Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
Could the expectations have been any higher? Hardly, would be my answer.
With Brave New World the mighty Iron Maiden made one of their strongest albums ever and now follows Dance Of Death, Maidens most complex work yet and together with the genius The X-Factor their most atypical release.

The review is divided into to parts, a "for and against" type of construction. I thought this would be the easiest way of doing it, but I must admit that my passion for this band has got me writing quite a detailed and I guess for some tastes, a rather rambling review :).


Part One: Best working aspects.

Where do I begin? There are so many great things I want to highlight so I have picked the ones I find of most importance.

- First off the guitars sounds phenomenal and the three-guitar element is a much more dominating element than on Brave New World. There are countless moments where you can sit back and enjoy three outstanding guitarist deliver moments of pure melodic deliverances and many of them together. The title-track is one example; here the beginning with all three guitarists in action is just mesmerizing. The overall guitar work in Montségur is highly complex and also a joy to experience.

- When considering the other parts of the band I have only positive things to remark. Bruce is a pleasure to listen to; he goes into each song with an approach that fits fantastic. Nicko's drumming is as always out of this world, his playing is stuffed with details and great changes, he has his own, what shall I call it, perfectionist and very balanced way of playing.
Steve's bass lines once again demonstrate that we are talking about the best bassist in the history of Metal, it's not only about foundation, the bass is in the centre of the songs, it's about creation and exploration, this fact being one of the biggest pluses for Maiden since their debut.

- The fact that many songs are very complex and almost go into the camp of progressive Metal is a refreshing and interesting direction. The incorporating of huge keyboard effects gives many songs a bombastic profile. Paschendale comes out really symphonic and orchestral, the diverse passages and a huge monster chorus make this one a clear Maiden classic. The huge build-up and overall structure and flow of this masterpiece is just mind-blowing and extremely captivating.
In the title-track we are meet by a highly detailed form and a song with many twist and turns, some of the lighter rhythms of the song reminds me of folk music melodies.

- The keyboard arrangements and effects are of high importance on this release, never before has a Maiden album relied so much on underlying supporting keys, but it surely gives the whole image of the album a new edge, just listen to the deep gloomy feeling created in songs like Face In The Sand and Age Of Innocence, it gives an extra layer and this is highly appreciated.

- Wildest Dreams isn't among the best first singles in the bands history, but anyway a solid and rocking track. An easy-going and yet still raw riff dominates, performed with twin-guitars of course.
The solo is really top notch, filled with catchiness and a great flow, overall a cool track with an elevating vibe.

- Rainmaker is one of the best cuts on the record in my opinion. A nice direct approach bursting with glowing and catchy guitar parts. Bruce voice is packed like a power plant running on overdrive and the original chorus holds ground all the way, a new Maiden classic.

- Age Of Innocence has so many great things to offer. It's heavy and raw rhythm works well with the theme. It can appear a bit strange with a chorus that has a much lighter mood, anyway this contrast seems to fit in a strange way, and yes Bruce sings like a god. This track relies more on a dark groove and some hard direct drumming, it's pretty aggressive and this is a welcome element.

- No More Lies is a traditional Harris production with a fantastic atmospheric intro in the vein of The Clansman. The bass lines are powerful and give the rhythm a solid fundament, the chorus is right in your face and here lies its real strength. The lead guitar melody has classic Maiden written all over it and yet it comes along very refreshing, the supporting keys are a cool element bringing a new layer into the song.

- With New Frontier we find the first real McBrain written song, together with Smith and Dickinson, and it has turned out to be a real smasher. The energy level is high and it's nice with some fast stuff in an otherwise very mid-tempo record. The heavy mid-section and harmonious lead passages give it a more complex form, which I find perfectly soothing.

- Face In The Sand is the track that took most time to get into, but it slowly became better and better. The combination of almost jamming guitar passages and a harmonious underlying keyboard in the extensive beginning creates a mystic and thrilling mood. The depth in Bruce's voice really amazes me and the vocal lines is one of the best working elements in this one. Very untraditional Maiden, but exiting and innovative in nature.

