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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.
All the tracks are just perfect with great guitar and drum solos, great vocalization, great chords, great harmony, great beat, great rhythm... - rock2metal
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.
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.
"a couple of forgettable instrumentals" There is only one instrumental and I don't find it forgettable, - Alkadikce
The whole album rocks and riffs heavy
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.1 Comment
This and Between the Eyes were quality. Dio and Blackmore killing it.
Best peace of Music men ever created
The album that started it all, still the best 40+ years later - fidelcanojr
This is Nu.
This is Nu metal.
Traditional? Ok. It's a solid metalcore-inspired release from earlier in their career.
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.
I've always been curious about the sexuality of this one. It's very Halford-esque - who is openly gay - and with classics like Balls to the Wall, London Leatherboys, Head Over Heels, Love Child, Turn Me On...hey, great album and band, either way, so don't get me wrong.
Killer German metal classic.
This is not metal at all, its just 2000s Alt Rock. - christangrant
What the heck is this doing here?
Of course. Monstrous riffs, classical solos, and catchy as the flu. One of the greatest modern metal albums made on the last 10-years.
Quite a personal, introspective and progressive album from Maiden. There's a bit of fantasy thrown in there, but Wasted Years, Heaven Can Wait, Sea of Madness and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner were all quite personal songs. That aside, Stranger in a Strange Land is classic Maiden. Underrated, like Piece of Mind, it's as good as anything they've written.
The last of their truly great albums.
Played like an inhuman rampage, too.
How many immense hits can a thrash band achieve commercially? This album is remarkable, no matter what the critics say.
Yes. The only album I own of theirs, and I loved it all those years ago.
This is thrash metal and not traditional metal. - Metal_Treasure
Damn! I can't escape this album. Put up Peace Sells...and I'll vote for that.
My first ever Iron Maiden album at 11-years of age. I still love it.
Randy and Ozzy killing it.
Steve Harris doesn't like it, but all his fans do. Pretty raw, but it's a classic.
One of the best.
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Top Remixes (8)
2. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
3. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
2. Holy Diver - Dio
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Master of Reality - Black Sabbath
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