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Iron Maiden - Brave New World



8.7 | 2020 votes |
Release date: 30 May 2000
Style: Heavy metal

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01. The Wicker Man
02. Ghost Of The Navigator
03. Brave New World
04. Blood Brothers
05. The Mercenary
06. Dream Of Mirrors
07. The Fallen Angel
08. The Nomad
09. Out Of The Silent Planet
10. The Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Top 20 albums of 2000: 4
Featured in "Getting Into: Iron Maiden"

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 musicians:
Jeff Bova - orchestration.

Additional info
Produced by Kevin Shirley. Co-produced by Steve Harris.

Guest review by
Bethany
Rating:
9.0
I bought Iron Maiden's newest cd used in fear that I wouldn't like it. It even took some further contemplation of whether I was going to lay down $4.99 for it. (Yes, I am picky and cheap.) Anyway, all my doubts and fears were destroyed after one listen to this album.

It may not be the exact same Maiden you're used to - some of it is a bit slower, but incredibly artistic. Bruce's voice is as fine-tuned as ever, and you just can't go wrong with three good guitarists. The sound is very melodic, as usual, and very easily gets stuck in your head. I've had "Blood Brothers" in my head for almost three months now. Most of the songs clock in over six minutes, and the entire cd is over an hour long. With Iron Maiden especially, the more the better. And the songs definitely do not disappoint, that is, unless you're one of the strict "new sucks, I only like their older music" type people.

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published 18.09.2003 | Comments (22)

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27.10.2016 - 19:32
Rating: 8
Joppe
Steelemeister
Surely one of the band's better albums. This could be better yet if wasn't so long; the 2nd half could lose a couple of songs (#7 and #8).
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28.10.2016 - 10:49
Rating: 10
tominator
At best deranged
This album gets really close to perfection imo. The whole album is full of beautiful songs. Personally, it's my 2nd favourite IM album. It's the true essence of what makes heavy metal so great.

9.6/10
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02.01.2017 - 01:06
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by tominator on 28.10.2016 at 10:49

This album gets really close to perfection imo. The whole album is full of beautiful songs. Personally, it's my 2nd favourite IM album. It's the true essence of what makes heavy metal so great.

9.6/10


I have to agree, but Nomad wasto long IMO
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02.01.2017 - 02:21
Rating: 10
tominator
At best deranged
Written by Bad English on 02.01.2017 at 01:06

I have to agree, but Nomad wasto long IMO


Yeah I can understand that, you are definitely not the only one who finds The Nomad to be too long. Personally, I love that song but then again I kinda like the longer Iron Maiden songs.
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14.02.2017 - 14:47
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
If it wasn't for the last two tracks, I'd easily give this a 10. One of the band's best works.
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13.05.2017 - 20:27
Rating: 10
Swifthom

It feels almost on the verge of being a concept album, blazing out a new sound that built on the old Iron Maiden whilst doing something much more solid and artistic. Some of the weaker tracks here are merelt 'good' - not a single one is a waste of your time
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26.08.2017 - 20:19
Rating: 8
Vinther1991

A very strong album from Maiden with a crystal clear production and progressive song structure, that never feels unwelcome. It contains some of Maiden's best songs like Ghost of the Navigator, Brave New World, Dream of Mirrors and The Thin Li Between Lova and Hate. Unfortunately it also have some songs that are a little repetitive and somewhat overrated like Blood Brothers, The Wicker and Out of the Silent Planet. But even they are pretty solid. The only ones that really feel like fillers are The Mercenary and The Fallen Angel, but they are also still passable. So overall a very strong album, with few flaws, which highs are as high as Maiden gets.
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14.01.2018 - 16:55
Rating: 6
Mountain King
K i K o
Has some good moments but a huge let down in comparison with their glory days.
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28.02.2020 - 06:11
Rating: 9
DeathMetal

Could have dropped the last three tracks but overall this is a great album.
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28.02.2020 - 16:03
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by DeathMetal on 28.02.2020 at 06:11

Could have dropped the last three tracks but overall this is a great album.

Imo silent planet is killer song
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28.02.2020 - 16:27
JoHn Doe

Written by DeathMetal on 28.02.2020 at 06:11

Could have dropped the last three tracks but overall this is a great album.


the last three songs are the best ones for me.
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03.03.2020 - 04:39
Rating: 9
Azarath
Free as a.. Fish
I don't see any drop off in quality with the last 3 songs.

The second half of "The Thin Line Between Love & Hate" is one of my favourite parts in the catalogue.
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08.04.2020 - 23:27
JoHn Doe

Written by Loudfinjk on 08.04.2020 at 23:06

Álbum horroroso

use English, learn how rating works and get back to us, or not...
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09.04.2020 - 00:00
JoHn Doe

Written by Yong_y on 08.04.2020 at 23:57

Pior album da carreira , deve ser 🇧🇷 só 🇧🇷 gosta desse álbum 👎


WTF is this?
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09.04.2020 - 00:39
nikarg

Written by JoHn Doe on 09.04.2020 at 00:00

WTF is this?

It's been dealt with.
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09.04.2020 - 00:42
JoHn Doe

Written by nikarg on 09.04.2020 at 00:39

Written by JoHn Doe on 09.04.2020 at 00:00

WTF is this?

It's been dealt with.


thanks
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01.02.2021 - 17:06
Rating: 9
nonZero

Better than Piece of Mind and Somewhere In Time, but not as strong as Number of the Beast, Powerslave or Seventh Son of a Seventh Son IMO.
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01.02.2021 - 17:43
Rating: 9
Metal Rasputin

For me this is something of a summer music. I remember stumbling upon this album on a summer vacation and constantly listening to it while going to work and vice versa. One could say it's too lengthy, but then again there just cannot be too much Iron Maiden in this world.
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06.10.2021 - 05:04
Rating: 9
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Going back through all of Iron Maiden's releases, the band was just sort of drifting aimlessly along through the 90s but it gave Bruce and Adrian some time to recover and feel rejuvenated for when they eventually decided to return to the band, giving it a new lease on life and heralding the return to form that fans had been waiting for. If the 80s albums were like the classical Greco-Roman period, and the 90s albums were like the Dark Ages, then this is Iron Maiden's Renaissance.

This has some of their most inspired songwriting since the 1980s and has tracks that have become beloved classics in their own right like the title track, Ghost of the Navigator, Blood Brothers and The Wicker Man. There also several underrated gems like The Mercenary, The Nomad, Dream of Mirrors, and The Thin Line Between Love and Hate. It's the first album since Seventh Son that I feel has no weak songs on it and the 67 minute runtime does not feel long at all, the pacing is obviously very strong throughout and I'm invested from beginning to end. However like Seventh Son with Can I Play With Madness, there is The Wicker Man on here which I don't think is quite as strong as everything else even though it's still a good song and a great opener.

After a stale, mediocre decade in the 90s, Brave New World started the new millennium off with a bang and it still holds up two decades later as one of their best albums today.
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27.04.2022 - 21:09
Rating: 8
Vinther1991

To me this is the last truly strong Iron Maiden album to date. While not as creative as in their prime (or even in the Blaze era), the album is very tasteful and consistent. The production is top notch, the band sounds good, the band sounds the most energetic they have been since SSOASS. None of the songs are bad, though The Nomad and Out of the Silent Planet are weaker. Several of the songs would probably benefit from being shorter, but they all have a lot of good stuff in them.
Highlights are The Wicker Man, Ghost of the Navigator, The Mercenary, Fallen Angel and The Thin Line Between Love and Hate.
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02.08.2022 - 16:49
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Adding "Nomad" to the list of my favorite songs
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