- Turning to the lyrics I'm also pretty impressed. This is certainly interesting reading, and the themes are very broad reaching. Age Of Innocence rules with its attack on the unjust law system of modern society where the bad guys laugh at their punishment, Face In The Sand also has a critical political message concerning international relations in regard to the hopelessness and war of today's world. Paschendale is the huge historic First World War epic with a great in-felt story.
On a more personal level Rainmaker has a fantastic lyric about getting through difficulties while No More Lies has a great life confirming profile.

- The production must also be mentioned, it's extremely transparent and ultra detailed, and it weighs all musical aspect in a fantastic way, even though the bass could have been turned up just a bit.


Part Two: Least well working aspects.

First off there aren't many, but even though they once again have made an outstanding album there are some things that I as a "critical reviewer" feel like mentioning :).

- In the first part of the review I mentioned that the complex structure of many tracks were a great element, but there is also another side to this aspect. In my opinion it seems a few times that this aspect is stretched just a bit too far, at least when judged on how I like Maiden the best. The title-track has just a bit too many elements that it tries to pack into the song and here I think that the overall image gets a bit blurred. A bit of the same goes for Montségur where quite a few things get introduced in a too short amount of time, the different passages seems a bit hurried and I miss a clearer line running through the track.

- I miss a couple of shorter right in your face songs in the vein of Be Quick Or Be Dead, The Evil That Men Do, Man On The Edge, Futureal, The Wicker Man and so on. I know that I should be pleased with what I get, but I can't help it, those bloody expectations!
Of course Rainmaker saves a lot of the day, while Wildest Dreams has not the same intensity and being held down a bit by it's not that melodic chorus. Some of the longer tracks could also with success have incorporated more fast stuff.

- The closing track Journeyman sees Maiden from a new perspective, a ballad with huge keys and plural acoustic guitar parts. It's interesting to hear a track of this kind from Maiden, and the chorus is functioning well with its happy melody (I think a bit in the direction of Stratovarius' Celestial Dream when I hear it, Journeyman being more extensive in detail). On the other hand the song seems very long and stationary in form, I miss a breaking element of excitement and when it all comes down this is my least favourite track on the album.

- Gates Of Tomorrow never seems to really get going after an extensive guitar filled beginning, not exactly the best chorus either, a bit tame. Some extremely stunning drums from Nicko, detailed guitar solos and a powerful rhythm section pull in the other direction, but far from a Maiden fave all in all.


Judging from both the length and content of the two parts it seems clear that Maiden has succeeded in making yet another fantastic release, not among their best but also far from their least impressive ones.

Now I just can't wait the see them in Copenhagen on the Dance Of Death Tour next month performing some of these songs live plus a bunch of great older hymns.

Favourite songs: Paschendale, Rainmaker, Age Of Innocent, No More Lies.

Written by Tommy
Friday, October 3, 2003
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Comment by Trey (Anonymous) - Friday, October 10, 2003
Excellent album! Definitly in my top 5 for Maiden, but still not in the vein of Powerslave or SSOASS.


Comment by neil wilson (Anonymous) - Friday, October 10, 2003
u forget the title track! it is incredible! it sounds like an orchestra in the middle, where a lone guitar plays and then everyone else comes in on the next bar... you also should give journeyman some more credit, its an absolute classic, if a little long!


Comment by Dan (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 11, 2003
Paschendale, is without a doubt my favourite song on the album.

Dance of death and Montsegur are solid, if, maybe, a little over-polished, and long. Actually they remind me a little of some of Bruce's solo offerings.

Bottom line: No, it's not another Power Slave, or Number of the Beast, but is definatly Iron Maidens best offering in over a decade. Buy this album


Comment by Tomas (Anonymous) - Monday, October 13, 2003
How can anyone like "Age of Innocence"? Musically it's a definite lowpoint with a really boring melody. The lyrics are so bad I wont even mention them; you can read more intelligent things in the reader's columns of right-wing tabloid newspapers!
It's a real pity the track made it to the album, 'cause the rest of the songs are so great!


