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5.0 out of 5 stars Bayley = Legend, 27 Dec. 2007
This review is from: The X-Factor (Audio CD)
I'm so sick of everyone slating blaze b'coz bruce was better. Granted maiden peaked with bruce in 1988 but by 1993 they were so stale that they had to do something. Blaze is a lot darker and with steve harrisons life trouble at the time this was always going to be a broody emotional album.

Some class song writing here and my personal fav album. Best trax include Sign of the cross (candidate fo best maiden song of all time) lord of the flies (partially butchered by bruce on death on the road) and the memorable man on the edge. A must have for any fan of proper of metal.
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Initial post: 31 Mar 2008 21:50:29 BDT
D. P. Lomax says:
hear hear. IMO the best maiden cd. dark brooding and totally unique. love this cd to bits. if only more people were as honest.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2008 02:44:20 BDT
Cheers me owde. Great album

Posted on 10 Jan 2015 21:53:56 GMT
Shrews_Tyke says:
I have to agree, this is a classic Maiden offering Lord of the Flies, sign of the Cross, Blood on the Worlds Hands, Fortunes of War et al these are some of the best tracks ever recorded by Maiden. Blaze Bailey was in my opinion wrongly criticized for what he did with Maiden. He made some of the best music that they ever recorded on this and the follow up album Virtual XI however for some reason a lot of the fans couldn't see past Bruce. What they have to acknowledge is that if Blaze hadn't been part of Maiden they probably wouldn't still be here with us now (my opinion not based on any factual evidence), he did a really good job and recorded 2 really good albums. I know I've got them all and I listen to music and am not particularly influenced by other peoples opinions. If you're a Maiden fan and have been reluctant to buy this because it's not Bruce, go ahead but open up your ears because this is different but when you get it you will love it. Try it and make your own mind up but don't close your ears.
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