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Dance Of Death

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (8 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000AOWV1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The release of Dance of Death, Iron Maiden's 13th studio album, comes at a most fortuitous time. Fortuitous for them, because in 2003--after years of struggle--rock has fought its way back to the top of the UK charts (thanks, in large part, to the success of The Darkness). Fortuitous for us, because Dance of Death ably demonstrates why, amongst the Monsters of Rock pantheon, Iron Maiden are the Godzilla.

With singer Bruce Dickenson and guitarist Adrian Smith now firmly re-entrenched after returning for their previous album, Brave New World, Iron Maiden seem newly reinvigorated. Dance of Death sounds like classic Maiden--in particular Seventh Son of a Seventh Son--right down to the over-the-top production. It kicks off at breakneck speed with first single "Wildest Dreams", builds to a crescendo by track three (the anthemic "No More Lies"), and for the most part, maintains this pace throughout the album, pausing only briefly for the slow build of the title track or the orchestra-laden, battlefield epic "Paschendale". Dickinson's overwrought vocals add gravity to apocalyptic lyrics that would descend into irony or outright silliness at the hands of a lesser band (who else could get away with the sound effect of a hawk's cry in the middle of a song?). These are serious men playing serious music, and after more than two decades, Iron Maiden can still teach the big-shorted yoof a thing or two about rock. With Dance of Death, Iron Maiden aren't just back, they're back on top. --Robert Burrow