Comment by neil wilson (Anonymous) - Friday, October 17, 2003
it may not be in the 'vain' of ssoass but its as good or even better in my opinion.. the song writing is incredible on this album.. 20 out of 5 for steve harris.. what a legend


Comment by lars aanum (Anonymous) - Monday, October 20, 2003
det bliver aldrig det fedeste album 7 er det det er værd


Comment by Anders (Anonymous) - Tuesday, October 21, 2003
This is an excellent album. I agree with Tommy on the 8.5


Comment by micado (Anonymous) - Wednesday, October 22, 2003
I think that it is a wery good album but not i classic. by my point it`s an ok album 2-3 very good numbers and Rainmaker, no more lies and paschendale and that`s it folkes.......
i dont think this album is 8,5/1o and i dont think it`s a 9/10 i think 7/10 it is too much not iron maiden sound and i dont like that one bit. iron maiden have their sound and they should stik by that, it`s an ok album not the best and not ther worst it`s an middel album.......


Comment by zgemboman (Anonymous) - Wednesday, October 22, 2003
journeyman is my favourite!!! such a fine song


Comment by Tony D (Anonymous) - Thursday, October 23, 2003
I grew up in the eighties with Powerslave and SSOASS,It is a great album though and show they wont puss out like those PUSSYS Metalica.


Comment by Jens C (Anonymous) - Friday, October 24, 2003
What an excellent review Tommy! Not rambling at all. I really agree with you on the majority of the aspects you've dealt with. However I regard the album as being among the best say 3 Maiden albums... just really keeps on growing on me. And finally after reading all the comments here and on other boards let me be the first to admit it: I simply love Gates Of Tomorrow!!! Don't know why everybody seem to put it down... don't really care either ;)


Comment by Bob ~The WickermaN~ (Anonymous) - Friday, October 24, 2003
An excellent album by Iron Maiden, My favourite band of all time, the beasts are back with power! DoD is a very complexe album and I understand the fact that Maiden need to evoluate musically and explore another fields, but I think that the albums lacks one or two right in your face songs(Like The WickerMan or Aces High). But Any Way this record confirms that Maiden is one of the best bands in the history of metal. UP THE THE IRONS !


Comment by Morten (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
I would say that Rainmaker is close to being a little fast one...
But I never understood that people want's something on a new album, that was on an old album... most of us have it, so why ask for it again?


Comment by Khalil Donaghey (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
SSOASS WAS NOT THE BEST ALBUM IN MY OPINION EVERYDAY I READ IN MAGAZINES (THAT SSOASS WAS THE GREATEST MAIDEN ALBUM EVER!) IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND FEATURED SOME GREAT SONGS LIKE THE EVIL THAT MEN DO, THE CLAIRVOYANT AND CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS BUT IT JUST WASN'T THE BEST. MY VI9EW IS THAT NOB WAS THE BEST IT START OF THE A BURST OF GUITARS (INVADERS) AND FINISHED OFF WITH A CLASSIC (HALLOWED BE THY NAME) THERE WAS NOT ONE BAD SONG IN THE ENTIRE ALBUM!!! OKAY GANGLAND WASNT BRILLIANT BUT IT FEATURED SOME GREAT SOLOS AND WAS FANTASTIC ALBUM ALL TOGETHER AND WAS A GREAT STARTER FOR DICKINSONS 1ST ALBUM WITH THE BAND!


Comment by Khalil Donaghey (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
Now i shall get on to the proper subject DANCE OF DEATH. My fav song in the whole album would have to be Rainmaker (the single comes out 24th november if ya dont have the album) it was astonishing so were songs like No More Lies And New Frontier Altogether id rate this album 8/10! T'was amazing (X FACTOR WAS THE WORST!!!) P.S. IM LOOKIN FOR ANY EDDIE ARCHIVES STUFF ON MP3, I HAVE ALL THE ALBUMS SO IF ANY1 WANTS TO TRADE MY EMAIL IS; shittheresavirus@hotmail.com BYE MAIDEN FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comment by Justin P. (Anonymous) - Tuesday, October 28, 2003
How can you guys give such reviews? This CD is the best ive heard. A very very good one for Maiden.


Comment by spanish24 (Anonymous) - Sunday, November 23, 2003
The 13th studio album and they´re still on the top. Great album and great review!


Comment by Juan Carlos (Anonymous) - Wednesday, December 3, 2003
The type of album i was expecting for a long time. Excellent. The three guitars sound supreme.


Comment by Paul Di'Anno (Anonymous) - Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Dance of Death is one of the best albums Iron Maiden ever made. With the release of this album they finally washed the Bayley-history away. It's good to have Bruce back and I still hope they will stay with the band for many years to come.

