The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
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Based on 4 reviews
1982 Ratings: #23 / 137
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Based on 306 ratings
1982 Ratings: #7
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March 22, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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JustSomeGuy
88
This album may not have the lineup that Iron Maiden would later be known for, as it is still missing drummer Nicko McBrain, but it is definitely their most famous. Being the first record to include vocalist Bruce Dickinson and the last the have Clive Burr on drums, this album does end up being a perfect addition to their already good discography, and really the push they needed into the right direction.

Steve Harris' songwriting reaches its peak here. While it was always amazing, the stories ... read more
BradTasteMusic
92
I’m pretty sure my hair was long and wavy, and I was shredding guitar on top of a sharp mountain in the pits of hell.

This album makes you grow wings
Tielur
96
Maiden was one of the first bands I was ever introduced to as a kid (thanks dad) and they've always stuck with me until now. I had the phase of where I was a pretentious indie asshole and began to disregard classic rock and heavy metal so I totally regret that part of my youth. Now at age 21 I am back on my bullshit and just letting all the howls of Dicksons voice and Clive Burrs powerful pounds of the drums carry me. THIS ALBUM FUCKS BABY!
fuyuyuki
90
idk why im going through albums i used to listen to as a kid instead of my to listen to list but here we are
Awesomeagle23
81
The third album in my slow binge of Iron Maiden's discography. The new vocalist fits in seamlessly and is great. When it comes to instrumentation this album is just as good as the two previous albums. Drums and bass especially. The mix here is really good too. Unfortunately a lot of the riffs and choruses didn't hook me like their previous work. I know some of their most popular work is here, and a lot of it's great. But there's a few mediocre tracks as well. Still, this is a good album, and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Invaders
  2. Children of the Damned
  3. The Prisoner
  4. 22 Acacia Avenue
  5. The Number of the Beast
  6. Run to the Hills
  7. Gangland
  8. Hallowed Be Thy Name
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Added on: June 11, 2013