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, December 16, 2003
This review is from: Number of the Beast (Audio CD)
This is the album that started it all people. It began the legacy that is Iron Maiden. Where "Iron Maiden" and "Killers" introduced the band and their talents to the world, "Number Of The Beast" started their journey into God like figures. Bruce Dickinson replaces Paul Di'Anno on this one and music history is made.
1. Invaders - Great intro track, very fast-paced, sings of norsemen and viking who ruled and tortured many. Very Catchy (4/5)
2. Children Of The Damned - I never used to like this song, but it eventually grew on me. Excellent guitar work and great lyrics.
3. The Prisoner - "We want information, information!". Starts with a voice-over from the TV show. Great drums in the beginning and bursts into an onslaught of musical genius. Brilliance.
4. 22 Acacia Avenue - Starts with such a simple riff and eventually throws you out of your chair. Trust me it will blow you away. The 2nd part of the Charlotte series.
5. Number Of The Beast - Here we have the anthem for heavy metal. Maiden coped alot of flak for this as they portrayed a devil-worshiping image, which is a load of crap really. It actually about a dream Steve Harris had. Anyway, great song everything about it is good. Its one of those "I'm gonna punch a hole in the wall" kind of songs. Words can't describe.
6. Run To The Hills - Very catchy song. Begins with a great guitar riff and then breaks into Steve with the galloping bass. Great stuff. Excellent lyrics aswell, about europeans taking advantage of indians.
7. Gangland - Here the ablum begins to take a nose-dive. Not as bad as it seems, but this song just doesn't do it for me. I dunno people I've tried.
8. Total Eclipse - Wasn't originally released on vinyl, but they put it on the cd release. This song is ok, guitars aren't bad.
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Talk about a finisher. This song has it all. Lyrics: Outstanding, Guitar: Brilliant, Drums: Phenomonal. This song is just takes you on a mind trip. Trust me when I say this album is worth buying for this song.
There you have it. Ground-breaking stuff, literally.
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