When I fired this up I was thinking that if I had to pick one Maiden album to put on the list I don’t know that this is the one I’d go with. By the end of it I realized I was out of my goddamn mind. “Gangland” and “Invaders” aren’t favorites, but song for song it’s hard to argue with how melodically successful of an album this is for the band. (Or any band?) It ENDS with “Hallowed Be Thy Name” for ball’s sake, and every second of this record sounds better than most metal albums ever. I love it. The first show they play in South America after the pandemic is going to result in more pregnancies than a sperm bank.
No mystery where Jack Black gets his metal voice inspiration from... although the vocals gets a bit irritating like a mini drone constantly hovering around. Guitar solos are pretty damn good. Would’ve been great to see live in the day. Pretty clear why Iron Maiden didn’t get a lot of airtime in our house while growing up 👹😈
This one time - for a dare - I knelt down next to the exhaust on a powerful sports car while the driver stepped on the accelerator and generated maximum revs. It was very loud. However, aside from being distressed by the volume I wouldn't say if it was pleasant or unpleasant as there was no discernible variation in the noise. It just bore through me.
Absolute classic, brings me back to my angsty years. So much energy, the epitome of Iron Maiden's sound
One of my favorite albums of all time. Gangland and invaders aren't the best but everything else is awesome. I just got speakers for my turntable, ill listen to this one after work on that
One of my favourite hard rock albums ever - the musicianship, relatively raw production, and punctuated with two of the biggest hits of the genre: "Number of the Beast" and "Run to the Hills" - have made this a frequent listen for me for decades (although as a little kid I was a little scared of Number of the Beast :D....). This was the first Maiden album that put them into the stratosphere, introducing new vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Iron Maiden is probably not everyone's cup of tea so to speak, so if this early metal platter seems a turnoff, please start with "Run to the Hills" to appreciate the songwriting and musicianship. What initially attracted me to Maiden wasn't necessarily the volume and power but the strong sense of melody atop it all, something they'd perfect throughout the next 3 albums. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "The Prisoner" are the other standouts here. 9/10, only thing keeping this from perfection is a slightly weaker first half (side 1) but overall this is an all-time classic.
The melodies and counter melody play with guitar and bass are awesome. Beautiful voice, good feeling. Fun music. Run to the Hills got me hooked on Iron Maiden.
Simply a masterpiece in metal. Great vocals, classic production, harmonized solos, and catchy choruses to take it to the extra star.
Though some moments on The Number of the Beast are clearly stronger than others, the album as a whole represented a high-water mark for heavy metal, striking a balance between accessible melodicism and challenging technique and intensity. Everything fell into place for Iron Maiden here at exactly the right time, and the result certainly ranks among the top five most essential heavy metal albums ever recorded. A cornerstone of the genre.
Ah, to be thirteen. To start wearing Lynx obsessively and masturbate for whole weekends at a time. And, of course, to own one's first Iron Maiden album. But then, at 15 you feel your first breast and try pot for the first time, so Iron Maiden loses its lustre. Of course, if neither happens, one unfortunately gets stuck on Iron Maiden and metal for the rest of one's days, and such a limited scape is no basis for a life's music. So yeah, I had cassettes of Iron Maiden, Killers, Piece of Mind and The Number of the Beast aged 13. But at 14, I got into The Doors and rediscovered my childhood love of punk, so Iron Maiden felt embarrassing in their juvenile appeal. So, I had real trepidation when Iron Maiden popped up. And I liked it. Juvenile appeal still appeals, and one occasionally yearns for Satanism, sci-fi references and songs about women with big boobies. Of course, one's diet shouldn't consist solely of ice ceam and Monster Munch, and too much Iron Maiden can be bad for one's appetite. Remember kids: if you find yourself falling asleep on the sofa at 4am clutching a three-quarters-empty bottle of Strongbow while the tenth episode that night of Red Dwarf blares from the telly, you've had a bit too much Iron Maiden.
About as smart as you’d expect from a band called Iron Maiden with a singer called Bruce. And yet, there’s room in this world for big dumb fun, and a band with a zombie mascot. I enjoyed it.
