Awesome Music: Iron Maiden

SCREAM FOR ME, TV TROPES!!!

Note: Bruce Dickinson solo works don't have a place here.
  • From Brave New World: If you don't get pumped up by "The Wicker Man"'s opening riff, you might wanna check your pulse.
    • "Blood Brothers". A beautiful ballad.
    • I ONLY DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!
    • "The Nomad". Begins with one of Iron Maiden's greatest Epic Riffs, and only gets better from there.
    • OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET!! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE!! Repeat FOREVER!
    • "The Mercenary". The beginning of the second verse is just that awesome!
    • "The Thin Line Between Love and Hate" is the most uniquely perfect song they have ever written. Epic mid-tempo intro, then Bruce comes in with possibly his greatest ever vocal performance (including some truly beautiful vocal harmonies in the verse). Then we have the first epic chorus, then a whole bunch of Davey solos, then the SECOND epic chorus, and minds are completely blown the world over. Follow that up with some more solos, a bridge featuring at least 5 guitars playing in harmony and one of the most epic slow melodies ever performed by any band at 6:44, and you have a song that manages to remain uniquely brilliant and unrepetitive for 8 minutes.
  • Dance of Death still has awesome music.
    • The pinnacle of their epicness, even more so than "Hallowed Be Thy Name", would be "No More Lies".
    • To quote the DVD Death On The Road: "Wherever you are from, wherever you're going to... welcome... to the Dance... of Death" (Cue epicness of the title song)
    • Two great songs named after foreign places: the sadly never played live "Montségur" and "Paschendale", which even got a proper stage translation.
    • "Journeyman" is just beautiful.
    • Hard to find many songs as catchy as "New Frontier". "Out beyond the new frontier / Playing god without mercy without fear / Create a beast made a man without a soul / Is it worth the risk a war of god and man"
    • "You tell me WEEEE can stop the rain! You tell me THAAAT we all can change! You tell WEEEE can find something to wash the tears away!"
  • Pretty much the whole The Book of Souls album is 92 minutes of pure, undistilled awesome. Hell, it needs its own page. Every song on this album is an absolute masterpiece!
    • "If Eternity Should Fail". Steve was absolutely right to nab it from Bruce's planned solo record. Opening with squelchy synths, tramples into a catchy mid-tempo beat, amazing tempo changes, and beautiful spoken word outro.
    • "Speed of Light". Five years without any new material from Maiden, four successful years of touring and cancer horror surrounding Bruce Dickinson later, and Maiden come ripping back onto the scene in August 2015 with a brand new song that boisters out of the speakers with a sense of urgency not seen since theDance of Death era, cowbell and a beastly scream from Bruce, tasty riffs abounds, mean as fuck drumming and some of the best production in years.
    • "The Red And The Black". At 13 minutes long and a total Ear Worm throughout, this song just begs to be played live.
    • "The Great Unknown". So dreamy, creepy, and beautiful.
    • The title track. Most beautiful Metal song ever.
    • "Tears Of A Clown". Maiden's salute to the late Robin Williams with a great message and a really cool riff in the beginning.
    • "Shadows Of The Valley". Sure, the opening riff sounds very similar to "Wasted Years", but when the song kicks in, you are getting some great stuff.
    • "The Man Of Sorrows" Very somber and some very bluesy riffs make this a great cut off the album.
    • DEATH OR GLORY! IT'S ALL THE SAME! DEATH OR GLORY! THE PRICE OF FAME!
    • "When the River Runs Deep" is Maiden's punchiest track since the 80s. Seriously.
    • "Empire of the Clouds". Bruce's finest hour, 18 minutes of sheer beauty, realized only by Maiden, and not a second too long. First ever pairings of piano and strings and horns for Maiden, beautiful lyrics about the R101, and just consistently stunning throughout. A serious contender for the best Maiden song of all time. That riff at the 7 minute mark? That is morse code for S.O.S being played with guitars! Seriously, that has to be one of the most amazing things ever done in a metal song.
  • Which is the best way to finish this entry. Everything Iron Maiden have done since day one has been awesome and we should be lucky to have such a great band who have entertained us to the same quality for so long. We should also mention that their guitar harmonies were the inspiration for Power Metal and the fact that Metallica, Megadeth, and Lady Gaga are followers of them among others.