Your Maiden blasphemy

Ascendingthethrone

Educated Fool
Only blasphemy if you hated it. You like it, you just like the others more, yes?
I still like it but it is my least favourite of the 80’s albums. I would have thought rating it that low counted as blasphemy on an Iron Maiden forum. I just don’t reach for it that much and found it devoid of any light and shade in the music (with some exceptions).
 

JudasMyGuide

A Moravian fox
Okay, I might have written this here somewhere already, but talking in general (there are individual exceptions) I like each era progressively more, that is my preferences, from best to worst:

The reunion era
The 90s

[long pause]

The 80s with BD

[an even longer pause]

The DiAnno years


The exceptions: I don't like TBOS and about half of DOD all that much, I don't like NPFTD much, I really love Powerslave and have a particular soft spot for POM (both are about reunion-era level for me) and I hate NOTB more than anything with DiAnno.

Like I said, no surprises here.
 

Fabio Maiden

Trooper
• I think 'Aces High' vocal line during the verses is overrated as hell. Quite "childish". I don't hate it. I just think it's not that great. I'm talking about the melody, NOT about the lyrics, of course. I really like/love the intro, the bridge, the chorus and the solos of that song.

• As a whole, I consider 'The Final Frontier' my 2nd favourite Maiden album of all time, after 'Somewhere In Time' at n.1. 3rd one is probably to be chosen between Brave New World and AMOLAD.

• The bridge in 'The Man Of Sorrows' ("Saturation like no otheeer") is, imho, by far the worst thing I've ever heard from a studio performance by Bruce, in all his career with Maiden.
 
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Niall Kielt

Ancient Mariner
That album grew on me despite bein disappointed at first listen. I got over the weird levels and odd inconsistencies. Although maybe it was the setlist that encouraged me to tolerate it.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I listen to it with about the same frequency as their other lives.

EDIT: As in, the live albums I own physical copies of.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
I own the CD book edition but I haven't listened to it yet. I've heard the album on Spotify a couple of times.
 

The Red and the Black

Educated Fool
The best 3 Iron Maiden albums are:

1) Powerslave
2) Fear of the Dark
3) The Final Frontier

It's blasphemous in the sense that I bet there is no one else with the same top 3. It's probably better described as an extreme outlier opinion.
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
The best 3 Iron Maiden albums are:

1) Powerslave
2) Fear of the Dark
3) The Final Frontier

It's blasphemous in the sense that I bet there is no one else with the same top 3. It's probably better described as an extreme outlier opinion.
Great number one. :cool: (It´s my Nr´ 3)
I´d rank FOTD somewhere at the bottom
TFF is great, Top 3 of the reunion albums.
Not really blasphemous at all, but taste never is.
 
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