You might have heard of this one. Hard to believe there once was a time when Bruce Dickinson was the new boy, fresh from Samson and awaiting judgement from the Di’Anno fans, but it’s fair to say he passed the audition. There’s a good chance that Maiden are playing the title track, Hallowed Be Thy Name or Run to the Hills in some corner of the globe right now. It might be a stretch to talk about “deep cuts” on a 14 million seller, but Children of the Damned and The Prisoner aren’t too shabby either.
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10/10 Jack 28th August 2019
‘Number Of The Beast’ by London based heavy metal giants Iron Maiden is an amazing album. It was first released in March 1982.
It was their first release to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson and their last with drummer Clive Burr who was replaced by the unbelievably talented drummer Nicko the same year as the albums release. Clive’s drumming on this album is good, but I prefer Nicko’s work on the later albums.
My favourite song on the album has definitely got to be the 7 minutes 14 second long song ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’. Bruce’s vocal range on the song is absolutely amazing. When I first listened to the song ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ I couldn’t believe how long he could hold the note. I thought that it was very clever.
‘Run To The Hills’ is another great tune on the album. I’ve listened to Iron Maiden since 2010 (9 years ago) and I’ve seen them 4 times live in concert. When they play this song live the military drums at the beginning get the crowd really excited. I also love the opening guitar riff.
Another track that I like on the ‘Number Of The Beast’ album is ‘22 Acacia Avenue’. I love Bruce’s scream in the introduction of the song. Everytime I listen to the song, I do the air guitar during the guitar solos.
In fact, I like the whole album, it’s great. Every time I listen to it go from beginning to end. What rating would I give it? I’m a massive Iron Maiden fan, so of course it’s a ten.
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