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Decent Compilation, But Lacking A LOT Of Material - 62%

NecroWraith, July 19th, 2007

Iron Maiden have always been one of my favorite bands of all time. However, I would HIGHLY recommend getting their full discography [perhaps excluding the Blaze releases] instead of a Best-Of album. 62 points? Quite low for a Maiden album? Let me explain...

First of all, let me start off by saying every song on this album is great. That's not an issue. However, it is clear to see that the track on this album were selected in only one way: the two highest-ranking singles from each of their albums. Of course, a LOT is missing....

Here is just a short list of songs that I realized were not on the album, just at a short glance. I'm sure there are millions more:

Murders Of The Rue Morgue
Purgatory
Can I Play With Madness
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Powerslave
Dream Of Mirrors
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Stranger In A Strange Land

and most importantly, my FAVORITE Maiden song of all time....

WHERE IS HALLOWED BE THY NAME?!

So why the low score? As I said, this compilation is decent, but only features two songs off of each CD, guaranteeing that a huge number of classic tunes are lost. If you want to start off listening to Maiden, get Number Of The Beast or Killers. Hell, get their full discography. Because if you stick merely to this compilation, you won't know the true metal legends that are Maiden.

-Marcin C.