Iron Maiden: A Matter Of Life and Death

If I were to draw a graph depicting the musical merits of the mighty Irons over the past 3 decades it would show an initial rise during the early 80’s before gradually sinking to the murky depths in the mid nineties (The Blaze Bailey Years). However since 2000’s return of Bruce Dickenson to the fold, the last 3 albums chart a gradual return to form, culminating with this years album which genuinely sees them back at the top of their game again. Classic Rock with a splattering of progressive overtones. In the old days you were lucky to get one 8 minute + epic per album, “A Matter of Life & Death” is a whole album full of them.