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Bruce Dickinson
October 2005
Released: 2005, Sanctuary
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Evil Rocker

Wow, it has been 7 years since "Chemical Wedding"? Moreover, since "Chemical Wedding" was better than anything IRON MAIDEN has put out since 1998 I was interested in this new album. In fact, I thought that "Chemical Wedding" was a damn good album!

Well, seven years have passed and some barely average IRON MAIDEN work has been doled out during this time. What would I find here? In a word: mediocrity. Clearly there are some moments when I am reminded of Dickinson's past good works. Sadly though, they are only moments. As a whole, this album just lays there with nothing particularly spectacular or noteworthy. There are some surprise exceptions including the track "Navigate the Seas of the Sun" which is a 70's styled ballad that has a nice overall sound and mix. Also, the opening track "Abduction" is pretty good (nice guitars) and could have been included on "Chemical Wedding" even with a rather la-la-la chorus.

This album is OK, especially for MAIDEN and BRUCE DICKINSON fans, but it is mired in mediocrity.
Track Listing

Mars Within (Intro)
Soul Intruders
Kill Devil Hill
Navigate the Seas of the Sun
River of No Return
Power of the Sun
Devil on a Hog
A Tyranny of Souls


Bruce Dickinson – Vocals
David Moreno - Drums
Roy Z - Guitars
Ray ``Geezer`` Burke - Bass
Juan Perez - Bass
Maestro Mistheria - Keyboards

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