by Iron Maiden
Released: Jan 1980
Thanks to the particularly raw production and the fact that lead singer Bruce Dickinson had not yet joined the band, Iron Maiden's 1980 debut may sound a little different to folks expecting the high-flying guitar and vocal attack the band is known for. That doesn't mean Iron Maiden is a crappy record, it just comes on like a sort of proggy Motorhead release at times, which is definitely not a bad thing. The pulsing twin guitars of "Phantom of the Opera" is where fans of "Run to the Hills" will find what they're looking for.