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Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life Or Death
Published by volgar
05-05-2007
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Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life Or Death

I have been an Iron Maiden fan since I first discovered them on a compilation album called 'Metal For Muthas' vol 1 in 1979 and a crude version of wrathchild and Running Free there was something about the style which sucked me in and has never let me go, if I had to describe what it is that 'maiden' have it is probably youthful enthusiasm and this shows on all the albums that I certainly have bought, my favourite album has always been 'The Number of the Beast' mainly because it had the greatest concentration of Maiden classics and was the first time Dickinson reared his ugly head to scream out his great vocals He was also on a Samson album I had bought about the time Metal for muthas came out but the latest album 'A Matter Of Life And Death' which I bought last year still has that youthful enthusiasm which makes me reach for my air guitar and puts a silly grin on my face and that is still the Maiden secret.
A Matter Of Life And Death' has ten typical Iron Maiden songs and of course there is the standard format of historical references in the songs running through but always the head nodding chorus lines and the multiple solo's with Brucie trying to raise the roof with his vocals. With Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gerr on guitars you know the sound will be full and so it is, with track after track getting the solo treatment in fact although Harris on Bass has always been the main writer for the songs all three gutarists take turns to join him and co-write on eight of the songs with Dickinson joining to co-write with Harris on 'Out Of The Shadows' (Harris writes 'For The Greater Good On' on his own) I can imagine each guitarist building his own solo for the songs they co-wrote. This is one of their finest albums for many a year, so good that after six months it still gets played every day in the car at maximum, if you don't own a Iron Maiden album then get this one and once you get hooked go out and get 'The Number of the Beast' and start filling in with the albums in between. Iron Maiden still play their metal like they always have done, with exuberance and big solo's that will make you want to conjure up your air guitar and have a quick twiddle.

Steve Harris - Bass
Dave Murray - Guitar
Adrian Smith - Guitar
Janick Gars - Guitar
Bruce Dickinson - Vocals
Nicko McBrain - Drums

http://www.ironmaiden.com
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By Skeet on 05-03-2008
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This is the first iron maiden album I have ever bought and I would like to say that it is as good as you say
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