Two things I must say about this one. First, it's a very good example of heavy metal from the late 70s early 80s. Second, I hate heavy metal from the late 70s early 80s.
Doubtlessly one of heavy metal's all-time most influential albums (with this release, Iron Maiden helped Judas Priest to plant the seeds for speed, thrash, and progressive metal.) It's also one of the finest debuts ever recorded by any band in the history of heavy metal. The band's vocals would become more memorable and expansive on later releases (especially after Bruce Dickinson replaced Paul Di'anno as singer in 1982), but musically, Iron Maiden were in top form on this 1980 album. There's just so much to enjoy on every one of these songs, and man, do they rock! They're fast, exciting, catchy, and super infectious. From front to back, this disc has palpable energy, irresistible hooks, impressive guitar work (including wailing solos) from Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton, prominent bass notes, and bouncy, toe-tapping drum beats galore!
Finally a metal album on this thing, but it's the crappy end of maiden. The first album is alright, there are a few good songs on it but the singing is shithouse. Still, even the crappy end of maiden is pretty good. The guitar and bass is fuckin great, and Transylvania is one hell of a tune. 4/5.
Guitar masturbation with a touch of prog
Iron Maiden’s brutal debut is a classic. It’s just raw energy captured in 8 tracks of brilliance.
Arguably the better of the two Di’Anno albums and a reliable ‘go to’ album that will always deliver the goods. Running Free, Phantom of the Opera and Iron Maiden are still highlights in any Maiden set. N.B. Paul Di’Anno is just a bit of a twat
Very raw Iron Maiden. Some songs really stood out but yeah solid 3.5
Not quite the personality of the later Maiden, but you can hear them slowly developing their signature style. Great rock album!
Man I have been so wrong in my assumptions of Iron Maiden for way too long after listening to this album. Perhaps it’s the hideous character used in all their art work or the millions of 80’s tragic bogan followers but I had always viewed their music the same as a lot of average metal from the same era. These tracks are so much more defined and ‘musical’ than expected. The fact I can also hear where early Metallica gained their inspiration also gives this album a huge amount of credit and respect. Never judge a book by it’s horrible cover art. 4 Stars!
Up the Irons! Definitely a bigger fan of Bruce’s output with the band but still some great songs on here
Prowler is a great opening track and made me immediately rethink Iron Maiden. The drums on Running Free are gloooorious; the sheer rock and roll release that is Phantom of the Opera defines classic rock. The whole album does, if I could bottle classic rock for someone this is it. I'm not a huge Iron Maiden fan but the musicality and muscularity of this album is nothing if not hugely impressive.
It’s always a shock loading up some Iron Maiden and not getting Bruce on the mic, but this record holds its own as a debut. The biggest draw is the playing; top notch across the board. Even Paul bring his on style that really feels his own. I see why this really ushered in NWOBHM. The biggest drawbacks here are the production and songwriting. The rawness really makes it sound more thin than aggressive; not fitting for their style IMO. And while the songwriting isn’t bad per se, it doesn’t reach the heights that many of their later masterpieces showcase.
ну бля. соррян, господа митолизды, но почти ничего в душе не затронуло (хотя как раз к айрон мейдену я как-то всегда более благосклонно относился, чем к дичи типа слейера или мегадефа). Альбом 80-го года, конечно навевает мысли, что дохуя новаторство для своего времени, но как учил мудрец «Важно ли глядеть на груду кирпичей, когда построен пиздатый дом? Да не очень». Но для адекватности отбросил оценку звучания, ибо все понимаю, в 80м году вероятно ещё слабое представление имели о том, как должна тяжелая музыка звучать. А по композиторству ну что сказать... довольно дрочево, как по мне. Риффаков эпохальных не завезли, разве что чистый перебор в третьей песне звучит как что-то вневременное. И вообще баллады хорошие, обе. Не прям топ-10, но приятные, вокалист чутко так воет, аж яички холодеют немного. Помимо них ещё первую песню можно назвать хайлайтом — неплохая мелодия, вокал отрывистый и маломузыкальный, но для жанра норм. Ничем не обоснованные замедления я, скрипя зубами, стерпел, тоже вроде особенность. Но дальше, блен... Ну вторая песня вообще худшая на альбоме, вероятно. Запомнилась только одна припевная фраза и звуки сирены (банально пиздец, но опять же делаем скидку на время, спасибо что хоть отрывки из новостей не вставили). Потом Ранинг Фри — ну это совсем хуета. За всю песню мы слышим её название 32 раза (если условно считать заикания «айми раннинг... айм раннинг»). Я ебал, сука, айм ранинг фри, е, айм ранинг фри... Здесь даже рифмы нет! Фу блять, фу нахуй. В Фантоме Оперы есть зачатки годноты, но основа трека — бессмысленная дрочь с очень условным развитием, больше похоже на гитарные упражнения. Ещё и театральщина какая-то, которой фанатом никогда не был. Ну и вокал на манер армейской кричалки чет совсем аппетит отбивает. В Трансильвании какие-то шведские фолк-мотивы, как будто инфламес слушаю альбом, конечно, опередил самих инфламес на 10 лет, но всё же в плане нордического фолка я скорее доверюсь им по праву рождения, здесь же не то чтобы напрягает... просто какой-то несерьёзностью сразу веет. Я вообще довольно негативно к фолку отношусь, как по мне его надо максимально аккуратно эксплуатировать, чтобы не вышло какой-то банальной хуйни, убивающей всю эпичность но в целом трек не то чтобы плохой, просто хуй не возбуждает Ну дальше там проходняк какой-то, и заканчивается все кавером на Whenever Wherever Шакиры. Ход, безусловно, смелый и уважабельный, но текст зря изменили, какая-то влажная кровавая фантазия... ну цэ немного слишком для меня, кринж же. В целом не говно, конечно, просто дистиллированный митол — не моё, по всей видимости, плюс такой старый. Должное отдать могу, поэтому сойдусь на оценке чуть больше середняковой, 6/10.
