|1. Can I Play With Madness|
|2. The Evil That Men Do|
|3. Can I Play With Madness (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|4. The Evil That Men Do (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|5. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|6. The Prophecy (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|7. The Clairvoyant (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|8. Only The Good Die Young (1998 Digital Remaster)|
1-Moonchild : Great intro with keyboards. It just prepares you for the excellence. 10/10
2-Infinite dreams : In the same vein as Revelations. Brilliant. 10/10
3-Can I play with madness : The commercial song of the album. But still has its place on a "serious" album. Catchy, very 80's sounding but is still good today. 9/10
4-The evil that men do : A great rocker and a great chorus. 9/10
5-7th son of a 7th son : A 10 minute long epic that sums all of the best things in this album (and in Maiden). A masterpiece very close to Rime of the ancient mariner, great instrumental break. 10/10
6-The prophecy : A very heavy and dark chorus with great voices by Bruce and a beautiful acoustic outro. 9/10
7-The clairvoyant : The other "commercial" song of the album. Great guitar work during the verses. Catchy. 9/10
8-Only the good die young : Closes the album in a great way, as good as Moonchild did open it. 9/10
Individually not the strongest album. But you have to look at the ensemble to see how genius this is. The ultimate Iron Maiden album. The ultimate heavy metal album. The ultimate album. This is the one I would like to be buried with.
Iron Maiden has always been a band that was willing to experiment with new styles, even if it meant risking their entire fan base. 1986's Somewhere In Time proved this beautifully - but the experimental/progressive sound succeeded in making them more popular than ever! Before the band fell down to earth, they would shell out one more progressive masterpiece - 1988's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. This would be the last Maiden album for twelve years to feature the classic Dickinson/Smith/Murray/McBrain/Harris line-up (Smith left after this album.) Read on for track comments, as well as my comments on the remaster series.
Moonchild - An excellent melodic rocker, they simply could not have started the album better.
Infinite Dreams - This one starts slow and melodic, but soon enough it becomes a lengthy (and damn good) instrumental session. Another good track.
Can I Play With Madness - This is the band's most overrated song, period (Running Free is second), but it's still very good. It's a solid melodic rocker with the band in tip top shape. Need I Say More?
The Evil That Men Do - An excellent rocker that captures the band in its prime. It's no wonder it's become a fan favorite!
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - The title track of the album often goes unappreciated for some unknown reason. Why? This is quite possibly the best song on the album!
The Prophecy - Possibly the weakest track here, but also the most underrated. The chorus to this one must be heard to be appreciated.
The Clairvoyant - Another fan favorite. Once again, the band serves up a winner. I don't think anything else needs to be said about this one.Read more ›