Dance of Death is an album that can be placed in the illuster hall of fame:

Iron Maiden, Killers, NotB, PoM, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, SSOASS !!


Comment by Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Anonymous) - Saturday, February 14, 2004
The song Dance of the Death is a new Maiden Classic, that´s for sure, and Montsegur rock´s!!.......
and Tommy, age of innocence really suck´s, now I´m making a new cd with the best songs of brave new world and dance of death, like the 2000 sound of maiden, with the following tracks:
The wicker man
The ghost of the navigator
Blood Brothers
Brave New World
The Mercenary
Dream of Mirrors
Rainmaker
Dance of Death
Montsegur
No more lies
Wildest dreams

The others are good but not enough.

Viva la piscola!!!!!!!!!



Comment by Sammy (Anonymous) - Thursday, March 4, 2004
Please do not mention anything after Seventh Son or before Brave New World in the same breath as any other Maiden release. Those four albums were huge piles of "mailed it in" crap.


Comment by Ulrick (Anonymous) - Friday, March 19, 2004
Wildest Dreams. Not my favourite and most certainly not Maidens' strongest opening track, but nevertheless a smashing song. Gives the album some of that up-tempo stuff Tommy requested. Great solo. I think it's the middle-section, where the song slows down, that's the reason we "dislike the song". On the other hand. If it had gone on in the same vein, we probably would be complaining anyway. It's a tough one. But most definitely this is an above average track.

Rainmaker. Now here I totally agree with you my metal-friend. One of Maidens finest hours. If this is not regarded as a classic as much as The Wickerman, The Evil That Men Do, there's no justice in the world. Sublime solos, sublime vocal work by Mr. Dickinson, and they even manage to get some twin/triple lead-guitar squeezed in, on this the shortest track on the album. Beautiful!!

When I first heard No More Lies I thought: "For crying out loud 'Arry! Wake up of your horrible VIX nightmare" I must admit I have come to take those words back. What a stunning track! The drive in the song is simply stunning. Starts out slow, but quickly picks up pace. The middle-section is just mind-blowing. In my opinion one of Harris' best songs since Fear Of The Dark. (Yes I know of all the great songs on TXF and BNW, but still)

Montségur roars right from the beginning. Full of drive and nerve it just blasts away. Excellent triple-lead-guitar part!!! I think the part after the chorus seems a wee bit too happy-sounding, considering what the song is about. But set that aside, its a great track.

Dance Of Death reminds in many ways of Dream Of Mirrors from BNW, but this just seems to have its moments. I like the intro and the solos better. The middle-section is also stronger in my humble opinion. But DOM has a drive in the last section of the song, which just reeks of Gers/Harris. The rif is just too plain in my ears. Same problem in DOD. They spice it up with some keyboard effects, but it never really catches on. Not for me anyway. And I don't like Bruce singing over the fast parts. Sounds like they want too much on too little space. Add 3 minutes to the song and maybe we can talk about it.
Yet the song seems to have a life of its own. It still claims the attention since it's the title track. A great track none the less!!!

Gates Of Tomorrow surprised me a little when I first heard it. A Lord Of The Flies sounding rif, and but a lot more drive. But the track never really get you started. Musically at least. Bruce sings divine on this one. Clearly an above average song.
But I can't help sitting after words feeling cheated.

McBrains contribution to the album. Spiced up with some Smith guitars and some trademark Harris bass-lines and you have the recipe for succes. In this case in New Frontier which I think really is one the fast-tracks that Tommy is missing. A track that grows with each listen. And clearly proves Mr. McBrains ability to write e decent rocker!!

Paschendale! Masterpiece! Smith, my favourite guitarist, has done it again! A cracker of a song, an epic none the less!! Synth intro, and suddenly the song explodes. I really like the shift between synth-intro and the harder riffs in the song. Gives the song a nice flow and breaks it up at the same time. At 3:20 into the song probably the best b-section in Maiden history is played. Right up until the solo section which starts at 4:42. Without any doubt in my mind, my favourite track on the album. You can clearly hear that Harris has put his finger to it as well. But whereas the keyboard-effects didn't work perfectly in DOD, it just seems as if the keyboard was invented for this song. Compared to other monsters like Rime, 7th son and Hallowed, this one is right up there with them. Not quite reaching the masters, but definitely lurking in the dark, and one day my friend: its up there!!!