I honestly wanted to hate this but it wasn't so bad and I actually liked a couple songs
Can we just look at the cover and make comments on that? I don't think I've ever heard this entire album. Through a long backward lens it sounds like an amalgam of Motorhead (although less badass), Deep Purple (although less talented), and Status Quo. Yes, Status Quo: There are in fact little bits of high-energy boogie in here. Can't help but feel that with the timing, Rob Reiner had to have been aware of Iron Maiden when he made "This Is Spinal Tap" over the next couple of years. (Released in '84) Not that the film was all about just I.M., but the genre was definitely hitting its fix-your-hair-and-crank-everything-to-11 stride after a slow build all during the 70s. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
So this is the band from those hoodies (you know the ones) they are black, have an album cover on the front and and stink of B.O. I guess if your into iron maiden then you are into IRON MAIDEN because every song is the same.
It’s hard to not prefer the Bruce fronted band but the first two albums kick so much ass too. Great songs that they still play live like Running Free and Ofc Iron Maiden is just a testament to how timeless this album is
ja vad ska man säga. en odödlig jävla klassiker. man får en tår i ögat när man tänker på clive burr på trummorna.
Even without ol Bruce-y boy, they sure as shit set the tone for all their music to come. The confidence in their foundations is exemplified very well.
I'm cool with Iron Maiden
Really nice throwback to the younger power metal years. Loved it...
Qua heavy metal komt er niks boven Iron Maiden, en dan ook nog eens dit legendarische album met Paul
Really good songs and most of them were first hearings
This is perfect
One of my favorite albums so far with plenty of songs I have added to my regular playlists. Prowler and Phantom of the Opera especially hit home with me.
Когда меня просили назвать 5 альбомов, чтобы въехать в митол, я среди прочих называл этот. Да и ща бы назвал, наверное. Даже несмотря на осознание ностальгии. Стив Харрис вроде говорил, что мол первый альбом ты пишешь всю жизнь, а второй - когда скажет лейбл. Если бы у Iron Maiden вышел только этот альбом, его уже можно было бы считать нехуёвым делом жизни, в самто деле. Prowler врывается, своей энергией будто открывая новую эпоху роцка и митола, 80-е. Объединяя в себе черты пунка и существовавшего хард-роцка с митолом прокладывает путь всей последующей митольной годноте, спид-митолу, трэш-митолу и иже с ними. Sanctuary звучит немного инородно, слишком прямолинейно, роцк-н-ролльно шоль, митолу не хватат. Не особо мудрено, что трек был присобачен к альбому лишь опосля, а отродясь являлся синглом. Remember Tomorrow разъёбывает просто своей прогрессивной структурой, разнообразными и гармонично сплетёнными партиями и переходами. Хуки просто за яйца цепляют. Running Free звучит как марш, как гимн. Лаконичный и красивый. Даже фрагменты, где просто удары ту, ту-ду, ту-ду ту-ду не напрягают. Вокальная партия - просто блядоход. Phantom of the Opera... то, как я хотел бы видеть прог-митол тех лет. Или арт-митол, не ебёт. Хотел бы побольше такого, чтобы там агрессивные моменты менялись мелодичными и немного шутливыми, это всё отдавало нотками классической музыки, да ещё соляки заставляли позабыть, что вообще-то тут и вокалист есть, менялся доминантный инструмент, они друг друга поддерживали и развивали мотив, не уходя далеко от изначальной темы, и чтобы это было одновременно и доступно, и комплексно, как 2112 от Rush... но подобного саунда, сука, почти больше то и нет! Ни в последующем творчестве Iron Maiden, ни в чьём-либо ещё. Разве что проблесками в качестве отдельных треков, инструменталы Метлы чем-то подобным веют. Transylvania - сильнейший инструментальный трек, балдёжные темы, балдёжные партии, балдёжная структура, разнообразный, энергичный, красивый. Кайфово переходит в следующюю композиуцию. Strange World если врубить левому, он задумается над тем, митол ли это. Впрочем, на то они и баллады. Эта может показаться немного наивной и прямолинейной. Я всё же полагаю, что в меру. Всё на месте, мелодишно, красиво. Charlotte The Harlot уводит баланс альбома назад к пунку и хард-роцку, для разнообразия норм трек, но, как и Sanctuary, выкинь - хуже бы не стало особо. Iron Maiden. Ну в этом треке прекрасно всё, название, наличие в соответствующем альбоме, исполнение одноимённой группой. Барабанны, гитары, вокальные партии, соляки, переходы. Главный мотив разъёбывает, простой, запоминающий и мелодичный. Конец трека прекрасно обрамляет и весь альбом. Фух, выдохнул. Ну бля, это было охуенно. Уж вуз три года, как закончил, а до сих пор альбом школьного времени щеновий восторг вызывает. На самом деле, как никакой другой альбом Iron Maiden, несмотря на то, что главный фронтмен, Брюс Дикинсон, ещё даже не пришёл. Пол Ди’Анно меньше на себя одеяло перетягивал, от него больше веяло молодостью и энергией, а от Дикинсона больше театральщиной будет веять. Всё же с высоты прожитых лет дебютник могу назвать любимейшим альбомом в дискографии Iron Maiden. Продуманный, лаконичный, мелодичный, разнообразный, запоминающийся. Тупа эталон пиздатого музла. И вроде бы въехал в него изначально быстро, а до сих пор не отпускает. Вот чего-то подобного и ждал от списка 1001 альбомов. А этого, сука, не завозят. Была бы воля, поставил 10 из 5, тупо чтоб когда остальные мой энтузиазм не разделят, средняя вышла бы пиздатой всё равно. Ну да ладно, похуй, просто буду морально готов, что пятёр боле не будэ. Главное, что я сам вроде пояснил, чё по чём.
De Facto 1980 rock/metal Lots of tempo/timing/mood changes
Classic metal album. Really does everything I want an 80s metal album to do.
Okay, as a hater of heavy metal in general, I am surprisingly in love with this music. Cheerful and energetic shit.
-Something about 'Prowler" -"Remember tomorrow" is a pretty cool ballad-type song -"Running Free" is a great, anthemic-type song. Great to, like, chant along to -"Charlotte the Harlot" is a great jam, and the vocal rhythm of the chorus is pretty cool -"Iron Maiden" from "Iron Maiden" by "Iron Maiden" -Great bass that is pretty high in the mix for metal across the whole album -Whole album is great
Tal vez es muy obvio darle cinco estrellas, pero en verdad creo que, especialmente para ser un debut, es un discazo. Y tan es así que a la fecha la banda sigue tocando casi en cada concierto 4 de esas rolas. Estoy seguro que hay discos posteriores de Maiden que me gustan más, pero eso no le quita mérito a este que deja muy claro que buscaban un sonido y un estilo que hasta la fecha nadie tenía y aquí ponen los cimientos para eso.
