Death On The Road

Iron Maiden

...and another Iron Maiden live album makes its way to the record stores. Now it […]
By Michael Dalakos
November 1, 2005
Iron Maiden - Death On The Road album cover

...and another Iron Maiden live album makes its way to the record stores. Now it is only a matter of time before a new collection, a new DVD, a new box set gets scheduled. Is there a single person in this world who loves this music and does not understand its business side? Iron Maiden in all their years of existence have supported to the maximum of their abilities this God beloved music; even in dark times Maiden stood there, ten feet tall, ignoring the signs of the times. Has any one of you ever had the dreadful thought of what kind of music we would be hearing right now if bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Judas Priest never existed? What a nightmare. However Iron Maiden, like all these huge bands, is a quite prosperous business where lots of people (and not only the band itself) make a living out of it.
Death On The Road is the natural live recording following the band's 2003/2004 Dance of Death Tour around the world. Recorded live on November 24th, 2003 at Westenfalenhalle, Dortmund (Germany). Within its two discs the listener can discover the setlist the band used on that tour. As one can imagine this setlist is a mixture of old classics and new hits of the band. If I had to explain to you how good Iron Maiden stand on stage then you are probably living on the moon and you get your internet connection through some kind of alien technology. Well, that's not the point. Everybody knows that Iron Maiden sound as energetic as a team of youngsters on stage. In my opinion, the newest material has a much better feeling live than on the studio CDs.
As a huge budget band, they could have offered a better booklet (I see small bands doing that). In conclusion this is another good live album from Iron Maiden. Nothing more, nothing less. Sorry but I will stick to the A Real Live One release (yeah, I am 120 years old, what's your problem?).

8 / 10


"Death On The Road" Track-listing:

Disc 1

Wildest Dreams
Can I Play With Madness
The Trooper
Dance Of Death
Brave New World
Lord Of The Flies

Disc 2

No More Lies
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Fear Of The Dark
Iron Maiden
Journey Man
The Number Of The Beast
Run To The Hills

Iron Maiden Lineup:

Bruce Dickinson - Vocals
Dave Murray - Guitar
Adrian Smith - Guitar
Janick Gers - Guitar
Steve Harris - Bass
Nicko McBrain - Drums

Guest Musicians:
Michael Kenney - Keyboards

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