Maxim Samoylenko (dspair) wrote,
Maxim Samoylenko

забавно - во многом те же самые рецензенты и критики, которые поливали maiden отборным говном за их студийные работы с середины девяностых, сегодня заходятся в восторге от сборника "from fear to eternity", который как раз про период группы начиная с "no prayer for the dying":

"Suffering from a lack of powerful riffs and tightly written songs, The X Factor is a lackluster latter-day album from Iron Maiden", писал нам когда-то Или вот, например: "the murky, over-produced set pieces that clogged 2000's Brave New World".

Зато сегодня восторг с трудом описуемый: "The first anthology to cover the band’s post-halcyon days, it’s remarkable how seamless the transition was. Unlike other acts that left their handprints in the cement in the late '70s and '80s, Iron Maiden never really lost steam, despite a mid-'90s shake-up that saw iconic lead singer Bruce Dickinson swapped out with Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley for two albums. The addition of keyboards, a controversial, late-'80s move that split some fans upon the releases of Somewhere in Time (1986) and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1998), proved largely tasteful and subtle, and did little to hinder their signature blend of fantasy-fueled symphonic metal and straight-up English hard rock... It's an impressive feat, to say the least, but what stands out the most is the fact the band has amassed the kind of loyal, age-defying fan base that virtually guarantees a lifetime of sold-out world tours, a feat they managed to pull off without ever selling themselves out".

Или вот еще пишут: "From Fear To Eternity includes Maiden classics such as “Paschendale,” “Holy Smoke,” “Fear Of The Dark” and “Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter.” More recent songs like “El Dorado” and “The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg” sound right at home, fitting in smoothly with the '90s era material... The '80s were without a doubt the glory days for Iron Maiden, but From Fear To Eternity shows the band has released plenty of quality material during the past two decades, and from the way they are going, will probably do it for another couple decades".

Когда-нибудь мы, наверное, доживем и до того момента, когда публика прозреет и скажет, что, надо же, и "chinese democracy" guns n' roses был отличным альбомом, и "death magnetic" metallica, представляете, был шикарным. Надо подождать всего-лишь лет десять.

при этом занятно, что бастионом пуританства навеки останутся только русскоязычные форумы - там местные активисты до смерти будут сокрушаться, что "the final frontier" не похож на "piece of mind", а песни длятся по 8 минут, и вообще старики давно исписались
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