Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast



by Dexathxmextal USER (1 Reviews)
September 9th, 2006 | 11 replies

Release Date: 1982 | Tracklist

Ok, so basically this is like one of the ***in best Iron Maiden albums there are. This is the first Iron Maiden album that featured Bruce Dickinson on vocals, and he does a damn good job too. Ok now onto the actual tracklisting review:

1. Invaders-Starts off with a good intro and then turns into a very catchy riff. Good bass work on this song too. Its one of the most noticeable bass riffs on the album. 4.8/5

2. Children Of The Damned-Starts off with a pretty simple,yet catchy acoustic riff in the beginning and then some electric work is done before the verses. After the 2 verses, comes the parts that pick up, and some nice finger tapping soloing, and Bruce does some whoaing which is awesome. Ends with a awesome scream. 5/5

3. Prisoner-Starts off with a clip from the classic tv show, and then some awesome drumming and then some very catchy riffs. In the prechorus, Steve does some perfect basslines. The chorus is very rebellious talking about wanting to be a free man. 4.9/5

4. 22 Acacia Avenue-Starts off with a strumming E chord then turns into a awesome riff. The bridge is definitely the highlight of the song. One of my personal favorites off the album. 5/5

5. Number Of The Beast-Starts off with a passage from Revelations in the Bible and turns into a catchy palm-muted riff. Bruce lets out a ***in awesome scream that lasts like 20 seconds. Then the catchy verses come and Bruce starts singing about Satan's rituals and then nice bass work. Ends with the beginning riff. 5/5

6. Run To The Hills-Starts off with an awesome drum intro by Clive and then comes a awesome intro riff by Dave complimented by Steve. Turns into a thrashy verse and chorus. In the bridge, Bruce does some awesome whoahs and then the chorus repeats. 5/5

7. Gangland-Definitely the filler track of the album. Pretty cool intro but the bass and guitars dont agree. I give this the lowest rating on the album. 3.5/5

8. Total Eclipse-My second to least favorite song on the album. Has a pretty cool riff in the beginning. Good chorus too. 4.3/5

9. Hallowed Be Thy Name-OK, this is the definitive metal song all around no joke. Anyone who even knows what the term metal means has to know this song. Definitely the best song on the album. Awesome singing by Bruce all around. And for this i give it a...... 10/5

The Band: Bruce Dickinson-Vocals
Steve Harris-Bass
Dave Murray-Rhythm/Lead Guitars
Adrian Smith-Rhythm/Lead Guitars
Clive Burr-Drums

Recommended tracks:Invaders, Children Of The Damned, Prisoner, 22 Acacia Avenue, Number Of The Beast, Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name

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September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 3.0

As I read the review, I knew you'd give Hallowed above 5/5. That's just looks silly and unprofessional.

The review is really fanboyish and lacks some detail. A breakdown of the song in this manner (Then there is a bridge, then the opening riff, then.... etc.) is not really that helpful. Describe what the songs' general musical styles are etc. Still, your track-by-track was better than most first-timers.

I'm not trying to be an asshole, but just giving you something to improve on. If you want to challenge yourself you should try and write a general review instead of a track-by-track.

September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 4.5

This wasn't a very good review. I know it's your first and all, but even taking that into consideration it's not great.

[quote=review]8. Total Eclipse-My second to least favorite song on the album. Has a pretty cool riff in the beginning. Good chorus too. 4.3/5[/quote]

That is not sufficient song info. In the future when doing a TBT try to give more info on the songs overall feel, or atmosphere. Or, atleast talk more about the song, like how were the vocals, solos, rhythm guitar, basslines all in one track description. That helps people really get an understanding of what the track is like. As a personal rule I rarely neg first reviews, then I saw Hallowed with a 10/5 rating.

September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 4.3

You need to add more info to your review. A lot more. Many of the song descriptions you gave could fit under any Maiden song. For example, in Hallowed Be Thy Name the only actual description you give of the music is "awesome singing." There are plenty Iron Maiden songs with awesome singing. ;D

Next time add some more information about the songs, like what it is about, who wrote it, what the general mood of the atmosphere is, etc.

September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 4.0


The Door Mouse
September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

wut did it take u about 3 min to rite this up. 7/9 of the songs are recomended. no. this just wasnt a good reivew. better luck next time.

September 9th 2006


Album Rating: 4.5

Im not going to neg this since its your first review. Im sure you can definitely write a review more people would enjoy by going more in depth (as said plenty of times above). Your second review will naturally be better than your first.

Though I can't disagree on your rating of Hallowed Be Thy Name

June 28th 2008


Album Rating: 4.0

I liked the review; everyone has already heard this album, he doesn't need to go into very much detail.

June 28th 2008


Album Rating: 4.5

[quote=OllieS]I liked the review; everyone has already heard this album, he doesn't need to go into very much detail.[/quote]

Is this a serious comment?

If so, please die

if not, then successful troll is successful

June 28th 2008


Album Rating: 5.0

And for this i give it a...... 10/5


June 28th 2008


Is this a serious comment?

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Fuck off

June 28th 2008


Album Rating: 4.5

if not, then successful troll is successful

the whole album sucks

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