I believe this might be my favourite Maiden record of all time. This is just pure perfection, and basically flawless. This is one of the most important Heavy Metal records of all time, and should be remembered that way. Easily a 10/10 for this one.
The middle part is genuinely average, Run to the Hills has a cool intro with great riffs then it become boring as hell, overall it's probably the most average 80's maiden album,however Hallowed Be Thy Name still remains as their greatest song ever , along with the Phantom of the Opera.
I really like this album. The Number of the Beast was the first Maiden song I ever heard. The video on MTV was awesome. :-) But from all Maiden Albums I like 7th Son and Piece of mind a little bit more than TNOTB.
Probably my least favorite with Bruce during the 80s, Invaders, Gangland and Run to the hills are pretty mediocre, The Prisoner and 22 Acacia Avenue are good but nothing special. Although Children of the Damned and Hallowed be thy Name are fantastic!