Its Iron Maiden's latest album, A Matter Of Life And Death. Very impressed with it and i think it is almost as good as their classics. It took me 9 long months after its release to get it. No regrets buying it and I can say that this is one of the rare album/times that I can listen to the whole album without disliking any songs or find it boring. And I dun post a new thread whenever I buy a new CD. I think this is that good.
I really like the song: For The Greater Good Of God. To me, this is the outstanding track in the album. Simply excellent! Great lyrics, music and tune. The overall theme of this album is about war, death and distruction but its not promoting this theme. Its questioning war and about the reasons. The songs in this album is also generally longer than other Maiden's album.
For hardcore Maiden fans the artwork and inlay might disappoint. Eddie is now a tank commander wearing a helmet and holding a rifle in the background. The front artwork is dominated by the tank and ghost soldiers. The inlay does not feature anymore Eddie as well. The rear artwork has an Eddie head with cross guns, like a skull with cross bones.
01. A Different World
02. These Colours Don't Run
03. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
04. The Pilgrim
05. The Longest Day
06. Out Of The Shadows
07. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
08. For The Greater Good Of God
09. Lord Of Light
10. The Legacy
Those in bold are what I like and think is good. Disclaimer! What I like, u might not like so.......
Also, this album is not perfect. I find Bruce's voice and the guitars are a little muffled. Like they're behind a thin veil but the drums and bass are alright.
If you like metal or Iron Maiden, you will like this album. I think this album is good enough to attract new listeners as well.