If I ever get a chance of getting to one Nickos' drumming sessions, I have to go!! How he plays that drum with only one pedal, I can't grasp! Out of this world, that's what it is. I thought he did some amazing work on The Wickerman, but this surpasses anything he has ever done with that foot!!! And there has been a lot moments believe me!! As for the song in general, the drive and the vocals have to be mentioned. Not a very typical Maiden track, but certainly worth a listen or two (hundred)!!! This track really grows with every listen!!

Age Of Innocence I really liked in the beginning, and as the matter of fact, I still do. I really like the mood in the song, and the chorus. But a cracker like Rainmaker it's not. A slow start, that takes you back to Fates Warning (from No Prayer.) mood wise, but quickly picks up pace. The chorus is clearly my favourite part in the song. But that just isn't enough to make this classic. But by all means a very good tracks, with some great solos.

And last but not least: Journeyman. This is an acoustic effort by the boys. When I first heard of it I thought: "Great! Another "Omega" or "Arc Of Space"" But it isn't. Like Tommy said, it's much too long without any real surprises. Epic and grand no question about that, but not their finest hour.

Harris: he plays solid on the entire album, but age is catching up on him. The gallop-bass is almost gone on this album, and chords have also replaced some of the technical stuff he used to do. Fine with me. It's still solid, but I feel that he played better on BNW.
Murray: Clear sound, nice solos and sounds like all of his solos were recorded in the BNW session. (That is not a bad thing you know!!)
Gers: Has mellowed down a bit. Has written some good songs, but he "peaked" on BNW. His writing and playing on BNW just seemed to be filled with much more emotion on BNW.
Smith: Has grown a bit since BNW. Song writing abilities has grown a bit, and his guitar playing has gone up just a notch!!
Bruce: sings phenomenal on the entire album. I have difficulty saying if his voice is better or "worse" compared to BNW. Much the same I think. Although it seems voice sound drier than BNW. (Not so much echo. Do I make sense?)
McBrain. Again a out of this world performance, and that foot just seems to get quicker and quicker!!

Overall the album is a new classic album. It's diverse in the right places and at the right time. There are only a few songs that don't get all the way to the top, but the ones that do sure make it up for that. Compared to BNW it stands out a little bit weaker somehow. It certainly has to grow on you, as the progressive element seems to be a big part of the Maiden catalogue now.

Favourite tracks: Paschendale, Rainmaker, No More Lies, New Frontier, Face In The Sand

Rating: 8,5/10



Comment by Mads (Anonymous) - Friday, March 19, 2004
hey Ulrick,
how about at full review insted of those few lines... hahaha


Comment by Leslie (Anonymous) - Friday, March 19, 2004
hey! this album deserves a bloody 10! gates of tomorrow and new frontier are instantly likeable, and while some people might not like no more lies (and journeyman) i reckon a few more listens will rope them in. dance of death is awesome, as is paschendale, but my personal favorite is montsegur - wow, what a track! over five minutes of pure power!!! no wonder these guys've been around since before i was born, if they could release a gem like this now!!!


Comment by Jezza (Anonymous) - Saturday, April 17, 2004
I amazed at the reviews that DOD has received - Go back and listen to Iron Maiden and understand why they command respect in the Metal world as the best. Its for the albums they cut from NOB to SSOASS
- this album falls very short of those standards - Brave New World was a much stronger album


Comment by Jezza (Anonymous) - Saturday, April 17, 2004
I amazed at the reviews that DOD has received - Go back and listen to Iron Maiden and understand why they command respect in the Metal world as the best. Its for the albums they cut from NOB to SSOASS
- this album falls very short of those standards - Brave New World was a much stronger album


Comment by Leslie (Anonymous) - Sunday, April 18, 2004
I dunno wat Jezza is on about, but whether or not it falls short of the numberofthebeast to seventhsonofaseventhson era is a matter of opinion - but dance of death, paschendale and montsegur would be a good fit on any of those albums. and after so long without a new maiden album (2 or 3 years, was it? i bet it feels like a lifetime for someone who was a fan in 1980-1988) we're in no position to sneeze at this one. even if you only like three songs on it. great stuff. 10/10. maiden rulz, period. (whatever the period).


