I was actually listening to reunion Maiden albums today, and AMOLAD went way up and DOD went waaaaay fucking down. I actually understand that they were trying to perfect that sound with DOD but they didn't quite cut it, as some of the melodies and lyrics were a little half baked. But with "Life & Death" everything crystalized.
and the singing dies down for just a second, right? Long enough for my dad to go "This is how they used to transport the Jews!"