someone who earlier this year proclaimed that he will probably not run
around in a rock outfit for the rest of his life, everyone’s
favourite air raid siren is putting up pretences pretty well so far.
He’s still a rock god. The voice and the attitude are both
is not so unbeatable, sadly, is the lack of new, exciting ideas from
messrs. Dickinson and Z. The level of the songs rarely reaches more
than just above average. Yes, my expectations are high, I know, but
shouldn’t they be?
any measure, the songs on this album are good, but you don’t really
go “wow!” One exception is the beautiful power ballad “Kill
Devil Hill”, where recipies are tested a bit. Another is the
atmospheric “Believel”. The title track of the album is the most
powerful tune on the album – like a final statement that Bruce and
Roy are serious about being oldskool. No one ever doubted that.
fan of Maiden or Dickinson can put this CD on when you need some time
off – but it won’t make you bounce around the room like
“Accident of Birth” did when that came out and signalled Bruce’s
return to metal.
“Kill Devil Hill”, “Believel” and “Tyranny Of Souls”.