3 🌟. Really tough for a heavy metal album to score above a 3 for me. This has elements that I like. The drumming is excellent but the songs are all basically the same formula and the vocals are technically good but the style is off putting for me. So it's a good heavy metal album but not an album I'll ever want to give a 2nd listen to
The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden (1982) I remember when this record was released in 1982 that it caused quite a stir among conservative moralizers (such as myself), prompting boycotts of retailers and protests featuring album burnings. But I don’t remember ever paying attention to the lyrics. I seem to recall resting content that the album title and cover art were provocative enough to warrant its destruction, as in “I don’t need to listen to this trash to recognize that it comes directly from the Devil.” Now I’m in my mid-sixties, and it’s time to admit I was wrong. The ‘message’ of this album is not blasphemous; it does not promote Satanism; it is not obscene; it is not hateful; it is not threatening; it is not anti-Christian. Indeed, the only song that treats of the theme of devil worship (the title track “The Number of the Beast”) is somewhat ambivalent, giving a sympathetic view in the fourth verse and third chorus, but counterbalanced by fear and active opposition to the satanic in the remainder of the song—kind of like what one would expect when the apocalypse actually arrives, no? One could charitably interpret the song as setting forth the voices of a protagonist and an antagonist, without resolution. The rest of the album deals with themes of: (1) Viking incursions in England (“Invaders”) (2) Two (very excellent) British sci-fi movies of the early 60s (“Children of the Damned”) (3) A (very excellent) British TV spy-psy-sci-fi thriller (“The Prisoner”) (4) A plea for a woman to leave her life of prostitution (“22 Acacia Avenue”), (5) European American genocide Native Americans (“Run to the Hills”) (6) The horrors of gang violence (“Gangland”) (7) The psychological terror of a man condemned to die (“Hallowed Be Thy Name”) Anyone who is generally, indiscriminately, and piously indignant at themes of suffering and violence hasn’t read the Bible lately. The only thing morally objectionable about these lyrics is their sinfully low quality. Words like ‘trite’, ‘shallow’, ‘vacuous’, ‘cartoonish’, and ‘derivative’ come to mind. Let’s not dwell on it. It’s just bad poetry. The ‘message’ does not offend against the Good or the True; it only offends against the Beautiful. Now the music is dark, energetic, driving, heavy, scary, wild, elaborate, and creative. It’s done well, especially for 1982. Maybe the compositions are unduly repetitive, but they are all suitable for the lyrical themes—like a sonic expression of the banality of evil. Pity if there’s no room for that in one’s world view. 3/5
Not a bad album by any means, but still has all the things I don't like about metal: repetitive riffs, lack of a musical narrative, overwrought lyrics about how tortured the whiny white boy is. Best song: Run to the Hills. Worst song: Gangland.
klockers, första albumet med bruce.
Fuckin Maiden BRO!
one of the best ever made
Absolute banger of an album. One of the greatest from Iron Maiden for sure
Run to the Hills is the best metal vocal ever.
Perfect rock album.
Excellent! So muhc energy on the track
Back to old times
muahahahahahaha oh hell yea. gosh the bass line on Invaders is just everywhere. Goddamn even two songs in you can tell this is one of the best black metal albums ever made. Number Of The Beast still kicks the most ass.
What can I say? It's Number of the goddamn Beast by Iron fucking Maiden. Five stars, and I'd give it another five if I could!
Nunca había escuchado un disco de estos mens. Está bien chistoso, no paré de reír. Pero también es muy emocionante y divertidísimo. Esto debe ser increíble en vivo.
Need I say more?
One of the best rock albums ever, not surprised it's on the list and a regular listen for me since I was really young!
A classic and one I own. good to listen again
I really like Iron Maiden. Interesting that the Powerslave Album wasn't picked for this, since it is the more common choice I guess. Anyways, up the Irons!
Sorry but I cannot be objective about ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL BAND OF ALL TIME!!!!
This one of the true classic metal albums, top 5 of all time to be sure. Bruce Dickinson's voice is amazing, with a range few can match. The sound is intense but the musicianship is undeniable. Fave songs: Children of the Damned, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name
What an album. Hallowed by thy name is such a legendary song.
This one shreds! Great metal without trying too hard and still great music. And every song hits! Incredible album. Hallowed, Run to the Hills, and Prisoner were standouts, but zero skips. Immediately listened a second time.
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this particularly but it was awesome. Was considering 5 stars but the last track tipped it over the edge. Used on Jamie Thomas’ section on Toy Machine - Welcome to Hell. 🤘😝
666!!! THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!! One of my all-time favorite metal albums, so badass
Great old-school metal, this album is a classic. Run to the Hills is such a perfect song and this album is filled with great tunes. It's Metal but it's got a real craftsmanship to how it's all put together.
This a quintessential metal album that everybody needs to hear. Great stuff from start to finish.
it's not really my music, but I really enjoyed this album!
Best album de Maiden et top métal 5/5
Love this….. the maiden in their heyday! Rocking it!!
a timeless classic of heavy rock/metal. didn't need to listen to it as i already love it, but enjoyed listening anyway :) hallowed be thy name is one of the best heavy rock songs of all time
Invaders, title track, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name. good shit! Another one I've heard of for decades but never put on.
Hi ha clàssics i clàssics. Aquest és dels de veritat. Punt d'inflexió de la NWOBHM, del heavy metal en general, i porta d'entrada al génere de milions de joves. Un cop hi entres... ja no hi ha marxa enrera. I aquest és una de les millors empentes per creuar la porta que es pot trobar
This was a really good album. I had never listened to the full album before, but after this listen I can safely say I would listen to this album again and again.
This album was awesome. Super great guitar parts and super creative songs and vocals. Incredibly iconic.
Ba wi wi wewww, ba wa wa wewwww. Is it possible to listen to this album and not find another layer to love about it? A taste I am grateful for having taken the time to acquire.
First time listening to Iron Maiden. I was surprised. I liked almost every track. I might listen to more albums.
Bringing back that rock and roll!!
Alles aan dit album klopt gewoonweg. Bruce Dickinson is een fantastisch zanger, en de nummers zijn erg goed opgebouwd.
