The Final Frontier

Iron Maiden from Worst to Best: 15-13

Iron Maiden from Worst to Best: 15-13

“On the 4th of September Iron Maiden will release its 16th studio album. This new platter is slated to be a double-disc monstrosity by the name of The Book of Souls, and I’m currently listening to the promo and putting together an equally epic review of it. In honor of this, I’m going to take advantage of the moment to do something I’ve wanted to do for a very, very long time: a huge Iron Maiden retrospective, spanning the band’s entire studio discography.”

Playlist v. 34

Playlist v. 34

So I created a playlist on Spotify (unfortunately all y’all that don’t have it are going to have to cope, I’ll figure out a way to do an iTunes version, but that means buying a bunch of tracks, that’s pretty lame). You can check it out here: Veckans Spellista v. 34. If you have a […]

Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Review

Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Review

Iron Maiden is the greatest heavy metal band to ever live. Thirty years after the release of their self-titled album, they are arguably just as relevant as they ever have been, not resting on their laurels and imitating a hits jukebox, but instead touring the world playing their new material to the joy of fans everywhere. After what was a rousing success with their most recent record, the 2006 release of A Matter of Life and Death, there is actually maybe a bit more pressure on the band to produce something that is quality, memorable and, frankly, classic. Especially with the rumors floating around that this is Maiden’s final album, spurred even further on by the fact that Steve Harris helped write every song on the record, the pressure cooker of fan scrutiny is reaching fever pitch. And so it falls to this Angry Metal Guy to try to put all of this into some sort of context; to try to listen to my favorite band with fresh ears, and I’ve come to some realizations about the band in the process.

Iron Maiden Moons the US

Iron Maiden Moons the US

In an attempt to not re-post Blabbermouth’s news like many of the blogs out there (since yes, I, too am unfortunately tied to Blabbermouth for my news), I try to do a bit more analysis and opinion on certain things. Think of me as the pundit to your regular news hour. Anyway, I have often given Iron Maiden shit about their American tours. Now once again they’re skipping the midwest in the US for the most part, and unfortunately they’re not coming to Sweden except for the stupid Sonisphere festival which costs way too much to just see Maiden (RIP Dio.). But one of the things I’ve often complained about is Maiden’s reluctance to do new tours in the US or to play deep cuts on tours (can’t you play Alexander the Great JUST ONCE!?).

The Final Frontier Revealed!

The Final Frontier Revealed!

Well, it’s on us again. Iron Maiden fever. I have no idea whether or not there will be promo for this. I’ve already been bugging my local EMI people about this stuff, but they’ve been hiding behind a website and pretty much no contact whatsoever. But I can promise that I’ll be keeping you up to date on this whole thing. And fuck. August 16th starts Maiden-mania again. Man, this is going to be a rockin’ summer for me.