The Number Of The Beast is classic Iron Maiden, don’t get me wrong. There is no contesting that. My issue with this record however is that it is kind of on a bit of a pedastal. The tracklist is something of a classic run, but as a casual Maiden fan only four of these songs really mean anything significant to me.
Personal preferences aside, it is impossible to deny that this is a fantastic listen and a classic of the rock and metal worlds. The production is, as always with the original run of Maiden records, absolutely spot on.