Gran disco debut de una de las bandas líderes del NWOBHM lleno de energía y poder. 8 canciones, 37 minutos, contundente y sin miramientos como un batazo a la cabeza. Suben y bajan de velocidad cuando es requerido y lo hacen excelentemente. Discazo necesario de escuchar al menos una vez en la vida si uno presume o pretende conocer de metal en general. Songs: Running Free, Transylvania, Iron Maiden, Phantom of the Opera.
perfection!!! A true metal classic!!
Another stone cold classic
Álbum de estreia da banda. Lendo sobra a obra, vi que é admirado até hoje por misturar a transgressão do rock progressivo com a intensidade do heavy metal de maneira única. Vale a pena demais ouvir.
I know its unfair cause im already a fan, but 5
A fantastic album very entertaining from start to finish and a bunch of really good songs
Fantastic album. Can definitely see the influence that they expand on in later albums.
It is exactly what you expect it to be!
Iron Maiden's powerhouse debut quickly establishes them as heavy metal gods.
Damn this is so good. I've never heard this album before, and clearly I've been missing out.
a nEWwwww StraagNNGE Worllld!!
Kinda up and down but overall a fun album
Lots of awesome loud drums and guitars, vegan hippie pacifists will hate it!
this was good.
Take them to the Iron Maiden... Excellent!
Enjoyed this one. Not enough that I’m going to explore the rest of their catalog but was good to head bob along to
Thoroughly enjoyable. Mad guitar solos and what not.
Damn. Do I like Iron Maiden?
I was already a fan of Iron Maiden so I really enjoyed the album. However, none of the songs really wowed me.
I liked it? I guess I'm on the positive side of neutral. I liked some songs more than others.
Yeah It's Iron Maiden and I like Iron Maiden. This is what they do. Nothing special in here to elevate it to 5 but a great CD none the less
Just some rock n roll. Nothing wrong with that. Less metal than I was expecting. I wasn't familiar with their super early stuff. Lots of fun!
You can't argue with a classic.
Kann man schon gut weghören :-)
I like Iron Maiden since my teenage years, but to my own shame, I never listened to all songs from this first album. It's a great thing how much these songs sound fresh comparing with more recent Maiden songs. It looks like a great 2021 metal album. Absolutely a great album!
Actually really enjoyed this one. Good music to do shit to.
Interesting to listen to a groups early work! Enjoyed it.
I'm surprised that I like it as well as I do. Had I been 10 years younger when it came out, I probably would have owned it. It's not my style, but it's pretty good. I listened to it twice.
Solid metal, especially 40 years old. Clear influence on Metallica and Slash. Swings and rocks. Great musicians.
Really good, but left me wanting to listen to the albums featuring Bryce Dickinson after! Still a good listen though, I had never listened to this album, just Prowler.
Great metal album
Not too shabby. Not to my taste but not bad at all :)
8 tracks and 39mins of pure metal brilliance. For a debut metal album they show incredible range and are clearly incredibly talented musicians and accomplished at creating rich and complex arrangements. Prowler, Iron Maiden, Running Free, Strange World and of course the spectacular Phantom of the Opera. Maybe a couple of missteps (Charlotte the Harlot) and I was never a bog fan of Remember Tomorrow but overall a fantastic album
1. 6.5/10 2. 7/10 3. 7/10 4. 8/10 5. 8/10 6. 9/10 DAMN 7. 6.5/10 8. i don't remember
Excellent debut which perfectly captures the essence of early Iron Maiden, a mix of punk rock energy and prog rock stylings without the over indulgence. The musicianship and writing is top notch whilst Di’Anno’s vocal range and quality is integral, so much more than a proto-Dickinson. A massively influential heavy metal album.
Really solid debut from one of the best and most legendary Heavy Metal bands of all time.
This is not as heavy as I would have imagined. Production value seems light. More like hard rock than metal. Oh god the screaming. You know, this isn't *awful*. I could have seen my younger self listening to this maybe in my screamo days. This is kind of like classic rock screamo. I ended up liking this a hell of a lot more than I thought I would. Not what I thought they'd sound like. I'm really glad I listened to it.
not their best but still an excellent album
Planting seeds of the greatness to come. Prowler is one of their best tracks ever In my opinion.
First time I actually listened to Iron Maiden and I really liked it!
Sure there’s better. But this is Maiden.
I liked more than I expected to. Surprising / decidedly good. Also kinda reminds me of Bowie for some reason (could imagine Bowie vocals on top sometimes)
War doch gar nicht so schlimm wir vermutet. Völlig schlimmeren Metall erwartet, aber einen verspielten Rock bekommen. Die bekloppte Bass Kaskade von „Transylvania“ kriegt einen Extrapunkt. Überhaupt irgendwie voll reifer Songs. Geläuterte 3.5
Eddie's an absolute lad isn't he? I enjoyed this way more than I was expecting to, I thought we were in for much more guitar wankery. It's a lot more classic hard rock, as opposed to metal, than I was anticipating. Very good.
Eddie's an absolute lad isn't he? I enjoyed this way more than I was expecting to, I thought we were in for much more guitar wankery. It's a lot more classic hard rock, as opposed to metal, than I was anticipating. Very good.
This was a riot!
Me gustó así en general. Por ahí escuché un guiño a (¿de?) Papa Roach, aunque puede ser mi sobre interpretación de siempre
Fuckin Maiden BRO!
it’s been a full week now and of course it comes back around to metal my expectations were really low I don’t really like metal, especially the Iron Maiden songs I’ve heard in the past but this album was actually pretty good I really liked the first two songs Prowler and Remember Tomorrow the next three songs Running Free, Phantom of the Opera and Transylvania not so much I mean track four had some nice bits in the middle but overall not really for me that transition from Transylvania to Strange World tho, track six is really good I like my rock progressive, I will eat up any art rock shit you throw at me, whether it’s King Crimson or Steve Hackett, Godspeed You! Black Demon or Silver Mt. Zion I just really love that kind of stuff, and I felt parts of that in this album I’d say Remember Tomorrow was my favorite song. It had a nice intro, decent hook and nice, compatible vocals the song really worked well for me close second is Strange World, also really nice and fairly proggy the two finals songs after that don’t I didn’t really love either anyway, really fun album, a few songs that were less than great but I thought that there was something to enjoy from every song and tracks 1, 2 and 6 were are really awesome I’ll give it an 8/10 I really liked it, it was really cool I doubt I’ll ever listen to any other Iron Maiden (unless it shows up on here) but I’m glad I listened to this album
I rock with iron maiden now
I remember thinking this was a massive sound when I first heard this in the 80s. Sadly It’s a lot thinner sounding than I remember, but the songwriting, melodic guitars, tempo changes, and pure energy ensure it remains a classic for me.
