Iron Maiden did not merely emulate their success in the 1980s when they entered the new millennium, they surpassed it. In terms of global popularity and touring, Maiden’s second golden age was the peak of their career. Continue reading
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 losing momentum. 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
When 1999 began, Iron Maiden had decided to fire singer Blaze Bayley and reunite with Bruce Dickinson. This was one of the most important turns in the band’s history. The major question is how Steve Harris came to the conclusion, and how the new line-up of Maiden would secure their longevity in the new millennium.
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
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.
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