Such a solid and highly influential metal album. There's a reason why critics, metalheads, and even general music fans call this one of the greatest metal albums of all time. If I did have to criticise something, I'd agree that Gangland isn't as well written as most the other tracks on there (thankfully it's right before Hallowed Be Thy Name which is phenomenal)
-Pretty slick riff in-between lines in the chorus in "Invaders" -Great drum intro on "Gangland" -"Children of the Damned," "22 Acacia Avenue," and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" are absolute bangers -"The Number of the Beast" and "Run to the Hills" are probably up there in my favorite tracks of all time. Truly incredible songs. Incredible storytelling, intensity, and raw power -Obvioualy the riffs and singing are legendary, but the drumming is incredible, especially on "Run to the Hills" and the reverse cymbals to end "Hallowed Be Thy Name" if I remember correctly. Also the bass is quite strong and has some great riffs, especially for a metal album
Gli Iron Maiden hanno un'immagine di "METALLARI PESANTI™", ma in realtà le loro canzoni sono di un classico Hard Rock. La differenza particolare a mio avviso la fanno la caratteristica voce del cantante, le copertine degli album e i testi gotici. Ok sì, di Metal c'è anche quella tendenza a inutili virtuosismi (devo dire qui molto ben bilanciata). The number of the beast è spettacolare, brividi e una carica pazzesca. Le 4 precedenti offrono un crescendo verso questa canzone. La seguente 'Run to the Hills' è forse anche meglio, con il plus del testo. 'Gangland' e soprattutto 'hallowed by the name', anche se non sono al livello delle precedenti, mantengono un certo mood simile e molto cool. 5 stelle, facile.
Not my personal favorite Maiden album, but it is certainly a beast (pun intended) and it's number is 5. Up the irons.
Already heard this album, very good. No bad songs on this one!
Had this album years ago and it was in heavy rotation along with Motley Crue. Still holds up
Probably more of a 4.25 album, but it gets bonus points for MAIDEN! and then I round it up.
I should have checked this out earlier in my life. Best track: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Todo un disco de heavy-rock con guitarras aplastantes y auténticos temazos. Espectacular voz y temas muy cañeros
02/12/22 Fucking awesome. Absolute 5-stars from start to finish. Loved this album!
De største sangene trekker opp, de andre var helt greie
Woe to you, oh earth and sea, for Maiden sent this beast with rock!
Great band, great album
Dumb fun metal music. Emphasis on fun.
You just can't to wrong. Beating drums, heavy rifts and pure energy in the vocals. Just amazing
These boys really are the cat's pajamas
Мне очень понравилось. Неожиданно мелодично.
thank god they had Bruce
Awesome hard rock album, insane guitar solos and incredible vocal performance. RUN TO THE HIIIIILS
Hard album, love Rock / Metal with grand melodic singing backing it. Standout Tracks: Children of the Damned, The Prisoner, 22 Acacia Avenue, Gangland, Hallowed Be Thy Name
Higher tempo suits them better. Last two tracks drag a bit.
Great album because it's saved by side b
Plenty of bangers. Only prevented from being a 5 by the vocals. Just not my thing.
Good early metal album the diction is clear some of the songs a bit meh but a few great ones.
Very much enjoyed this album. Love the 80's rock. This was softer than the Anthrax album. Included great hits like run for the hills and children of the damned.
Cool album. Amazing bass playing. Not my type of music normally but this album rocks
A classic, and love this album. Rocks all the way through.
Jee, kikkeliheviä! En ole enää mikään suuri maidenfani, mutta kyllähän tämä pitkästä aikaa potkii semikovaa. Levyn edellisestä kuuntelusta onkin vierähtänyt ehkä vajaa 20 vuotta. Riittävän pienissä annoksissa nautinnollista kamaa, mutta jos tätä joutuisi enemmänkin kuuntelemaan niin alkaisi maistua puulta suurella todennäköisyydellä.
Solid classic rock album. I have never listened to it all the way through though and I am glad I did
muito menos farofa do que eu imaginava
Not surprisingly, this album also rips!
RUNNNNNNNNNNN TOOOOOOO THEEEEEEEEEE HILLLLLLLLSSSSSSS
Enjoyed this one! Could see myself running to this album
Enjoyed this waaay more than expected. Really fun, catchy, 80s hard rock, loud, thrashy, not too much guitar wanking. Great drums and bass lines. Can hear the influence on hardcore punk and thrash I listened to a lot as a teenager. But 80s hard rock vocals will always sound cheesy to me. Run to the hills is 5* 🤘🤘🤘
Oh baby, a triple! Triple six, that is. I started playing this without looking at the tracklist and thought "I don't know if I've ever really listened to Iron Maiden," but this has two of their most classic hits that I know and love: the title track, and "Run to the Hills." Other great songs on here too, just a great experience front to back. I'm not much of a metal guy, but stuff like this and Metallica are very much in my wheelhouse. Absolutely deserves a spot on an all-time list like this. It doesn't get a perfect score from me today, but I love this album. In time, I could see it getting there, just like The Cure's Disintegration. Favorite tracks: Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, Children of the Damned, Hallowed Be Thy Name (how great are these song titles??). Album art: Brother, let me tell you. This has got to be in the top 10 or so for best ever. I've always adored the art style deployed by Iron Maiden on their covers, apparently all painted by Derek Riggs, and this is such a fantastic one. The heavy metal ghoul (he's got a NAME and it's EDDIE), the dastardly devil, the puppet strings, the pyres, I love everything about this. 4.5/5
No bad songs
Two glorious essentials of my upbringing: the killer one-two of “The Number of the Beast” and “Run to the Hills”. Closed strongly with “Hallowed Be Thy Name”. YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7/10
An wild interesting/educational experience probably not to be repeated. Glad I experienced it
A classic heavy metal album. Favourite track is '22 Acacia Avenue'. 7/10, would like to see more variety in sound or instrumentation.
