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Blaze was Necessary,
This review is from: Virtual XI (Audio CD)
Blaze was necessary for maiden during the 90's after the band had grown stale with bruce. this is technally maidens third album with blaze as he recorded new material for best of the beast.
Often unfairly slated by maiden fans, this has the fast melodic rapidness associated with pre fear.. Dickinson maiden and therefor for me personally is just as good as them.
All songs (bar angel and the gambler) are solidly classic maiden masterpiecesm my personal favourites being lightening strikes twice and don't look to the eyes of a stranger.
Buy This CD if you want maiden at their purest musically and darkest vocally.