- songs on here are probably going become popular soon on tiktok - heavy metal is not really my thing but … so far prowler seems fire - hope after listening to this album i don’t get a headache - since there from the uk minus one star jkkk
Thought Iron Maiden were just a singles band, actually really enjoyed this. 4.3
Liked this a lot more than I expected.
Not my fave Maiden album by a long shot, but still a cracker.
Surprisingly excellent. Loved the harmonized guitar solos.
Honestly I didn't find anything extremely special about this album. It was kind of just like another rock/metal band. The guitar solos were good and the singing wasn't too annoying.
Growing up my brother listened to a lot of Iron Maiden, but I never really go into it. I regret that because this is so much more awesome than I thought. The instrumentals in particular are super good.
Something I know about myself is that classic metal can often sound "tinny" for me. That being said, I like the raw feel of this debut and think that there are excellent performers at work.
Later they became better
Developed an affinity for Iron Maiden after a particularly good My One Track Mind episode. I like this earlier, more raw incarnation of the band.
Heavy metal de los Maiden. Ningún megahit.
Uhhh that was awesome.
I wonder what the Iron Maiden boys think about the whiny song about being a teenage dirtbag. I figure that they partly think they're above it and partly think it's pretty cool to be name-checked like that. Best track: Iron Maiden
I didn't expect to like this one, but I actually quite enjoyed it. Didn't hurt that I was angry while listening to it, which somehow works well. Fave track: Transylvania
Iron maiden is so crisp, I love the song Trooper though It's not on this album. I was happy to hear songs like "phantom".
There’s a lot of mediocre rock that came out of the 80s but man Iron Maiden isn’t one of them. Their guitar is insane. Phantom of the Opera is so cool
Guitars are great throughout. Transylvania was an awesome jam.
I really like this, but I don’t think I love it. Skilful without showing off. Progressive but not pretentious. Intricate yet still accessible. Hard as fuck but not like offensively aggressive. I just can’t remember what any of the songs go like?
Iron Maiden were already pretty naff by the time i came across them as a child. But I never got around to listening to this. I can imagine situations where this might be just the soundtrack I want/need/can't get enough of
LE METALE!!! Prefs: Prowler, Sanctuary, Running Free, Phantom of the Opera, Iron Maiden Moins pref: Strange World
Wow, the first Iron Maiden album. It's definitely not their best (in particular regarding vocals), but it's still pretty solid. I really liked Strange World and Phantom Of The Opera was pretty good too. This might honestly be more of a 3 than a 4. But, well, the nostalgia factor.
Had already heard a couple of songs in this album and liked them but didn't find any others that particularly stood out to me during a full listen.
go on have a 4 and a bottle of newky brown
Surprised I haven't really listened to any Iron Maiden before, this is good fun
Interestingly enough there were tons of solos across the album. Not as much singing as I had expected. Not bad though, typical metal. 7/10.
Finally some more metal! I enjoy their later stuff a bit more, but a good jamming album. 4
Heavy metal de los Maiden. Ningún megahit. Un 4.
This is from 1980? Wow. I'm actually pretty surprised by this. I've never paid any attention to Iron Maiden - and to be fair I absolutely will not after this - but I was surprised at how punky it is. I was expecting heavy metal, and there is definitely notes of Deep Purple in this - but I was not expecting punk. And there's oodles of it. The drumming is actually pretty swing too. I mean, this album has to get 5 stars because it's both influential and I quite enjoyed it. But does it inspire me to listen to more Iron Maiden? Nope.
The riffs are surprisingly catchy. B-Side is a bit weaker but it's still all very solid. Shoutouts to Phantom of the Opera which is probably the best IM song.
My heart sank when I saw this come up... heavy metal?! I'm not going to lime heavy metal!! But... the music is actually pretty compelling, thrusting bass riffs a guitar solos a plenty. A revelation!
I really love listening to early metal, which I would not have predicted even a few years ago. This album has a lot of the elements of what will come in the future for metal embedded in it, but it also has a lot of elements of 70s rock in it. It feels like a very transitional album, one that clarifies the roots of the metal genre 4/5
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Nautinnollista ja hauskaa kitarointia, tuntuu että äijillä ollu kivaa levyä tehdessä. 4/5
Uu! Monen kaverini mielestä tää on nimenomaan paras Meirenin levy! Itse olen enemmän Dickinsonin aikakauden kasvatti. Mut onhan tää tiukka NWOBHM-levy! Ei siitä pääse mihinkään. Ai saatana onhan toi viiminen, nimikkobiisi aivan älytöntä kohkausta. 4/5
un bon premier album. Paul Diano fait bien la job et PHantom est ma préférée depuis toujours presque de Maiden donc j'ai un partie prit. On est plus loin du Maiden Dickinson, ca sonne un peu plus punk parfois, mais c'est très bon. 4.25
Solid although they definitely hit their full stride later.
As a huge metal head, I've never really actually got on with Iron Maiden. This ones ok
This kind of early metal is the only good metal
good rock album.
Really good! Actually a lot more varied than I was expecting, this album flew by.
Das hat Spaß gemacht. Ein gelungener Erstling.
Bättre än när Bruce sjunger iallafall!
Iron Maiden sounding like Iron Maiden albeit rougher about the edges.
I didn't mind it, but wow heavy metal isn't really very heavy, is it
I never have really listened to Iron Maiden until now, but I was under the assumption that they were a "harder" or more aggressive band, but this album does not give me that impression.
The fact that heavy metal is called heavy metal continues to confuse me. Iron Maide is good at it I suppose. Wish the 9-track version was on streaming. Don't really get it, but was a fun listen. Satisfying song lengths.