The Number of the Beast and Hallowed Be Thy Name are just great songs
7/10 Empieza flojo pero termina fuerte
The album that helped start the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. Powerful vocals, masteful baselines, face-melting guitar solos, and such skilled drumming that a single bass drum peddle is all that was needed. Great album for fans of melodic speed metal and Satan worshipers alike.
Heavy-metal del bueno.
Another Maiden album. This is album does not have my favorite songs from the album, but it's still great!
Love this album, classic metal music that showed up on Guitar Hero. The entire album was blast to listen to. This was when metal was still just super hard rock so it's much easier to hear what they say and the music itself isn't too abrasive, but if you don't like hearing about the devil and his beasts this album may startle you. My tops for this were Invaders, The Number of the Beast, and Run to the Hills. LOVE this album cover too, all of theirs are great but actually seeing this up close. Satan is still only a puppet to Iron Maiden and that is how it should be.
Cool, es como un relato policiaco, lol. No es mucho mi estilo el metal clásico, pero veo el atractivo por lo polémico del momento con las referencias satánicas. Sin duda mi track favorito, Hallowed be thy name por tener esos riffs pegajosillos y dramaticos que me recuerdan a los que después se empezaron a poner bien pesados, pero conservando su ritmito catchy en el death melódico.
Surprised at how much I loved this. If the lyrics were better this would be a 5
Still very good album, haven't heard it in years.
Iron Maidenkin on aika teatraalista ja vivahteikasta, kun oikein alkaa kuuntelemaan. Levyn kohokohta oli vähän yllättäen The Prisoner. Ehkä nuo muut hittibiisit on niin läpikaluttuja jo, etteivät niin säväyttäneet? Pari täytebiisiä oli sekaan mahtunut, mutta hyvä levy silti!
Starts slow but builds up amazingly, kinda impressive.
Nie meine liebste Band gewesen. Aber nie ne Zeit gehabt, in den ich nicht verstanden hab, wieso solid so gefeiert werden!
Ouuu yeah! Good old heavy metal.
A great Album. Pretty much a classic, though its not my favourite by Iron Maiden.
Ballert, aber reicht nach einem Tag auch erstmal wieder, hallowed be thy name = goat heavy metal song
A very fun, solid Iron Maiden album. It's no "Powerslave", but it's got some great tracks nonetheless.
Enjoyed more than I thought I would
Was brilliant, vocal work is great, arrangements awesome.
The musicianship on this album is actually enough to get past the awesomely cheesy operatic delivery of the vocalist, and over time it even grows on you. This would be a 3 for me except the fact the guitars absolutely shred which bumps it to a 4. Will definitely be coming back to this one.
8/10 Songs kind of sound the same i guess 1. Run to the Hills 2. Children Of The Dammed 3. Hallowed Be Thy Name
loved it so much
Deeper album than I thought Best track is title track of course
This Rocks. Pun intended.
Got to love iron maiden.
Reminds me of the Metallica concert with the Cowboys. Never an album I'd seek out, but I love it. Not as dark as expected. This site was already a great decision. So many chord progressions/runs that are iconic; curious where I'll hear them referenced in more recent music.
I enjoyed the rhythm it was a super nice pace for a workout. I thought the guitar and the drums rocked that said there was just not enough in the lyrics for me
Really solid metal album
Was a massive Maiden fan in college. Still am.
Solid 4. Just non-stop good metal without it getting overbearing or overstaying its welcome. Multiple classic tracks too. It's the first in awhile that made me at least consider if it gets a 5.
Oh man! Can't describe how happy I was to see this come up on the list. Definitely a a huge Maiden fan and even though I haven't listened to this in years, it was just as kick-ass and over the top. Yes the lyrics are ridiculous and the whole occult aesthetic is hooky as hell, but Bruce Dickinson's voice is one of the best in the history of music, the twin lead guitars are straight fire and the bass playing is equally iconic. You may not like it, but there's a reason these guys can still sell out stadiums 40 years later.
Melhor música deles no final
A classic album. Gets off to a slow start but on the whole it's a fantastic look back at a sound that spawned an entire genre. You can hear so many other bands in this one album, it's incredible. Especially big fan of The Prisoner and Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Classic Iron Maiden. Holy shit the solo on 22 Acacia Ave. HOLY SHIT HALLOWED BE THY NAME
Not usually my thing but lots of respect for Maiden.
The best Iron Maiden album, so good, so fun, and Run To the Hills have been a favorite of mine for a looong time, so it was really pleasant to hear it again. 4 stars.
I have not listened to much metal music, and definately not a whole album before, and I have to say I was surprised by the musicality of it, and lyrical composition. I don’t know if I would put it into regular rotation in my play lists, but I can definately listen to it.
Classic metal – keen. Great opening track and keeps its energy throughout. Will be listening again.
Classic 80's metal - technical guitars, operatic vocals, fun riffs in minor thirds, and of course the "gallop". Run to the Hills brings back some Rock Band memories.
