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Digitally remastered edition of the heavy metal giants' 1998 album. Virtual XI was a wonderful addition to the band's legacy. Refusing to sell out and go "alternative" or "electronic," the group stuck to what it knew; heavy metal epics focusing on world peace, paranoia and technology. This was the second release with vocalist Blaze Bayley who added his own powerful element to the Maiden mix. His voice was deeper and more brooding than his predecessor Bruce Dickinson, but just as effective. The technical virtuosity and the unfettered production (by bassist Steve Harris and Nigel Green) of classic Maiden were still solidly in place. Some keyboards are used for ambience, but this was mostly speed and power ala vintage Maiden. The songs are on the long side, with "The Angel And The Gambler" clocking in at over 9 minutes. All in all, fans of the band, or of heavy rock in general, will be satisfied, as all the traditional ingredients that make this a great band are evident in Virtual XI.
Digitally remastered edition of the heavy metal giants' 1998 album. Virtual XI was a wonderful addition to the band's legacy. Refusing to sell out and go "alternative" or "electronic," the group stuck to what it knew; heavy metal epics focusing on world peace, paranoia and technology. This was the second release with vocalist Blaze Bayley who added his own powerful element to the Maiden mix. His voice was deeper and more brooding than his predecessor Bruce Dickinson, but just as effective. The technical virtuosity and the unfettered production (by bassist Steve Harris and Nigel Green) of classic Maiden were still solidly in place. Some keyboards are used for ambience, but this was mostly speed and power ala vintage Maiden. The songs are on the long side, with "The Angel And The Gambler" clocking in at over 9 minutes. All in all, fans of the band, or of heavy rock in general, will be satisfied, as all the traditional ingredients that make this a great band are evident in Virtual XI.
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Iron Maiden - Virtual XI

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Format: CD
Label: SNTU
Rel. Date: 04/21/2015
UPC: 881034122186

Virtual XI
Artist: Iron Maiden
Format: CD
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Digitally remastered edition of the heavy metal giants' 1998 album. Virtual XI was a wonderful addition to the band's legacy. Refusing to sell out and go "alternative" or "electronic," the group stuck to what it knew; heavy metal epics focusing on world peace, paranoia and technology. This was the second release with vocalist Blaze Bayley who added his own powerful element to the Maiden mix. His voice was deeper and more brooding than his predecessor Bruce Dickinson, but just as effective. The technical virtuosity and the unfettered production (by bassist Steve Harris and Nigel Green) of classic Maiden were still solidly in place. Some keyboards are used for ambience, but this was mostly speed and power ala vintage Maiden. The songs are on the long side, with "The Angel And The Gambler" clocking in at over 9 minutes. All in all, fans of the band, or of heavy rock in general, will be satisfied, as all the traditional ingredients that make this a great band are evident in Virtual XI.
        
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