"Revelations" has more of a moderate tempo overall than Iron Maiden's norm, but damned if it isn't epic.
"FLYYY!! On your way! Like an eagle! Fly as high as the SUUUN!! On your way! Like an eagle! FLYY!! Touch the sun!" The Metal Scream at the end makes this an absolute classic.
"2 Minutes to Midnight". Try listening to The Iron Maidens' cover of the same song (no, that isn't a spelling mistake).note They are an all female tribute band to Iron Maiden, which, depending on your view, makes it more epic or odd.
"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.
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!"
Six words: A Matter Of Life And Death. They've even played it live in its entirety, for Eddie's sake!
"Out of the Shadows" is one of the most epic ballads in the history of ever.
"Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" is painfully epic, subverting the idea of a lengthy intro by plunging into the powerful first verse a line and a half into the song. The bridge just keeps getting more and more stirring and epic...
Can we just take the entire album as a crowning example of a band who after 35 years and 15 albums can still put out an album that's both excellent and actually tops the charts unlike many if not most of their peers?
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.