One thing I like with writing an Iron Maiden review is that I don’t have to write an introduction because if you don’t know who Iron Maiden are you have probably been living under a rock for most of your life and well, you can might as well crawl back there and continue with your life. Today, Iron Maiden are one of the huge – as in HUGE – bands that only play arenas and outdoor stadiums. They are up there with Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Kiss. Who would have imagined that when they played to 1000 people with Blaze Bayley fronting the band in the 90’s? And speaking of Blaze Bayley, thank God, Iron Maiden ifired his ass and reunited with Bruce Dickinson in 2000. Oh, yeah, they brought back Adrian Smith (guitar) as well, which was also a really good thing. But unlike many of the biggest touring acts, Maiden also sells a lot of records and even though the quality of their CDs since the Dickinson reunion has been a little up and down, their fans still buys every album in large quantities. However, it must be said that despite my harsh words about Bayley, it wasn’t all is fault that Maiden sucked throughout the 90’s when he was fronting them. The two albums Blaze sang on, The X Factor (1995) and Virtual XI (1998) had such lousy songs and crap production that no Bruce Dickinson in the world could have saved them.