The X Factor

Iron Maiden - The X Factor
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #412 / 446
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
1995 Ratings: #72
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October 2, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Heavy Metal / Genres / Website
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Poor Blaze Bayley. Unlike most people, I don't really blame him for how the record turned out. Can you imagine being given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of working with a band as big as Iron Maiden, replacing a man who is regarded as one of the greatest frontmen of all time, Bruce Dickinson? With the rest of the band members so clearly being unmotivated to actually work that it shows in their music?

With that said, I really don't think that it was Blaze's fault that this album is on the ... read more
Sign of the Cross - 75
Lord of the Flies - 55
Man on the Edge - 60
Fortunes of War - 65
Look for the Truth - 60
The Aftermath - 60
Judgement of Heaven - 55
Blood on the World's Hands - 70
The Edge of Darkness - 60
2 A.M. - 60
The Unbeliever - 55
I had begun to write a review on this album, but it got erased so I’ll just say this: Blaze wasn’t that bad of a vocalist, but this 90s Iron Maiden era has just continued with them recycling their own ideas instead of ideas from other bands. I was feeling a little tired while starting my deep listen and I almost fell asleep throughout. I’m gonna go ahead and stream Powerslave now.

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Blaze wasn't even the bad part about this album.
We just don't talk about the 2 next albums okay.


Sign of the Cross 4.5/10
Lord of the Flies 4.5/10
Man on the Edge 5/10
Fortunes of War 4/10
Look for the Truth 4/10
The Aftermath 4.5/10
Judgement of Heaven 4.5/10
Blood on the World's Hands 4/10
The Edge of Darkness 4/10
2AM 4/10
The Unbeliever 4.5/10

AVERAGE 4.3/10
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Track List

  1. Sign Of The Cross
  2. Lord Of The Flies
  3. Man On The Edge
  4. Fortunes Of War
  5. Look For The Truth
  6. The Aftermath
  7. Judgement Of Heaven
  8. Blood On The World's Hands
  9. The Edge Of Darkness
  10. 2 A.M.
  11. The Unbeliever
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Added on: December 21, 2013