Although I have nothing against female nudity when it's elegantly displayed, I find the cover of this tribute album rather cheesy. However, don't let this put you off, as the musical content of this 2-CD tribute album is quite outstanding. All 100% Spanish, these bands offer the most original cover versions of Iron Maiden, with different degrees of success, but having in each case the merit to have tried to provide the listener with something different. With excellent (in most cases) and original performances, this album is quite highly recommended.
– Run To The Hills (Harris)
From the dreamy, atmospheric intro, you'd never know which Iron Maiden song is being covered here until you heard the lyrics. The song then kicks into a brilliant and unusual rendition of "Run To The Hills". This version is very different from the original and excellently performed.
– Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson)
Yet another dreamy and unusual start that makes the song only recognisable by its lyrics. Tierra Santa is one of many talented Spanish bands who normally sing in their native language, although they seem to have achived a fair amount of notoriety outside of their national borders. Being some kind of Iron Maiden clone anyway, their deliver here a brilliant cover version of "Flight Of Icarus" that bursts into a fast-paced instrumental section worthy of any Maiden song.
This cover is probably one of the weakest on this album, with little, if any, originality and a weird Nu-Metal style. The worst thing is probably the chorus when the singer fails to pronounce the "t" in "Charlotte" and in "harlot" – "Charlow the harlow", hey?
– The Evil That Men Do (Smith, Dickinson, Harris)
The power and energy of the original song have been respected in this interesting version of "The Evil That Men Do", with a singer that emulates pretty well the vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Also look out for the ending à la "Trooper". This cover is nothing outstanding, but still quite decent.
In a different style from the original (like most covers on this album), this rendition of "Revelations" is quite good. Not much more add...
– Strange World (Harris)
Very original and performed with great musicianship, this version of "Strange World" starts slowly and dreamily, respecting the atmosphere of the original song, then breaks into a great fast-paced instrumental, with the addition of violin and recorder, based on the little acoustic part that can be heard at the very end of "The Prophecy". This is one of the best songs on this album.