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Dance of Death [Import]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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1. Wildest Dreams
2. Rainmaker
3. No More Lies
4. Montsigur
5. Dance of Death
6. Gates of Tomorrow
7. New Frontier
8. Paschendale
9. Face in the Sand
10. Age of Innocence
11. Journeyman

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The release of Dance of Death, Iron Maiden's 13th studio album, comes at a most fortuitous time. Fortuitous for them, because in 2003--after years of struggle--rock has fought its way back to the top of the UK charts (thanks, in large part, to the success of The Darkness). Fortuitous for us, because Dance of Death ably demonstrates why, amongst the Monsters of Rock pantheon, Iron Maiden are the Godzilla.

With singer Bruce Dickenson and guitarist Adrian Smith now firmly re-entrenched after returning for their previous album, Brave New World, Iron Maiden seem newly reinvigorated. Dance of Death sounds like classic Maiden--in particular Seventh Son of a Seventh Son--right down to the over-the-top production. It kicks off at breakneck speed with first single "Wildest Dreams", builds to a crescendo by track three (the anthemic "No More Lies"), and for the most part, maintains this pace throughout the album, pausing only briefly for the slow build of the title track or the orchestra-laden, battlefield epic "Paschendale". Dickinson's overwrought vocals add gravity to apocalyptic lyrics that would descend into irony or outright silliness at the hands of a lesser band (who else could get away with the sound effect of a hawk's cry in the middle of a song?). These are serious men playing serious music, and after more than two decades, Iron Maiden can still teach the big-shorted yoof a thing or two about rock. With Dance of Death, Iron Maiden aren't just back, they're back on top. --Robert Burrow

