Originally Posted by DethMaiden
Just a few cases for DOD being their second best:
1) Best lyrics of any Maiden album as a whole.
2) Most variety of any Reunion Era disc.
3) Paschendale is their third-best song ever.
4) Every song is very good - that's 11 very good songs, more than any other Maiden album can boast.
There are others, but I'm tired/brain-zapped.
I don't see anything wrong with DoD being your second favorite. It usually rotates around somewhere in my top five. It's a great album and I love the atmosphere on tracks like No More Lies, Paschendale, Dance of Death, and Face in the Sand. Too bad it's got the worst album opener in Iron Maiden history.