Originally Posted by DethMaiden
7. Bruce Dickinson- Tyranny of Souls- Between Maiden albums, the huddled masses have to yearn for something to hold them over, and this solid chunk of traditional heavy metal from Bruce Bruce and producer/guitarist extraordinaire Roy Z is just that something. With such straightforward heavy tracks as “Abduction” and “Soul Intruders”, the beautiful ballad “Navigate the Seas of the Sun” and quasi-epic album closer “A Tyranny of Souls”, this is certainly worth the wait from 1998’s tremendous The Chemical Wedding, and quite frankly, Maiden could stand to take a few tips from the album’s conciseness.
This album sticks out massively from almost everything else on your list.
I've said a number of times... Maiden needs to give Kevin Shirley the goddamn boot already and get Roy Z to produce the next album.
Also, I think it's odd that Bruce's vocals on that album sound better than on both Dance of Death and A Matter of Life and Death, perfectly prooving my point that Maiden don't put enough effort into making albums anymore. They just settle for "good enough".