Iron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
If I didn’t know better, I’d suspect that Iron Maiden had become a progressive rock band. Then again, bassist/songwriter Steve Harris has always brought a progressive element to Iron Maiden. The lyrical content brings to mind the brooding, reflective mood of The X Factor, but one must strain at times to hear frontman Bruce Dickinson’s vocals even with a good set of headphones. It’s always unfortunate to see a great album marred by subpar production, but it’s a shame to see it happen to Iron Maiden after all these years.