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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicIron Maiden Piece of MindTo me on this album Maidens adds the last ingredient to their typical sound namely a poppy element on songs like Sun and Steel and most songs have a real chorus.
Both of these elements were missing from their previous records.
So to me this is the first complete Maiden album.
All their following albums are just weaker repeats from their first 4 albums with some highlights here and there.
But what's even more important this albums ROCKS! unlike for instance Powerslave that sounds like it's being hold together by loose sand, switching from one rif or theme to another with no connection what so ever.Judas Priest Defenders of the FaithKISS Alive!KISS KISSThin Lizzy Live and Dangerous4.5 superbAC/DC Live at DoningtonAce Frehley Ace FrehleyAnvil Metal on MetalAyreon The Human EquationAyreon Into the Electric CastleBruce Springsteen Born to RunBruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of TownFight War Of WordsIron Maiden The Number of the BeastIron Maiden KillersJudas Priest Stained ClassJudas Priest PainkillerJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceJudas Priest Sad Wings of DestinyJudas Priest Hell Bent for LeatherJudas Priest Unleashed in the EastJudas Priest Live in Concert 25th June 1980Judas Priest MetalogyJudas Priest Metal Works '73-'93Judas Priest Rising in the EastJudas Priest The Complete Albums CollectionKISS DestroyerKISS Love GunKISS RevengeKISS Alive IIKISS Creatures of the NightKISS KISS UnpluggedLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin PresenceLed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiMachine Head Through the Ashes of EmpiresMarillion Clutching at StrawsThis is the last album with their singer Fish and they were not happy anymore with each other.
And that's what makes this album so special because it sounds like everybody in the band tried to show to the others that he was the most important member in the band. So this really brought out the best of each member and resulted their best album I think.
Masterplan MasterplanOpeth Still LifeOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth WatershedRush 2112Rush PrestoSaxon Wheels of SteelSaxon Power and the GlorySaxon The Eagle Has LandedSaxon Strong Arm of the LawThin Lizzy Bad Reputation4.0 excellentAyreon The Universal Migrator, Pts 1-2Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsBruce Springsteen Hammersmith Odeon London '75Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street ShuffleBruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen Devils & DustEpica The Divine ConspiracyHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IIIron Maiden Iron MaidenJudas Priest Angel of RetributionJudas Priest Sin After SinJudas Priest JugulatorJudas Priest Living After MidnightJudas Priest '98 Live MeltdownJudas Priest NostradamusKISS DynastyKISS Dressed to KillKISS KillersKISS The Box SetKISS MonsterLed Zeppelin How the West Was WonLed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [DVD]Led Zeppelin BBC SessionsLillian Axe PsychoschizophreniaMachine Head Unto the LocustMarillion Script for a Jester's TearMarillion Misplaced ChildhoodMarillion MarblesMarillion FugaziMegadeth Rust in PeaceMegadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?Michael Franti and Spearhead Stay HumanOpeth MorningriseOpeth DamnationOpeth HeritagePaul Stanley Paul StanleyPrimal Fear New ReligionRoy Harper StormcockRush Moving PicturesRush Snakes & ArrowsSaxon Denim and LeatherSaxon Innocence is No ExcuseSaxon MetalheadSaxon Killing GroundThin Lizzy JailbreakThin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock LegendThin Lizzy FightingThin Lizzy NightlifeThin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning3.5 greatBruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen The RisingBruce Springsteen Live in Dublin: With the Sessions BandFight Small Deadly SpaceIron Maiden Dance of DeathIron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)Iron Maiden Maiden JapanIron Maiden Flight 666 (DVD)Judas Priest British SteelJudas Priest Live in LondonJudas Priest A Touch of EvilKISS Rock and Roll OverKISS Hotter Than HellKISS Kiss Symphony: Alive IVKISS Sonic BoomLed Zeppelin In Through the Out DoorLed Zeppelin The Complete Studio RecordingsLillian Axe Poetic JusticeMachine Head Burn My EyesMachine Head The BlackeningMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionOpeth OrchidOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth Ghost ReveriesRush SignalsRush CounterpartsRush Roll the BonesRush Test for EchoSaxon LionheartSaxon SaxonSaxon Dogs of WarSaxon Unleash the BeastSaxon The Eagle Has Landed Pt 3Saxon Into the LabyrinthSaxon The Eagle Has Landed – Part IIThin Lizzy Johnny the FoxThin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World3.0 goodBruce Springsteen Tunnel of LoveBruce Springsteen The RiverIron Maiden Rock in RioIron Maiden Brave New WorldIron Maiden The Soundhouse TapesJudas Priest Ram It DownJudas Priest TurboJudas Priest Priest...Live!Judas Priest Point of EntryJudas Priest Rocka RollaJudas Priest DemolitionJudas Priest Priest, Live & RareJudas Priest Electric EyeKISS Crazy NightsKISS AsylumKISS UnmaskedKISS Music from "The Elder"KISS Hot in the ShadeKISS Lick It UpKISS Carnival of Souls: The Final SessionsLed Zeppelin CodaLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin The Song Remains The SameOpeth DeliveranceSaxon CrusaderSaxon Forever FreeSaxon The Inner SanctumSaxon Call to Arms2.5 averageAC/DC Stiff Upper LipAC/DC Black IceAC/DC = AC/DC = AC/DC = etc. etc.
Om a musical level I would rate it an average album but on an AC/DC level it probebly would be an 8.
To me Let there be rock and Black in black are geat albums that every rock fan should have. If you like them enough and would get some more pick up Highway to hell and Razor's edge (to pick one from each era). And then you get all the other AC/DC albums some a ltttle bit better than others.
In the Brian are I would place Black Ice right behind the Razor's Edge in the Brian era. Anvil Hard 'n' HeavyAyreon Actual FantasyBruce Springsteen Lucky TownBruce Springsteen MagicBruce Springsteen Human TouchIron Maiden Fear of the DarkIron Maiden Live After DeathIron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh SonAt the time Maiden got praised for having the guts to put synth guitars on this album.
At the same time Priest got slayed for doing the same I never got this!
Exept that Maiden player their guitars like they always did and used a synth sound.
Priest on the other hand adapted their guitar playing to the synth sound and used it to create different athmospheres like they did on Turbo Lover.
I don't think Turbo is a better album than SSoaSS tho.
For Priest it was a way of evolving their music an with Maiden it was just a way to sound different without realy changing their music.
To me that makes Priest a much more interesting band to listen to.Iron Maiden Death on the RoadIron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)KISS AnimalizeKISS Psycho CircusMarillion Holidays in EdenMarillion Seasons EndOn this album Fish has just left and the band is a bit lost on this release and can't make up their mind if they want to move on or not.
Some songs are clearly written for Fish like The uninvited Gues, The Space and Hooks in You. On other songs like Easter, Holloway Girl and After Me they try to look for a new sound.
Saxon Solid Ball of RockSaxon Rock the NationsSaxon Destiny2.0 poorBruce Springsteen NebraskaGene Simmons Gene SimmonsIron Maiden Somewhere in TimeIron Maiden Virtual XIPeter Criss Peter Criss1.5 very poorIron Maiden The X FactorIron Maiden No Prayer for the DyingIron Maiden A Matter of Life and DeathJudas Priest Hero, HeroJudas Priest The Best Of
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