A Call to Irons: A Tribute to Iron Maiden, Vol. 1-2

A Call to Irons: A Tribute to Iron Maiden, Vol. 1-2

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Overview

Originally released over two separate volumes in 1998-1999, A Call to Irons: A Tribute to Iron Maiden, Vols. 1 and 2 was repackaged as a two-CD set by Dwell Records in early 2001. On the first volume, lesser-known outfits Ancient Wisdom and New Eden blow away mainstays like Vital Remains and Morgion (who really drop a stinker on "To Tame a Land") with their versions of "Powerslave" and "Phantom of the Opera." An established band that actually deserves to work with Maiden material such as Opeth not surprisingly highlights the album with their godly version of "Remember Tomorrow." Solitude Aeturnus takes a mournfully delicious stab at "Hallowed Be Thy Name," and prove quite successful. Black metallers Absu and Angel Corpse lay low with thundering instrumentals, while the anguished female vocals of Opera IX's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" give a big, fat thundering headache, while causing simultaneous uncontrollable laughter. Overall, the album is half good and half bad, which is typical of a tribute album. Though several acts on the second volume do make an impression, overall it's even less consistent, making this set a risky buy unless you are an avid Iron Maiden collector. ~ Jason Hundey & Steve Huey

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2001
Label: Dwell Records
UPC: 0027297105126
catalogNumber: 1051
Rank: 103150

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solitude Aeturnus   Track Performer
Vital Remains   Track Performer
Scot Lang   Percussion,Drums
Adrian Villanueva   Guitar
Morgion   Track Performer
Opeth   Track Performer
King Fowley   Drums,Vocals
Daniel Flores   Guitar
Absu   Track Performer
Angelcorpse   Track Performer
Mark Caro   Guitar
New Eden   Track Performer
Ancient Wisdom   Track Performer
Shane Gaalaas   Drums
Vince Dennis   Bass
Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor   Guitar
Pat Magrath   Drums
Rick Mythiasin   Vocals
John Pons   Guitar
Mel Sanchez   Bass
Opera IX   Track Performer
Evoken   Track Performer
John Scott   Keyboards
Juan Garcia   Guitar

Technical Credits

Martin Bambanian   Graphic Design
M. Christian   Executive Producer
Raul Caballero   Executive Producer
Steel Prophet   Contributor
Terror   Contributor
Jerry Battle   Executive Producer

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