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Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Potentially my favourite of the classic Iron Maiden albums, and up there as one of their very best works. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son builds on everything the band had been working on and introducing up to this point. We have epic length songs with the title track and Infinite Dreams, the synth work from Somewhere in Time, plus the crowd pleasing sing along moments for live shows in the shape of Moonchild, Can I Play with Madness, The Evil That Men Do, and Only the Good Die Young. The fact it is also a concept album that doesn't fall into the concept pitfalls is great. No awkward spoken word interludes that break the flow of the album, and a
5.0
07.31.20
Iron Maiden En Vivo! (DVD)
The first time I was lucky enough to see Iron Maiden was on The Final Frontier tour. The tour this live album is from. The setlist itself is a great mix of classic Maiden songs such as Number of the Beast, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Fear of the Dark etc, to plenty of songs from the modern era and The Final Frontier album. Highlights for me being the epics: The Talisman, and Where the Wild Wind Blows. A fantastic way to see & hear a modern Iron Maiden show.
4.5
07.31.20
Twilight Force Heroes Of Mighty Magic
4.0
07.30.20
Serenity The Last Knight
The Last Knight by Serenity is unfortunately not a mind blowing album. It is also not the most fun album to listen to. Serenity sit in the Power/Symphonic Metal genre. Power metal for me works when it is over the top and bombastic. Memorable songs that are catchy, even if the lyrics are pure cheese. Most of the songs are mid paced stomp and very similar structure - all clocking in at just over 4 mins. Things also slow down a couple of times for power ballad style tracks. Again not a problem in-themselves, but here it feels like the album struggles to get going and flounders. However the vocalist does a great job. Good clean singing that doesn
2.5
07.30.20
Unleash The Archers Apex
Apex is a slab of fantastic power metal! It is also a concept album - a very enjoyable one that
you can either sit down and absorb the story, or just enjoy the music. Additionally it doesn't
have the awkward spoken interludes concept albums tend towards that ruin the flow. Imagine a mix
of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and 3 Inches of Blood with a sprinkling of melodic death metal.
Refreshingly the stereotype elements of power metal are not present here. This is not the
traditional swords, dragons and wizards inspired power metal with cheese all over. Music wise we
have great riffs and shredding so
5.0
07.28.20
Black Sabbath Born Again
Awful album art should be the giveaway that the album is not gonna be amazing. But don't judge a book by it's cover... well maybe you should with this. The production is very muddy and dull. Under that the songs themselves aren't that amazing. Either over long and drawn out tracks that outstay their welcome (Zero the Hero) or lyrics that really don't fit with Sabbath (Digital Bitch). After the Ozzy and Dio era, this starts Sabbath's revolving door of members. Ian Gillan this time holds the mic and for me doesn't fit. Tracks to check out: Trashed, Disturbing the Priest.
2.0
07.27.20
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Seventh Star album. I'm continuing my discovery of Black Sabbath music without Ozzy or Dio as the
vocalist. Instead we have Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple. This is an odd album, originally meant to
be a solo Tony Iommi. Instead the Sabbath label was applied in the hopes of more record sales.
This leaves you with an album that doesn't have the trademark doom laden sound and riffs you would
associate with Sabbath or the lyrical content. Instead you get a very 80's Judas Priest feeling
heavy metal album. It certainly isn't a bad album, it?s better than the Born Again album and I
probably enjoy it more
2.5
07.27.20

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