Saturday, December 12, 2009

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind (1983)

Respect your elders, kids, otherwise they'll melt your face off. This album is a monument among albums in the NWOBHM (that's New Wave of British Heavy Metal for those of you following along at home) genre. This album is home to lyrics influenced by everyone from Tennyson to Crowley and guitar licks without which there would be no Coheed and Cambria or Dream Theater. The most famous piece of music on this record is no doubt "The Trooper," inspired by Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade," which displays its famous "galloping" bass line and unforgettable intro. This is good for you, so eat up.

For fans of: Judas Priest, AC/DC, Saxon


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