It was okay. I liked some of the guitar work on the longer songs. 3.5
Pleasantly surprised. This was their first album and, whilst still hard rock, there was restraint and control here. Can’t fully get behind the genre still, but stronger than I thought it would be and I’m still thinking of some of the tracks the next day.
Kovaa rockia vaikkakin orkesterilta löytyy parempiakin levyjä
Bit disappointed as I expected more based on the name and their legacy. It wasn't bad however I found it in-between sounds, not really being either and thus kinda average
As I told Nathaniel, I heard inspiration in this album for the later-to-come Tenacious D. Very rock n roll for the 80s and beyond era. Made me want to smash a guitar into a TV and then light the curtains on fire.
pleasent . noice almost . but nothing popping out
Interesting to see the genesis of the band. It's okay.
Production is rough even for early 80s metal but there are some really good songs on this. Probably falls out of my top 3 prime Maiden records, though.
Pretty cool as far as metal bands go, the way they play on different riffs and transition to very different sounds makes me think of classical music.
Not a huge fan of metal, but this at least was not screaming.
Good to start with something I wouldn't normally listen to. Not really my thing but did find myself enjoying it. Strange World was probably favourite track. Listened in a few sittings as I was doing other things
1. Strong opening track, vocals are pretty nice. Reminds me a bit of Schism by Tool. Goes ham at 1:45. 2. Opening riff is really cool. Cool bassline. 3. Drums and bass are so good. 4. Overall rhythm of the track is really cool, I like how the main riff follows the lyrics. 5. Not bad. 6. Song overall is amazing, I love the bass a lot and guitar with weird effects. Favorite on the entire album. 7. Riff is nice, so is the bass. 8. Pretty cool, really liked the riffs.
I now understand jack black's origin story. Objectively very musically talented first album
Pretty hardcore, brah. Strange world surprisingly chill
Surprisingly Queen-like, I enjoyed it.
It was ok....
Buen disco, Buena banda, siempre quise ir a uno de sus conciertos en su avión privado con escenario. Su cerveza aguanta también jaja
No es lo mío pero es una bandota cómo no.
Not as good as the Dickinson-era when it comes to vocals. The production could use a bit more base, some of the songs feel a bit flat. Overall pretty good.
Not as heavy as I expected considering Black Sabbath came 10 years before. Pretty good
That was fun. Again? Nah.
Not really my style of music, but it turned out to be very good music for focusing!
Great stuff - Had no idea they were such amazing musicians.
best goed, maar iets te hardrock naar mijn smaak
As I said yesterday - this was enjoyable and FUNNY. Men taking themselves seriously but actually singing in funny voices with mad over the top guitar solos. It was a great start to the day though
I'm more of a Judas Priest guy, but I enjoyed it enough. First track got me into it, then the first ballad was alright. Think it fell apart with that Phantom of the Opera one.
I’ve listened to tons of bands that have named Maiden as an influence, and have never listened to them myself. It was like I knew what was going to happen next every step of the way. Also, Tenacious D could easily re-record this album and I don’t think anyone would notice.
i can see why people love it. I guess Its just not pulling me in very much
1980, heavy metal, nicht ganz mein Ding aber geht ganz gut
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Wow, this was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting! I think I’ve avoided IM because of their album covers, and by the time they came out in ’80, metal was so in my rearview mirror. After listening, over the last few weeks, to quite a few talented singer-songwriters with hopeless voices, it’s good to hear Di'Anno’s raspy voice. The guitar riffs are cliched, but the songs have energy and the 2 proggy-balads are nice. I can see the youths going crazy for this. A solid 5 out of 10.
3.2 - Solid elements of speed metal, maybe mashed through an Atari filter. Definitely corny at parts, esp. "Charlotte the Harlot." Shredding guitars throughout, which overall make this a righteous affair.
Pierwsze moje zderzenie z zelazna dziewica, bo jedyne co widzialem wczesniej, to ze kazdy szanujacy sie kuc musi miec przynajmniej jedna koszulke z takim szkieletorem mumiowym, ktore wlasnie zdobia okladki ironow, a wiec spodziewalem sie darcia ryja, napierdalania w gitary na lubu dubu, ale nie zastalem tego, pozytywne zaskoczenie wokalem jaki zastalem, gitarki nie sa maltretowane, nie wiem jak to sie nazywa, ze tak szybko brzkadaja te gitarki, ale mozna bylo uslyszec wlasnie takie klasyczne brzdakanie, sa takze wolniejsze kawalki, prawie ze ballady jak u czornego sabata, chociaz takie ciezkie brzmienia nie sa moim gatunkiem muzycznym, to nie bawiem sie zle sluchajac albumika, na plejke leci strange world oraz prowler
"Prowler" Heavy. Guitars with interesting double-lead harmonies. Definitely sounds dated, but you hear the nucleus of a sound that defined the new wave of British Metal. Can see how they influenced early Def Leppard. The Drums are killer. Double-kick. Can hear the Geezer Butler inspired bass-lines clearly. "Remember Tomorrow" is good. Interesting changes in tempo and mood. "Running Free" Groovy. Production is sparse, but the drums are driving. Got those strong Thin Lizzy-eque guitars. The lyrics aren't much to write home about. He's runnin' free yeah. He's runnin free. "Phantom of the Opera" Cool how the verse melody matches the guitar riff. Interesting rhythmically and melodically. Ooh, I like this change that starts with "Keep your distance..." The changes make it almost proggy. [Overall ,the production is tinny and thin. Could do with more mid to low end] "Transylvania" Interesting instrumental with the trademark harmony leads on guitars. "Strange World" I like the arpeggios in the intro. The lead guitar over the top is fluid and strong. Like it. Definitely hear a Genesis "Musical Box" influence on this. Has some similarity in feel to a lot of Nursery Cryme. "Charlotte the Harlotte" This is a manly rock song. Almost self-parody. Spinal Tap. "Iron Maiden" An eponymous song. Like "Black Sabbath".
This is not my thing at all, but I can sort of see the appeal. Honestly I thought it would be harder to listen to than it was. Perhaps the instrumentals would be more enjoyable without the vocals?
Lot's of headbanging going on with this one. What can I say, Iron Maiden rips.
