MetalBite Review by Luka on 5/25/2001
They fell into utter disgrace 5 years ago! Just stop making fucking albums and disgracing the once proud and mighty name Iron Maiden
even more! What the hell was Steve Harris thinking? And what was Atomic Jedi thinking on the other review??
There was a huge celebration all over the world when they told us Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith were finally coming back to Iron Maiden
. I was hoping for an album no weaker than "Piece Of Mind"
or the mighty "Powerslave"
but this waste of plastic even outsucks the likes of "Virtual X"
or "No Prayer..."
! Did the six (!) members write any Ė music - when they got back together for this or just drink beer and dream of the money theyíd get when all the old Maiden fans rejoiced at the reunion? Letís just go over a few songs, thereís one or two that are actually pretty good by 90% is repetitive, Maiden-predictable crap.
"The Wicker Man"
they always pick the most annoying song for the single donít they? Stole the intro riff from an old Judas Priest
song ("Running Wild"
) and then repeated the chorus a few hundred times...
"Ghost of the Navigator"
- The best track on the album, actually. The first song I heard from the album before it came out. Imagine my disappointment when I found out they werenít -all - like this!
"Brave New World"
Well I wonít review every song but you get the idea. There are a few fast tracks here like "The Mercenary"
and "The Fallen Angel"
that try to awaken "The Trooper"
fans, but theyíre so repetitive and annoying that I canít stand them. Speaking of repetitive and excruciatingly boring, you just have to hear "Dream of Mirrors"
to believe it.
This band is has done so much for metal and I still have respect for them that I canít bear to write a review that gives less than 5/10 beside the name Iron Maiden
Sometimes musicians -donít- get better with age! Donít waste your money on this garbage, go to your local pawnshop, Iím sure theyíll have plenty of copies!
out of 10