Comment by Paul (Anonymous) - Thursday, April 29, 2004
5/10


Comment by Fergie (Anonymous) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004
1st album ive ever bought of iron maiden and i must say its is brilliant! top class! amazing guitar playing!


Comment by mistress (Anonymous) - Thursday, May 13, 2004
I really enjoyed this album, it may not be their best but i really like it. In the Gates of Tomorrow, I found Bruce's singing pretty catchy when he sings "Weaving a threat around you heart....." etc. Up the irons!


Comment by I Maiden (Anonymous) - Saturday, May 22, 2004
I agree with Lars


Comment by I Maiden (Anonymous) - Saturday, May 22, 2004
Hey !Augusto Pinochet Ugarte buy more Maiden albums!



Comment by Nomad (Anonymous) - Sunday, May 23, 2004
I have heard of all of maiden's albums from 1982-1988, and 2000-2003. I think Dance of Death is among one of their best, I liked it alot. Nice album. 8.5/10


Comment by Mihoci (Anonymous) - Tuesday, July 6, 2004
I love this album. Pascendale is a masterpiece. When I first heard the album I fell in love with that one. Imagine the picture it paints in your head as you listen to it.
Journeyman is a great song. Try to forget that you ever heard anything of Iron Maiden and then listen to Journeyman
If you wish to compare it the other albums try to put Dance Of Death just after some other classic Maiden and you'll be blown away. Repeat that with every other Maiden song.
I'll be so bold to say that they are the greatest band today. The years heaven't pussified them like those Metallica bastards


Comment by wqrshwqhsr (Anonymous) - Friday, July 30, 2004
I don't like this album... It's self-dissecting and formulaic. Got old after two listens.


Comment by R H (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 23, 2004
Murray kicks some ass here
RAINMAKER is one of the grooviest maiden songs ive heard since the clairvoyant, and am very proud of murray for, I feel he stepped up to the plate big time, Grand slam home run.
Harris, smith, Gers and Dickinson are better songwriters than Murray, but with this tune he just joined thier ranks. Enjoy it man you deserve it, cheers mate.
p.s..kudos to Nicko on his first inking (new frontier), great effort ya' crazy bastad !!


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Whether or not it is "weaker" to brave new world - is out of context!
Both are right up there and certainly one of maiden's best album. Technically, there isnt much difference b/w BNW and DOD.. I love them both!
Its amazing that they r back in full swing (just a thought - if they had not made albums like NPFTD and virtual - They would be a flawless band)

Waiting, waiting and waiting for their next album - and i am sure it will be rocking!!!!!!
UP THE IRONS

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Comment by Ulrick (Anonymous) - Tuesday, January 11, 2005
@maiden fan.

I totally agree with you. The album is now almost 1 1/2 years old and everytime I put on Maiden on my stereo it's still DOD that gets chosen. I just can't get tired of Rainmaker. No More Lies and Paschendale.
Up the Irons


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I think many people compare no more lies with the clansman..
i think this is completely wrong
Firstly, There is a time change in the intro of the clansman (when the acoustic bass plays).. which i feel is completely artificial and not "with the flow"
No more lies - My god... the middle section which plays the intro at a fast pace and with solid riffs - Its mind blowing man!
And ulrick, If u r reading this u may agree with me?
One last question... When is the next album of maiden.. they better release fast.. they get better even 25 years down the line
UP THE IRONS!!!!!!

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@ulrick

please write to me at

iron_maiden_hallowed@yahoo.com

also read the comments section at bruce's concert review.. i have asked u a few questions

Any maiden fan please write to me if u want to

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Comment by Maiden Rule (Anonymous) - Friday, April 8, 2005
The album is pure genious no one can knock it. Theres not other band quite like maiden and never will be!


Comment by Saqib (Anonymous) - Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Favourite tracks: Montsegur, DOD, Paschendale, Rainmaker, No More Lies, New Frontier, Face In The Sand, Journeyman.