Nor bad, but not great. Not what expected.
Pretty solid metal album. Rocks hard. I still like Bruce as a vocalist for this band better, but this is definetly a good start for them!
I enjoyed this more than I expected, I liked the drama of it! Sometimes the guitar solos did go on a little bit too long for me. It's funny, I would never have thought I'd like listening to Iron Maiden.
Great fun to listen to.
Good sounds, just not my style
Riffs at various times reminded me of Metallica’s black album, Green Day dookie, and System of a Down. Some songs fun but got a little boring. Was probably more exciting when it came out in its own era.
G - 3.5 - Great riff and vocals but bit repetitive. B - 3.5 - at first thought it was weird not to have Bruce's vocals but actually pretty good.
A somewhat punk-y debut from the heavy metal legends. Di’Anno isn’t my cup of tea but he gives a real punk edge to a good part of the album. The rest of the band shred through with gusto, and overall the music here is pretty great.
Better than I expected. Wouldn’t say I ever listen again but I have a new respect for Iron Maiden
Well this one surprised.me. this is so far removed from what I was listening to in 1980. But I enjoyed it. I think because the guitar wakety was left to a minimum replaced by beautiful 2 guitar interplay. The singing was restrained and the playing was of course skillfull without being too showy. 3.5 🌟
Not sure what i'll make of this. At least albums were short in those days! "Prowler" - like it more than Korn, at least. More melodic quite enjoying, not as nasty as the imagery suggests is should be - some tunes in there. "Remember Tomorrow" "Running Free" "Phantom of the Opera" - dragged a bit. "Transylvania" (instrumental) - didn't notice this really. "Strange World": almost a nice song strummy, although the sinigng isn't amazing, of course. "Charlotte the Harlot" - a bit silly. "Iron Maiden" - silly again.
Not the greatest Maiden album, but decent for its time
teeter totters just on the right side of cheesey. less comedy than most the maiden stuff i've heard. its made me have the realisation that i'm slowly becoming the middle aged metal man in the pub. I'm basically a pair of stonewashed jeans away.
Give me Bruce every day
It's hard to imagine that Iron Maiden goes back to 1980 with their debut album. This borders between the iconic British hard rock sound that was emerging from Europe and what would eventually become the sound of later 80s and 90s Heavy Metal. This album is a great little time capsule piece.
Not something that I'm likely to listen to a lot, but it definitely rocks.
Punk, metal and prog all combined - awesome. It includes Phantom of the opera, running free, iron maiden and prowler. Great debut, but not perfect - 3.75
Iron Maiden are hugely popular. They don’t need to add me as a fan. Good luck to ‘em.
Enjoyed this. Phantom of the Opera slapped heavy.
Not for me. Too many notes. But the technique is impressive.
Metal classic - actual score 3.5
No va a ser popular la calificación pero en mi opinión no solo no está entre los mejores discos de Maiden, sino que, a pesar de tener un par de canciones fuertes que perdurarían, como que todavía le falta forma y muy a pesar de algunos en mi opinión la banda no fue sí misma realmente hasta que Dickinson llegó, es elemento clave de lo que hace Maiden a Maiden. No es un mal disco, sienta cierto precedente pero habiendo tantos discos realmente emblemáticos, poner este como uno que "debes" escuchar se me hace una exageración. Simplemente checando de manera rápida, tienen 17 discos de estudio... conté 8 discos que se me hacen mejores que este, incluyendo el que salió este año. Curiosidad histórica, tiene Phantom of the Opera, Transilvanya y Iron Maiden... ni cerca de los mejores de la banda ni necesario. Espero que habrá más Maiden, de ser predecibles será Number of the Beast, pero incluso así... este lugar estaría mucho mejor ocupado por Powerslave, Peace of Mind o tantos otros.
Interesting album, vocals not my thing. Good solid metal riffs
Awesome raw force. Decent songwriting overall with one or two killer hits. One or two quite original songs, with some dope "loose" riffs that are pretty fun to ride alongside
Had some interesting moments. Felt kinda cheesy at times. Overall okay, but I don't think I'll listen to it again.
Some songs seemed harder rock, some more classic. Overall an interesting album that I should revisit to pick a favorite or two.
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I was hesitant but I liked this. Spirited metal and - like all good music - it has secret pop roots. As well, I spent too long lolzing at the title "Charlotte the Harlot". It wasn't even the best track - that was probably "Phantom of the Opera" which was pleasingly epic but at a reasonable seven minutes. This is a great example of a band that absolutely excels in their genre. And by excels I mean rocks.
Can't really get into this much, has that cheesy wankery that I almost roll my eyes at. Iconic though.
Sounds like wankery to me. I can tolerate it but I don't love it, or even like it that much.
Ist ganz nice, aber nicht so mein style
It's not Bruce, but it's not terrible.
Hard rock album that feels like it started the bands leaning more metal than the anthem rock. Several songs are filled with instrumentals. The album as a whole doesn’t really appeal to me but it has talent. 5.5/10
Enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. I didn't realise it wasn't Bruce Dickinson though, shows how much I know
Ripping album but sounded a little weird and flat.
I feel like I can hear the genuine influence this album had on Jack Black lol. Especially on the first track, always makes me laugh when I hear some of the inspiration from Tenacious D. I wonder if Their self titled album or Pick of Destiny will show. At the very least all I can do is hope ya know?
Some of these early metal albums pretty good, not much far away from Black sabbath
Not a fan, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. The instrumentals were fine, so the less vocals the better. The sound was rawer than I expected, more of a punk feel, which is a good thing.
A garage-rock cover band of their future selves, with Dickinson trying to sound like Rob Halford.
Solid 80s rock!
