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Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Blitzkrieg, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Master Exploder

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    I like starblind but think the alchemist might be the weakest track.
     
  2. Spiff

    Spiff I have the power

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    Yeah, so wifi for tracks more than 20mb. Bah. Might walk around the shops across the road until I find a hotspot.
     
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    wow.

    30ish years later and the boys are still progressing and coming out with some surprises. There's some real spacey prog rock moments I haven't heard from Maiden before.

    Only on track 7 now but loving this so far.
     
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    Wild Wind my favourite at the moment, nice melodies, and the story flows nicely :)
     
  5. Southy

    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    Am I the only one who gets to around the 15 minute mark of the Mission Debrief mini doco on the bonus site, and it just fucking stops?
     
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    Shannow Stunt Plough Rider

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    Played the CD while driving around today.

    Was sort of expecting 7th son vocals, but once over that, seems pretty good.
     
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    Hmmm spining it now ,,, second song in El Dorado .... is good shit ....
     
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    it gets a hell of a lot better :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
  9. Mark

    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Adrian's solo in the last song is amazing :headbang:
     
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    hey Mick you were right, but don't get a BIG HEAD over it ....:p
     
  11. Spiff

    Spiff I have the power

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    OK, listened a few times now.

    As Mark mentioned earlier, the weak link is Bruce. I think he's really struggling with the change of direction and seems to have trouble keeping up with the rest of the band. Hopefully he sounds better live.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

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    I think a lot of the time he is struggling with what he has been given to work with, ie weak lyrics and melodies. Listening along with the lyrics weakened a few of the tracks for me quite a bit.
     
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    I thought Bruce sounded weak in parts of Dance of Death and to a much lesser extent AMOLAD... Some of the vocal melodies just don't suit his voice anymore, and it's bad to hear him straining =/ It's noticeable in some of the FF songs in a big way... Whereas in others the melodies suit what he is still capable of.

    Before they toured here a few years back I had fears that his vocals live would suck..... Thankfully, for whatever reason, he sounded pretty good live!
     
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    Stonewall Lust for Freedom

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    The chorus in Isle of Avalon reminds me a little bit of 'Accidently Kelly Street'.
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    You better be wrong, Stonewall, otherwise I'll never be able to listen to Isle of Avalon again. So let's have a listen...

    Yay, can't hear it!
     
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    Blitzkrieg Master Exploder

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    El Dorado is fucking awesome, and will be great live.
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    Yep, I think it's the best song on the album.

    A few listens in and I've decided it's a good, not great album. Better than Dance of Death, on par with Brave New World, not nearly as good as AMOLAD. It doesn't have the replayability that the latter had when I first heard it.
     
  18. Blitzkrieg

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    I think BNW, DoD and AMOLAD get better as they go along, but at this stage I would plonk TFF in between BNW and DoD I think. Not a patch on the amazing AMOLAD.

    I think the first 4 tracks are my fav so far. Mother of Mercy is great. Coming Home sounds very Bruce solo.
     
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    Stonewall Lust for Freedom

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    I'm slowly getting into it more and more... it is a damn catchy album, and I had multiple hooks in my head after just one and a half listens. I would probably agree with your ranking Spiffo.
     
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    phlogiston Bejabbers!

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    I'm still waiting for the whole "ooh, new Maiden!" reaction to wear off before making the final call, but I suspect, yeah, AMOLAD still wins out.
     

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