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Artsy Classic

This is THE Maiden masterpiece... A more artsy Maiden with keyboards/synthesisers used in the intros and background.
Of course albums like Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind rock but Somewhere In Time and especially this one are more mature and complex with a more polished, smoother sound.
This is also one of those few albums I listen to from start to finish, no weak tracks, they're all excellent.
Favorites are "Infinite Dreams": starts off slowly like a ballad with mellow beautiful vocals, then the song speeds up and Bruce's vocals grow louder and stronger, many tempo changes, harmony riffs, ...
"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son": the epic of the album (almost 10 minutes long), mysterious calm part in the middle with spoken voice followed by some fast speed runs.
"The Prophecy": a very melodic song with nice acoustic outro.
"Can I Play With Madness": the most simplistic song but pretty catchy.
Also like the mystical lyrics like 'There's got to be just more to it Or tell me why do we exist I'd like to think that when I die I'd get a chance another time And to return and live again Reincarnate, play the game Again and again and again.'
So I would especially recommend this to those who like melodic, artsy, progressive metal.

10/10
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Added by metachoz
18 years ago on 26 March 2006 09:29