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Avatara's review of Iron Maiden "The Final Frontier"
on 18 August 2015
The album starts out with a menacing instrumental intro section of "Satellite 15" that sounds a bit thrashy and is darkly atmospheric. It catches you off guard and makes you perk up and pay attention. The atmosphere deepens as Bruce begins to sing and becomes more sinister as you get the impression that he is completely isolated somewhere out in space. Lyrically the message that is sent to Earth Control comes across desperate and urgent. This is music at its best! The album is almost cinematic in its scope and if you close your eyes you can almost see the scene unfolding in the cold, dark and lonely void of space. The album has a harder and faster edge to it then its predecessors and I am hooked, line and sinker! Maiden are sounding better than ever and I am in Heavy Metal heaven! Every self respecting Iron Maiden fan or Metal Head needs to buy this album!