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IRON MAIDEN Dance Of Death (2003 UK 11-track CD the thirteenth studio album by the British heavy metal band including the singles Wildest Dreams Rainmaker and No More Lies lyric booklet picture sleeve featuring Grim Reaper Eddie artwork byan uncredited David Patchett)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal of the 21st century! 11 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
Dance of Death is simply the best Iron Maiden album since Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Excellent song writting (with very few exceptions), unbelievable guitars, Dickinson sings like a maniac and the production is superb.
The album is very diverse. It has everything from the very first completely accoustic Maiden song (Journeyman) to the most aggressive one (Montsegur), from the outstanding absolutely magnificent epic (Paschendale) to the pure rocker (Wildest Dreams), from the classic Harris arrangement of No More Lies to the also classic Maiden uptempo songs like RainMaker and New Frontier.
Inspired bridges, memorable melodic choruses (Gates of Tomorrow, New Frontier), sensitive dreamstate intros (Age of Innocense) and almost theatrical vocal performances that send chills to the bones (Dance of Death). Let's not forget Adrian Smith's song writting at his very best in Face in the Sand.
This album has a lot of guitar! I mean a lot! Harmonies, solos, riffs, it's a triple guitar assault. After Seventh Son, Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave and Somewhere in time, Dance of Death climbed in #6 position of my personal Iron Maiden ranking list. It's a must have. It has a certain quality, this "SOMETHING" that lifts it to another level. It's Metal for the 21st century. Nobody does it better!
Up the IRONS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Glorius Return to Form... 15 Aug 2003
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After three years of waiting, the loyal fans of Iron Maiden have been rewarded with a cracking studio album from the UK based sextet. Dance of Death, their 13th studio opus, is as hard hitting as earlier releases such as Powerslave, but combines a beauty so far unheard of on Maiden albums. Much more varied songwriting, past and present influences abound through this album and these show up most in the latter stages of the tracks. Speaking personally, I did approach this album with a fair degree of anxiety after I found that Brave New World marginally failed to deliver to my huge expectations. And I was stunned...
1. Wildest Dreams. The first single from the album, is a catchy little rocker, taking the listener back somewhere between Somewhere in Time, and relatively recent Bruce solo work on his experimental album Skunkworks. Penned by the flawless and criminally underated Adrian Smith, it is a single which will be likely to make a massive indent into the UK charts come September 1st. I urge you all to buy this now!! Already a live favourite on the Give Me Ed...Til I'm Dead tour, it's the shape of things to come on Dance of Death.
2. Rainmaker is a stunningly melodic penned track by Dave Murray. His songwriting always seems to be discarded for some strange reason (nods in the direction of Deja Vu and Judas be my Guide) but hopefully this melancholic yet beautiful use of the three guitars will find it's way into the live set on the Dance of Death tour. Bruce Dickinson delivers his first, but not last, blistering vocal performance on this track.
3. No More Lies is the first of the mid-range to long songs on this album and the mood turns markedly dark (reflecting perhaps the title of the album).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen and Learn.... 14 Oct 2003
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Put simply, 'Dance Of Death' is Iron Maiden's best album since 1988's 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’. Heavier and darker than 'Brave New World', this is as passionate and fired-up as the band has EVER sounded.
First single and opening track 'Wildest Dreams' is arguably one of the weakest tracks on the album.'Rainmaker', with its explosion of triple-guitar harmony histrionics and another devastating chorus, is one of the finest songs Maiden has ever recorded.’No More Lies' is the kind of song that Steve Harris has been attempting to pull off for years: a punchy and progressive seven-minute epic, which sound like the modern day 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'...yes it's that good. Three tracks in and anyone still doubting that Maiden has recaptured the magic of their heyday should be foaming at the mouth by now.
Now the only weak moment 'Montsegur' - although possibly the heaviest thing to appear on a Maiden album since the band's early days; is awful. Bruce sounding like he's auditioning for Spinal Tap on this one. The title-track is another one of Harris' convoluted epics, with strong shades of 70's prog legends Jethro Tull. 'Gates Of Tomorrow' and 'New Frontier' follow; both shamelessly commercial and surging, mid-tempo bursts of muscular melody and percussive bluster. The latter features the first ever writing credit for drummer Nicko McBrain and positively reeks of single potential. Next comes 'Paschendale' another epic and one of the strongest tracks; eight minutes of structural invention, cavalier aggression and lyrical poignancy.
The final three tracks on 'Dance Of Death' are all stunning. First come 'Face In The Sand' - a stately, kick-drum powered waltz with a dash of orchestral elegence.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! BRAVE NEW WHAT?? 12 Sep 2003
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Firstly brave new world was a massively improved progression from the 90's material and the epicness was undoubted, but where was the maiden hallmarks? The harmonies, the trading solos between smith and murray. I must say that the whole album seemed (dare i say it, a little too epic). Not to mention the repetitive choruses.
Dance of death is a different matter altogether. This is rawer, more fundamentally maiden. There are harmonies gallops better solos and the synthed ambience on some tracks is mind blowing.
1) WILDEST DREAMS - You can tell they wanted a touring anthem here its all about being back together and on the road. It starts with a blistering rhythm part and continues at a good speed. The air raid siren vocals return. Stunning.
2) RAINMAKER - Starts with a twin guitar harmony and has a chorus thats catchy as hell. A good continuation, and it contains more harmonies later and some BNW esque soloing.
3) NO MORE LIES - Starts off a cross between The Clansman and Sign of The Cross. this doesnt last as sustained barrage of guitars soon kicks in. The first epic of the album.
4) MONTSEGUR - Aggressive with another catchy chorus. All guitar parts work well with bruce dickinson's vocals here. More harmonies...Lovely
5) DANCE OF DEATH - Musically it starts off where blaze bayley left off, although lyrically its very descriptive, a very vivid tale of consequence. It sounds like the x factor, although i liked that album so im biased and it is better cause blaze didnt sing it. A good title track.
6) GATES OF TOMORROW - Again, starts off very blaze era but with more guitar oomph. Vocally, the album starts to get interesting. A nod back to no prayer for the dying, mr Dickinson? I think so me hearties.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Album.
Top Album.
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Published 1 month ago by Raputin66
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album!
Ive only been into the metal scene for 2 or 3 years, and have only very recently discovered Iron Maiden. Read more
Published 5 months ago by paul stables
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly awesome
I assumed this album wouldn't be as good as the greats, like seventh son of a seventh son, or number of the beast. Read more
Published 8 months ago by William Maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Dance of Death, breath of life.
Iron Maiden fresh from their successful reunion with Bruce Dickinson, follow with another classic album. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Hodson
4.0 out of 5 stars great
this album should fit into any fans cd collection, great songs and iron maiden are back to their best with this one.
Published 12 months ago by lloydie4
5.0 out of 5 stars dance of death album
Another one of Iron Maidens greats! which as with all the albums, if you dont have them you should have! you wont regret it

up the irons!!
Published 12 months ago by random1
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Maiden still rocks
Thi cd is another brilliant performance from Iron Maiden, they just keep pumping out excellent tracks. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Peter Mayhew
5.0 out of 5 stars very very good
A very worthwhile album that really works for me. IMHO it is important to be able to listen through an album and "get it" and this really works here. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dom
5.0 out of 5 stars Some good, some ok
Montsegur is my new favourite Maiden track. Almost. Alexander the Great is still my favourite-favourite. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2012 by Torrie Lloyd
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