Iron Maiden / Final Frontier, The
Album: Final Frontier, The   Collection:General
Artist:Iron Maiden   Added:Sep 2010
Label:Universal Music Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-09-05 Pull Date: 2010-11-07 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19
Airplays: 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2011: Aural Surgery
Satellite 15....The Final Frontier
4. Sep 28, 2010: Gamma Radiation
The Alchemist
2. Mar 08, 2011: Aural Surgery
Satellite 15....The Final Frontier
5. Sep 25, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton: Thee Final Command!
The Alchemist
3. Oct 23, 2010: On The Warpath
When The Wild Wind Blows
6. Sep 23, 2010: Brick's In Oahu Pt. II
When The Wild Wind Blows

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-09-01
Right-NOW album from one of the KINGS OF HEAVY METAL! It’s a “grower” but it pays off nicely and the band is playing top-notch. Bruce’s vocals are as fine as they were in ’82-’88 while a few of their choruses are at times off-putting (but again that’s the “grower” part) this is a very strong 2000s ‘Maiden and really often timeless Heavy Metal album. If you’re a knob that claims to like heavy music and doesn’t like ‘Maiden then, don’t bother using your brain again.

((((((1)))))) Trippy intro that’s more Voivod (!) than ‘Maiden. Goes into a nod to King Crimson-then a straight-up,1-2 chord rocker.
(((((2))))) Mid-paced and catchy, odd chorus but once you’ve heard this a few times then it fits well with the rest of the tunes.
(((((3))))) Slow, mellow intro, a slow mini-epic feeling with Steve Harris’ ever-present bass. Excellent lyrics & vocals from Bruce. Only minus is the chorus drags a bit.
(((((((4)))))) Double-guitar harmonies (who didja think a 1000 & ½ bands nicked it from?), slow build up with a nice anthem with slight (but not definitive) ballad feeling. Lyrics obviously inspired from Bruce’s pilot gig.
(((((((((((((5))))))))))) PERFECT! Timeless ‘Maiden sound. Solo Murray/solo Smith with Harris & McBrain taking up the low end flawlessly. If this doesn’t make you headbang you must be fucking DEAD!
(((((((6)))))) Bassy, strummy, epic then charges up rather nicely. More of the proggy side of ‘Maiden that they’ve done for great (“Seventh Son”) and not so great (a few places in 2000s).
((((((7)))))) Another proggy epic number with great bass, loose drum and good tone. Bruce puts a lot into the words as usual.
((((((8))))))) Acoustic intro, then bursts into a nice heavy epic (NOT using that word lightly, mind-this is ‘Maiden!). Really cool vocal/lyrical emphasis, guitars/solos, etc.
(((((9))))) Slow proggy intro then a ton of the “VERY ‘Maiden” twin harmonies and some big riffs mixing well with Bruce’s voice. Love the slide guitar before the solo, too.
((((((10))))) Their most epic tune in their current era. Very nice mellow intro, then goes on as a nice hard rock-ish tune with a ton of melody. Lyrics about a dystopian future.

Track Listing
1. Satellite 15....The Final Frontier   6. Isle Of Avalon
2. El Dorado   7. Starblind
3. Mother Of Mercy   8. The Talisman
4. Coming Home   9. The Man Who Would Be King
5. The Alchemist   10. When The Wild Wind Blows