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Hello and welcome!
Yup, it’s time for another part of the series revolving around music. And this time I’ll go back very far in the past. At least when it comes to my own life. Because, today I’m gonna tell you about a band whose music accompanies me since I was brought to this world. And about its amazing album that I’ve been listening to since I was a little kid. It’s…
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Frankly, I had a little problem (as often in this occasions) which Maiden’s record to choose. Because I was growing up with their music since I was born. That’s what happen when your father is a fanatic fan of a band, right? And since Iron Maiden is such a freakin’ great band it was really hard to pick just one album. So why “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and not e.g. “Somewhere in Time”, “The Number of the Beast” or debut “Iron Maiden”? Well, there are couple of reasons.
First, of course, is “Seventh’s” musical value. To say that this album is very well crafted would be an enormous understatement. There are such gems like opening “Moonchild”, catchy “Can I Play With Madness”, outstanding “Infinite Dreams” or closing “Only the Good Die Young”. There’s no weak song here, all of them are simply standout tracks.
Also, the whole album is very climatic, it has almost a surreal aura. Like from some fantasy book or a game. It can really work on your imagination. Just listen to “Infinite Dreams” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
And how not to start one’s imagination going when you’re looking at this great artwork while listening to album? Seriously, when it comes to Maiden’s album artworks, this one is my favorite. It’s weird. It’s surreal. And this Eddie! I love his sci-fi incarnation on “Somewhere in Time”, but here he simply looks the best. It’s a beautifully strange fantasy realm, which will haunt you in your dreams. I remember some Maiden’s posters from our old apartment. And those from “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” were the greatest.
Yup, Iron Maiden rules and this album is a true masterpiece! I’ll make short trip to this unreal world very soon again. And I encourage you to do the same.
Well, I think that next time I’ll return in this series with something completely different.