Run to the hills is a tune, surprisingly enjoyable listen
I always liked Iron Maiden but the sound between songs is so similar I never fell in love. 4.4
The definitive heavy metal album from the definitive heavy metal band. At least, the definitive New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Semantics aside, this is a band that consistently brings their a-game when it comes to metal. The riffs are heavy, the solo are shreddy, and the lyrics are evil. Iron Maiden delivers this in spades, perhaps a little too well. Album also features one of my favorite riffs of all time in the titular song (the riff in question is right after the second solo). Overall I'd say side B is stronger than side A, but the whole product delivers.
Holy yes I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My previous exposure to this music almost exclusively through that subset of high school friends with whom, not to put too fine a point on it, I used to smoke dope. Embarrassed to realize I never really tracked that they were an English band. The music seems almost akin to baroque classical in the context of all the increasingly blacker shades of metal that have followed on. As often with this kind of thing a lot of the lyrics are weighed down by their own portentous self-importance, still I found myself heartily belting it out along with the choruses on Run for the Hills (with headphones on while washing the dishes, so metal)
Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this after only hearing two Iron Maiden songs previously. Starting the Guardians of the Galaxy game this week helped too
This is the one Iron Maiden album. They may have put out a dozen more records, but this is the apogee of their career, and one of the keystones of 80s metal. (7/10) FT: Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name
Solid hair metal album.
Excellent heavy metal, but the songs tend to run a little bit long. Favorite song is the closer, "Hallowed Be Thy Name".
I had fun listening to this album. It’s at the heavy metal point where it’s still energetic and fun but still hardcore enough to not be regular rock. Fav songs: 22 acacia avenue, run to the hills
Heavy guitar riffs, great vocals with strong drums and bass lines, what's not to like. "Run to the Hills", "Gangland" and "Hallowed By Thy Name" are the best songs imo. Only negative is it can get a bit repetitive
When I was a wee lad of 12 or so one of the very first CDs I had and listened to on repeat was an Iron Maiden compilation with three songs off this album. The sound of this album is pretty much the definition of nostalgia for me. It still has a couple of strong points. In particular, Bruce Dickinson is simply a fantastic singer and the guitar solos are A+. But on the other hand, you can really hear this album's age, most of Iron Maiden's songs sound pretty samey and tend to go drag on for a bit too long and the lyrics are somewhere between angsty, cringey and completely ridiculous. Early Iron Maiden will always have a place in my heart. But tastes change for a reason and this album is definitely not the masterpiece 12-year old little me thought it was. It's still very solid though.
I rather like the vocals here. Guitar work is phenomenal, as expected. It's a little heavier than my usual, but I dig it. I can see myself listening to this again. The Prisoner and Gangland are my top picks so far. I didn't expect Run to the Hills to be so anti-imperialist.
Great album that, due to it being not too hard and aggressive and it's somewhat catchy songs is also great for people who are normally not too much into the genre
Un excellent album de la part de nos joyeux gueulards métalleux.
Excellent - forgot how awesome number of the beast and run to the hills are.
Banging, rocking good fun
Wailing high vocals, kickass guitar riffs, and melodic kickass rock. Not for everyday, but when I'm in the mood for it this stuff rules.
More heavy metal glee from the Beast, Iron Maiden sure sound like they are having a lot of fun. And if you let yourself get lost in the opera of it all then you will too.
Not great for a Sunday
Enjoyed more than I thought I would. Solid album.
Drugi album od Maidenow na liscie i kolejny raz jestem pozytywnie zaskoczony, bo zazwyczaj jak widze album lejbelowany gatunkowo jako ciezki metal, to czuje, ze bedzie to ciezki odsluch, a w przypadku maidenow, jak na razie, calkiem przyjemnie slucha sie ich materialow, tematycznie dosc zdywersyfikowany krazek, od grabierzach wikingowych, opowiesciach o kurwach, czy nawiazaniach do horrorow znanych z tv, wiezniach czekajacych na wykonanie wyroku, po grabienie na indianinach, podane w otoczce majacej nawiazywac do szatanskich sztuczek, wiec krzyze czy numery bestii licznie sie przewijaja, zwlaszcza w traku tytulowym, gdzie pan Harris opowiada swoj sen o piekielnych czelusciach, a na sam koniec songa narracja sie zmienia i sam pomiot piekielny przemawia glosem Dickinsona, ktory jest nowym wokalista zespolu, ktory zastapil Di'Anno ktorego slyszalem na debiutanckim materiale, rowniez robi robote, a nawet spiewa bardziej operowo, co dodaje klimatu i unikalnosci bandzie, bo metal jest jednak zdominowany glownie przez wyjce, w tym wypadku jest inaczej i slychac, ze pan Dickson zna sie na warsztacie i operuje dobrym zasiegiem wokalu, od strony instrumentalnej juz takich zmian nie ma, zespol gra podobna muzyke jak na wczesniejszym krazku, wiec duzo solowych wstawek, gdzie Smith i Murray maja pole do popisow gitarowych, chociaz znajda sie takze solowki drumowe, jak na children of the damned, solidne 39 minut materialu, na plejke tytulowy utwor oraz zamykajacy hallowed by thy name
What they do, they do well. The style isn't the kind of thing I could listen to every day, but when I'm in the mood it's good stuff.
Very enjoyable. Good quality metal where it all feels very considered, not just metal for metal sake.
This is the best metal album I've ever listened to!! That's not saying loads haha I'm not a huge metal fan but I really enjoyed this album. It certainly woke me up this morning... Guitar solos and bass are all over the shop twists and turns so exciting. Love that I can hear the lyrics. I have a lot of love for Jack Black's metal stuff and I can clearly see that this is his inspiration so I still got that nostalgia feeling even though I've never listened before. It's a 4 from me.
