The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
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Based on 4 reviews
1982 Ratings: #28 / 160
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Based on 733 ratings
1982 Ratings: #16
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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


"Woe to you, oh earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty-six"

This is my 666th review, and what more appropriate way to tip my hat to Beelzebub than listening to and reviewing the album that sent parents into a satanic panic back when this was released. Even today, evangelical parents all over will be quick to lay ... read more


I don't have much to say about the record but it is my rating number 666, so what other album can I rate?
Just to bring some memories, there was a time when this music was considered "heavy" and of course my poor mother was horrified by me listening to this satanic music. Which makes me remember one more time how important it is to try to understand (and appreciate) music in its context/time and not looking at them with contemporary ears.
Nowadays I can say that I am still able to ... read more


Invaders 9/10
Children Of The Damned 10/10
The Prisoner 9/10
22, Acacia Avenue 10/10
The Number Of The Beast 10/10
Run To The Hills 10/10
Gangland 8/10
Hallowed Be Thy Name 10/10



Favourites: The Number Of The Beast and Run To The Hills


te amo Ignacia Díaz

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Added on: June 11, 2013