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Top 5 Iron Maiden Album Covers?

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by Hallowed be thy Brain, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Hallowed be thy Brain

    Hallowed be thy Brain Infinite Dreamer

    Great list and even better reasoning
     
  2. mikoza

    mikoza Trooper

    1. Somewhere in Time
    2. Powerslave
    3. Live after Death
    4. Piece of Mind
    5. The Number of the Beast
     
  3. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    1. Somewhere in Time
    2. Powerslave
    3. Live After Death
    4. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    5. From Fear to Eternity
     
  4. BassFTW

    BassFTW Prowler

    1. Somewhere in Time
    2. Powerslave
    3. Killers
    4. The Number of the Beast
    5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
     
  5. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    1. Somewhere in Time (have tattoo of it)
    2. Powerslave
    3. Iron Maiden
    4. Brave New World
    5. Live After Death (have tattoo of it)
     
  6. chipj16

    chipj16 Prowler

    1. Number of the beast
    2. Powerslave
    3. Caught somewhere in time
    4. No prayer for the dying (remastered)
    5. Piece of mind
     
  7. Liveone

    Liveone Nomad

    1. Somewhere in Time
    2. Killers
    3. AMOLAD
    4. Live After Death
    5. A Real Dead One
     
  8. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    5) The Book Of Souls
    4) Brave New World
    3) Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    2) Number Of The Beast
    1) Fear Of The Dark
     
  9. viced92

    viced92 Nomad

    Somewhere in Time is obviously my number one.

    Can't really rank, but love Killers, Powerslave, Brave New World, Fear of the Dark, Piece of Mind.
     
  10. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Dad Rock connoisseur extraordinaire

    1. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    2. The Final Frontier
    3. A Matter of Life and Death
    4. Somewhere in Time
    5. Brave New World
     
  11. Jemlyn

    Jemlyn Prowler

    1. Somewhere In Time
    2. Powerslave
    3. Live After Death
    4. Death On The Road
    and bugger it, 5. The Book Of Souls
     
  12. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    1. Somewhere In Time
    2. Powerslave
    3: AMOLAD
    4: Killers
    5: Brave New World
     
  13. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    1. The X Factor

    It was long my least favourite cover (I just thought it was ugly), but now it is my favourite. I've gone through more of life, and now seem to 'get it' in a way I didn't before. The tortured Eddie is perfect - the most prominent theme of the album is torture - being tortured by the meaninglessness of daily life (2 AM), by what's going on in the world around you (Blood on the World's Hands), by nightmares and mental wounds sustained in a war (Fortunes of War, The Aftermath) or by depression (Judgement of Heaven). The change from the previous drawn cover art signifies their change in direction in a way that to me seems to say - 'this is closer to the heart, we've scaled off that cartoonish layer' but it is also promising a darker and more introvert direction than their previous efforts. There is some twisted beauty hidden in it, in some way, when it is paired with the thematic matters of the album and the music - and what more could you wish for an album cover than for it to give you a sense of an increased appreciation and understanding of the album as a whole?

    2. The Final Frontier

    For an album that in part deals with death and especially the sudden end of the journey (figuratively & literally) few things seems as fitting as looking out in deep space. Breach the hull of the spacecraft and it is all over in an instant. The couple with the tins of poison, the man dying in sight of his "golden promised land", the dying narrator of "Starblind", the astronaut of the title track, the soldier in "Mother of Mercy" or the people promised streets of gold in "El Dorado" - for them the journey is all over in an instant, without meaning, without mercy.

    3. Somewhere in Time

    Detailed cover art fitting well with the sci-fi theme and overall vibe of the album. You could make yourself busy for hours trying to spot all the references to the band's material, and Eddie looks quite cool. I wonder if they knew how well the art and the music would fit in the album title Somewhere in Time. It truly feels like a document from somewhere in time. 1986, to be specific...

    4. Fear of the Dark

    Nice art. Trees can be monsters when walking through the park at night, surely. Not sure I have something deeper to say about it than that.

    5. Dance of Death

    Yes, I did it. I could say that I think the unfinishedness (is that even a word?) of this art signifies the unperfectness (the certainly isn't a word) of ourselves as human beings, but that would be stretching it a little too far, to say the least. (Tied to the unfinished mastering I may actually argue myself towards believing it myself though.) As it is, I just happen to like the composition and colour scheme, and when I look closer and see about 'a million errors in human anatomy (and a few other ugly things)', I just think it's interesting in all its ugliness.
     
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  14. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Dad Rock connoisseur extraordinaire

    :applause:
     
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  15. CycleMotion

    CycleMotion Invader

    1. Powerslave
    2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    3. Somewhere in Time
    4. Killers
    5. The Number of the Beast
     
  16. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Somewhere in time
    Live after death
    Killers
    From fear to eternity
    Powerslave
     
  17. eddienephwrack

    eddienephwrack Invader

    1 Powerslave
    2 Seventh Son
    3 Somewhere in Time
    4 Killers
    5 The Book of Souls
     
  18. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    Powerslave
    Somewhere
    Killers
    The Number
    Seventh Son
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  19. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    Somewhere Back In Time
    Live After Death
    Powerslave
    Killers
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
     
  20. Littestu66

    Littestu66 Invader

    Live After Death
    Powerslave
    Final Frontier
    Piece of Mind
    A Matter of Life and Death
     

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