Live album fatigue is about to set in, as Iron Maiden return to South America for yet another concert record and video. The band sounds great, but everything else is getting a bit stale. Continue reading
Iron Maiden’s 15th studio album saw the band struggling to maintain momentum in the wake of the massive artistic and commercial success of the 2005-2009 period.
The Flight 666 live album and documentary film is the offical commemoration of Iron Maiden once again becoming the biggest metal band on the planet. Continue reading
This is it. With A Matter Of Life And Death, Iron Maiden took everything one step further and created a filler-free record that rivalled the very best they had ever made.
The second live album from the reformed Iron Maiden of the new millennium is their darkest and most dramatic yet, with a heavy emphasis on material from their most recent studio album Dance Of Death. Continue reading
Even with Bruce Dickinson happily reinstated in Iron Maiden, there would be a future for sporadic collaborations between the singer and Roy Z. Tyranny Of Souls seems to complete a career-defining trilogy of albums for Dickinson. Continue reading
If anyone thought that Iron Maiden’s massive comeback in 2000 had been a one-off cash-in, they were wrong. Dance Of Death was the album that made it much clearer that Maiden were in it for the long haul. Continue reading
Iron Maiden’s first proper box set is a mixed bag, or box, as it should be. It runs the gamut from throwaway B-sides to essential live recordings, and a long lost concert from 1982 is the most precious jewel in the package. When Maiden opened their vault there was much to enjoy. Continue reading
The first Iron Maiden live album of the new millennium underlined the major changes that the band had gone through at the tail end of the 1990s. Three guitars, a certain duo back in the band, and for the first time since Martin Birch there is a producer at hand that makes it all sound really good.
Bruce Dickinson celebrated the new millennium by being back in Iron Maiden for the long term. This was a natural point for summing up his solo career with an expansive compilation. Continue reading