Numbers from the Beast
An All-star Tribute to Iron Maiden
Release date: October 24th 2005
Restless / Rykodisc
VME Denmark
Heavy Metal
Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
October '05

On “Numbers from the Beast” we are treated with 11 Iron Maiden tracks, by such great names as Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jon Bush (Anthrax/Armored Saint), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple/Rainbow), Ripper Owens (Judas Priest/Iced Earth) and Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) among others.  

Some of the tunes on “Numbers from the Beast” are actually pretty good, like “Wasted Years” sung by Dee Snider, “Flight of Icarus” with Ripper Owens, “Can I Play with Madness” with a superb Mark Slaughter and “The Wickerman” with such great names as Jon Bush, Jeff Duncan and Scott Ian.

Tracks like “Wrathchild” sung by former Iron Maiden man Paul Di’Anno, (I’m sorry to say this, but Paul please retire before you make a complete ass out of yourself), “Fear of the Dark” growled by Chuck Billy of Testament and “The Trooper” “sung” by Lemmy are a complete waste of time.

But all in all this is a great tribute album.  

Recommended tracks: “Wasted Years”, "Flight of Icarus” & “Can I Play with Madness”.