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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Dance Feb. 16 2010
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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. Yes, it is inferior to the previous album, Brave New World, which was near-perfect for its time. However, Dance of Death should not be dismissed. There are Iron Maiden classics here to rival material from the glory days, deep album tracks worth listening to.

First I want to mention the album cover -- for the second time, Iron Maiden have done what I consider to be a terrible cover. (I consider the original No Prayer cover to be almost as bad.) I'd never wear this on a T-shirt. This is awful, awful, awful. This is by far the worst album cover Maiden have ever used. If you look carefully there are mistakes all over the place, such as the baby's foot going through the wolf! Fortunately, the inner booklet is much better. Like a ghostly version of the orgy scene in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the band are surround by masked, topless, ghostly women. I'm not doing it justice with that description but it's very cool.

Onto the music.

I found Bruce Dickinson's voice on this album to be weaker than Brave New World. My personal feeling at the time (and this is just my opinion) was that the band rushed into recording too soon after touring. As such, Bruce's voice sounds more worn out, similar to the way it did on No Prayer. The rest of the band is as strong as ever, and all six members write. Even Nicko McBrain, who gets his first-ever writing credit..."Mission From 'Arry" notwithstanding.

The album starts with the first single, and unfortunately one of the weakest songs. It is the brief Smith/Harris rocker, "Wildest Dreams". This ain't a "Wicker Man" nor a "Different World".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Dance Feb. 12 2010
By LeBrain HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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. Yes, it is inferior to the previous album, Brave New World, which was near-perfect for its time. However, Dance of Death should not be dismissed. There are Iron Maiden classics here to rival material from the glory days, deep album tracks worth listening to.

First I want to mention the album cover -- for the second time, Iron Maiden have done what I consider to be a terrible cover. (I consider the original No Prayer cover to be almost as bad.) I'd never wear this on a T-shirt. This is awful, awful, awful. This is by far the worst album cover Maiden have ever used. If you look carefully there are mistakes all over the place, such as the baby's foot going through the wolf! Fortunately, the inner booklet is much better. Like a ghostly version of the orgy scene in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the band are surround by masked, topless, ghostly women. I'm not doing it justice with that description but it's very cool.

Onto the music.

I found Bruce Dickinson's voice on this album to be weaker than Brave New World. My personal feeling at the time (and this is just my opinion) was that the band rushed into recording too soon after touring. As such, Bruce's voice sounds more worn out, similar to the way it did on No Prayer. The rest of the band is as strong as ever, and all six members write. Even Nicko McBrain, who gets his first-ever writing credit..."Mission From 'Arry" notwithstanding.

The album starts with the first single, and unfortunately one of the weakest songs. It is the brief Smith/Harris rocker, "Wildest Dreams". This ain't a "Wicker Man" nor a "Different World".
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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 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 4 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
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden continues to keep metal alive
I've been an Iron Maiden fan since the late 80s and the album "Dance of Death" is a more-than-worthy addition to the Maiden catalog. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Brave New World Man
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Album
Nice work. Some of the songs could have used some editing -- the choruses are repeated a few too many times. Read more
Published on July 13 2004
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