Top positive review
Not as good as Paul Di Anno's but brilliant!
on 21 May 2018
This album is a must. Not to say that I had preferred the first 2 albums with the unforgettable Paul Di Anno; Iron Maiden and Killers. So approached this with caution.
After a couple of go I was entrapped into the less rogue and raw Di Anno voice and graciously taken by the hand of Mr Dickinson.
Let's not forget though that Iron Maiden are Steve Harris, mainly, with Smith & Murray's guitars....as a bass guitar jazz / classic oriented I always thought; how the hell Harris plays those riffs? Technically sublime!
Change of pace, tune, harmony ...from 4/4 to 12/8?! A metal band?
I also love Saxon, but technically is like comparing Mozart with a suburb piano bar covers.
Close by saying that this album is ace...I could give 4 to Piece of Mind....then Maiden for me went on being repetitive.
Still good live shows up to now....so respect for this band that after ....40 years still give as good as it gets.