Q - 2/91
Recommended as one of the five best metal albums of 1990. "The biggest metal band in the world who have honed down their sound of classic guitar-led metal, the introduction of Hartlepool-born Janick Gers has spurred fellow guitarist Dave Murray along considerably. Suitably crunching."
This is an Enhanced CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. The Enhanced portion includes music videos for "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter."
Iron Maiden: Bruce Dickinson (vocals); Dave Murray, Janick Gers (guitar); Steve Harris (bass); Nicko McBrain (drums).
Following its greatest success yet with the concept album SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON, Iron Maiden changed out Adrian Smith for ex-Ian Gillan guitarist Janick Gers on NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING. Rumors swirled that the band was breaking up, especially when Bruce Dickinson issued a solo album, but the band re-congregated for 1990's NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING. The album marked a musical move back to the basics, as Maiden dropped the synth shadings of its previous two albums in exchange for a more guitar-driven sound. Standouts include "Holy Smoke" and "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter," as well as the album-opening "Tailgunner."