Bruce Dickinson's vocals cannot go understated because his operatic vocal range and delivery only adds further to the bands sound here and definitely makes these songs all the more enthralling, memorable and anthemic, the guy sounds absolutely incredible on this album and he gives it his absolute all on here. Of course some of his absolute best vocals are on this album and a lot of the songwriting on tracks like 'Run to the Hills', 'Invaders and Hallowed Be Thy Name' is pretty damn great too. The musicianship on this album is fantastic to say the least and acts as easily some of the bands tightest, most precise and absolute killer instrumental work in their discography. The riffs are insanely memorable and catchy, the soloing is incredible, the music is some of the bands most catchy and infectious, the drumming is amazing, the bass work is amazing, the hooks are anthemic, cathartic and memorable, and it’s such a fun and energetic atmosphere to behold. I prefer other Iron Maiden records personally but 'The Number of the Beast' makes a case for itself to be held as one of their best, with classic song after classic song, infectious hook after infectious hook, and fantastic instrumental after fantastic instrumental.
Simply put, an incredible album.
|1||Invaders / 100|
|2||Children of the Damned / 90|
|3||The Prisoner / 100|
|4||22 Acacia Avenue / 90|
|5||The Number of the Beast / 100|
|6||Run to the Hills / 100|
|7||Gangland / 80|
|8||Hallowed Be Thy Name / 90|