Iron Maiden - The X Factor

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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The X Factor is the tenth studio album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, originally released in October 1995 by EMI Records.

After two disappointing albums and Bruce Dickinson's departure in 1993, the survival of Iron Maiden was questionable. Despite the loss of their charismatic frontman, the band decided to pursue the adventure, by recruiting Blaze Bayley from Wolfsbane. However, the new singer hasn't really the same vocal range as his high-pitched predecessor lower.

How to solve the problem? Well, unfortunately for Steve Harris, but fortunately for us, the bassist was then facing personal issues in his life, so he will restranscribe his state of mind in the songwriting. Therefore the musical ambiance is somber, sinister, which is a novelty in the group's history, and perfectly fits Bayley's low tonality by allowing him to affirm his identity.

The X Factor features the darkest compositions ever written by Iron Maiden. The tempo slows down, the songs are sometimes heavy, sometimes doomy, sometimes progy, but always with their own touch of epicness. Furthermore, despite a duration of more than 70 minutes, the longest studio opus recorded by the band to that point, the quality is quite homogeneous. There are no genuine bad song. No title track either.

Even if you already know your 80's Maiden, you'll hear something different here... Don't worry though, this is still Iron Maiden, but with new clothes, for a unique result.

Also unique in terms of cover art. For the first time, Derek Riggs was not collaborating, the well-known mascot is not hand-drawn but represented by a kind of model which looks like it's straight out from an horror movie. No cartoonesque Eddie here, the poor creature seems really tortured and suffering. 

Check out the tracks: “Man On The Edge” and “Lord Of The Flies”. 

This double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio and reproduced original artwork is pressed in Europe on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

(0190295852009)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Sign Of The Cross

11:16

A2

Lord Of The Flies

5:03

B1

Man On The Edge

4:13

B2

Fortunes Of War

7:23

B3

Look For The Truth

5:10

C1

The Aftermath

6:21

C2

Judgement Of Heaven

5:12

C3

Blood On The World’s Hands

5:57

D1

The Edge Of Darkness

6:39

D2

2 A.M.

5:37

D3

The Unbeliever

8:10

SKU 0190295852009
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0190295852009
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 May 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 02 October 1995
Barcode # 0190295852009
Shipping Weight 0.6350kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, 10 Page Fold Out Booklet, Reissue, Remastered Audio
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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