GET IT. A great album itself starting of with a far underrated song i think, Invaders, quick riff and catchy verse but a poor chorus. Children of the Damned one of my absolute favourite, really great lyrics and powerfull chorus, one of the best solos ever made.
The prisoner must have one of metal-history best chorus a real masterpiece. Follow up to Charlot the Harlot, 22 Accacia Avenue got it all, 6 minuetes of smooth riffs and fast lyrics. So, The number of the Beast, one song wich i never will accept, the verse and intro is allright but the chorus is just redicilous, I mean " The number of the beast" it's what you hear if your6 year old brother listening to maiden. Run to hills deals with the same problem far to overrated, really strange lyrics and a mediocer chorus.
Gangland always been labeled as the filler, but, i think this is a very potential song, this one has a fast chorus with a bit of drag. Hallowed be thy Name One of my fav's. Pretty good song. The riff ain't that good. Killer solo and killer chorus. Best lyrics ever. An all time classic obviously.
If you like Maiden at all, get this album. Hallowed be Thy Name is my second favorite Maiden song of all time, listen to it and you'll know why. Total Eclipse is definitely underrated, amazing solos and a great mid-song breakdown where Bruce's vocals are just great.
Murray, and superb lyrics. Invaders is kind of lame but still listen-able, Gangland is better, but still does not compare to the others on the album. To sum up, get this album!. Invaders: if you play bass, you will love this song.
Children of the Damned: excellent! The Prisoner: molto bene. The Number of the Beast: i like the name, i like the theme, i like IT!
Run to the Hills: the weakest song on the album and one of my least fav Maiden songs ever. Gangland: 2nd least fav, not really worth a mention. Total Eclipse: 2nd best song. A really fast,good opener! A really good guitar intro, nice lyrics about Charlotte, just a really amazing song!! It's one of the best songs on the album, I think!! Loading player…. Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss.
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Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January Dickinson 's operatic performance here made him an instant metal icon, challenging even Rob Halford for bragging rights, and helped launch the band into the stratosphere.
The Number of the Beast topped the charts in the U. Maiden took the basic blueprint Priest had created in the late '70s -- aggressive tempos, twin-guitar interplay, wide-ranging power vocals -- and cranked everything up faster and louder. The album's intensity never lets up, the musical technique is peerless for its time, and there isn't a truly unmemorable song in the bunch.
Blessed with a singer who could drive home a melody in grandiose fashion, Steve Harris ' writing gets more ambitious, largely abandoning the street violence of old in favor of fittingly epic themes drawn from history, science fiction, and horror. The exceptions are "22 Acacia Avenue," a sequel to "Charlotte the Harlot" that sounds written for Di'Anno 's range, and the street-crime tale "Gangland," which Harris didn't write; though the punk influences largely left with Di'Anno , these two definitely recall the Maiden of old.
As for the new, two of the band's and, for that matter, heavy metal's all-time signature songs are here. It features Maiden 's trademark galloping rhythm, which in this case serves to underscore the images of warriors on horseback. Meanwhile, the title track's odd-meter time signature keeps the listener just slightly off balance and unsettled, leading into the most blood-curdling Dickinson scream on record; the lyrics, based on nothing more than Harris ' nightmare after watching a horror movie, naturally provoked hysterical accusations of Satan worship which, in turn, naturally provoked sales.
The only proggy song on this release is the mini-epic Hallowed Be Thy Name. Otherwise, this album is heavy metal with little variation outside of that genre. The Number of the Beast is an 8-track, album. Although another 5 to 10 minutes would've been nice, this is a generally good length for a heavy metal album. There is very little filler here, and the only song short of excellent is Gangland.
The other songs are all masterpieces of heavy metal. Needless to say this album is all killer and almost no filler. Some of Iron Maiden's best material can be found here. As with all Iron Maiden albums, the musicianship is some of the best out there. Every single bandmate is extremely talented, and they always play exceptionally well together. As mentioned, this is the first album with Bruce Dickinson behind the microphone, and what a debut with Iron Maiden this was!
The man is just a fantastic singer, among the best in all of heavy metal. Steve Harris' bass playing is also another highlight here. Iron Maiden is one of the few metal bands who really emphasizes on their bass player, giving Harris more than enough room to shine through with his talent. The production on The Number of the Beast is perfect.
This is among the best heavy metal productions ever. It's powerful, clean, and the bass is high in the mix something I usually really like. It doesn't come as much of a surprise, though, considering how great Iron Maiden's production qualities usually are.
Martin Birch is simply one of the best producers during this time period. Conclusion: The Number of the Beast is one of the most influential albums in heavy metal, and after hearing it many times, it's not hard to understand why.
Calling this album incredible is nothing short of the truth. Consider how many metal musicians, now legends in their own right, cite The Number of the Beast as a major musical influence. How many albums do you know that can fit a label like that? I'm going to give The Number of the Beast a 4 star rating. I would've gone higher, but decided not to because Iron Maiden made even better albums in their future. Still, this album is a must-have for all metalheads.
