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Epic album, when it grows on you
on 6 October 2010
Some time ago, I posted a review for this album saying why I thought this wasn't a great album, or at least an average one. However after much more listening, I am now going to post an updated, more relevent review.
1. Satellite 15... the final frontier 9/10
Epic intro to the album, nice buildup in the first half, the vocals sound fantastic when they enter. It then kicks into a more typical, awesome sounding maiden track.
2.El dorado 7/10
Despite the vocals being slightly offkey at times, this song is pretty good, the chorus is great and the verses have a nice galloping beat to them.
3.Mother of mercy 7/10
Not a bad track, although the lyrics are slightly cliched and the vocals are pretty offkey, so it's not the best maiden track or the best track on the album
4.Coming home 10/10
A superb track, the guitars and the vocals sound fantastic, the chorus is brilliant and the song is a joy to listen to.
5.The alchemist 8/10
This one is a more typical sounding iron maiden track, this is the shortest track on the album, and has a decent chorus. The vocals are cool and the guitars sound great as always. Overall a very good maiden track.
6.Isle of avalon 8/10
Slightly strange sounding song, yet it has a really nice feel to it, and shows that maiden can still show a few different tunes even now.
This one is a bit of a filler, not a bad track but nothing special. The buildup is pretty good though, and the guitars and vocals sound good.
8.The talisman 9/10
Amazing acoustic intro, fantastic buildup into a great overall iron maiden track
9.The man who would be king 7/10
This one's another filler, it drags on a bit and gets rather tedious after a while, not bad, but not that great either.
10.When the wild wind blows 10/10
Truly epic album closer, the buildup is spectacular and it also has plenty of variation in the phases of the song, great solo great vocals. This is easily my favourite song on the album, and also one of my favourite Iron Maiden tracks of all time. The album couldn't finish in a better way.
So overall the final frontier is a very worthy album in iron maidens back catalogue, and I would recommend it to any fan.