- Audio CD (March 26 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Enhanced, Import
- Label: Toshiba EMI
- ASIN: B000063COZ
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
|1. The Ides Of March|
|3. Murders In The Rue Morgue|
|4. Another Life|
|5. Genghis Khan|
|6. Innocent Exile|
|8. Prodigal Son|
|10. Twilight Zone|
The Ides Of March: 4.9/5 - The second straight Iron Maiden opener to have 0.1 marks knocked off. A great,instrumental song but way too short.
Wrathchild: 5/5 - The hit of the album. Excellent song with amazing vocals and music. This is the second masterpiece of this era, and it sure as hell deserves to be a masterpiece. It also has my favourite bass intro ever!
Murders In The Rue Morgue: 5/5 - Another awesome song with the best chorus on the album. I understand why fans love this song and I don't blame them. But, there's just one question that's whopping my ass good...how in the hell did Iron Maiden get such long lyrics into a song that's just under 5 minutes long?
Another Life: 5/5 - Nice song with a catchy intro. No filler but may need more rythem. Still great though.
Genghis Khan: 5/5 - One of the best instrumentals I've ever heard, the music also matches the title, alot like Transylvania(I'm not comparing the songs). The intro's also cool.
Innocent Exile: 5/5 - Amazing bass intro, cool rythem and solo, deathyfiying drums, and that's all I've gotta say.
Killers: 5/5 - This is perhaps my longest full-mark streak. The album's title-track features a haunting bass intro, and a breathtaking mid-section to the song. Must NOT be skipped!
Prodigal Son: 5/5 - When I first heard this song, I was like "My God, this song is sure to be a classic", and I was right. One of my favourite tracks on the album and has what I believe is Paul Di'Anmo's best vocals ever.
Purgatory: 5/5 - A single of the album, and a song so good, that I can't find a good word to describe it(really!!!).Read more ›
Raise the horns!!!
In 1979, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal took England by storm. Hundreds of hard-rocking bands emerged overnight, and every one of them was excellent. Unfortunately, very few of these bands found success in their music, and an even smaller number of them found success outside their native United Kingdom. Iron Maiden is a rare example of one of the genre's bands that achieved worldwide success. Through the course of the mid and late seventies, Iron Maiden had a number of line-up changes. They had recorded a demo collection and several tracks for compilations. Finally, come 1980 and the band released their first album, an excellent fusion of punk and metal. They followed it up in 1981, with their second album, Killers - the first one of their albums to feature the legendary Adrian Smith on guitar! Read on for my review of this album.
Once again, this album is VERY DIFFERENT from anything that the band recorded with Dickinson at the helm, but at the same time, it is a very good album. This is the first album on which Maiden began to take an "epic" approach to their music, and since Di'Anno (not Dickinson) is singing, this comes off as one of the band's most different-sounding albums. Ides Of March, an instrumental, kicks off the album. It's a short track that isn't all that great, but it does the "opener" job very well. It immediately fades into the classic Wrathchild. It's a hard and heavy song the way only Maiden could record one back in their Di'Anno days. I'm really not surprised that many of the band's fans call this one of the best songs from the Di'Anno days. Next up we have my personal favorite cut on the album, Murders In The Rue Morgue. The song is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem of the same name.Read more ›
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