Yet another attempt at Godliness failed.
aria87 | Los Angeles | 05/18/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I hear this album, it hurts my ears to hear my and thousand other people's favorite band's songs get destroyed by other bands. Sure, Iron Maiden was a great influence on many bands, but if you're going to try to re-create their sound, at least practice for longer than two days. No real highlights, and the only decent band on the album Steel Prophet chose a weaker Maiden song. Not only is the song selection is poor for most of the album (Total Eclipse? Gangland? Public Enema Number One?), but the death metal bands mutilate the songs. The only decent remakes on this record is Mystic Force's version of Where Eagles Dare. God forbid you choose this title as your first CD carrying the name Iron Maiden. This is ugliness."
Good song versions. Bad song selection
aria87 | 07/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is not as good as the first iron maiden tribute album but it does stand up. Starting with a heavier version of "invaders" and by Steel Prophet with an excellent rendition of Gangland. From the Depths also does an intresting version of "Iron Maiden" sounding suprisingly good in that dry screaming type of voice. "reavelations is also good in its form. The main fault with this album is however not the Artists' renditions but the choice of songs, having less to choose from the producrs could have in my opinion choosen a much better song selection. Any Maiden fan should get this album."
Much better musicinshgip.
aria87 | 11/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Oh look! It's number two! I didn't expect the gates of tribute to open wide, and flood the bins! But here is the second tribute album to Maiden. Granted the "Revealations" version and "Children of the Damn" stick to the original renditions, a very good strategy, the rest is simply not up to par. Rod Smallwood wouldn't manage any of these acts unless he felt he needed to blow loads of cash out the door. Not to mention a good reputation. Well, if you liked the first one, check this one out. It's............interesting."