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On 12/30/2017 at 1:02 AM, Comprodrigue said:

Same here! Riffs are repeated too many times, Harris's basslines are not what they used to be as well as his song-writting. Only song that stands strong for me is Speed of Light. 

I love repeated riffs, but yes, some of those just went on and on. And on and on. It was weird. It's a weird album. 

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I don't get how Somewhere in Time is regarded as their best by so many people. The first track is really killer but most of the other songs are let down by the choruses. It's an album of terrible choruses. Heaven Can Wait is a cool live song and Deja-Vu has got good energy going but this one really isn't my favorite.

I do like all the songs on Piece of Mind though. Even Sun and Steel I think is kickass.

I really enjoy No Prayer For the Dying but Mother Russia is such a drag. This album has got some really unique songwriting, especially for maiden. I haven't heard another band play like this at all.
The two last songs are really bland but everything up to that point is raunchy, punch in the face, hose-swinging confidence. The guitar solos are incredible on this record. 

Then the band took a turn for the worse on the Fear of the Dark album. This one's got a lot of fillers but some people may be into the 90s sound. It's not terrible but lots of filler. Standouts would be Judas Be My Guide (wow), title track and perhaps Afraid To Shoot Strangers but I don't like this record much.

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On 8/2/2011 at 2:59 AM, The Hellion said:

Re: IRON MAIDEN Paul or Bruce or Blaze?

1)imo bruce is there best singer. my take is such power and dramatic style with theatrical elements to his singing work super great and is great match for the music. 

2)paul dianno. in some ways hes better than bruce Dickinson, its sort of grittier style of singing which imo i like bit more,. overall imo his singing doesn't suit maiden as much as Dickinson. i think paul is a really good singer. am i mad in thinking his voice would suit a classic hard rock band amazingly well. i promise not been on the 🥃🥃🥃🥃😂

3)blaze- never heard much of blaze tbh. i heard good things about his solo career but not heard it

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I look at it as 2 different bands. I like both. I'm glad we have both. Most of the time I listen to the first Bruce era stuff (Number - SSOASS). I liked Brave New World too. IMO, Maiden wouldn't be as big as they are with Paul. The first 2 albums are great, but he can't do what Bruce does.

My personal list:

1) Piece of Mind


3) Number of the Beast

4) Killers

5) Powerslave

6) Iron Maiden

7) Somewhere in Time

Favorite song: The Prisoner off Number of the Beast

Best cover art: SSOASS


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As I'm sure you expected once again I'm the outlier here. I hate Dickenson's theatrical vox comparatively speaking and although I tolerated them 40 years ago because my heavy metal options were so severely limited back then, the 3 albums I have that he was featured on aren't ones that I ever reach for here in the new millennium. I can do three or four songs at most then I'm off listening to something else. As Navy said I have to think of Paul's Maiden and Brucie's Maiden as two different bands and I prefer the first one hands down. I've never heard any of the albums that came after Powerslave so I can't comment on the Blaze stuff either.


I kinda think of Maiden as that plain Jane chick you hooked up with at the club late one night when you were young because you were horny and you didn't have a whole lot of other options at that point in time. And so then you proceeded to have a little fling with her for a few months because she was kinda fun and easy and had a hot little body. But then you stopped calling her after awhile when you had gone to some more places and met some new women and realized you could do a lot better.


Favorite Maiden tracks: Drifter and Wrathchild

Favorite Dickenson era tracks: Revelations and Hallowed.

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1 minute ago, KillaKukumba said:

Haven't they rescheduled yet?

They might be a bit a late for scheduling November if they haven't yet There is already a few international artists (nothing that interesting), here between October and December, they might struggle to get a venue.

Back in 2020 they mentioned November 2022 for rescheduled Australia date.

I checked their website and all European and America's dates are up and they go up to 27 October.  So my thinking is they will either do Asia-Pacific in November (preferable) or 2023 (not preferable).



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