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About this product
- Artist:Iron Maiden
- Release Year:2006
- Record Label:Sony Music Distribution (USA)
- Genre:Heavy Metal
- Playing Time:71 min.
- Producer:Steve Harris,Nigel Green
- Distributor:Ryko Distribution
- Recording Type:Studio
- Recording Mode:Stereo
- SPAR Code:n/a
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- reds_renders25 Jul, 2008by
'A' for effort
When I heard about X Factor coming out I was actually kind of excited that Maiden would be producing an album without Bruce Dickinson on vocals. Yes, I am a Dickinson fan, but I don't think a band should be held hostage simply because one member is unavailable, and let's face it, Iron Maiden is Steve Harris' baby, and Bruce only came to Maiden on the 3rd album. And I liked that Maiden chose someone who wasn't a Bruce clone as Judas Priest did with Ripper Owens replacing Rob Halford. Maiden chose someone who was almost the polar opposite of Bruce, with Blaze Bayley. Musically, X Factor is pure Maiden. The guitar riffs, the heavy bass lines sometimes taking over meloday, the pounding drum work, all sounds familiar. Lyrically...well Blaze just doesn't have the chops to front Maiden. His vocal range is very small, his baritone doesn't fit the music as well, and he just lacks the power needed to be Iron Maiden's lead singer. With Paul Di'Anno you had the lower vocal register, but man...he sang with power and passion. Bruce Dickinson's vocal range is amazing, and when he sings, you take notice. Blaze was just kind of there, a mediocre lead vocalist at best. I can appreciate what Maiden was trying to do, and there are some moments that work on the album, "Sign of the Cross" and "Lord of the Flies" are two, pretty good rockers, just not up to the Iron Maiden level we are used to. I think the thing with X Factor, is that Maiden fans will always wonder what if......what if Dickinson had sung lead, or what if Di'Anno had rejoined the band for this record? Though full of potential, X Factor doesn't really get off the ground. Read full review
- the2penguins17 Aug, 2011by
Great great cd hummana fred sanford dance dance dance rags ragland the human factor the midnight lamp mo nelson the cow farts at midnight miami vice bongo bongo here we go again tonight x factor charles nelson reilly go kujo hockey go islanders a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v x x y and z y and t music machine approach eilfie music new mall old pants i am not george washington oh yes i am castle records modern dance reissue here comes orville urban rhapsody
- t7354ml27 May, 2009by
I love this CD. The new singer does a good job in this.
The lyrics aren't as powerful as the older Maiden material. However, the music is still very good. The album could have more of the great Nicko McBrain's drum talent in it. That's just my opinion. Murray, Gers, and the usual Harris, seem to get the most attention with the musical material. I will, however, recommend all MAIDEN fans to buy this one. As mentioned, it is a little different with the writing material, but still a great rock album, Iron Maiden's The X Factor. Now go "UP YOUR IRONS"
- raymondalaval05 Mar, 2014by
All is well!
My friend is a fan of this team. But selling is difficult to find all the albums of this artist. Search only new. Satisfied all! One drawback - the kinks on the box during transport. Necessary firmer packing!
- 795161445@delet...07 Nov, 2008by
Iron Maiden: The Best Heavy Metal Band.
Has some very excellent songs on it. Well made. It shows a different and unique style of Iron Maiden. A must have album for anyone who's a fan of Iron Maiden.