Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1980 Ratings: #43 / 126
User Score
Based on 213 ratings
1980 Ratings: #36
Liked by 10 people
April 14, 1980 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Will Malone / Producer
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres / Website
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How can I be a metal fan when I've never listened to a full album from one of the most famous metal bands of the '80s? I mean, obviously I've heard the big songs, but I've never actually sat down and listened to a full album from them. Well, it's time to fix that!

Right off the bat, I was quite shocked to find out that Iron Maiden's debut album - also one of their most famous releases - doesn't actually feature their most famous vocalist, Bruce Dickinson. Instead, we have Paul Di'Anno. This ... read more
One of the best metal band debut album for sure. Not a weak track in there. Raw energy.
Just based off the opening blast of “Prowler”, you could just tell Iron Maiden were going to be something huge upon the world of metal. As part of the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’, they brought a stunning level of musicianship to their self-titled debut back in 1980. The drumming and duel guitar attack are sizzling (check “Phantom of the Opera” or the title track for this), but what got to me most was the killer bass playing from Steve Harris. Such ... read more
This is savage and so british at the same time, the perfect formula for a rock album
Iron Maiden's first solid and enjoyable studio album. After listening to other albums from his discography, he expected a wilder sound.
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Added on: December 21, 2013