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This is an album that really helped bring this style of metal into the mainstream. There weren't many bands who did this kind of extra heavy (for the time) metal. Venom WAS one of the few, but none of them got into mainstream like Maiden managed to with The Number of the Beast. It changed not only Maiden's style, but all of metal's style as well. Though I do respect that Painkiller is #1. It's also one of my favorite albums of all time.
The 2nd greatest heavy metal record ever made, behind Master of Puppets. Children of the Damned, The Prisoner, 22 Acacia Avenue, Run to the Hills, Number of the Beast, and the great Hallowed be thy Name. An album of unforgettable tracks.
I like it, but it's a bit half-baked. There's a couple of forgettable instrumentals, 2-Minutes to Midnight is average, but then it nails it with Aces High, Powerslave and Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The production is too trebly for Maiden's style of metal, too.
All the tracks are just perfect with great guitar and drum solos, great vocalization, great chords, great harmony, great beat, great rhythm... - rock2metal
Black Sabbath is recognized as a rock band. WRONG! Black Sabbath is heavy metal and is the very first heavy metal band. People think of rock as more technical than metal but it is the other way around
What moron said they're a rock band? Of course they're metal. It was probably that half-wit that said Metallica weren't heavy, they're thrash.
So it was you? My goodness. Metal isn't technical? Go but Artillery's By Inheritance cd and get back to me.
The lyrics on the title-track are classic Dio fantasy, but it's the way he sings that is just so mighty. He's one of a kind. The only time someone has come close was Chris Cornell on Jesus Christ Pose.
The album that started it all, still the best 40+ years later - fidelcanojr
What the heck is this doing here?
This and Between the Eyes were quality. Dio and Blackmore killing it.
This is Nu.
Traditional? Ok. It's a solid metalcore-inspired release from earlier in their career.V 1 Comment
I have the excellent cd/dvd version of this one. Theatrical and classical.
Love this one for its heavy sound. Where Eagles Dare, Revelations, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper, Die With Your Boots On...
Because Randy Rhoads was one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. Cut down in life far too short, just like Burton.
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Top Remixes (7)
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
2. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
3. Abigail - King Diamond
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
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