I am not a huge maiden fan. In fact, I didn't cared much about them untill around mid , when a local record store chain, due to finantial problems, had to close its doors.
In the months before they did so, they effortfully tried to sell whatever there was left in the stores, even selling CDs fro less than half the price, and I did whatever I could to grab as many albums as I could in such neat deals. At that time, I acquired most of Iron Maiden's discography without knowing much about them, but as I listened to their albums I slowly understood their fame, and Number of the Beast is a pivotal part of getting such importance in the heavy metal world.
The first album with the then new singer Bruce Dickinson proved to be a reboot for the band, becuse they significantly changed their sound, that now was much more well worked, developed and composed and had a marked epic feeling to it, which was significantly caused by Bruce's operatic voice allied with a more elaborate guitar work. At this point, however, the band still retained much of their visceral sound from their two earlier albums, influenced by punk rock to some extent, what puts Number of the Beast as a transition album for the band, but transformed it in one of the main albums of the New Wave of Brittish Heavy Metal because of that uncommon mix of epic metal music and visceral, simple and straight to the point rock.
That caused the album to be one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time to the point that the way the song are organized in Number became one of the blueprints of metal albums.
Although many consider Iron Maiden's albums from the latter part of the 80's to be their best, I personally think that this is actually their best album. The music by itself is very good: it is very concise, precise, it isn't overdone, something that the band recurringly did on following albums, resulting in things such as Bruce trying to go beyond his singing range or screaming instead of delivering a clear note or having messy guitar solos.
Also, their transition phase, between their straightforward and epic style is able to deliver everything it is supposed to with perfection, something the other band's albums failed, in a way or another, making the whole experience much more enjoyable.
It is also important to point out that the production here is very well done: all instruments sound evenly, everybody gets his bit of space and nobody shines more than he rightfully should.
Add to that the fact that it is one of the most influential and important albums in the heavy metal history. The only logical result here is to give the perfect grade. I'll be brief: much of the album has that punkish energy and is able to merge that energy into often infectious grooves, certainly fare for getting those neck-muscles loosened up.
While the songs possess that important energy most of them ultimately slip into this repetitive, mid-range buzz, which begins to blow the boredom spores in your direction. Add this to the thin-sounding guitars and the less-than-soulful sections and it doesn't grip often enough. There are some cool moments: the title track is a punchy classic and there is a moving solo during "22, Acacia Ave" which has this nasty-good early Rush-like backing part behind it Some of those slower Dio-ish styled fantasy sections are nice as well, a needed break from the "Beast" treadmill pace.
As an aside, hopefully the album has turned on some people to the excellent "The Prisoner" television series from the s. Invaders starts off this album with an upbeat intro and Bruce Dickinson quickly takes his chance to showcase his amazing vocal abilities.
Other than that, this is clearly one of the least impressive album openers in Iron Maiden's history due to the song's very generic structure. Invaders is just such a typical Heavy Metal song title; Judas Priest showcased their spectacular Invader on the record Stained Class while Magnum featured a grand scale Invasion on their debut album from that same year.
In short, Iron Maiden was at least 4 years behind in that regard. The rest of the song is solid tribute to the Dio-era Black Sabbath, although some would consider it a rip off considering that both bands were still active in The Prisoner is the first unmistakably Iron Maiden sounding composition which will pave the way for many similar songs for years to come.
I really have no idea what to say about 22 Acacia Avenue It's good to know that the band wouldn't try to recreate this type of composition throughout the rest of the '80s. What can I say about the album's title track that haven't been said already? How about the fact that this song was my main reason for rejecting Maiden for many years after I heard it back in my early teens!
I mean, this is just such an irritatingly cheesy track that makes me think more of a weird Halloween masquerade than the actual chilling story that is being portrayed in the lyrics. This is one of the two Iron Maiden tracks for the '80s that gets the skip button treatment the most by me whenever I listen to these albums patience, the second one will be revealed pretty soon.
Run To The Hills might be just as overplayed as it's predecessor but at least this track manages to achieve the title of being the quintessential Iron Maiden tune which manages to combine pretty much all the distinguishable qualities within their work.
Gangland is another pretty forgettable track that is saved by the dual guitar action, other than that it's just too bland for my taste.
Total Eclipse isn't really any better, even though I do enjoy that guitar riff a whole lot more. Hallowed Be Thy Name is easily the biggest highlight of the bunch, unfortunately even this track loses some of it's momentum after you hear the main guitar riff gets repeated a few too many times. Other than that, this is an excellent piece of music which incidentally began the tradition of featuring an epic composition at the end of each album all the way to Somewhere In Time , or maybe even Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son since it's actually considered one long concept album by some.
I've written more than I should have about this album since I don't really hate it as much as some of my remarks would suggest. The fact is I just never cared much neither for or against it. I guess I can see why the fans like it - there are a lot of big hits here and the rest of the songs can probably grow on the listener with time. Who knows, maybe it's all for the better in the long run? Long held to be Iron Maiden's immortal, classic contribution to the world of metal, Iron Maiden has undoubtedly had brighter musical moments than this, but its place as a go-to essential is not unfounded.
