Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
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Rhino
August 20th 2010



71 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Interesting, I went to do a Sound Off on this and was told "Maybe you should write a full review." I don't want to. ;) I will say this: It's a 'good' album, the production sucks like anything Kevin Shirley does, Nicko needs to give his hi-hat a rest, and the band needs to play down a couple semitones so Bruce doesn't have a vocal hernia. Not their best post-Blayze effort. I love Maiden - some of the greatest songs ever in metal history, great live, I've had beers with a few of them and they are great guys - but I can't give this more than a 3. IMHO, which is just an opinion, BNW is still their best effort since bringing Bruce back.

Huntthequattro
August 20th 2010



66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"The production sucks like anything Kevin Shirley does"

Really? I thought the production was fine on this album. Can you give examples of where it's noticably lacking?

MutnikSpusic
August 20th 2010



560 Comments


GREAT DEBUT!!!!

Rhino
August 20th 2010



71 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Really? I thought the production was fine on this album. Can you give examples of where it's noticably lacking?"

- to my ears, anyhow, it just has the usual Kevin Shirley dullness to it. Flat and blunt on the top end, a bit thick on the bottom. Vocals seem to drift in and out sometimes. I'm just not a fan of his style, which seems to be very 'live', or 'off the floor'. I don't think he really brings anything to the table as far as making a recording stand out. I prefer a little more presence and clarity in my mixes, that's all.

londoncalling457
August 20th 2010



2591 Comments


i actually really like the production on here

GuitarHeroBurnInHell
August 20th 2010



4 Comments


agreed. the "liveness" effect that they've been doing for the past 3 albums, really gives you that live concert feel to it.

WhiteNoise
August 21st 2010



3044 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"It wierd because the album length did not effect me as much as i thought it would."

Agrred. It doesn't really feel as long as it is. Agreed with the production though, Brave New World and DoD sound fantastic but this just seems lacking...

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coneren
August 21st 2010



11111 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I was too drunk the last time I heard thisd.......

pizzamachine
August 21st 2010



12571 Comments


Once I got past the first song the album was pretty great.

xcrari
August 21st 2010



37 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Agreed with the production though, Brave New World and DoD sound fantastic but this just seems lacking..."

Brave New World pretty much sets the benchmark w.r.t. production.
I wonder what this would've sounded like if they had followed the same template.

chdahi
August 21st 2010



22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm loving the album. Is it their greatest? No. But it is certainly another standout Maiden album with some great songs. Starblind is so awesome that I'd put it up in their top 10 songs of all time. Maiden have certainly evolved from the 80s with their more epic-like songs, but as far as I'm concerned, they're still making quality music that is worthwhile to listen to.

funkymango
August 21st 2010



60 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Why do BNW and DoD sound so good? Well they were produced with artificially maxed-out levels so naturally they do sound better. AMOLAD and The Final Frontier sound more natural and if you want them as loud as BNW and DoD, then just turn up your volume.

Huntthequattro
August 21st 2010



66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

9 listens later and I've decided to settle on a rating. It's absolutely stellar Maiden from track 3 onwards and "The Talisman" is definitely one of the best songs the band has put out since their reunion.

Second behind Brave New World for me.

Bfhurricane
August 22nd 2010



6194 Comments


Meh, still haven't gotten this yet, I was so let down by 'Satellite' and 'El Dorado' that the hype was just sucked out of me. I'm sure I'll get around to it though.

Yazz_Flute
August 22nd 2010



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The pre-released tracks sucked the hype out of me too initially but going into this with shoddy expectations seemed to make it more enjoyable. I like it more than AMOLAD I think. The last two tracks are especially good.

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Ire
August 22nd 2010



41749 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is awesome


i got the fanboy edition

LepreCon
August 22nd 2010



3592 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fear of the Dark through to Dance of Death had pretty bad production IMO
This and AMOLOD have great production though

Bfhurricane
August 22nd 2010



6194 Comments


Dance of Death had great production imo. But I'm biased towards it because it was my first Maiden album.

CrazyFool84
August 22nd 2010



1080 Comments


Definetely a repeat listen for this one, wasn't really feelin it, but now it sorta sounds like Maiden still has it

scissorlocked
August 23rd 2010



3508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

couldnt they seperate the long intro from the actual final frontier song?

it gets annoying

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