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Brave New Beast,
This review is from: Brave New World (Audio CD)
'Wickerman' is a classic power chordal classic, instantly thumping away in your mind, whille the air-guitar wails. Adrian Smiths best riff, IMO. The 3 axe work combines brilliantly too. Classic track, I'm covering it in my band.
'Ghost Of..' ethereal, touching and thumping. the time changes are typically Steve Harris, and it easily reaches up with his other rampant 6+ minuters.
'BNW' is a simple, maiden rocker, with a touching intro. More Power chords ahoy here! Again, the 3 axes compliment each other well.
'Blood Brothers' is an immense song, about Steves father I believe, and iis full of instrumentals, riffs and solos to leave you gagging for more. definitly one of the more progressive tracks.
'Mercenary' - another standard maiden rocker.
'Dream of Mirrors' - "ebbs and flows like the sea" - possibly the best on this album, harks back to Steves influences like Genesis etc
'...Angel' is dark and HEAVY, superb club song.
'Nomad' again, prog-metal, but the combo of the 3 axes is OUTSTANDING.
'Out Of...' - the 2nd single, my favourite, written by Bruce Bruce about alien invasions!!! Not as cheesy as it sounds tho!!!
'Thin Line' is a 'ballad'??? Id Maiden do ballads, and flows to the end with ease and immaculate playing.
In all, a great album, BUY IT