Have to admit, I didn't even know Bruce Dickinson had a solo career going until I was a fully fledged Iron Maiden fan.. But I have to say, this issuperior to Iron Maiden in their Blaze (Wolfsbane, BLAZE) Bayley era. Working with Roy Z and Adrian Smith makes a killer combination. People say is sounds like Maiden but i disagree, this is much more of a personal revelation about Bruce Dickinson and his dark, mystical influences. Hard to choose between this album and Accident of Birth, I would say buy both! But it definitely fills the void between Bruce's departure from Maiden and his return for the Brave New World album.