Tormentor said:Oh, alright. It's okay. I rank them as the best on that album. This illustrates just how controvercial this album is, among Maiden fans. There's lots of different opinions about it. It took me 5 years to really like this album. Guess it had to grow on me, like X Factor has done.
For me, most of my issues with NPftD and X Factor revolve around production values. The songs aren't exactly disasterous, but the production is just piss poor.
NPftD doesn't sound polished enough for me (a la Powerslave). And The X Factor needs extra amounts of volume just to hear it at a decent level. Those 'quiet' intros with Blaze trying to hit the right notes are almost inaudible (as well as excruciating).