Label: Parlophone – 0190295567651
Format: CD, digipack
Released: 26 July, 2019
Style: Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden. If you listen a little more intensively to ‘The X-Factor’, Iron Maiden’s first album with Blaze Beyley, you’ll not only be struck by the awesome songs, you’ll definitely notice the excellent vocal performances as well. ‘The X-Factor’ doesn’t just demonstrate a fundamental vocal overhaul within the band, it also delivers a few musical surprises for long-time fans as well, as the songwriting has become substantially darker. Songwriter, bassist and producer Steve Harris links this to his personal rock bottom, which he hit after Dickinson’s departure and his divorce.