Iron Maiden - 7th Son - Can I Play with Madness?
Jeeze... I can't believe I didn't get this album YEARS ago! All I've owned from them till now was Brave New World. My drummer urged me to get 7th Son of a 7th Son because he'd like to cover Moonchild. I'd heard this album was great, but I'd never gotten around to picking it up. Sheer genious! I'm going to collect me some more Maiden.
Also, one thing I'm surprised at is how upbeat and overall chearfull Maiden really is. They don't sound angsty and agressive the way Metallica does, they feel sorta like slightly heavier Rush. I know Metallica is thrash and Maiden is power metal, but I always lumped them together a bit since they were from the same time period, but they're TOTALLY different. I guess growing up with Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Rush, and more melodic stuff, I'm much more drawn to the power end of the spectrum.