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 enjoy it. It does not drive me crazy or anything but it is still fun to listen and I certainly enjoy as hell everytime I listen to "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (especially when I have had the chance to see the band in a concert).
Best Iron Maiden record? I don't know, but definitely one of the big three in their catalog. Cheers to them, it's been a life of listens.