Official thread for Final Frontier discussion

Donner

Ancient Mariner
I took a good 2 weeks off from listening to The Final Frontier at all and just put it on a short time ago.

Yeah, I still really love this album. 
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
well after letting the album sink in, and playing AMOLAD (my favorite reunion album) back to back with it I decided that, I still like AMOLAD more. TFF may have the songs but AMOLAD just flows better as an album. So A Matter of Life and Death is still my favorite reunion album. (TFF a close second) I think if the album would've ended on Starblind and the tracklisting was a bit different it might have ranked higher than Death. Maybe with a track list like this?
1:The Final Frontier
2:El Dorado
3:Mother Of Mercy
4: Coming Home
5:The Alchemist
6:When The Wild Wind Blows
7:The Talisman
8:Isle Of Avalon
9:The Man Who Would Be King
10:Starblind

My new top 15:
15: Fear Of The Dark
14: The X Factor
13: No Prayer for the Dying
12:Iron Maiden
11: Number of the Beast
10: Virtual XI
9: Dance of Death
8: Brave New World
7: Somewhere in Time
6: Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
5: The Final Frontier
4: Powerslave
3: A Matter of Life and Death
2: Piece of Mind
1: Killers
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Here's my list for now :

1. Starblind
2. The Talisman
3. The Man Who Would Be King
4. Mother of Mercy
5. Coming Home
6. When the Wild Wind Blows
7. Isle of Avalon
8. El Dorado
9. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
10. The Alchemist

And the album list :

1. Powerslave
2. Somewhere in Time
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. Piece of Mind
5. The Final Frontier
6. The Number of the Beast
7. A Matter of Life and Death
8. Brave New World
9. Dance of Death
10. Iron Maiden
11. Virtual XI
12. The X Factor
13. Killers
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Fear of the Dark
 

Black Thunder

Ancient Mariner
1. When The Wild Wind Blows (best)
2. Isle Of Avalon
3. The Talisman
4. Coming Home
5. Starblind
6. El Dorado
7. Mother Of Mercy
8. The Man Who Would Be King
9. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
10. The Alchemist (worst)

Album rank:

1. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
2. Piece Of Mind
3. Somewhere In Time
4. Powerslave
5. The Final Frontier
6. The Number Of The Beast
7. A Matter Of Life And Death
8. Iron Maiden
9. Brave New World
10. The X Factor
11. Killers
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Dance Of Death
14. No Prayer For The Dying
15. Virtual XI
 

Stan

Nomad
Well after listening to it a hundred more times, I can honestly put this album in my top three. It's bloody brilliant.
 

MaidenCanada

Trooper
1. El Dorado (this one, surprisingly, is the biggest "grower" to me - love that galloping riff)
2. Isle Of Avalon
3. The Talisman
4. When The Wild Wind Blows
5. Starblind
6. Coming Home
7. The Alchemist
8. Mother Of Mercy
9. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
10. The Man Who Would Be King



After half a year of listening to this album I don't think it's as good as 'A Matter of Life and Death', but it's as good as 'Brave New World'.  Which is damn good!

1. A Matter of Life and Death
2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
3. Killers
4. Brave New World
5. The Final Frontier
6. Piece of Mind
7. Somewhere in Time
8. Iron Maiden
9. Powerslave
10. The X Factor
11. Dance of Death
12. The Number of the Beast
13. Fear of the Dark
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Virtual XI
 

Teddie

Prowler
After listening to this album several times, I can conclude that it was booooring  :down:

Find it quite hard to get into any of the reunion albums...
 

Taker

Cannon Fodder
Teddie said:
After listening to this album several times, I can conclude that it was booooring  :down:

Find it quite hard to get into any of the reunion albums...
Give them all a few more listens Dude... some of it takes awhile to digest.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Teddie said:
After listening to this album several times, I can conclude that it was booooring  :down:

Find it quite hard to get into any of the reunion albums...
You just don't like long songs do you? You're missing out on some great stuff.
 

Jupz

Ancient Mariner
Stallion Duck said:
You just don't like long songs do you? You're missing out on some great stuff.
This! The reunion era is fantastic, besides half of Dance of Death, which some people have been able to get into but not me :)
 

Teddie

Prowler
There are some bearable songs, such as El Dorado or Starblind, but overall it doesn't seem particularly special.

Its a bit like an album full of fillers and B-sides.  :down:
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Teddie said:
There are some bearable songs, such as El Dorado or Starblind, but overall it doesn't seem particularly special.

Its a bit like an album full of fillers and B-sides.  :down:
How one can call a master piece like Isle Of Avalon filler is beyond my mind's comprehension.
 
MaidenCanada said:
1. El Dorado (this one, surprisingly, is the biggest "grower" to me - love that galloping riff)
2. Isle Of Avalon
3. The Talisman
4. When The Wild Wind Blows
5. Starblind
6. Coming Home
7. The Alchemist
8. Mother Of Mercy
9. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
10. The Man Who Would Be King



After half a year of listening to this album I don't think it's as good as 'A Matter of Life and Death', but it's as good as 'Brave New World'.  Which is damn good!

1. A Matter of Life and Death
2. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
3. Killers
4. Brave New World
5. The Final Frontier
6. Piece of Mind
7. Somewhere in Time
8. Iron Maiden
9. Powerslave
10. The X Factor
11. Dance of Death
12. The Number of the Beast
13. Fear of the Dark
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Virtual XI

Nice list

1. Isle of Avalon
2. Starblind
3. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
4. The Talisman
5. The Man Who Would Be King
6. El Dorado
7. Mother of Mercy
8. The Alchemist
9. Coming Home
10. When the Wild Wind Blows


It's been 9 months (almost) since The Final Frontier was released, and I have say it's one of the best albums I've ever heard, and that after 9 months it still sounds fresh and exciting just like it was when it was released. Having said that, my list of favorite albums goes like this

1. The Final Frontier
2. Somewhere in Time
3. Powerslave
4. Dance of Death
5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
6. The Number of the Beast
7. Brave New World
8. No Prayer for the Dying
9. The X Factor
10. Fear of the Dark
11. Killers
12. Iron Maiden
13. A Matter of Life and Death
14. Virtual XI
15. Piece of Mind
B)
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
How someone could think POM is the worst album is beyond me.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
My album list :

1. Somewhere in Time
2. Powerslave
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. The Final Frontier
5. Piece of Mind
6. A Matter of Life and Death
7. The Number of the Beast
8. Brave New World
9. Dance of Death
10. Iron Maiden
11. The X Factor
12. Virtual XI
13. Killers
14. No Prayer for the Dying
15. Fear of the Dark

Also the song list for TFF :

1. Starblind
2. The Man Who Would Be King
3. The Talisman
4. Coming Home
5. Isle of Avalon
6. Mother of Mercy
7. El Dorado
8. When the Wild Wind Blows
9. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
10. The Alchemist
 
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