Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death [Deluxe Edition] (CD + Eddie figurine)
Q: Ranked #93 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
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- Released: November 22, 2019
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: BMG Rights Management
Rolling Stone - pp.84-863 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] has all the traits of classic Maiden: multipart epics, time changes galore and the thick clank of Steve Harris' bass."
Entertainment Weekly - p.161"[A] refresher course for anyone who's forgotten that war is hell, the Brit metal overlords' new album is strewn with gruesome references to the horrors of conflict."
Q - p.116Ranked #93 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1054 stars out of 5 -- "[C]lassic heavy metal. There's a strong progressive rock influence at work...The metal album of the year has arrived."
- 1.Different World
- 2.These Colours Don't Run
- 3.Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
- 4.The Pilgrim
- 5.The Longest Day
- 6.Out Of The Shadows
- 7.The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
- 8.For The Greater Good Of God
- 9.Lord Of Light
- 10.The Legacy
Personnel: Bruce Dickinson (vocals); Steve Harris (keyboards); Nicko McBrain (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
Recording information: Sarm West Studios, London.
Like all the best metal bands, Iron Maiden has never shied away from grandiosity in both material and presentation--"Rime of the Ancient Mariner," anyone?--and MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH follows in this same bigger-is-better tradition. From the cover art depicting tanks and skeletal soldiers to standout tracks like "These Colors Don't Run" and "For the Greater Good of God," MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH finds these elder statesmen of metal simultaneously reveling in and protesting the horrors of modern warfare and the irony of holy war. Bruce Dickinson proves once again that he is one of metal's greatest vocalists, and Kevin Shirley's no-frills production keeps the focus on the band's trademark guitar interplay. The mood is somber, but the riffs kill and the refreshingly strict 4/4 tempos keep the band close to the script that made them metal legends.
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