Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (1998 Reissue) (CD)

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (1998 Reissue) (CD)

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One of the greatest debut albums. Enhanced CD edition.


Track listing

  1. Prowler
  2. Sanctuary
  3. Remember Tomorrow
  4. Running Free
  5. Phantom of the Opera
  6. Transylvania
  7. Strange World
  8. Charlotte the Harlot
  9. Iron Maiden


Compositionally, even their shortest and most straightforward songs featured abrupt changes in tempo and feel. Their musicianship was already light years beyond punk, with complicated instrumental passages between guitarists Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton and bassist Steve Harris. When Murray and Stratton harmonize their leads, they outdo even Priest's legendary tandem in terms of pure speed. The lyrics have similarly high-flying aspirations, spinning first-person stories and character sketches with a flair for the seedy and the grotesque. Add it all up, and Iron Maiden performs the neat trick of reconciling two genres seemingly antithetical to one another, using post-Priest heavy metal as the meeting ground. - 5/5