Editors’ Notes Two-thirds into “The Great Unknown,” a mighty jam that searches out all the right tones, a truly soaring guitar solo is unleashed, signaling that the heavy metal pioneers still have fresh ways of channeling the abyss. In fact, in a blind listening test, this album could pass for a classic ‘80s-era Iron Maiden album; it has all the necessary ingredients, including apocalyptic riffs, imposing drum blasts, and, of course, Bruce Dickinson’s war-torn voice. The Book of Souls is a pensive tome that goes through numerous metamorphoses, increasing its smoldering energy with every step.

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If Eternity Should Fail
1
8:28
 
Speed of Light
2
5:01
 
The Great Unknown
3
6:37
 
The Red and the Black
4
13:33
 
When the River Runs Deep
5
5:52
 
The Book of Souls
6
10:27
 
Death or Glory
1
5:12
 
Shadows of the Valley
2
7:32
 
Tears of a Clown
3
4:58
 
The Man of Sorrows
4
6:27
 
Empire of the Clouds
5
18:01
 

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