Iron Maiden is my favorite band hands down and has been for over a decade, I hold them to a very high standard, an almost unfair standard. My initial thoughts on this album were ones of disappointment. It’s regular Maiden formula, the galloping bass, the extended guitar solos, the mighty windpipe of Bruce. But it’s lacking creativity, there are no classics on this album. Will they ever be able to best the masterpieces from pre 1992? I hope so.
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