Originally Posted by mankvill
You're a funny guy.
It was specifically mentioned in the Dance of Death album documentary that Kevin Shirley had basically finished the album, and then Steve came in and completely changed everything, and specifically wanted it to sound raw and underproduced. We all see what happened with that album's production - and A Matter of life and Death was really no better. Shirley takes too much crap. I've heard him produce other albums for other bands that sound very good, but when working with Maiden, he's under Steve's guidance, and clearly Steve's concept of ideal production is... odd.