Not quite my favourite genre, but it undeniably has some incredible tunes, classics even. Number of the Beast and Run to The Hills are my two favourite songs of the band. Incredibly powerful and fast paced, showing of both guitar and singing talent. Great album
Simple yet effective
Bra hela vägen igenom. Lite får många utdragna gitarr/trummsolon. 4/5
IRON MAIDEN!!!! Finally something I know something about! Iron Maiden's place on this list is undisputed, and really there would hardly be a wrong choice to pick from their extensive repertoire of guitar-centric, catchy-yet-elaborate power metal. The Number Of The Beast is a good introduction to the band's brand of hard rock, with galloping riffs, heavy drums and Bruce Dickinson's (who is also a trained pilot and entrepreneur) soaring, operatic vocals. Tracks like Prisoner and the classic Hallow Be Thy Name are prime examples of this, with (slightly) softer tracks like Children Of The Damn serving as the shortest of respites. While the band hardly ever deviate from this formula, both on the album and throughout their collective career, it can be said that when one has such a winning formula that would go on to inspire bands like DragonForce, Hammerfall and Nightwish, it can't hurt to stick to what you know. P.S If you like this band, do also check out Blind Guardian, a contemporary of Iron Maiden.
Fun album. It had a lot of good cuts on it that put me down a rabbit hole of Sepultura, Pantera, Slayer, Danzig, and more. Really great for the somewhat pissy mood I was in at the time.
Solid 4 - Run to the Hills is an all time classic and enjoyed the rest of it.
First time listening to Iron Maiden. Solid
i am not a number / you are number 666
Definitive heavy metal album containing, arguably, three definitive tracks of that genre. Possibly the best last three minutes of any album.
run to the hills is an absolute banger. 4/5
Not Listen to iron maiden before. Not much if a metal fan. I have to say I really enjoyed it.
I was pleasantly surprised by this. Guitar and vocals are very melodic and it doesn't feel like there's too much flab on the album - it's just a lot of fun. Iron Maiden might have a new admirer. 3.5 / 4
This album was the second most popular album behind Master of Puppets when I reached high school in 1986. The legacy of Number of the Beast catapults Iron Maiden to the upper echelons of heavy metal because of its quality and its influence. Compared to the metal that would be released after this album broke music, one would think it tame and hardly Heavy Metal. But just like the Beatles and Elvis' music today pales in comparison to the children they spawned, Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast shares the same limelight. 4/5.
6.66/10. I'm starting to like Iron Maiden a bit
Lots of good songs on this one.
Fínasti metall. Fullt af góðum lögum. Og röddin.. man oh man!
I like metal the same way I like comic books and in that regard this is a great album. Just look at that album cover: you know it's obviously gonna be a little dark, but in a fun and entertaining way, rather than being overly morbid or taking itself too seriously. Definitely my favorite Maiden album.
It’s Iron Maiden, baby
I mean it’s Iron Maiden and I do like it personally but it’s a little annoying and I get that. The music is super cool and his voice a little annoying
Has some interesting moments, but I found it kind of repetitive overall. Ill come back to it though.
A lot better than I thought, heavy metal isn't as heavy as I remember it. Reminds me of Rush is many ways.
It was about what I expected of a Maiden album. Although I was not familiar with any of the songs on the album, they all did sound familiar.
It was a decent album. Sounded very generic and similar to that style. Did not pick up on message too much other than satan.
Metal is still not for me apart from Mick Gordon, although Hallowed Be Thy Name in this album was interesting.
In the mood for something heavy and fast. Classic Metal/Rock Favorites: Number of the Beast Run to the Hills-“Heard this before” Hallowed be thy Name The Prisoner
Good album, good memories. But too much of the same genre to listen in 1 sitting.
not typically my vibe, a little too screamy but i can understand why it’s good, got kind of tired of it after 2 songs
"Invaders" y "22 Acacia Avenue" me gustaron. Siento que todo el álbum suena como una misma pista eterna. También me sonó a Guns n Roses. 7/10.
3.7 - All the good elements of 80s metal with almost none of the annoying ones. Terrific guitar work, interesting song themes (alien invasion, fighting against authoritarian govt of the future, etc).
"The Saxons have been overpowered victims of the mighty Norsemen" (Invaders) "He's walking like a small child But watch his eyes burn you away Black holes in his golden stare God knows, he wants to go home" (Children of the damned) Menos divertido de lo que una esperaba, a veces la épica puede ser demasiada épica y me he tenido que poner la purpurina por el medio. Veintitantos discos después aún estoy esperando el primero hecho por una señora...
Prima album met klassiekers, niet meer en niet minder
Iron Maiden, a band I used to say I liked as a kid despite the fact that I had never heard them. They were just considered cool by everyone who was cool. Unfortunately they suffer from what I call "Rush syndrome". They are badass and supremely talented but I just can't stand the lead singers voice, even though its objectively good and powerful af. Power Metal vocals just sound annoying to my ears unless its female led (see Frozen Crown)
Not bad, some nice drumming overall not my thing
First time I ever listened to Iron Maiden. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Никогда не был среди любителей жанра, отчасти поэтому и было интересно целенаправленно послушать хотя бы один альбом. По результатам к ценителям так и не примкнул. Вклад в культуру ценю, истоки для поздних групп, которые уже среди моих любимых - слышу, но оценки буду ставить сугубо по количеству удовольствия от прослушивания. Дждждж.
