Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, September 3, 2012

IRON MAIDEN / The Number of the Beast (1982)

Bruce Dickinson's first Maiden album fully deserves its place in history. The soaring vocal ability of Bruce is a perfect match for the galloping rhythm section, which is now tighter than a nun's ass. Steve Harris and Clive Burr work together on bass and drums, respectively, like two parts of the same beast, while the twin guitar attack thunders along, breaking the charge with some classic solos.
Every one of my friends in high school owned the album, and I'd guess every one of them still do. It contains my all-time favourite Maiden track (the second of the ones linked below); it still gives me the jollies to this day, twenty-five years on.

Songs of note: The Number of the Beast; Hallowed Be Thy Name

5 fires burning bright out of 5

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