Only thing Metal is The Tin!!!
Oh dear, what happened? Was really looking forward to this after the excellent "Dance Of Death" & reasonable "Matter Of Life And Death".
Starts really well with unusual opening that leads into standard Maiden sound. "El Dorado" is a really good track with a great feel to it.
Then the wheels fall off??? Three tracks that just are not memorable at all??
Thankfully "Isle Of Avalon" & "Starshine" improve matters somewhat & remind me of previous CD in their feel.
The Talisman has some good moments but the start is really bland IMO.
"The Man Who Would Be King" follows in similar vein with slow start & then picking up pace.
The last track is excellent though, really like the feel of "When The Wild Wind Blows" and some nice changes in pace throughout as well as good vocals.
Ironically My IPod goes straight onto "Prowler" from debut album, NUFF SAID!!!!