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
Review: The Final Frontier (2010)
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.
Review: Flight 666 (2009)
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
Review: A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
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.
Review: Death On The Road (2005)
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
Review: Dance Of Death (2003)
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
Review: Eddie’s Archive (2002)
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
Review: Rock In Rio (2002)
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.
Review: Brave New World (2000)
It is not without flaws, but Brave New World has gained the status of classic album in Iron Maiden’s catalog. The return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith marked the start of the band’s second golden age. Continue reading
MAIDEN HISTORY: The Blaze Era part 2, 1997-1998
By the mid-1990s Iron Maiden had clearly become a diminished force, but they would gamely take another crack at rebuilding their house. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we take a look at the making of Virtual XI and the events that led to the end of the Blaze era.