Your Maiden blasphemy

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
You mean a version of the VXI art without the sportsing? I'd love to see that, it might be a legitimately good artwork. TXF I loved when the album came out I was 15 when it dropped and it hit the right notes of my sensibilities. Now when I look at it, it just seems a bit too grim/tryhard to me. Still a very cool piece in theory and I like how it had a double cover. The vinyl remaster is super cool because it's shiny and big and pretty and I've always loved the insert pics of brains and such on the inside.
 

Daedalus

Trooper
Not sure this opinion is super controversial, though it's likely fairly unique: I think Book of Souls is every bit as good as Powerslave and may very well be Maiden's best album out of all of the albums done by Maiden where Maiden recorded Iron Maiden songs that they wrote.
I wouldn't say controversial. Not to me anyhow. The Book Of Souls is the first Maiden cd to muscle it's way into my top 5-6* since 7th Son.


* those top 5-6 are not in any permanent order, they just all never leave the top of my list
 

RainBoKatchr

Prowler
My favorite Iron Maiden album, and also the one I think is their best, is Number of the Beast. My other favorites (not necessarily the BEST, whatever that means) would be Somewhere in Time, Fear of the Dark, and Dance of Death. But there is great stuff on all the Maiden albums, those are just the ones I've listened to the most.

My all-time favorite songs would be:

Children of the Damned
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Powerslave
Caught Somewhere in Time
The Evil That Men Do
Fear of the Dark
Como Estais Amigo
Journeyman
Out of the Shadows
The Talisman
Empire of the Clouds

And there's LOTS of Bruce Dickinson solo stuff I LOVE, such as Tears of the Dragon, Silver Wings, almost everything on Accident of Birth, etc.etc.

I've been doing a bunch of karaoke covers of Iron Maiden and Dickinson stuff lately, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a good venue to post that sort of karaoke recording. I am currently on Singsnap, but there don't seem to be any Iron Maiden fans there (in some cases, I'm the only person that has even done a cover of a given Maiden song!). Red Karaoke was hotter, they had more heavy metal, but they just folded.

I am also going to be uploading a bunch of karaoke backing tracks onto Singsnap, for songs they don't already have (such as Tears of the Dragon, Children of the Damned, etc).

But I was thinking that this fan site might be a great place for members (who sing) to post the addresses for their recordings, as in a separate thread devoted to that subject. Seems to me it might generate a lot more traffic and discussion!

Below is a sampling of my stuff.

Run to the Hills: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/c3ac14671
Hallowed Be Thy Name: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/beae029a1
The Trooper: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/c0ae5f501
Powerslave: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/c89d0f371
Wasted Years: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/b068eabe1
Fear of the Dark: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/bd7980efd
Como Estais Amigo: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/d1ab73079
The Wicker Man: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/c5a4cfff9
 

Segue Myles

Prowler
Well, No Prayer For The Dying is a top five album for me, and Powerslave is bottom five.

I really think Brave New World is great, but it still has all the same problems as the nineties albums. A the added energy and fantastic playing and great vocals won't hide the fact the songs all go on far too long and are painfully repetitive.



A Matter Of Life And Death is probably the greatest Iron Maiden album, Fear Of The Dark has the worst vocals of ANY Maiden album or era (and for reasons aside from the vocals, is just the worst album in general). IM and Killers are better than Number Of The Beast, and The Final Frontier is all killer, no filler.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Well, No Prayer For The Dying is a top five album for me, and Powerslave is bottom five.

I really think Brave New World is great, but it still has all the same problems as the nineties albums. A the added energy and fantastic playing and great vocals won't hide the fact the songs all go on far too long and are painfully repetitive.



A Matter Of Life And Death is probably the greatest Iron Maiden album, Fear Of The Dark has the worst vocals of ANY Maiden album or era (and for reasons aside from the vocals, is just the worst album in general). IM and Killers are better than Number Of The Beast, and The Final Frontier is all killer, no filler.
I have to say this is one of the weirdest MaidenFans opinions I've seen.
 

Meliegree

I don't care
No prayer is #1 album for me.
Number of the beast is snooze fest rescued by maybe two songs.
Dave at this point is less valuable to the band than Mr. Gers.
BNW sound so flat for me that I listen only to the live versions
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Yep! This is definitely the blasphemy thread.
3 of those statements are blasphemous alright. The first one is not, I might not agree with the statement but there shouldn't be this idea that Maiden fans are supposed to dislike certain things.

I don't get why a lot of fans in this thread think that it's a blasphemy for them to say that they like something from Maiden.
 

Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
3 of those statements are blasphemous alright. The first one is not, I might not agree with the statement but there shouldn't be this idea that Maiden fans are supposed to dislike certain things.

I don't get why a lot of fans in this thread think that it's a blasphemy for them to say that they like something from Maiden.
I always viewed blasphemy in the context of this thread to be a sort of tongue-in-cheek way of saying "opinions that go against popular consensus, especially here on Maidenfans but also for Iron Maiden fans in general" which disliking Powerslave most certainly is.

I mean, it shouldn't be, because half of that album is Quest for Fire/Sun and Steel tier b-side material at best, but oh well.
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
3 of those statements are blasphemous alright. The first one is not, I might not agree with the statement but there shouldn't be this idea that Maiden fans are supposed to dislike certain things.

I don't get why a lot of fans in this thread think that it's a blasphemy for them to say that they like something from Maiden.
My comment was mainly pointed at the other statements - about TNOTB, Dave and BNW.

Every Maiden album is unique and I don't have a problem with different albums listed as favorites of a certain person - right the opposite... I'm happy when someone's favorite album is not the usual ones like TNOTB, POM, Powerslave or SSOASS - that's shows how strong is the band's discography.

In fact, I also like the NPFTD album - it's a lot underrated.// Maybe one of the reasons why his favorite album is NPFTD is because it was the first album by Maiden that he has heard - that's always a special moment :) Am I right, @Meliegree ?
 
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