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5.0 classic
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
To 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 Faith
KISS Alive!
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous

4.5 superb
AC/DC Live at Donington
Ace Frehley Ace Frehley
Anvil Metal on Metal
Ayreon The Human Equation
Ayreon Into the Electric Castle
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
Fight War Of Words
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Killers
Judas Priest Stained Class
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest Hell Bent for Leather
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East
Judas Priest Live in Concert 25th June 1980
Judas Priest Metalogy
Judas Priest Metal Works '73-'93
Judas Priest Rising in the East
Judas Priest The Complete Albums Collection
KISS Destroyer
KISS Love Gun
KISS Revenge
KISS Creatures of the Night
KISS KISS Unplugged
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Marillion Clutching at Straws
This 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 Masterplan
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Watershed
Rush 2112
Rush Presto
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Saxon Power and the Glory
Saxon The Eagle Has Landed
Saxon Strong Arm of the Law
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation

4.0 excellent
Ayreon The Universal Migrator, Pts 1-2
Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen Hammersmith Odeon London '75
Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Judas Priest Jugulator
Judas Priest Living After Midnight
Judas Priest '98 Live Meltdown
Judas Priest Nostradamus
KISS Dynasty
KISS Dressed to Kill
KISS Killers
KISS The Box Set
KISS Monster
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [DVD]
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
Lillian Axe Psychoschizophrenia
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Marbles
Marillion Fugazi
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Michael Franti and Spearhead Stay Human
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Heritage
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley
Primal Fear New Religion
Roy Harper Stormcock
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Saxon Denim and Leather
Saxon Innocence is No Excuse
Saxon Metalhead
Saxon Killing Ground
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Thin Lizzy Fighting
Thin Lizzy Nightlife
Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning

3.5 great
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Bruce Springsteen Live in Dublin: With the Sessions Band
Fight Small Deadly Space
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)
Iron Maiden Maiden Japan
Iron Maiden Flight 666 (DVD)
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Live in London
Judas Priest A Touch of Evil: Live
KISS Rock and Roll Over
KISS Hotter Than Hell
KISS Kiss Symphony: Alive IV
KISS Sonic Boom
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin The Complete Studio Recordings
Lillian Axe Poetic Justice
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The Blackening
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Opeth Orchid
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Rush Signals
Rush Counterparts
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Test for Echo
Saxon Lionheart
Saxon Saxon
Saxon Dogs of War
Saxon Unleash the Beast
Saxon The Eagle Has Landed Pt 3
Saxon Into the Labyrinth
Saxon The Eagle Has Landed – Part II
Thin Lizzy Johnny the Fox
Thin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World

3.0 good
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love
Bruce Springsteen The River
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden The Soundhouse Tapes
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Judas Priest Turbo
Judas Priest Priest...Live!
Judas Priest Point of Entry
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Judas Priest Demolition
Judas Priest Priest, Live & Rare
Judas Priest Electric Eye
KISS Crazy Nights
KISS Asylum
KISS Unmasked
KISS Music from "The Elder"
KISS Hot in the Shade
KISS Lick It Up
KISS Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same
Opeth Deliverance
Saxon Crusader
Saxon Forever Free
Saxon The Inner Sanctum
Saxon Call to Arms

2.5 average
AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip
AC/DC Black Ice
AC/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' Heavy
Ayreon Actual Fantasy
Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen Magic
Bruce Springsteen Human Touch
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden Live After Death
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
At 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 Road
Iron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)
KISS Animalize
KISS Psycho Circus
Marillion Holidays in Eden
Marillion Seasons End
On 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 Rock
Saxon Rock the Nations
Saxon Destiny

2.0 poor
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Peter Criss Peter Criss

1.5 very poor
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Judas Priest Hero, Hero
Judas Priest The Best of Judas Priest

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