I may be bursting a lot of Iron Maiden fans bubbles, but Piece of Mind isn't as monumental of an album as it is cracked up to be. Don't get me wrong, it's still is good solid album and I like it. Basically Piece of Mind is a carbon copy of Number of the Beast. As with carbon copies, the copy comes out more faded and blurred. The same is here with Piece of Mind. Maybe it was because Number of the Beast was Maiden's first real breakthrough success and they felt better to play it safe and basically copy that album again. The result was Piece of Mind. It created a few great songs, a couple of mediocre ones, and a few flubs. Basically Piece of Mind is a good solid album. Not great, but not bad. Maiden would do worse and they would do much better. Piece of Mind ranks with other Maiden albums such as Fear of the Dark and Killers. Those also contain some classics, some average tracks, and some failures.