Graced with some of the band's most recognizable songs, 'Number Of The Beast' lays down a foundation for all of the Maiden work to come. With galloping rhythms, acrobatic vocals, aggressive speed and relative lyrical sophistication, Maiden's third album is a great place to start with this band's illustrious career.
Twin-harmony guitars and a rhythm section that achieves a rolling pattern, akin to the galloping of a horse, are the two distinguishing traits of the band's music. Although these songs are quite catchy, there is a technical sense to the riffs.
Speed metal is obviously a factor here, although it's used moderately enough for the music to be melodic and memorable. The two most famous tracks off the record are the title track, and the crowd pleaser 'Run To The Hills'; a song that features everything that fans love about Maiden. Here, the lyrics revolve around European conquest of the New World; an ambitious topic in comparison to the bawdy 'sex and drugs and sex' themes that many metal bands of the time were into.
Iron Maiden had been a capable act with singer Paul Di'Anno, but Bruce Dickinson's voice really brings the band's sound to a new level of distinction. He is one of those singers who manages to impress in a lower range, as well as a blistering falsetto. The epic closer and highlight 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' is most indicative of this. Beginning quite slowly, Bruce is able to set the scene of a dark holding cell, then raises the intensity as it becomes clear that the protagonist is doomed to be executed.
Iron Maiden's sense of refined aggression is matched perfectly with this dark subject matter, although there are certainly more upbeat moments on the record, such as the tongue-in-cheek '22 Acacia Avenue'. Although I think the quality of music would get higher as they tread towards more progressive domains, the classic quality and consistent songwriting makes this album a winner.
It took a bit of time before I really understood this album. It has among the best batch of riffs that got streamlined into palpable song material.
And the notice mostly came about due to extreme reactions to the title track, which as I understand it, is about someone bumping into a Satanic cult. The controversy has always been overblown, but it doesn't help when the phrase ''; the number of the beast'' is shouted ad nauseam in each chorus.
Musically, it does a good pasting job with the riffs; it climaxes from the beginning and going from one riff to the next is smooth. It's all in the riff. The batch here keeps you on your toes, almost a thrash-fest before the concept of thrash metal existed. But here's the big question for this site; what does this album have to do with prog? A couple of bits, actually.
The penultimate ending ''Hallowed Be Thy Name'' is near universally praised for the epic heights it achieves and it seems to channel Kansas for some reason , and the platitudes are well deserved. Yes, this is strictly prog related; diehard prog fans need to seek out later '80s Maiden material for proggier adventures.
To top it off, ''Run to the Hills'' has one of the most annoying choruses ever conceived. They succeeded in developing a diverse collection of well-crafted songs that made this album an instant classic becoming one of the most popular metal albums of all time.
This would be the last album with drummer Clive Burr and the only one on which he contributed his songwriting skills who was fired from the band during The Beast On The Road tour apparently for being unreliable and letting his partying affect his stage performance testifying to the high and professional standards of this band. Burr was sadly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis shortly thereafter and died in from complications.
Besides a number of memorable hits that have remained a staple in live sets, it's most notable for featuring the debut of Bruce Dickinson, a man who would go on to become one of the most beloved This album was bought as a child growing up at about 11 years of age. The cassette is the basis to this review. The band's covers lured me into their sound and after their first tape caught somewhere in time that I did not like for their lack of vocals.
This cassette filled that void but my pa A heavy metal classic and considered to be the best or one of the best by fans.
It's certainly an excellent one but I think the following "Piece of Mind" was even better! It was the first album with singer Bruce Dickinson, who proved to have quite a voice from the start with "Invaders". The 'Classic' album to many, now do i think that way? Bruce Dickinson and of course they were set for World Domination. The s A classic A very important album in heavy metal history, this is where Iron Maiden replaced the tough guy voice of Di Anno with the higher pitched voice of Bruce Dickinson.
This is a good album, but far from perfect. A description of the music: The album opens with "Invaders," a simpl The first album to feature Bruce Dickinson and the last to have Clive Burr on drums. That is not to say that I don't enjoy the albums from the Dickinson era.
I do actually, very much, but And why it didn't? This album was Iron Maiden's first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson. His inclusion made a huge difference in the band's sound, due to the fact that previous vocalist Paul Di'Anno was more of a punk vocalist than a metal one. This album is considered to be one of the greatest metal albums of all t Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Sunday 29 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 AprilMar 18, · Invaders is a B-side at treadchinlugeturti.neafidesniporthigingbuttpaddsersbesca.infoinfo isn’t great. As an opener, yes, it sets up the tempo of the album but as a song on its own, it isn’t memorable. Children Of The Damned should have opened the album and the tuning immediately reminds me of Black Sabbath’s sound signature and Bruce Dickinson’s vocal really sets the tone for the overall style and tonality Iron Maiden would adopt .