Only Iron Maiden know if this is their last hurrah. But if it is, they're going out the same way they came in: fearless, adventurous, and with a record that'll still bowl you over in a decade's time. [7 Aug 2010, p.50]
Aug 18, 2010Don't listen to the critics, especially Rolling Stone, who lost touch with music years ago. this album is absolutely excellent in every way.Don't listen to the critics, especially Rolling Stone, who lost touch with music years ago. this album is absolutely excellent in every way. Maiden has once again proven that they are the kings of the metal genre. Space, Death, Arthurian Legend, love, hate and nuclear devastation all brought under one umbrella, this album proves that Iron Maiden is still relevant to the metal world.
Standout Tracks: Mother of Mercy, Isle of Avalon, The Talisman, When the Wild Wind Blows.… Expand
Aug 22, 2010Brilliant comes to mind.
Listen to it a few times in its entirety, its honestly too big to digest in one listen, you may ask yourself alongBrilliant comes to mind.
Listen to it a few times in its entirety, its honestly too big to digest in one listen, you may ask yourself along the way if they can do this or that the way they did and then you will come back to it again latter and say yes, yes they can and then you smile as it just keeps getting better and better.… Expand
Aug 18, 2010Unbelievable, their 15th album, all the members around 50 and they're still bringing out stuff like this.
Oddly enough it doesn't soundUnbelievable, their 15th album, all the members around 50 and they're still bringing out stuff like this.
Oddly enough it doesn't sound anything like their other albums, it's closest tie could be their last album, A Matter of Life and Death but however, I didn't rate that album very heavily, for all it's new trodden ground for the band it was a bit of a drudgey dirge. This how refines everything that was good about that album and we have this.
The songs are all exceptionally adventurous and good for them, the more exited they are about the band the longer they'll keep going and that's all that matters for me! They could release countless clones of their 80's skull crackers but if they didn't feel it and were just doing it to make the money and please the fans then it'd show. Up the Irons!… Expand
Mar 25, 2012Can't stop listening to this album! Its something a little different from most maiden albums, but still great, i especially like "when theCan't stop listening to this album! Its something a little different from most maiden albums, but still great, i especially like "when the wild wind blows" and "mother of mercy".… Expand
Aug 18, 2010EXCELLENT !!!
Iron Maiden has done it again,it is a powerful and a melodic album,full of good guitar riffs.Bruce and Nicko are the stars ofEXCELLENT !!!
Iron Maiden has done it again,it is a powerful and a melodic album,full of good guitar riffs.Bruce and Nicko are the stars of the album.
Don't listen to critics,it is a great album.… Expand
May 7, 2012Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier is once again a triumph, as the band proves that it can still play perfectly fine. It does take a fewIron Maiden's The Final Frontier is once again a triumph, as the band proves that it can still play perfectly fine. It does take a few listenings to, but it seems now that this is one of their better albums. The only song I don't like as much is Mother of Mercy. Otherwise, every song is pretty strong. The Final Frontier (The second half of it at least) along with When the Wild Wind ?Blows stand out to me as the best songs. Just fantastic.… Expand
Aug 19, 2010I'm one of those old timey Maiden fans who thinks their absolute creative peak was "The Number of the Beast" and their last really good albumI'm one of those old timey Maiden fans who thinks their absolute creative peak was "The Number of the Beast" and their last really good album was "Seventh Son". Since then they were producing auto-cloned and sub-par versions of their own music, progressively less interesting as the years went by. Listenable in a pinch, but why would you want to listen to weak Maiden when you have the first seven strong albums? This time, they don't even sound like themselves and you might feel that's a good thing, but it isn't. Instead of the uninspired and tired music you kind of like, you get uninspired and tired music you might not necessarily like as much.
Still, even here, with the "new sound" we get the obligatory syncopated "Alexander the Great" clone and the assortment of adolescent, movie and history channel inspired themes understandable when the musicians are barely legal, but kind of sad when coming from the 45+ lot. This is their third consecutive album which I have listened to once and never had the need to listen to again. Even the album cover is among the worst in their discography. I love Maiden and they will always have a special place in my heart but this is just not good. As ever: Up the Irons!… Expand
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