Using a similar principle to the Tribute To The BeastVolume I and Volume II albums, this tribute album contains Iron Maiden covers played by renowned and well-established bands. Some would argue that the Numbers From The Beast album could also enter the same category, although in this case musicians from different bands were simply gathered to play together on that one-off occasion.
Published as a free gift with Kerrang! issue 1219 and featuring a cover (fan art selected by the editorial board of the magazine) that's reminiscent of Judas Priest's Sad Wings Of Destiny 1976 album cover, this is a pretty good album, with interesting renditions of some of Iron Maiden's timeless classics.
– Prowler (Harris)
This is an excellent version of "Prowler". The vocals could have been a bit more aggressive, but it's still musically fantastic.
This sounds like a cover by the Iron Maidens, with a female-sounding voice – although the singer's actually a man! A certain lack of energy plagues this cover and makes it one of the weakest on the album. The guitar solos are quite messed up too.
Unusual and very different from the original, this cover is excellent. It has naturally caused a lot of dissent among Maiden fans, some hating this "disco and pop" style, others, thinking that it's far remote from pop and simply a new view on a song that's been re-hashed for so many years since it was written. Regardless of the critics, the Icelandics from Sign certainly did a great job.
This great cover is in par with Iced Earth's version of this song on the Tribute To The Beast - Volume II album. The ending with the drum riff in intro to "Where Eagles Dare" is also quite a good idea. Simply fantastic!