IRON MAIDEN — The Number Of The Beast (review)

IRON MAIDEN — The Number Of The Beast album cover Album · 1982 · NWoBHM Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Iron Maiden-The Number of the Beast

Even though Number of the Beast wasn't a complete departure from the style and lyrics put in place on the first two albums, You can still hear changes in Maiden's sound. More of an epic sound is heard here, displayed in songs like 'Children of the Damned' and closer 'Hallowed By Thy Name'. Number of the Beast also gave birth to some Iron Maiden classics such as 'Run to the Hills' and the title track.

Even though the songs 'Gangland' and 'The Prisoner' wouldn't sound too out of place on one of their previous albums, the songs I mentioned earlier are a sign of a slight change in sound. 'Run to the Hills' is of course a classic metal anthem.

Overall, The Number of the Beast is the first in a long line of flawless albums by Maiden and is essential to any metal collection. Even though not my favorite Maiden album, it's still a great album to be introduced to Iron Maiden.

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