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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 KISSKISS Alive!Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous4.5 superbAC/DC Live at DoningtonAce Frehley Ace FrehleyAnvil Metal on MetalAyreon Into the Electric CastleAyreon The Human EquationBruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen Born to RunFight War Of WordsIron Maiden KillersIron Maiden The Number of the BeastJudas Priest PainkillerJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceJudas Priest Hell Bent for LeatherJudas Priest Stained ClassJudas Priest Sad Wings of DestinyJudas Priest Unleashed in the EastJudas Priest Live in Concert 25th June 1980Judas Priest Rising in the EastJudas Priest The Complete Albums CollectionJudas Priest MetalogyJudas Priest Metal Works '73-'93KISS RevengeKISS Creatures of the NightKISS Love GunKISS DestroyerKISS KISS UnpluggedKISS Alive IILed Zeppelin PresenceLed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinMachine 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.
Marillion The Hard ShoulderMarillion Real to ReelMasterplan MasterplanOpeth WatershedOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth Still LifePure Inc. Pure Inc.Rush PrestoRush 2112Saxon The Eagle Has LandedSaxon Wheels of SteelSaxon Strong Arm of the LawSaxon Power and the GloryThin Lizzy Bad Reputation4.0 excellentAyreon The Universal Migrator, Pts 1-2Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsBruce Springsteen Hammersmith Odeon London '75Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street ShuffleBruce Springsteen Devils & DustEpica The Divine ConspiracyHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IIIron Maiden Iron MaidenJudas Priest Angel of RetributionJudas Priest '98 Live MeltdownJudas Priest JugulatorJudas Priest Sin After SinJudas Priest NostradamusJudas Priest Living After MidnightKISS MonsterKISS DynastyKISS Dressed to KillKISS The Box SetKISS KillersKISS Kiss Rocks VegasKISS Double PlatinumLed Zeppelin How the West Was WonLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [DVD]Led Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin BBC SessionsLillian Axe PsychoschizophreniaMachine Head Unto the LocustMarillion Script for a Jester's TearMarillion Misplaced ChildhoodMarillion FugaziMarillion MarblesMarillion BraveMarillion EssenceMarillion Sounds That Can't Be MadeMegadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?Megadeth Rust in PeaceMichael Franti and Spearhead Stay HumanOpeth DamnationOpeth MorningriseOpeth HeritagePaul Stanley Paul StanleyPrimal Fear New ReligionRoy Harper StormcockRush Snakes & ArrowsRush Moving PicturesSaxon Denim and LeatherSaxon MetalheadSaxon Killing GroundSaxon Innocence is No ExcuseSoundgarden BadmotorfingerSoundgarden King AnimalThin Lizzy Thunder and LightningThin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock LegendThin Lizzy JailbreakThin Lizzy FightingThin Lizzy Nightlife3.5 greatBruce Springsteen The RisingBruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen Live in Dublin: With the Sessions BandCKY The PhoenixFight Small Deadly SpaceIron Maiden Dance of DeathIron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden Maiden JapanIron Maiden Flight 666 (DVD)Iron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)Judas Priest British SteelJudas Priest Live in LondonJudas Priest A Touch of Evil: LiveKISS Sonic BoomKISS Rock and Roll OverKISS Hotter Than HellKISS Kiss Symphony: Alive IVLed Zeppelin The Complete Studio RecordingsLed Zeppelin In Through the Out DoorLillian Axe Poetic JusticeMachine Head The BlackeningMachine Head Burn My EyesMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionOpeth Ghost ReveriesOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth OrchidPure Inc. A New Day's DawnRush Roll the BonesRush CounterpartsRush Test for EchoRush SignalsSaxon SaxonSaxon Dogs of WarSaxon Unleash the BeastSaxon LionheartSaxon Into the LabyrinthSaxon The Eagle Has Landed Pt 3Saxon The Eagle Has Landed – Part IISoundgarden Ultramega OKSoundgarden SuperunknownThin Lizzy Johnny the FoxThin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World3.0 goodBruce Springsteen Tunnel of LoveBruce Springsteen The RiverIn This Moment RitualIron Maiden Brave New WorldIron Maiden Rock in RioIron Maiden The Soundhouse TapesJudas Priest DemolitionJudas Priest Ram It DownJudas Priest TurboJudas Priest Point of EntryJudas Priest Rocka RollaJudas Priest Priest...Live!Judas Priest Priest, Live & RareJudas Priest Electric EyeKISS Carnival of Souls: The Final SessionsKISS Hot in the ShadeKISS AsylumKISS Crazy NightsKISS Lick It UpKISS Music from "The Elder"KISS UnmaskedKISS Greatest KISSKISS Smashes, Thrashes And HitsLed Zeppelin CodaLed Zeppelin The Song Remains the SameLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIOpeth 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 MagicBruce Springsteen Lucky TownBruce Springsteen Human TouchIron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)Iron Maiden Fear of the DarkIron Maiden Death on the RoadIron 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 Live After DeathKISS Psycho CircusKISS AnimalizeMarillion 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.
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