Yes, your very own In Winter has been able to give this album a full listen to form a pretty delicate review. To start things off, it's definitely a must have album. I recommend it to any Maiden fan, I mean obviously you're probably going to get it anyway, but i'll just push you more. Now, onto the review. Read MoreSo, the really great thing about this album is, if you were looking forward to the album sounding just like Iron Maiden has always sounded, you're in luck, they have not changed their sound one bit, it has a lot of the influence from A Matter of Life and Death. They STILL have continued to have that "classic progressive rock" sound. Everyone in the band still shows that they've got excellent talent. Especially Bruce Dickinson, he still has that great metal voice that you were probably praying that he would keep. Again, you're in luck, Bruce Dickinson still has as much talent as ever in the Final Frontier.
It's also jam packed with a bunch of amazing yet subtle guitar solos, and some smooth metal to even the cards a little bit. Some pretty amazing bass grooves as well, everything about the instruments in this album would be completely under-stated if I were to talk about them, just listen for yourself when you receive this album, you'll know what I mean about not being able to full write out the amazingness of the members in the band.
The track list is pretty great too, some great songs, with one full listen through, I haven't seen one song that I was disappointed with:
The Final Frontier - iTunes LP
01. Satellite 15....The Final Frontier
02. El Dorado
03. Mother of Mercy
04. Coming Home
05. The Alchemist
06. Isle of Avalon
08. The Talisman
09. The Man Who Would Be King
10. When the Wild Wind Blows
11. The Final Frontier (Directors Cut)
12. Mission De-Brief (Artist Commentary)