Over at Billboard.com, they put up an article showing love to the Iron Maiden album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son which turned 30 years old this year! They interviewed several artists about the album, its inspiration on their careers, and what it means to them. One of those artists’ was MNE‘s own Boondox! You can see what he has to say about Iron Maiden and the SSOASS album below:
The first time I heard Seventh Son of a Seventh Son was when a friend (who was a huge Maiden fan) played it for me. I was a “casual” fan at the time, I owned The Number of the Beast and Killers, but it wasn’t until Seventh Son that I became a true fan. I really liked everything I’d heard previous, but Seventh Son to me made the band sound even more epic than anything previous. It was also the first of any album that I would listen to from front to back. To me, it was perfectly put together, and flowed seamlessly. It also made me go back and TRULY appreciate everything the band had done prior. I soon went out and bought Piece of Mind, Powerslave and Somewhere in Time right after hearing SSOASS. As far as the inclusion of keyboards, I didn’t really miss them from previous records after hearing SSOASS, but I guess they played a part in my really appreciating Iron Maiden, because they were there. But it was everything about it, from artwork to the songs that awoke the real Iron Maiden fan in me. This album is still one of my favorites of all time, and gets played at least twice a week in my rotation.
To read the full article, click here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8301736/iron-maiden-seventh-son-of-a-seventh-son-artists