Iron Maiden – Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack (EMI Music Canada)

Maiden.jpgIron Maiden remains one of the world’s biggest heavy metal bands for a reason. Over the past 30 years, they have consistently packed in crowds at their shows. Flight 666 is a 16 track audio companion piece which accompanies a video documentary of the same name. Recorded in 16 different cities around the world, fans have no trouble drowning out lead singer Bruce Dickinson on numerous occasions. The crowd comes through loud and clear on Can I Play With Madness, Aces High and Run To The Hills, all the while Iron Maiden plays the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fervent sing-along.

There is a reason why Iron Maiden is still relevant to heavy metal today: excellent musicianship and timeless songs will always trump those who rely upon gimmicks to get their messages across.