History Music / IronMaiden

14th Jun '17 10:34:22 AM erforce
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Their sound is characterized by twin guitar (later triple guitar) harmonization and galloping bass, as well as the operatic vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Their most notable songs fall into three themes: Ominous ("Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast", "[[PrimalFear Fear of the Dark]]"), historical (war songs such as "The Trooper" and "Aces High", historical events such as "Run to the Hills" and the biographical "Alexander the Great") or [[FilkSong derivative]] ("Film/TheWickerMan", "[[Myth/GreekMythology Flight of Icarus]]", "Literature/BraveNewWorld"). Also notable is the band's promotional imagery, featuring zombie [[MetalBandMascot mascot]] Eddie the Head.

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Their sound is characterized by twin guitar (later triple guitar) harmonization and galloping bass, as well as the operatic vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Their most notable songs fall into three themes: Ominous ("Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast", "[[PrimalFear Fear of the Dark]]"), historical (war songs such as "The Trooper" and "Aces High", historical events such as "Run to the Hills" and the biographical "Alexander the Great") or [[FilkSong derivative]] ("Film/TheWickerMan", ("[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]]", "[[Myth/GreekMythology Flight of Icarus]]", "Literature/BraveNewWorld"). Also notable is the band's promotional imagery, featuring zombie [[MetalBandMascot mascot]] Eddie the Head.



** "Film/TheWickerMan", about the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]].

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** "Film/TheWickerMan", "[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]]", about the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypse]].
30th May '17 1:31:01 AM BlackSwan81
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!! "SCREAM FOR ME, TV TROPES!!!"
16th May '17 3:32:03 AM BlackSwan81
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** "Moonchild" from ''Seventh Son''.

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** "Moonchild" from ''Seventh Son''. Now that's textbook evil laughter.
16th May '17 3:30:44 AM BlackSwan81
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** "Fear of the Dark" usually gets this in live shows.
16th May '17 3:26:57 AM BlackSwan81
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** "Empire of the Clouds", based on the maiden voyage of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R101 R101]]. It also closes ''The Book of Souls''. Marking three straight albums with downer endings in a row.

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** "Empire of the Clouds", based on Clouds" tells the story of the maiden voyage of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R101 R101]]. It also closes ''The Book of Souls''. Marking three straight albums with downer endings in a row.


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* EvilLaugh: Quite a few. Examples include:
** "El Dorado" from ''The Final Frontier''.
** "Moonchild" from ''Seventh Son''.
** "Caught Somewhere in Time" from ''Somewhere In Time''.
19th Apr '17 12:50:50 PM FrolloBaggins
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->''"People talk about PowerMetal, [[HeavyMetal Classic Metal]], DeathMetal, BlackMetal... But when someone asks us what kind of music we do, I say: We're the Iron [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Maiden!!!!!"''

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->''"People talk about PowerMetal, [[HeavyMetal [[TraditionalHeavyMetal Classic Metal]], DeathMetal, BlackMetal... But when someone asks us what kind of music we do, I say: We're the Iron [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Maiden!!!!!"''
9th Apr '17 3:52:38 PM dvorak
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* PrimalFear: The empnymous ''Fear of the Dark'' is about being, well, scared of the dark-or, specifically, the things that live in it...
24th Mar '17 8:00:16 AM AndyLA
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* {{Frameup}}: The narrator of "Innocent Exile" is subjected to this.
24th Mar '17 7:54:23 AM AndyLA
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Adrian Smith sings lead vocals on "Reach Out", the B-side to "Wasted Years". On a PlayedForALaughs sense, there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMOZIPvcQUY Nicko "singing" "Age of Innocence"]]. And immediately before Maiden's second ever gig, Paul Di'Anno was arrested outside the club they were due to perform in for carrying a concealed switchblade, forcing Steve to sing on the basis that he was the only one who knew all of the lyrics.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Adrian Smith sings lead vocals on "Reach Out", the B-side to "Wasted Years". On a PlayedForALaughs PlayedForLaughs sense, there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMOZIPvcQUY Nicko "singing" "Age of Innocence"]]. And immediately before Maiden's second ever gig, Paul Di'Anno was arrested outside the club they were due to perform in for carrying a concealed switchblade, forcing Steve to sing on the basis that he was the only one who knew all of the lyrics.



** He's not so much haunted by witnessing the dying victims as he becomes paranoid because he is believed to be the one who killed those two girls.



--> and it's too good to miss.

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--> and And it's too good to miss.



--> then I wouldn't exist!"
* VillainSong: See the above. Evil narrators are used in songs such as "El Dorado" (executive bordering on con man), "Moonchild" (Lucifer), "Killers" (an AxCrazy guy), and many of the WarIsHell songs.

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--> then Then I wouldn't exist!"
* VillainSong: See the above. Evil narrators are used in songs such as "El Dorado" (executive ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive bordering on con man), man]]), "Moonchild" (Lucifer), "Killers" (an AxCrazy guy), and many of the WarIsHell songs.
28th Feb '17 2:52:24 PM cjpdk
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* AndShowItToYou \ BeatStillMyHeart: Part of ''The Book of Souls artwork'' has Eddie [[https://web.archive.org/web/20160804000647/https://maidenrevelations.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/iron_maiden-the_book_of_souls-booklet.jpg doing this with his own heart.]]

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* AndShowItToYou \ BeatStillMyHeart: Part of ''The Book of Souls artwork'' Souls'' artwork has Eddie [[https://web.archive.org/web/20160804000647/https://maidenrevelations.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/iron_maiden-the_book_of_souls-booklet.jpg doing this with his own heart.]]



** TheLancer: The lead singer, both for band importance and songwriting.
** TheBigGuy: The drummer.

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** TheLancer: The lead singer, Bruce, both for band importance and songwriting.
** TheBigGuy: The drummer.Nicko.
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