10
Written by Jirpo on 26.08.2011 at 10:45

Also, I go on an Iron Maiden forum, we did an album survivor and Somewhere in Time won, so I would actually say its considered the best album from them, or maybe Seventh Son/Powerslave (the other two from the top 3).

Wtf is up with the Invaders love? That song is terrible. A bottom 10 Maiden song for me.


somewhere In Time is indeed not an underrated album at all. Imo, it gets way too much love. For me it's by far their worst of the first seven.

Totally agreed with you on Invaders. It is indeed a terrible song. Not bottom 10 for me cause it's still vastly superior to anything on their last three, but it certainly is one of the worst off the first seven albums.
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  26.08.2011 at 19:37
Written by Richard on 24.08.2011 at 05:35

Yes, Somewhere In Time was the awkward album between Powerslave and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and perhaps SiT gets overshadowed by those albums. SiT had the synths and cleaner sound coming in, but Seventh Son took it to the next level with some excellent songs.. some of Maiden's best songs are on Seventh Son, IMO.


Couldn't agree more
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  27.08.2011 at 04:30
Written by HoleInTheSky1985 on 26.08.2011 at 19:37

Written by Richard on 24.08.2011 at 05:35

Yes, Somewhere In Time was the awkward album between Powerslave and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and perhaps SiT gets overshadowed by those albums. SiT had the synths and cleaner sound coming in, but Seventh Son took it to the next level with some excellent songs.. some of Maiden's best songs are on Seventh Son, IMO.


Couldn't agree more


Then clearly you are an intelligent and decent fellow!

With regards to the other posts about 'Invaders' from 'Number of the Beast', why do some people dislike it? Maybe the chorus is a bit 'happy' and simple, but overall it's a pretty good song IMO.
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  28.08.2011 at 22:03
SiT's got Alexander the Great. One of my favorites.. almost up there with To Tame a Land.
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  29.08.2011 at 10:29
Written by Storchillarn on 28.08.2011 at 22:03

SiT's got Alexander the Great. One of my favorites.. almost up there with To Tame a Land.

not to mention deja vu, SWEET JESUS
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  29.08.2011 at 17:16
Imo Somewhere is, along with Killers and Piece of Mind, the most underrated Maiden albums of the 80s. i still know most of Seventh Son by heart but then again i haven't listened to it in years.
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  29.08.2011 at 20:50
Written by Doc Godin on 25.08.2011 at 12:52
Funny you should mention that, I always used to play Double-Dash with a strict playlist which I designated my mario kart playlist on my itunes. "Invaders" & Ensiferums "One More Magic Potion" + Wario Coliseum was probably my favourite combo.


I always play games with the in-game music. (aside from certain games on the xbox, where I was able to incorporate my own music as proper in game music) But "Invaders" seems like a perfect choice to me if you're hurtling round Koopa Beach lobbing shells at other karts! lol

@Valentin: I totally agree with SIT being underrated. But not "Piece Of Mind", as I see it as the only 80's album with Bruce to contain a filler. ("Quest For Fire") "Killers", I dunno... it does have filler, but also has amazingly underrated songs like "Innocent Exile" "Murders In The Rue Morgue", and "Purgatory". On balance, I would agree that the majority of it is very underrated! xD
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  01.09.2011 at 00:48
I actually got into an argument with my friend last weekend because he dared to call Iron Maiden G.L.A.M. Metal... Saying that while they weren't from LA, they did start using that same look/feel to their music when they became mainstream. I had to get on a smart phone to show him the difference between 80's Heavy and GLAM





Then again a lot of people I know are very biased to anything that isn't American Thrash or stuff that sounds like it. Especially the Melodic stuff.
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  01.09.2011 at 10:12
Nothing "bias" about that. Just straight-up ignorance is what that is.
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  01.09.2011 at 17:40
I would be seriously irritated if someone I knew insisted that Maiden is a Glam Metal band. It's the same as when Opeth was listed under Goth Metal in the documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey'. Pissed me off. ^^
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  01.09.2011 at 18:12
Written by Storchillarn on 01.09.2011 at 17:40

I would be seriously irritated if someone I knew insisted that Maiden is a Glam Metal band. It's the same as when Opeth was listed under Goth Metal in the documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey'. Pissed me off. ^^


Ijust like it pisses me off when people classify Opeth as doom or death metal
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  01.09.2011 at 23:47
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2011 at 18:12

Written by Storchillarn on 01.09.2011 at 17:40

I would be seriously irritated if someone I knew insisted that Maiden is a Glam Metal band. It's the same as when Opeth was listed under Goth Metal in the documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey'. Pissed me off. ^^


Ijust like it pisses me off when people classify Opeth as doom or death metal


Yep. We all know they're one of a kind.

But Maiden as a Glam band.. that is seriously wrong. Glam is basically the shittiest shit ever and by that standard, Maiden's the opposite of Glam.

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