|Iron Maiden Ranked!|
Iron Maiden was the first real Heavy Metal band I started listening to and remain a favorite. Yesterday I completed my Iron Maiden collection (Took me forever to find a copies of X Factor and Virtual XI)
This list doesn't include live albums because I only own Live After Death, Rio, A Real Dead One, and Death On The Road.
This album is the quintessential Iron Maiden record for me. A perfect representation of the band. This also has my favorite Iron Maiden instrumental. The Egyptian themed art also adds to the greatness of this album.
This was the second Iron Maiden record I bought after Number Of The Beast. This album is amazing and Paul Dianno sounds perfect on these songs. Bruce has never done the songs of this album or Killers justice. Some of the best guitar work is featured on this record as well. A great example would be Phantom Of The Opera. There are even bass arpeggios. Clive Burr also had some great drumming. In a way I have always though his drumming was more creative than Nicko's but Nicko is a lot more technical.
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
This is Iron Maiden's last amazing record in my opinion. The concept is cool. The songs very progressive as far as songwritting goes. The production is very good as well. This was also Adrian's last album for 18 years.
The Number Of The Beast
This record was my first IM record. This album isn't as good as everyone says but it is still a really good album. I would say it is Maiden's heaviest. Last album with Burr as well.
This record is one of the heaviest Maiden records. Purgatory, Wrathchild, and Genghis Khan rules!!!
Somewhere In Time
This record is the first Maiden record to venture into a more progressive domain. The bass and guitar synthesizers are really cool. This album also features my favorite IM song, Alexander The Great. Deja Vu and The Loneliness Of A Long Distance Runner are awesome too.
Brave New World
This album was the first album with Dickinson and Smith in 8 years (18 in Smith's case) This album is really good and in my opinion features Nicko's best drumming. This album features my favorite IM ballad, Blood Brothers.
Dance Of Death
Despite the sub par album art, this album is very underrated and has some great songs.
Fear Of The Dark
Best IM album art period. This album is highly underrated. This record has some great songs. Fear Of The Dark is one of the most epic songs in Maiden's vast catalog. Afraid To Shoot Strangers and Wasting Love are great too.
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Peice Of Mind
This record has The Trooper, Flight Of Icarus, Sun And Steel, and Where Eagles Dare so it is pretty damn good. Just not as good as the others.
Blaze doesn't come close to Bruce or Paul but he is really good on The Clansman which is one of my favorite IM songs.
A Matter Of Life And Death
I never got into this record that much. The Pilgrim and Different World were really good though.
The X Factor
Album is pretty bad
No Prayer For The Dying
Fates Warning is pretty good but the others stink