Comment by Ashley (Anonymous) - Sunday, May 8, 2005
Absolutely outstanding, this album sets the trend in which all other budding metal bands should follow, the tripple axe guitar work is superb, just listen to the riffs on tracks such as 'New Frontier' and 'Rainmaker' the lyircs are as powerful and in depth as ever, Bruce's vocals are seasoned to perfection. Whilst other bands like Metallica fail to live up to the huge expectations placed upon their very talented shoulders. Maiden deliver exactly what every fan would want, as well as appealing to a new generation of rockers. I don't know what the future holds for Iron Maiden, maybe this mithgt be their last album, who knows, but if they continues in this trent then they truly are ther ultimate rock gods!!!


Comment by Saqib (Anonymous) - Friday, May 20, 2005
Any maiden fan write to me - nazmus.saqib@gmail.com


Comment by shapahall (Anonymous) - Wednesday, August 17, 2005
mermão esse foi o cd mais massa ja lançado pelo iron maiden !!!
FALOW !!!
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Comment by pete (Anonymous) - Tuesday, November 8, 2005
dear khalil your are a baw bag


Comment by HAGEN OF VALLHALLA (Anonymous) - Friday, June 9, 2006
GREAT REVIEW PAL, I AGREE WITH YOU IN ALMOST EVERYTHING, BUT THE MAIN TRUE IS THAT DANCE OF DEATH ITS A FUCKING OUTSTANDING ALBUM, IT IS MAIDEN AT THEIR BEST, THE FEELING OF THIS ALBUM RECALL SOME GREAT MOMENTS OF SOMEWHERE IN TIME AND SSOSS DISCS, BECAUSE OF THE PROGRESIVE FEELING IT HAS. HARRIS AND CO. GIVE US AMAZING PERFORMANCES IN DANCE OF DEATH,AND THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF THIS ALBUM IS BY FAR THE BEST IN ALL MAIDEN CAREER,(NOT NOTHING AGAINST MARTIN BIRCH BUT KEVIN SHERLEY DID A GREAT JOB IN THE RECORDING PROCESS)THE SONG "DANCE OF DEATH" IS ONE OF THE FINEST MOMENTS OF IRON MAIDEN ITS AMAZING TO HEAR THE MELODIES THIS SONG HAS AND THE OPERASTIC FEELING THAT DICKINSON PUT IN IT PLUS THE THREE GUITAR LEADS, YOU CAN ACTUALLY SAY WHO IS WHO BY THEIR STILES OF PLAYING. NOTHING MORE TO SAY, DANCE OF DEATH IS A HIGHLY RECOMENDATION. 10/10. UP THE IRONS











Review by Tommy
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Released by
EMI - 2003

Tracklisting
1. Wildest Dreams
2. Rainmaker
3. No More Lies
4. Montségur
5. Dance Of Death
6. Gates Of Tomorrow
7. New Frontier
8. Paschendale
9. Face In The Sand
10. Age Of Innocence
11. Journeyman


Style
Heavy Metal

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Powerslave - (Ulrick)

No prayer for the dying - (Ulrick)

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - (Ulrick)

A Real Live Dead One - (Ulrick)

Live At Donington - (Ulrick)

Fear of the dark - (Ulrick)

Virtual XI - (Ulrick)

Best Of The Beast - (Ulrick)

Rock In Rio - (Ulrick)

Brave New World - (Tommy)

The X Factor - (Tommy)

Edward The Great - The Greatest Hits - (Ulrick)

Somewhere In Time - (Tommy)

Visions of the Beast - (Hashman)

Dance of Death - (Hashman)

Live At Valbyhallen, Copenhagen - 12th November, 2003 - (Tommy)

Live At Godsbanepladsen, Horsens - July 27th, 2008 - (Tommy)

The Final Frontier - (Stuart)



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Elegy - Labyrinth of Dreams (Reissue)
CoverHaving sold more than a quarter of a million albums in their career, it often seems that the Netherlands pro....
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Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
CoverMy first encounter with Meat Loaf was back in 1993 when I'd Do Anything For Love was at it's peak. Everybody I knew hated that song but I thought there was something intriguing about ....
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Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Cover"So pure, so cold, Transilvanian Hunger" Darkthrone are one of the most respected black metal bands in existence. Along with bands like Mayhem, Burzum and Immortal they helped sp....
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