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The Chemical Wedding

TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsAir Raid
Ranked#70 for 1998 , #2,575 all-time
Reviews :  2
Comments :  7
Total votes :  9
Rating :  87.8 / 100
Have :  16       Want : 2
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The Chemical Wedding Reviews

Reviewer :  level 1   90/100
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Great album! Dickinson's first solo albums still showed a slight inexperience, but with the Chemical Wedding album at the latest, Dickinson rises to the top of the genre. The song material is of an incredibly high standard, the production is successful and Dickinson's vocal performance is almost divine. The album also has a suitable variation between the songs, maintaining interest throughout the album. The album's great inspiration comes from the works of Willem Blake, which is easily seen in the lyrics and cover art, among other things. These details greatly increase the album's artistic value.

It will be interesting to see if the new album to be released in a few days comes close to the level of this masterpiece.
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Reviewer :  level 12   80/100
Date : 
Struggling to capture the same magic in a different way than he did with Iron Maiden, Bruce’s first 3 solo albums were decent, but nowhere near approaching the prior band’s material. Accident of Birth was a much stronger effort in the right direction, and here on The Chemical Wedding, I feel Bruce finally proved himself a strong solo artist, not needing the coattails of his prior band to succeed.

Bruce’s voice is really the only thing that sounds similar to Maiden. This album is still Heavy Metal, but it’s played in a much different, more modern style than Maiden. The songs are a bit more rhythmic, heavier, and obviously there is more focus on the vocals. The sound is fitting with the late 90’s, but it doesn’t sound trend-hoppy or compromising, it’s just an intelligent adaption to the times; indeed, this was the only way for Bruce to successfully move forward, because looking to the past wasn’t going to work for him.

The choruses on these songs tend to be fantastic, but I do find the verses and instrumentation in general to fall flat at times. Too many of these songs suffer from a “just get to the chorus already” feeling. However, it’s still the strongest songwriting of his solo career yet. Some of the bass work here especially stands out, and those with good headphones to pick it up will be in for a treat. I suppose this is to be expected with a more modern, rhythmically focused Heavy Metal album. I do think more guitar leads would have done a gre
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The Chemical Wedding Comments

level 9   90/100
very good album by Bruce Dickinson, His solo albums especially in the later phase were better than Iron Maiden albums without him.
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level 5   100/100
Best Bruce Dickinson solo album. Better than all the albums released by Maiden in the 90's. More consistent than Accident of Birth. Excellent guitar work by Roy-Z and Adrian Smith. Book of Thel is my favorite track from the album. The title track has the best chorus ever! King in Crimson, The Tower, Jerusalem and Trumpets of Jericho are the other highlights. Killing Floor and Machine Men are the weakest songs on the album. The bonus track Return of the King is pretty good.
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level 14   65/100
The Chemical Wedding Bruce's voice is bad or maybe I don't like it personally With a style that makes me feel like I'm listening to Black Sabbath I didn't like it honesty
level 4   100/100
One of the best new bands around of the old days
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level 16   90/100
솔로 앨범치고 이정도면 상당히 잘 만든 앨범이다.
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level 16   80/100
명성(?)에 걸맞을 정도의 명반은 아니고 수작이다. 앞부분 보다는 뒷부분의 긴 트랙들이 백미. 5,7,8 추천
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level 21   95/100
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Bruce Dickinson Discography

AlbumTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
▶  The Chemical WeddingAlbum87.892
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