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5.0 out of 5 stars DOD picks up where BNW left. July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
After the amazing Brave New World, Iron Maiden comes back with the excellent album Dance of death. Although this new release is not as a masterpiece as BNW, it's still classic Maiden that has nothing to envy from their past glory.
1-Wildest dreams : Catchy opener, but not the strongest song on the album. 9/10
2-Rainmaker : Pop metal at his best. Very catchy but not cheesy at all. 10/10
3-No more lies : On every album you have a Steve Harris song that is around 7 minutes long that kills. That's the one. 9,5/10
4-Montségur : Bruce Dickinson at his best. Very heavy and the lyrics are probably in the top 5 of all Maiden songs. Brilliant. 10/10
5-Dance of death : Very theatrical and dramatic, an opus that only Iron Maiden has the recepy. It flirts with past masterpieces such as rime of the ancient mariner and 7th son. 10/10
6-Gates of tomorrow : Very good song. The backing vocals of Bruce over his own voice on the chorus is brilliant. It brings the song from OK to very good. Not a filler. 9/10
7-New frontier : Nicko McBrain first writing contribution ever. And a good one. Again, not a filler, very catchy. 9/10
8-Paschendale : Another epic about war that is custom Maiden but with a new structure. 9,5/10
9-Face in the sand : A very good song that takes time to grow in you. There is a beautiful solo by Adrian Smith. 8,5/10
10-Age of innocence : Same as face in the sand. There is a very heavy part that rocks. 8,5/10
11-Journeyman : Maiden goes acoutic. Why not ? It's refreshing and very good. This is no cheap ballad like we heard too many in the 80's. This a mature song by a mature band. 9/10
Overall, not BNW, but close. I only have two cons about this album. First of all, it's a little bit long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maiden true to form! June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about Iron Maiden that hasn't been said already? They rule! And their new album is no exception.
Wildest Dreams-Nothing really catchy here. Good guitar work, but the melody just falls flat. 3/5
Rainmaker-Awesome song! Interesting lyrics, and a great melody to boot. Definitely listen to this song. 5/5
No More Lies-A slower song, so I guess that's why it's not one of my favorites. Still, it has some nice lyrics, and heavy. 3/5
Montsegur-HEAVY! Great chorus to. Bruce never ceases to amaze me with his range and ability to deliver a dead-on preformance. The melody on this song is also excellent. 5/5
Dance of Death-Killer song, although I think it might have been better without having "pranced" in there, but hey, who cares if the rest of the song is amazing? I especially like the fast paced part at the end, where Bruce things along with the melody-"When you're lying in your sleep, when you're lying in your bed, do you wake from your dreams to go dancing with the dead?" 5/5
Gates of Tommorrow-Cool song. Not my favorite, still good though. 4/5
New Frontier-Another killer song! Has some nice riffs, and the lyrics are reminiscent of an old horror movie. 5/5
Paschendale-AWESOME!! Epic right here! About the WWI battle at Paschendale, this song starts with a slow tapping, then the guitar comes in with a sort of melancholy tune. This doesn't last long, though, as after a while the song kicks into full gear with ass kicking riffs and rhythms! 6/5
Face in the Sand-Sounds a bit like the title track, but I'm not saying it's bad by any means! The guitars work nicely here to deliver a heart pounding assault. 5/5
Age Of Innocence-A cool song. Kick-ass riff, and also pounding drums make this track a must listen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dance of Dull June 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is the worst Maiden album since, well, Virtual 11. I just feel that Maiden is running out of steam, borrowing earlier motifs, riffs and melodies. A band like Ac/Dc may be able to get away with it, but the mighty Maiden?
The album starts out lackluster, with the Wickerman "style" single "Wildest Dreams". Its not a bad song, but seems like a mix of "Hooks in You" and the Wickerman that is too close for comfort. The solo by Adrian Smith is what saves it from total mediocrity. The album gets better on the Murray penned "Rainmaker" which features riffs that sound very Eurometal inspired, as well as some tasty guitar work from Murray himself as well. "No More Lies" is in the tradition of "Angel and the Gambler" and "Dream of Mirrors", that is a song that repeats the chorus over and over ad naseaum (and like those other two, the song is in the key of A). This songs saving grace is some great dual guitar harmonies, which do bring this up a notch. Then is the mystical "Montesegeur", which is the song which recalls Bruce Dickinson's solo work the most, but also "Black Rose" era Thin Lizzy. The title track also recalls Thin Lizzy in a way, but also epics of Maiden albums past like "Sign of The Cross". Now the album really has a large downward slide into mediocrity, boredom, and very plodding "xfactor" type riffs, with repetitive choruses (and of course most of these songs are in E minor)! THis is where the Irons should have realized the difference between "filler" and "great music" and should have filled it with better songs. The production stinks compared to Brave New World as well, I am very dissapointed with this one, though it is still Iron Maiden, the band that made me pick up a guitar. Its still a good album, and I like to listen to it, but the problem is that it isnt up to par.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Listen
As always, Iron Maiden, seems never to duplicate songs on its albums..All the musics on this are new to my listening pleasures.. Read more
Published 3 months ago by William Sedor
4.0 out of 5 stars very good CD
i bought this CD because i liked the song dance of death on the en vivo live album but im happy to say its not the only good song on the CD wildest dreams is by far the weakest... Read more
Published on June 9 2012 by samuelynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album
This is my favourite of the Maiden albums since Bruce Dickinson's return in 2000. Great metal, enjoyable, entertaining and powerful. Read more
Published on July 21 2011 by Gilles Ouimet
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the 4 Newer Iron Maiden albums
I like all 4 of the post-2000 Iron Maiden albums...
Brave New World
Dance Of Death
A Matter Of Life And Death
Final Frontier

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Published on April 15 2011 by 14JRNY
4.0 out of 5 stars Home, far away, from the war, a chance to live again
Like many Iron Maiden fans I only knew the stuff I heard in the 80's and didn't pay much attention to anything released past 1990. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2011 by T.W
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Dance
Dance of Death, Iron Maiden's 13th studio album and 2nd since the triumphant return of Bruce and Adrian, is yet another monster filled with dramatic metal. Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2010 by LeBrain
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Dance
Dance of Death, Iron Maiden's 13th studio album and 2nd since the triumphant return of Bruce and Adrian, is yet another monster filled with dramatic metal. Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2010 by LeBrain
2.0 out of 5 stars A so-so album from middle aged Maiden
I saw Maiden in Montreal in summer 2003 where they played "Wildest Dreams" as a preview of DOD. I wasn't that impressed as it sounded weak against the other hits they performed at... Read more
Published on July 19 2006 by VanMusicMan
5.0 out of 5 stars HARD!
This is THE BEST album from THE BEST BAND EVER!!! Wildest Dream is pretty good, No More Lies is freaking cool (check out their video for it-it's bad! Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by cory
1.0 out of 5 stars Maiden lost
The last fun song Maiden wrote was Holy Smoke on No Prayer for the Dying. Their albums in the 80's were fun. Read more
Published on July 17 2004
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