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Chemical Wedding [VINYL] Import
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I bought all of Iron Maiden's albums, mainly because of "that voice", I have also bought all of Bruce's solo albums for the same reason.
From his first, Tatooed Millionaire, which I was disappointed with, because there didn't seem to be much of "that Voice" being used. Disappointed with the "rugby songs" type lyrics too.
However the albums did get better and better.
Accident Of Birth was a good'un with good lyrics strong music and him belting it out!!
But, Chemical Wedding? WOW!
I bought it when it came out in '98 and it's never of my player for very long. I can't find a duff track on the album. The title track being (for me) the best track, because of the voice thing! If you want to a heavy rock album that has good lyrics, (some influenced by the writing/poems of William Blake), and powerful vocals you don't need to look any farther than this one.
One of the artist's websites is named after this album, so fans must rating it as the best album.
If you were put off by the early album(s) try this, it's worth every penny, and 6 stars!
Rumour has it he's making an album with Geoff Tate (Queensryche), this year. Another brilliant voice!
Despite others comparing Chemical Wedding to its forerunner, Accident of Birth, the latter sounds a little lighter and frivolous when listened to alongside this delicious slab of dark philosophy and inchoate mysticism. Bruce's voice is on peak form here also, never wavering for a moment from its full glorious potential, and Adrian Smith and Roy Z deliver some truly beautiful guitar work throughout. On the whole, in Chemical Wedding the entire band have produced a marvellous collection of interconnected pieces of music, which it simply remains an utter joy to experience again and again!
It has heavy, thick sounding guitars, and great riffs and melodies.
It is quite intense all the way through - a bit like Slayer, so you may not be in the mood for this at all times.
It is a bit on the heavy side compared to Accident Of Birth, and even goes into thrash metal terrotory at times - but for me this only makes it better :-)
The musicians are great, Bruce and Adrian Smith off course we know are gods, but Roy Z on guitar and Casillas on bass are great too. And Dave Ingham on drums is awesome - a great metal drummer.
I dont think this - as mentioned in another review - is just an album for collectors. It is one of the best metal albums in my collection.
The Chemical Wedding may not have stood the test of time as much as Maidens music has, but I think fans of their material with Bruce on lead vocals will enjoy this album as it could so easily pass for an Iron Maiden record.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After a couple of experimental albums which were hit and miss and a return to metal via Accident of Birth, Bruce Dickinson seemed to be back on course for regaining his glory days... Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2010 by Azz McMahon
You can't dismiss this album as a second rate Maiden release. Bruce is on form and takes the genre to a much more intelligent and intense level. Read morePublished on 23 May 2005 by J. Jarman
This album is too stretched vocaly, too slow when it comes to the drumming and the guitars are too boring. Overall not a recommendation by any standards.Published on 20 Nov. 2004
Chemical Wedding is Bruce getting a tad lost after the blinding Accident of Birth, but now he's back with Maiden where he belongs stick to Brave New World or even better Dance of... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2003
I cannot enthuse enough about this album. A unique blend of mind-blowing music, science and the poetry of William Blake, The Chemical Wedding is quite possibly the best rock album... Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org