Jean-François Lévis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (6 of 8)
Location: Quebec Canada


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Piece of Mind (Remastered CD) ~ Iron Maiden
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Following an icon album like The number of the beast is not easy but, with Piece of mind, Iron Maiden succeed and produced an album, even though that doesn't have classics like Number of the beast, Run to the hills or Hallowed be thy name, proved to be more complete and, as the years go by, simply better than TNOTB. This album also features the arrival of drummer Nicko McBrain who completes marvelously the rhythm sections with his mate the God Steve Harris.
1-Where eagles dare : Greatest drum intro ever. Welcome Mr. McBrain. Bruce Dickinson voice is over the edge and there's a great instrumental part. Awesome overture. 9,5/10
2-Revelations : A very progressive song in the style of… Read more
Fear of the Dark ~ Iron Maiden
Fear of the Dark ~ Iron Maiden
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fear of the 90's, July 27 2004
The last album featuring Bruce Dickinson on vocals (before his return in 1999), this album markes the end of an era of greatness that was fading away with the album before (No prayer for the dying). With his singer aiming a solo career and the birth of the grunge movement, Iron Maiden was at a crossroad in his history.
1-Be quick or be dead : A good opener but not as good as what was done in the 80's. Bruce's voice is not as powerful. 8,5/10
2-From here to eternity : A bluesy kinda song that features again the voice of Bruce trying to imitate AC/DC's style. OK song but not memorable. 8/10
3-Afraid to shoot strangers : Another song about war written by Steve Harris. And a damn… Read more
No Prayer for the Dying ~ Iron Maiden
No Prayer for the Dying ~ Iron Maiden
3.0 out of 5 stars A tough follow-up, July 26 2004
At the peak of their career, Iron Maiden decided, in 1990 with No prayer for the dying, to return to the roots. They were looking to recapture the sound of Killers and the Number of the beast. So they went back to shorter songs, drifting away from epics that made them famous. The result is disappointing, yet the album is not bad. The follow-up to a masterpiece like 7th son is always hard and No prayer suffered a lot from that. Also the departure of guitarist Adrian Smith who was replaced by Jannick Gers hurt the band. Gers's fast and furious style is 180 degres from Smith's style who is more of a technician.
1-Tailgunner : Very good opener. Another song that has war as the main… Read more