50 Best Albums of 2015 #1
Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls (EMI)
It was, undeniably, the biggest rock album of the year.
In September 2015 The Book Of Souls went to No.1 in 24 countries. It was also the biggest album of the year in terms of content: Iron Maiden’s first double studio album, running to 92 minutes.
Everything about it was big, the music built to a vast scale. No more so than on the monumental Empire Of The Clouds that closes the album, at 18 minutes the longest song they’ve ever recorded.