Karaoke night at the local pub. Creative writing class elective in High School. A cover band at the state fair. I worked for a couple of years in the early 1980s at a pizza parlor in Gainesville, FL, and was fortunate enough to often share a shift with a metal head named Kevin. He adored the Maiden. But probably not this particular one. Bruce Dickinson took over the vocalist’s duties beginning with their third LP, 'The Number of the Beast,' and THAT’s the Maiden he loved; and, the only one with which I’m familiar anyway. This one? Hmmm. Sounds more like Kiss, with Gene Simmons on lead vocals. I also felt an early Alice Coopery kind of vibe going on in ‘Remember.’ ‘Cept Alice sings better. The final and title track, ‘Iron Maiden’ sounded a bit Thin Lizzy. ‘Cept Phil Lynott sings way better. ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ the track I liked best, had some nice time changes back and forth from 4/4 to 3/4, and great instrumental work, reminiscent of early Rush. ‘Cept Geddy Lee sings better, and higher. And ‘Sanctuary’ had that same is-it-punk-or-is-it-metal fusion that always defined Motorhead, and their lead vocalist/bassist, the late Lemmy. Finally, someone Paul Di’Anno sings better than. So, there’s that. And then there’s the lyrics. I mean, ‘Charlotte the Harlot,’ really? Pretty rudimentary, both thematically, and rhythmically. The way I’m certain I rhymed when I wrote songs as a teenager. And to be fair, that was probably Maiden’s target audience back then anyway. (As a side, these lyrics reveal how gifted other poets from Dylan to Nas truly are.) Musically, Maiden’s already cooking. They just needed a little more time in the oven. Play that 3rd LP and see for yourself. That’s the Maiden that’ll satisfy your appetite for metal. Hey, sometimes a band’s debut LP is terrific. Unfortunately, Maiden’s is just ok. I’ve heard worse.
The songs were pretty good. This is not the band's best album.
Good album. Nothing too special but a fairly easy intro to metal for somebody that hasn't really listen to metal before.
I saw Iron Maiden 3 times, but only ever with the original lead singer; Paul Di'anno. Brilliant live and, as this album shows, semi-punk before degenerating into run of the mill heavy metal. Okay, lyrically immature at times and definitely of it's time ("Charlotte the Harlot" for example) but it's still great.
Better for not having Dickinson on it but the sexism was hard to stomach.
Reminds me of 80s 8-bit video game soundtracks for some strange reason. Expected it to sound harder and heavier than it does for a band with the name Iron Maiden. Reckon that’s partly due to the production, which lets the album down somewhat. Still it’s got ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ on it which is one of the great hard rock/metal songs of all time, so it’s not all bad.
I was dreading this but it’s less than 40 minutes so it’s ok, this is the way metal should be published
Number of the beast was better
Pretty good, from before metal got too up it's own ass in the 80s
Mejor de lo que esperaba. Con recuerdos de sonido punk pero heavy al fin y al cabo. Nunca me gustó ese sonido en esta época pero ahora me ha parecido interesante. Tengo que escuchar más Iron Maiden.
I never have really listened to Iron Maiden 'til now. I like some of the music here but it's not enough to make me wanna listen to them. Favourite tracks from the album: Strange World Charlotte the Harolt
I mean we all look like the guy on the cover after the last 2 years
Bueno, no está mal. Un 3. Transylvania y Phantom of the Opera.
Not my favorite album of theirs but they are quintessential 80s rock/metal. Great band with a lot of classic songs.
Not their best, not their worst
Better than expected. 3/5
Oh, iron maiden self titled debut album! I think I listen to this later at the gym. OK, this is hard rock and it’s not Bruce Dickinson it’s actually not that good.
I don't think I've ever heard an Iron Maiden song... I like it. 80s glam metal rock is more my vibe than the other types of 80s rock. Damn that guitar riff in Prowler....
Not crazy about it, but I definitely enjoyed it more than I expected from the album cover. 5/10
I see the influence this album has, but it's not really my thing. I did like a couple of songs though even so.
Kasarin perusmetallit ei oo erityisesti mun makuun, mutta tää on ehkä vähän keskimääräistä parempaa. Solid lätty ja b-puolen instrufiilistelyt kiva ylläri. 3/5.
Ihan jees revitteylä, mutta tuntuu että nää kaikki biisit on vaan kämäsiä variaatioita trooperista. Ja sitten siellä on pari ihme pehmistelykohtaa, mitä helvettiä. Ehkä se mua ärsyttää iron maidenissa että sieltä löytyy lyhyitä pätkiä missä on kunnon hyvää meininkiä, mutta kokonaisuutena ne aina lässähtää. Mutta ehkä tää oli kokonaisuutena ihan mukiinmenevä kuitenkin, siitä hyvästä kolmonen kakkosen sijaan.
Ekki uppáhalds Maidenplatan, en ágæt þó.
First entire Iron Maiden album I have listened to. It was OK, but not enough that I would consider going back for more
Not nearly as traumatic as I thought it would be. I'm usually totally adverse to Iron Maiden, they're too shrieky for me, both vocally and musically. This is a decent album though, and barely a shriek to be found.
6/10. Better than expected, but not memorable
I really expected to give this at least a solid 4. Unfortunately, it's just not quite there. There's nothing terribly wrong with the album. It's relatively fun and energetic even if all the tracks sort of run together. The biggest issue is that there are no hits. They got a vibe but no bangers. Much like Led Zeppelin's first album, you can feel the shape of things to come. The seeds of "Number of the Beast" are here but, with this freshman album, they're just not quite there yet.
I know this is blasphemy to some, but I feel like this is an average album by an average band. I'm just not impressed. My bad yo.
This album was okay...decent for a first album from a band that was integral in shaping and defining the sound of 80s metal. I can see where this album was setting the stage for greatness to come in the form of their more renowned albums. Overall though, it didn't wow me.
this album generator has made me realize i'm a fan of heavy metal, but this album didn’t impress me, really. it certainly wasn’t bad but it was just good, not great or amazing. the guitar work is easily the best part about this album! everywhere i turned, the guitar sounds were beautiful and heavy! the guitar definitely delved into the progressive genre but i loved it.
Not bad. Cover art 4/5
Pretty boring compared to later Maiden - the ingredients were all there but they haven’t figured out how to bake the right cake yet.
Better than I was expecting. More punk and rock that theatrical metal.
I used to think Iron Maiden were largely overrated and pretty boring, so I have been avoiding listening to them for 15 years. After listening to this I now I think they are boring and largely overrated. Maybe in 1980 this would have been cool? Or maybe it would have just been faster than everything else.
Fun, this would be good snowboarding music I think. Seems like a grey wintery day kind of music. I enjoyed this but ultimately find it a little forgettable.
Going 2 wish there was a 2.5 option. Not quite a 3.
Before Bruce Dickinson.
The guys can shred, but it isn't really my cup of tea
Not as shouty as I thought
Didn't grab me.
