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The Chemical Wedding

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Download links and information about The Chemical Wedding by Bruce Dickinson. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Metal genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:11:45 minutes.

Artist: Bruce Dickinson
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Metal
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:11:45
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. King In Crimson 4:43
2. Chemical Wedding 4:06
3. The Tower 4:45
4. Killing Floor 4:29
5. Book of Thel 8:14
6. Gates of Urizen 4:24
7. Jerusalem 6:42
8. Trumpets of Jericho 5:58
9. Machine Men 5:41
10. The Alchemist 6:03
11. Return of the King (Bonus Track) 5:06
12. Real World (Bonus Track) 3:59
13. Confeos (Bonus Track) 7:35

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Like its consistently excellent (and slightly superior) predecessor, Accident of Birth, