Anniversary Week Part 5- Iron Maiden: Virtual XI (Review)

Contrarianism at maximum capacity. Overload imminent. Well until then, welcome everyone to the craziest thing you’ll ever read. We’re finishing off the anniversary week reviews with a very big bang. Let us commence with the most maligned Iron Maiden album ever, making it into the banner for its iconicness (dubious iconicness, but still iconicness), itsContinue reading “Anniversary Week Part 5- Iron Maiden: Virtual XI (Review)”

Iron Maiden: Live at the Rainbow (Review)

While there isn’t a full live album from Maiden’s Di’Anno era, there’s plenty of live stuff out there. This one was initially released as a VHS in 1980, but I now own it as part of the Early Days DVD. And of all the small Di’Anno live packages, this one is probably my favorite. OfContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Live at the Rainbow (Review)”

Bloopers of the Week

Hello again everyone. This week I had the honor of appearing on the latest episode of The Lebrain Train (found here) discussing some of the best bootlegs we knew. As the conversation progressed we also delved into why bootlegs are great, and one of the reasons was all the things that wouldn’t make an officialContinue reading “Bloopers of the Week”

Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Review)

As promised, today we look at a metal classic. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, the end of an era in the Iron Maiden discography. I’m sure you’ve all heard it so I won’t bore you with the descriptory details too much and instead focus on why I love the songs. Admittedly, opener “Moonchild” takesContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Review)”

Iron Maiden: The Soundhouse Tapes (Review)

Is reviewing a 3 song EP a cop-out? Yeah, probably. But this’ll be a short one so you can be back on your way soon. Anyway, legendary EP that’s now legendarily rare. Three songs that helped catapult the band to a record deal and superstardom. Now, all three songs on the EP are all aContinue reading “Iron Maiden: The Soundhouse Tapes (Review)”

British Lion: The Burning (Review)

Way back in 2012 Steve Harris released a solo album titled British Lion, which turned out to be a very polarizing album. Those that liked it liked it on it’s own terms and enjoyed it for what it was. Those that didn’t enjoy it mostly laid the blame squarely at the feet of singer RichardContinue reading “British Lion: The Burning (Review)”

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour Setlist Discussion (Ramble)

Welcome to the first post classified as a “Ramble”. As the title suggest I shall spend it opining on Iron Maiden’s setlist for their latest tour. Some thoughts on Maiden tours in general though will come first. The first is that Maiden setlists are very unadventurous for the most part. The second is that IContinue reading “Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast Tour Setlist Discussion (Ramble)”

Iron Maiden: No Prayer For The Dying (Review)

One of the many wonderful things about the Iron Maiden discography is the sheer variety of styles found over their albums. From the darkness of The X Factor to the cold synth of Somewhere in Time to the classic metal of Powerslave and the grand majesty that is The Book of Souls. Maiden albums areContinue reading “Iron Maiden: No Prayer For The Dying (Review)”

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