Ist fast schon peinlich aber ich fand es lustig und auch gar nicht so schlecht
Hits are always great, rest was meh
I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. 7.7/10
I don't get metal cool drums thou 4/10
Decent but needs to be listened to loud. Not my taste, a bit bombastic
I like it actually, and I didn't expect to. But man, did it hurt my ears! I wish I had loudspeakers to play it on instead of my headphones. It also offered a bit too stark a contrast to my unexciting surroundings at the time of listening, namely my study-from-home desk. As someone who is not very used to metal, it was a bit hard to keep the tracks apart to be honest, although I think that is the case with any unfamiliar genre. On the other hand, I hope fans of the band will forgive me for saying that the lead singer has a beautiful voice. The most popular track, Run to the Hills, I found a bit boring just. My favourite was probably 22 Acacia Avenue or the title track. I really didn't like Gangland. This made me feel a little bit bad for dismissing heavy metal for so long.
Better than expected. The classic songs still hit hard.
Got this one twice. Review: Better than expected. The classic songs still hit hard.
Solid 80s rock band. Reminds me slightly of Rush
Hard rock is fun, if in small bits. This one seemed to all sound the same by the end of it
Run To The Hills is an absolute tune
Capisco perché alla gente piace, un po ripetitivo nel suo stile, musica eroica
Very similar throughout bar one or two songs. If you wanna rock, this is where you would come, but minimal variation. Then again, it does exactly what you would think, very well.
Så er der satanedme stiv pik rock for fuld skrue. Sømmet i bund og så derudaf!!
Best tracks had to be: •Children of the dammed •The number of the beast •The Prisoner Defo best enjoyed while doing makeup session- results may vary
Run to the Hills is a legit banger. The rest is decent enough.
Not one of my favourite genres, but this is one of the best that I've heard. "Run To The Hills" is a classic, of course.
It was alright, some were pretty catchy. 1RS
Pretty good. Seems like standard metal.
not bad for metal
Un finish excellent de la part de Iron Maiden, qui a fait le choix de mettre le paquet sur les 3 derniers sons. Cela aurait pu être suffisant pour aller décrocher le 4/5, cependant, j'enlève un point pour une raisons très simple: l'image d'Iron Maiden est très régulièrement utilisée à des fins pédophiles, ceci ne pouvais donc rester impuni. L'habit ne fait pas le moine, mais le pédophile certainement.
Perhaps controversial but I was feeling awful after my booster and just wasn't in the mood.
Two good tracks but then it starts to sound a bit the same.3*
First Iron Maiden album I have ever listened to. I am 48. It wasn't terrible.
It's a pretty run of the mill rock album. Some of the song topics are quite unique which is nice. 5/10
Well I have to say perhaps this was the Monday hype we all needed! It was pretty fun in the end and didn't dislike it as much as the others. Run to the Hills is a classic, perhaps from the infamous AIr Guitar CD
Spured me on when I was cleaning, had a good time listening to this. Unlikely to think to listen to it again but it was good fun
I actually liked this better than I thought I would. It helps that there a bit of variety in tempo and mood or else it would be too much. 3.5/5 stars
Hallowed and Run to the hills best songs on this
Solid early hell metal. Rock on.
I've never been a huge Iron Maiden fan. I've always liked their music, but haven't ever owned an album. They were just a hair before my time. No way in hell my parents would've let me listen to No. of the Beast. Powerslave and Piece of Mind were the albums my friends had. I def appreciate the synchronicity. Their ability to play that fast and in perfect time is pert near unmatched.
I tried my best but couldn’t get into it. Always had an antipathy towards Dickinson. Something about they kind of vocal never really got me. Wonder what those songs would be like without him? Love the energy. Rhythm section is brilliant. The title track and Run For The Hills stand out.
Great Band of the '80, but like heavy metal at all.
Good metal album all the way through
1st March 2022 Listened in the morning working from home. Chilled and watched mass in the evening. Classic heavy rock and roll!
Classic metal album but I prefer other maiden albums over this one.
Rating: 63% or C+ Overrated. This album has been touted as a heavy metal essential, I beg to differ. Besides few key standout tracks, this is a bland outing. Iron Maiden to me represents at best a purely singles band. Sad that a few killer classics are unfortunately undone in this album as a whole. Standout tracks: Hallowed be thy Name, Children of the Damned, 22 Acacia Avenue and the guitar solo of The Prisoner.
I really like Run to the Hills and Number of the Beast. The rest I can appreciate but overall Iron Maiden is not my thing.
I’ve always thought of the NWOBHM as an authentic precursor for Drum and Bass, Jungle and (for its sins) Gabber - in short, an aesthetic and musical precursor to some of the more interesting (and some of the more appalling) aspects of rave culture of the 90s. Anyway, never listened to anything by IM other than their ‘Straight in at No.1!’ strategically timed single releases. This is actually entertaining, in a slightly overwrought way. (Fun fact - Bruce Dickinson flies planes (commercial jets? I think, but not entirely certain) these days.)
Decent metal album. I think it's slightly better than the self titled that is also on this list. "Run to the Hills" is another great Rock Band track.
