As my Iron Maiden journey continues for the first time, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son has quickly cemented itself as a contender for favourite album, alongside of course the legendary Powerslave. There’s just something about the vibe, the feel, the general pace here that’s a bit different than what came before. I can’t really verbalise what it is exactly, but it’s a little bit special. Like lightening in a bottle, as they say.
Production wise things are always on point with this band (I’m pretty sure they had the same producer for over a decade), and the album is packed with solid hits, such as “Can I Play With Madness”, “Moonchild” and “The Evil That Men Do”. The closing track is a bit meh but that’s the only misstep for me.