Masterpiece of Mind
For some reason, the remastered version caused the old reviews to be deleted. So here’s my review. The first five songs are absolute gold. Where Eagles Dare and The Trooper are two of my favorite Maiden tracks of all time. However, the album is way too frontloaded, and the last four tracks are mediocre. Still Life isn’t bad, but Quest for Fire and Sun and Steel both have lame hooks by Iron Maiden standards. To Tame A Land is pretty good but doesn’t measure up to Hallowed Be Thy Name, Powerslave, or Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Overall, this is my third favorite album behind Number of the Beast and Powerslave. The 2015 remastered version is definitely a lot better than the old version, and that goes for all the albums.