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

4.0 excellent
Ayreon The Universal Migrator, Pts 1-2
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen Hammersmith Odeon London '75
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
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 '98 Live Meltdown
Judas Priest Jugulator
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Judas Priest Living After Midnight
KISS Monster
KISS Dynasty
KISS Dressed to Kill
KISS The Box Set
KISS Killers
KISS Kiss Rocks Vegas
KISS Double Platinum
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [DVD]
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
Lillian Axe Psychoschizophrenia
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Fugazi
Marillion Marbles
Marillion Brave
Marillion Essence
Marillion Sounds That Can't Be Made
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Michael Franti and Spearhead Stay Human
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Heritage
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley
Primal Fear New Religion
Roy Harper Stormcock
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Moving Pictures
Saxon Denim and Leather
Saxon Metalhead
Saxon Killing Ground
Saxon Innocence is No Excuse
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden King Animal
Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning
Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy Fighting
Thin Lizzy Nightlife

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

3.0 good
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love
Bruce Springsteen The River
In This Moment Ritual
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio
Iron Maiden The Soundhouse Tapes
Judas Priest Demolition
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Judas Priest Turbo
Judas Priest Point of Entry
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Judas Priest Priest...Live!
Judas Priest Priest, Live & Rare
Judas Priest Electric Eye
KISS Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions
KISS Hot in the Shade
KISS Asylum
KISS Crazy Nights
KISS Lick It Up
KISS Music from "The Elder"
KISS Unmasked
KISS Greatest KISS
KISS Smashes, Thrashes And Hits
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
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 Magic
Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen Human Touch
Iron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden Death on the Road
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 Live After Death
KISS Psycho Circus
KISS Animalize
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.
Marillion Holidays in Eden
Marillion Afraid of Sunlight
Saxon Rock the Nations
Saxon Destiny
Saxon Solid Ball of Rock

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

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

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