Not bad, but not my bag. Nice to put my luscious locks to good use with some head banging. \m/
I guess I'm glad I heard the original Iron Maiden pre-Bruce Dickinson. Interesting to hear the punk influence.
Previously I only knew this band through teenage dirtbag. Now I know they are legit but not my bag.
Not their best.
Buenos riffs. Meh
This type of Heavy Metal does nothing for me at all. Just sounds so basic and soulless.
Wow, that was a lot of guitar. Could tell that this was early on and they were still trying to figure out this whole metal sound. Good basics, but needed more depth. Not my jam, but it wasn't terrible.
i don't know what it will take to get me there...
I always thought I liked heavy metal. I'm fond of Sabbath and Deep Purple, the granddaddies of the genre. I treasure the two Ozzy albums with Randy Rhoads. I'm a big fan of the 90s bands that drew from metal, like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Smashing Pumpkins. But since I started reviewing the 1001 albums, I'm finding out that I actually don't like metal that much. It isn't that Iron Maiden's album is bad, exactly. The musicianship is competent. Vocalist Paul Di'Anno, in spite of the shade that's thrown at him in comparison with Bruce Dickinson, is a perfectly fine vocalist. It's a blessing that there are sections to these songs, changes in tempo, etc. But for me, all of it doesn't add up to much. The guitar leads are too straightforward and vanilla for me. The arrangements are busy but not all that creative IMO. I think it's sad that metal had advanced so little since its inception. This is pretty standard headbanging. At least it's better than that album cover. Yikes! 2.5/5
Ödes Rumpelhumpel und einer macht dazu so schnell er kann. Bin froh, dass das rum ist. Respektiere aber jede*n für die/denn das irgendwie was Jugenderinnerungen zu tun hat. Gameboy wäre vielleicht nicht schlecht gewesen stattdessen.
It may have been remarkable when it came out but it didn't age well. I didn't find any song that was even that great.
Não gosto de metal
Never really liked Iron Maiden
Non proprio il gionro dell' heavy metal, da riascoltare con calma
It was okay.
I liked that it was short, and little else beyond that
Charlotte the Harlotte is a certified bop I must say
a couple songs sound like crush 40. there are also slower songs that are boring and make me wish i was listening to the crush 40 ones lol. i don't like the guys voice at all.
Fand ich ziemlich uninteressant. Nicht mal die Stimme des Sängers nervte wie erwartet, da - TIL - Bruce Dickinson da noch nicht dabei war.
I don't think I've heard a complete track from Iron Maiden. I've seen a lot of posters and album covers. Some tracks were passable. A couple I definitely didn't like - I think there was an attempt at too much drama for me. There was a lot from this album that reminded me of the Argentinian band Rata Blanca. Iron Maiden sounds like they were a big influence on Rata Blanca's 'Magos, Espadas y Rosas', which came out 10 years after 'Iron Maiden'.
Just not my music
Meh. Not for me, don't like heavy metal.
Got two songs in. Oof. Bruce Dickinson really helped the band
OK, it wasn't the noise overload I expected, no paracetemol needed, and I recognise the talent, but my brains just not wired to enjoy this, sorry.
Like these guys actually but not really my taste musically
Too instrumental, while also being boring, for me. Songs weren't even that long but still dragged on. Just nothing to hook onto to. Highlight Tracks: 1, 4 (minus the middle), 8
Another major band from my youth that somehow I missed at the time. Honestly have no idea how I missed them given that I was into similar-sounding bands in my teens, and I remember seeing Iron Maiden t-shirts (especially the variety very much in favor back then, the 3/4-length baseball style) everywhere for years. So, long windup to say this is my first listen, or at least the first listen of which I am consciously aware. I was surprised to find relatively approachable. By that I mean I always associated them with the speedy hard-driving version of heavy metal, but because I've heard decades of that music in the years that followed this album, this album sounded less angry and dissonant than I expected. I have a feeling that had I listened to this when it debuted, I would definitely have had a different reaction. Although I don't listen to very much metal, I know there are some really great bands in that genre, and these guys write and play very well. It's not something I imagine I'll come back to, but that's just personal taste. The album art is hilarious.
No thank you.
Metal, hard rock bweih
Not their best album, by far, but the start of an hegemony. Plus, the musicians are nothing short of spectacular in their abilities.
I liked this! Less heavy metal than I expected... which was a good thing. Really appreciated the lack of extreme screaming and yelling.
This generator is forcing me to listen to albums I would not ordinarily listen to. I won't be rushing back to this one.
Nice rock album but not one I would revisit
Not too memorable. 5-6/10
Thought i'd dislike it more but it was ok. Weird not hearing Bruce Dickinson's voice
Seriously? With all the great albums in the overall metal genre, you'd have to include *two* Iron Maiden records on the list? This one (the first one) is not even the fully-formed version of this band Maidenheads and other old fans are so crazy about, but it's still kitschy enough to be mocked by mostly everyone else (save a few songs that are strangely slower than usual). Not exactly a win-win situation here... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: more than 900, I've temporarily lost count here Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: approximately a half so far (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: a quarter Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): the last quarter (including this one)
80’er rock/metal, tempofyldt, gritty
Not a fan of the genre
80s metal ain't really my vibe...If Wheatus asked me to go the Iron Maiden gig on Friday, I wouldn't even say maybe
1001 forces you to listen to records that you'd never willingly subject yourself to. I've never actually listened to Iron Maiden in my life and I'm happy to say I didn't miss anything. I can handle some metal, but this is just Pop Metal with some corny guitar riffs in a formulaic style. Meh.
This is the sort of music that would come on Kerrang! when I was 14 and I'd switch to Scuzz. It's repetitive, boring and predictable - and that's coming from someone who listens to and actually enjoys Techno music. I also hate the scary people they use on their album art. For what was meant to be the golden age of vinyl artwork they really shat the bed on this one.
Its of no artistic value whatsoever. A little white guy moaning about the plight of the little white guy.
je comprends pas la hype autour de ce groupe
No Bruce. No interest.
Några bra låtar. Inte deras bästa album om man säger så. Helt OK.
Nope, don't like it.
a bit samey
The song “Strange World” is reminiscent of Pink Floyd. Less metal-y than expected.
No Dickinsons, weird vocals, no bangers. Still fun. 3.5*