History Music / IronMaiden

7th Jul '16 9:28:07 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* NothingIsScarier: "The Great Unknown" utilizes the second variant to great effect. It just builds and bulds and builds and the minute you think it's gonna explode into one more big chorus... it just goes back to the calm, eerie, creepy intro and then just ends. And it is ''creepy''.
17th Jun '16 7:26:21 PM gewunomox
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Unfortunately, from this point onwards, the things weren't going so well for the band. Adrian Smith left the band due to CreativeDifferences (although it was in good terms, it was just that he wanted to play in a softer mood than that one of Maiden) and he was replaced by Janick Gers, who played in the band White Spirit, and with Fish (former singer of Marillion) and [[DeepPurple Ian Gillan]] before Bruce Dickinson brought him as guitarist of his solo career. The follow-up to ''Seventh..'', ''No Prayer for the Dying'', was considered inferior to the former albums, despite having the band's first #1 hit. ("Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter") The follow-up, ''Fear of the Dark'', charted in #1, but after it, Bruce Dickinson left the band.

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Unfortunately, from this point onwards, the things weren't going so well for the band. Adrian Smith left the band due to CreativeDifferences (although it was in good terms, it was just that he wanted to play in a softer mood than that one of Maiden) and he was replaced by Janick Gers, who played in the band White Spirit, and with Fish (former singer of Marillion) and [[DeepPurple [[Music/DeepPurple Ian Gillan]] before Bruce Dickinson brought him as guitarist of his solo career. The follow-up to ''Seventh..'', ''No Prayer for the Dying'', was considered inferior to the former albums, despite having the band's first #1 hit. ("Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter") The follow-up, ''Fear of the Dark'', charted in #1, but after it, Bruce Dickinson left the band.
7th Jun '16 7:07:29 PM Doug86
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* WorldWarI ("Paschendale") and WorldWarII ("Aces High", "Tailgunner", "The Longest Day")

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* WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI ("Paschendale") and WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ("Aces High", "Tailgunner", "The Longest Day")
22nd May '16 12:51:59 PM CassandraLeo
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* ProgressiveMetal: Their music borders on this at times, especially on ''Seventh Son of a Seventh Son'', ''A Matter of Life and Death'', and ''The Book of Souls'', as well as epics from other albums like "Powerslave", "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "To Tame a Land", and "Hallowed Be Thy Name". Depending upon your definition of the style they will probably either qualify as one of the first genuine examples of the genre or as an UrExample instead. It's probably worth noting that Music/DreamTheater covered the album ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' in its entirety, to give an example of Maiden's prog credentials.
15th May '16 10:38:31 AM igordebraga
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* AbortedArc: ''The Book of Souls'' starts with a song Bruce had written for a solo ConceptAlbum, "If Eternity Should Fail". Thus the [[SpokenWordInMusic spoken outro]] introducing two characters is setup for a plot that doesn't continue - Bruce even asked Steve if he should cut it, but the bandleader felt it fit the album's themes and mood.



** TheLancer: Dave

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** TheLancer: DaveBruce (and the other singers)



** TheHeart: Bruce

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** TheHeart: BruceDave (to the point that while composing, the other two guitarists relegate any extra solos to him!)



* DarkIsNotEvil: Their music is undeniably dark, but the band members themselves are pretty decent people for the most part, and they always portray the terrible topics in their songs as genuinely terrible, so there's never any sense that EvilIsCool.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Their In an inversion of ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic, their music is undeniably dark, but the band members themselves are pretty decent people for the most part, and they always portray the terrible topics in their songs as genuinely terrible, so there's never any sense that EvilIsCool.



* {{Revival}}: Three tours in TheTurnOfTheMillennium, "The Early Days" (only songs from the first four albums, and a EarthShatteringPoster taken directly from the ''Piece of Mind'' tour), "Somewhere Back in Time" (besides "Fear of the Dark", only '80s songs, plus an Egyptian ''Powerslave''-like stage which also had references to the two albums that followed), and "Maiden England" (stage and set-list inspired by the eponymous live album, recorded during the ''Seventh Son'' tour)

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* {{Revival}}: Three tours in TheTurnOfTheMillennium, the TurnOfTheMillennium \ TheNewTens, "The Early Days" (only songs from the first four albums, and a EarthShatteringPoster taken directly from the ''Piece of Mind'' tour), "Somewhere Back in Time" (besides "Fear of the Dark", only '80s songs, plus an Egyptian ''Powerslave''-like stage which also had references to the two albums that followed), and "Maiden England" (stage and set-list inspired by the eponymous live album, recorded during the ''Seventh Son'' tour)
10th May '16 4:21:52 PM Cantido
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* OldMediaAreEvil: ''When the Wild Wind Blows'' is a loose deconstruction of a 1982 comic of the same name. An elderly couple obsessed with the end of the world based on what they see on TV, and commit suicide during what they think is Doomsday, but is actually just an ordinary earthquake.

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* OldMediaAreEvil: ''When the Wild Wind Blows'' is a loose deconstruction of a 1982 comic of the same name. An elderly couple is obsessed with the end of the world based on what they see on TV, and commit suicide during what they think is Doomsday, but is actually just an ordinary earthquake.
10th May '16 4:21:01 PM Cantido
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* OldMediaAreEvil: ''When the Wild Wind Blows'' is a loose deconstruction of a 1982 comic of the same name. An elderly couple obsessed with the end of the world based on what they see on TV, and commit suicide during what they think is Doomsday, but is actually just an ordinary earthquake.
8th May '16 5:30:36 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* BloodKnight: "The Mercenary" from ''Brave New World (2000)''.
7th May '16 9:33:45 AM cjpdk
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** ''The Book of Souls'' has "The Red and the Black" (13:33), "The Book of Souls" (10:27), and "Empire of the Clouds" ('''18:01'''). In fact, no songs are below 5 minutes.[[note:Though "Tears of a Clown" misses that by one second.]]

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** ''The Book of Souls'' has "The Red and the Black" (13:33), "The Book of Souls" (10:27), and "Empire of the Clouds" ('''18:01'''). In fact, no songs are below 5 minutes.[[note:Though [[note]]Though "Tears of a Clown" misses that by one second.]][[/note]]
27th Apr '16 3:09:04 AM aye_amber
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** Likewise, a previous 2-D to 3-D jump, ''[[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/8/6/386.jpg The X-Factor]]'' (though not hand-drawn to CGI, but hand-drawn to statue) was not well received.

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** Likewise, a previous 2-D to 3-D jump, ''[[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/8/6/386.''[[http://i.imgur.com/bmWWHCV.jpg The X-Factor]]'' (though not hand-drawn to CGI, but hand-drawn to statue) was not well received.
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