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Iron Maiden: Album Discussion

Discussion in 'Iron Maiden' started by 22 The Avenue, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Guitars need more distortion and sustain
  2. Viperlord

    Viperlord Nomad

    Prowler: 8
    Sanctuary: 5
    Remember Tomorrow: 9
    Running Free: 7
    Phantom of the Opera: 10
    Transylvania: 8
    Strange World: 7
    Charlotte the Harlot: 6
    Iron Maiden: 5

    Album Average: 7.2

    I'm going to at least attempt to be a relatively strict grader, so this is actually a pretty good showing from the debut. Even with the production, I like it.
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Recommended: Great sound, and lots of pics from the period. Enjoy:
  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    My weighted average for this album: 6.78
  5. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Phantom Of The Opera 10
    Strange World 10
    Prowler 9
    Transylvania 9
    Running Free 8
    Iron Maiden 8
    Remember Tomorrow 8
    Charlotte The Harlot 7

    Average: 8,62 (Sum of all individual notes divided by 8)

    Not including Sanctuary as it never was and is not part of my debut album track list. Gave it a 6.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
  6. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
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  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    My ratings on this album have remained virtually the same forever. If a song changes by one point either direction, it's usually offset by another song changing in a similar way.

    Prowler - 8/10
    Remember Tomorrow - 7/10
    Running Free - 9/10
    Phantom of the Opera - 10/10
    Transylvania - 7/10
    Strange World - 7/10
    Sanctuary - 10/10
    Charlotte the Harlot - 4/10
    Iron Maiden - 6/10

    Album: 7.5
  8. Prowler: 10
    Remember Tomorrow: 10
    Running Free: 9
    Phantom of the Opera: 10
    Transylvania: 10
    Strange World: 8
    Charlotte the Harlot: 7
    Iron Maiden: 5

    Overall: 8/10
  9. The Reverend

    The Reverend Invader

    Remember Tomorrow: 9
    Phantom of the Opera: 9
    Iron Maiden: 8
    Strange World: 7
    Prowler: 7
    Running Free: 7
    Transylvania: 7
    Sanctuary: 6
    Charlotte the Harlot: 3

    Average: 7
  10. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Oh, Dennis Stratton: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fo...ebut-could-have-ended-up-sounding-like-queen/

    Imagine what that would have sounded like?
  11. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    That would have honestly been cool to hear...
  12. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

  14. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    There already are backing vocals on Phantom and probably more guitar overdubs than other songs from the album, I assume that’s Stratton’s influence.

    To me it’s pretty obvious that Stratton didn’t “get” Maiden. The story seems harsh but he probably would’ve left on his own not long after anyway. Reading that excerpt makes me think he completely missed the point of Phantom and I’m glad he didn’t get his way.
  16. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Why be another Queen when you can be the first Iron Maiden?
  17. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

  18. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Elizabeth I in a nutshell.
  19. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    See, that's what Steve Harris understood in 1979-80. The world was ready for something new, and there was a big enough section who wanted something further away from punk and even Priest-style early metal, who wanted something that mixed the theatrics of a Led Zeppelin album with the progressive nature of something like Yes, while being heavier than Black Sabbath. They wanted meaningful metal.

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