Review Summary: Don't criticize my review too bad, because it's my first!
Iron Maiden. A truly great metal band. In the late 70s they were born. Their 1980 self-titled debut, Iron Maiden, is considered a great metal album, as well as 1981's Killers, but when Paul Di'Anno left the band, Bruce Dickinson joined. Maiden's first classic was released in 1982, and that album is known as THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!
Maiden continued to make several more classics: Piece Of Mind, Powerslave, and Live After Death. In 1986, Somewhere In Time was released and Maiden had a new sound. That sound wasn't perfected until 1988's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son came out.
First of all, the cover art is wonderful. It's so unique and magnificent.
Sure, there's a great cover, but is the music all that great? OF COURSE!
The album starts off with Moonchild, which begins with Bruce Dickison telling the first few lines of the story, because this is a concept album! It's a very fast-paced song, but still a very good song, and it's not a filler!
Infinite Dreams is the second track, and I usually skip over that one. It's a good song, but it's just not TOO good. I don't know, but something about this song just doesn't do it for me.
Next comes Can I Play With Madness! It's not very heavy, but the chorus is great, and it's an extremely catchy tune. It's too short, though. 3 and a half minutes doesn't please me. When it's over, I wish it hadn't ended...
The Evil That Men Do is another great song. It's very overrated, but I still enjoy the song. Not much to say about this one...
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is a 10 minute epic which is about a seventh son of a seventh son that has powers, as the old story goes. A seventh son of a seventh son is said to have powers. Anyway, this song is a great song, but it's too long and gets boring at some parts.
The Prophecy and The Clairvoyant are two songs that I don't remember well. I remember liking them, but I can't remember what they sound like.
Then there's the closing track, the super underrated ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG! I love this song. One of Maiden's best songs, without a doubt!
Well, that's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, my first review. Every Maiden fan should have this in their collection! I can't imagine any Maiden fan NOT having this in their collection.
If I have so much praise for it, why am I giving it a 4 out of 5 instead of a 5 out of 5? Keep reading.
+Great cover art
+4 excellent songs
-Can't remember 2 of the songs
-Title track isn't anything special
OVERALL: 4 out of 5!