Wednesday, September 16, 2015


THE BOOK OF SOULS by Iron Maiden
(Parlophone Records)

Metal icons, Iron Maiden are back with their highly anticipated new studio release, 'The Book Of Souls'. Recorded in Paris with  producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley. This is the band's first double album studio release. The the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s release. The new album has something for every Maiden fan! The gents sound amazing! Bruce Dickinson's voice sound better than ever. His phrasing and styling recalls his work on first few Iron Maiden releases yet rises in wise maturity of a well seasoned musician. Steve Harris' bass lines are galloping where they should be, twinning with the guitars where that adds power and innovative throughout.  Nicko McBrain's drumming continues to fuse rock and jazz that is extremely complex. The triple axe attack of Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gears deliver the goods in spades. The album clocks in a little over  90 minutes, a bit lengthy, but well worth it. Highlights for me would be, "Speed Of Light","The Red and The Black", " Tears Of A Clown", "Man Of Sorrows and the epic, "Empire Of The Clouds". Overall, 'Book Of Souls' is a solid release.  When so many other bands are barely putting out Heavy Metal recordings any more, Iron Maiden have put out a juggernaut of an album that I for one will be playing and enjoying for quite awhile. UP THE IRONS!- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

No comments:

Post a Comment