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Piece Of Madness

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PIECE OF MADNESS

En honor a Iron Maiden

28th October 2003

 

1. Stranger In A Strange Land [Humanimal]
2. Be Quick Or Be Dead [Selidor]
3. Alexander The Great [Carnarium]
4. Wasting Love [Magika]
5. Revelations [Arkanus]
6. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) [Daniel Telis Project]
7. Prowler [Quemar]
8. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son [Demencia]
9. The Evil That Men Do [Jason]
10. Afraid To Shoot Strangers [Dösgenh]
11. 22, Acacia Avenue [Buffalo]
12. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner [Helker]


After the USA, Spain, and Hungary, this is Argentina's turn to pay a tribute to Iron Maiden. The result is overall pretty average, although the intention is quite commendable. With a particularly ugly cover, this album does not contain any particular highlights, even if most of the bands show a genuine effort to emulate the British band, as well as some excellent musical abilities. This is yet again an item that is only recommended to collectors.

It is interesting to note that two songs have been replaced from the original Argentinian release for the album that was released in the US in September 2005, namely:

  • "Revelations" [Arkanus] replaced by "2 Minutes To Midnight" [Lörihen]
  • "Losfer Words" [Daniel Telis Project] replaced by "Flight Of Icarus" [Jeriko]

Piece Of Madness – Back cover

 

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  HUMANIMAL – Stranger In A Strange Land (Smith) Stranger In A Strange Land – Commentary Stranger In A Strange Land – Lyrics

This somehow heavier version of "Stranger In A Strange Land" is quite close to the original. The synth solo is quite interesting, though.

Humanimal – Official Website

 


 

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  SELIDOR – Be Quick Or Be Dead (Dickinson, Gers) Be Quick Or Be Dead – Commentary Be Quick Or Be Dead – Lyrics

With a pretty interesting double-kick drumming, this cover is quite straightforward Power Metal that makes a change from Maiden's version. Great solos!

Selidor – Official Website

 


 

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  CARNARIUM – Alexander The Great (Harris) Alexander The Great – Commentary Alexander The Great – Lyrics

Who wouldn't love a Gothic version of "Alexander..."? The mix of grunts and operatic female vocals actually works fairly well with this band (remember the pathetic attempt of Opera IX to play "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" on the Call To Irons tribute album?). The instrumental section is particularly well done, with a piano-like synth.

Carnarium – Official Website

 


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  MAGIKA – Wasting Love (Dickinson, Gers) Wasting Love – Commentary Wasting Love – Lyrics

Almost as cheesy as the original, this cover of "Wasting Love" benefits from better vocals than the raspy singing Dickinson had adopted on the Fear Of The Dark album. This version is actually more enjoyable than Iron Maiden's!

Magika – Official Website

 


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  ARKANUS – Revelations (Dickinson) Revelations – Commentary Revelations – Lyrics

The only band to hail from Brasil on this Argentinian tribute album, Arkanus seems to have disappeared from the Metal scene since the recording of this quite interesting cover. It's a shame, because they did a perfectly decent job here.

 


Video from orionmapa.

 


 

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  DANIEL TELIS PROJECT – Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (Harris) Losfer Words – Commentary Losfer Words – Lyrics

There isn't much to say about this fairly good cover from Argentinian "guitar hero" Daniel Telis and friends. The solos are a bit over-the-top, but this piece is nevertheless quite enjoyable (although not as much as the original!).

Daniel Telis Project – Official Website

 


 

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  QUEMAR – Prowler (Harris) Prowler – Commentary Prowler – Lyrics

With strange electronic sounds during the intro, this cover of "Prowler" is nothing special, although not bad at all.

Quemar – Official Website

 


 

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  DEMENCIA – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Harris) Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – Commentary Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – Lyrics

Although this song is quite well covered musically, the vocals of this Melodic Death Metal band are quite difficult to stomach and tend to ruin the whole atmosphere. The whole feel of this cover lacks the energy of the original.

Demencia – Official Website

 


Video from orionmapa.

 


 

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  JASON – The Evil That Men Do (Smith, Dickinson, Harris) The Evil That Men Do – Commentary The Evil That Men Do – Lyrics

If the singer had bothered learning how to pronounce English properly beforehand, this cover could have been quite good. It's in fact pretty bland, with an obvious lack of professionalism.

Jason – Official Website

 


 

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  DÖSGENH – Afraid To Shoot Strangers (Harris) Afraid To Shoot Strangers – Commentary Afraid To Shoot Strangers – Lyrics

Hardly anything is known from this band, although their cover of "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" shows fairly decent talent among the musicians. Close to Maiden's version, this is nevertheless a good piece.

 


Video from orionmapa.

 


 

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  BUFFALO – 22, Acacia Avenue (Harris, Smith) 22, Acacia Avenue – Commentary 22, Acacia Avenue – Lyrics

This Stoner Metal version of one of Maiden's masterpieces is interesting. The de-tuned guitars and slowing down of the rhythm are quite original.

Buffalo – Official Website

 


 

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  HELKER – The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (Harris) The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner – Commentary The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner – Lyrics

Very good cover of a very good song. Probably the best one on this album. Nothing more to add.

Helker – Official Website

 


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