this album is a supreme metal outfit. the progressivness shown is amazing with heavy riffs and solos, this may be one of maiden’s greatest album yet. (The epic track “The reincarnation of Benjamin breeg” will blow your brains out). Of course, there are some down points. one would be the length of some songs. which may not be a problem with all of you, but for people like me, who are used to 5- 7 minute songs usually (for i always listen to piece of mind and number of the beast), it gets tedious. But with soon to be classic epics like “Lord of light” and “the legacy”, i won’t complain that much. Oh and if you think that “reincarnation” is an epic, you really won’t believe the 9+ minute song, “For the greater good of god”. Simply mind blowing. the drum fills and complex basslines played, are really mind boggoling. Of course there are some tracks that are hard to remember like Out of the shadows, and the pilgrim. and while i’m talking about these 2, i’d like to say that “out of the shadows” is one HEAVY BALLAD!! The pilgrim also has a great riff to it, and is one of the true classics that i thank janick for. And don’t think that i forgot about the strong opener, “different world” (litterally out of this world!), the 8 minute epic, “brighter than a thousand suns (a great song about a nuclear bomb), and “these colours don’t run” ( i think that this song is either an anti war song or about sharon osbourne at ozzfest).
in the end, this album will eventually climb to the top of the iron maiden heap. a True 5 star album with long epics, heavy riffs, incredible solos, excelent drumfills, complex basslines, and Bruces amazing voice! Get this album if you liked “seventh son of a seventh son”, “brave new world” “the x factor” (similar dark material shown here), and….well actually you just have to be an iron maiden fan to enjoy this. Up the irons. Rock On iron maiden rock on.