|1. Different World|
|2. These Colours Don't Run|
|3. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns|
|4. The Pilgrim|
|5. The Longest Day|
|6. Out Of The Shadows|
|7. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg|
|8. For The Greater Good Of God|
|9. Lord Of Light|
|10. The Legacy|
There is no sound like that of an Iron Maiden record. Singularly inventing an entire genre of music, Maiden has created epic masterpieces with every release in their illustrious career. Never having sold out, never having succombed to industry trends and fads, Iron Maiden do what they do best and they do it better than any other band on the planet. And now Maiden presents us with A Matter Of Life And Death, possibly their most epic and ambitious record to date. The band will bring their epic live show back for a tour of the U.S. in the fall where they will unveil the new material to the throngs of Maiden faithful.
You've got to hand it to Iron Maiden. After two decades of recording and releasing albums, the British sextet still has its share of fresh ideas, something it proves once more on A Matter of Life and Death. The opening tracks "Different World" and "Brighter than a Thousand Suns" show, more clearly than ever, the group's progressive rock roots and its affinity for upsetting expectations about what a heavy record should sound like. But some of the material--"These Colours Don't Run" and the epics "Lord of Light," "The Legacy," and "The Longest Day"--also suggests that the band could stand to expand outside its comfort zone a little more often. By now we know what to expect even from the most unusual Maiden album and that familiarity ultimately sinks A Matter of Life and Death faster than any fad at the forefront of the heavy rock scene. At best the record shows the band is still vital, at worst it shows us that Steve Harris and company are coming up a little bit winded these days. --Jedd Beaudoin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I purchased this Cd for two reasons, I grew-up listening to Iron Maiden and I Love Tanks-Armoured Fighting Vehicles..So the cd cover was a prompt also for me to purchase.. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William Sedor
this is an amazing CD every song awsome it shiped fast worth every cent i love this CD and if your a maiden fan you have to buy this it not the same as the 80's stuff but diferent... Read morePublished on June 9 2012 by samuelynch
wow..as a serious maiden fan, i really,REALLY wanted to love this and was thinking that it would be a fresh start for the band,but no. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2006 by David R. Robert
Yet another good album released by Bruce and the band. Thank heavens Bruce came back because I hadn't purchased an Irom Maiden Album in the 90's after Bruce left. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2006 by FreeFall
I have spent last 33 years of my life as a hard rock/metal fan.
In my opinion this is the best album by Iron Maiden predominantly due
to the fact that, unlike... Read more
This album was a treat for most if not all maiden fans. With tracks showing reflections from their work in the early ninties, and the brooding slow intros from the reunion era... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2006 by Maiden21
This is easily the best and most focussed IM album since SSOASS. I'm happy to hear that they have returned to the more progressive concept album format. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2006 by VanMusicMan