I am very surprised to find that there is no review of this album?!
I bought all of Iron Maiden's albums, mainly because of "that voice", I have also bought all of Bruce's solo albums for the same reason.
From his first, Tatooed Millionaire, which I was disappointed with, because there didn't seem to be much of "that Voice" being used. Disappointed with the "rugby songs" type lyrics too.
However the albums did get better and better.
Accident Of Birth was a good'un with good lyrics strong music and him belting it out!!
But, Chemical Wedding? WOW!
I bought it when it came out in '98 and it's never of my player for very long. I can't find a duff track on the album. The title track being (for me) the best track, because of the voice thing! If you want to a heavy rock album that has good lyrics, (some influenced by the writing/poems of William Blake), and powerful vocals you don't need to look any farther than this one.
One of the artist's websites is named after this album, so fans must rating it as the best album.
If you were put off by the early album(s) try this, it's worth every penny, and 6 stars!
Rumour has it he's making an album with Geoff Tate (Queensryche), this year. Another brilliant voice!