Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1988 Ratings: #51 / 128
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Based on 153 ratings
1988 Ratings: #5
Liked by 3 people
April 11, 1988 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Iron Maiden in the '80s were undefeated! Their time in the '80s held some of the most consistently fantastic records in metal history, and definitely solidifies them as one of the greatest in metal. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son marks the end of this amazing decade for them, and now I'm onto their '90s releases, which - from what I've heard - has some of their more lackluster outings, so I can't say I'm looking forward to that.

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Underrated gem in Maidens discography. I'd say the synths divided a lot of fans when this came out (my father being one of them) but I love the ambition and prog direction they were going for. Fantastic metal album from start to finish.
Masterpiece. Epic from start to finish. Amazing piece of work.
Moonchild- 100/100
Infinite Dreams- 96/100
Can I Play With Madness- 100/100
The Evil That Men Do- 94/100
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son- 97/100
The Prophecy- 90/100
The Clairvoyant- 100/100
Only the Good Die Young- 95/100
I'm not a big fan of metal, so I wouldn't be surprised if I disliked this. Well, I didn't, but I can't say I exactly ENJOYED it either. In metal, I just can't feel the adrenaline inserted in the music. I can enjoy the sound of the guitars and choruses, but not the spirit of it, which is the most essential factor. Same thing with this Iron Maiden album. It's technically nice, I guess, metal fans will like and keep listening to it, but me? Hardly. There are cool songs here, but also moments that ... read more
Another Maiden record and another set of fantastically composed pure Heavy Metal tracks. Maiden continue to retain a very signature sound all while laying down tracks that don’t sound like anything they’ve done. This is probably their most melodic album yet, and most accessible in a way – it’s almost pure fun all the way through. The opener “Moonchild” is full of catchy riffage and anthemic vocals, “Can I Play with Madness” almost sounds like a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Moonchild
  2. Infinite Dreams
  3. Can I Play with Madness
  4. The Evil That Men Do
  5. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  6. The Prophecy
  7. The Clairvoyant
  8. Only the Good Die Young  
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Added on: December 21, 2013