Well, sometimes you need to give in. Most chord successions are lame and hackneyed, so are those 5th harmony guitar solos, and the aggressive factor have since been neutered by tons of better metal or hardcore metal releases since the early eighties. But I guess that, well, this album needs to be included in a list of 1001 essential albums to listen to, even once in your life, if only for its "cultural" importance. Legions of metalheads have banged their skulls to this. "Run To The Hill" is an instant hit, so is the title track, "Children Of The Damned" is not so bad, and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is an epic closer. Sure, the whole thing sounds quite ridiculous. But sometimes, life is. You can't blame Iron Maiden fans for this. This album certainly had something idiosyncratic and new to deliver to that audience at the time. Guess that, for once, you gotta respect that sort of off-kilter commercial success. I've read here that there's another Iron Maiden album on the list. I'll listen to it too when the time comes. But unless it's *way* different (and I already know it won't be, given who we're talking about here), I probably won't add it to my list. Overlong jokes are rarely good, right? You won't find me including more albums Number of records left to review or just listen to: 934 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 32 (including this one, begrudgingly, I guess) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 18 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me): 17
Es bueno, pero a mí ya no me gusta esta música
Not my kind of rock
Me han gustado algunas canciones y viendo que son las conocidas de este disco no tengo mucho más que decir en ese aspecto. Me ha sorprendido qu que el Heavy Metal y el Rock Duro que recordaba no están heavy ni tan duro curioso viaje el de mi gusto musical que aún no siendo de heavy puro he escuchado cosas más aceleradas, distorsionadas y punteos de los que aquí había.
I get it's a metal classic, but I think this style of metal is my least favorite. Too "clean" in the mixing and just sort of meh lyrics, it's cliche at this point. But, it's still good I just don't jive with it.
First off, I had a lot of fun listening to this album- it’s very “80s classic rock” and I understand it’s appeal and hear it’s influences elsewhere. I mean any song on this could be a Spinal Tap song, and the instrumentation by Iron Maiden is- excellent, as Bill & Ted would put it. But overall, it’s just not that interesting at least to me, someone born 18 years after this album was released. In it’s day, this would probably be my shit- but listening to it now, it just seems really dated and musty- and I really enjoy some music that could be considered “mustier” than this. Good tunes to blast down the highway while cruising with your buds, but something that’s essential listening? Ehhh. Sorry Iron Maiden fans, I’d rather just listen to Styx or Van Halen- cause at least they have some more interesting arrangements.
Förlåt, men tål inte Bruce röst.
please i’m begging no more hard rock please
Iron Maiden and I have outgrown eachother. I don't like Bruce Dickinson's voice
I want to like their stuff more. Bruce Dickinson's got a hell of a voice, and the band's got style apart from their music. But I simply don't find any of the ones in this album remarkable.
Not a huge fan of heavy rock but this was better then I was expecting
Surey Good - but not for me
Not my type of music. Too melodramatic at times. Fairly predictable chord progressions. Not my cup of tea.
tenho que ser honesto, metal não me apetece nem um pouco
Didn’t enjoy this one as much.
i appreciate their history, but they're not my favorite band from not-my-favorite era of metal. some songs are good though. want to give 2.5.
Pretty forgettable heavy metal. 5/10
Not really my style. Songs all kinda feel the same to me.
While I have respect for Iron Maiden and the work they have done, and I love a few songs, I just don't like the speed metal any more. Not a fan.
Rollo. No me suena ninguna canción.
Ai... Rock né... Chatin
Knowing that it's not my kind of music, it surprised me.
Ik ben niet vies van een potje metal en sommige tracks van IM vind ik goed te pruimen. Maar een heel album naar die spierballen metal met alarmclockbell zang is toch iets teveel van het goede.
Really didn’t like this one... wasn’t a big heavy metal fan
not a huge hard rock person tbh
Only remembered to listen at the last minute. Fell asleep pretty quick
Nice guitars. That's about it.
Gritty metal, højt tempo, energisk, voldsomt
Oh god not another one. I recognise singles this time. But 2 Iron Maiden albums on the trot man, hard life
Not my usual thing but actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would
Not for me
Not for md
It Is, what it is, and I don't like Iron Maidens style.
Run to the hills is the highlight of an otherwise tinny and empty sounding album. needs more umpf.
ikkje så fan av iron maiden
Zero stars for juvenile art, lyrics and performances. If I were a 13 year-old boy, *maybe* I could listen to this drivel. Nah, at 13 I was into the Beatles, MoTown, Bowie.
Genuinely impressive that someone can produce something of such limited musical and artistic merit. Everything that is bad about the metal genre (which can be great) is here. Repetitive riffs, pretending to worship Satan, and lyrics about the struggle of a little white man. Imagining the lack of personal hygiene in the crowd is enough to steer well clear until the end of days. 1/5
Was this a spoof?
Oh my....can’t get past all the 666 signs to even listen
Dit klinkt exact zoals 80s metal in je nachtmerries hoort te klinken: Verschrikkelijk! Next!
Never liked Iron Maiden, it's just too grim and rowdy
Never gave em a chance. Sorry ATal. Physical Science, 2004
Not for me. Never was, never has been, and this repeated listen hasn’t changed my mind.
Not really my favorite genre
I would normally object to rating without listening, but I don't need to put this on to know it's garbage
Classic metal, love it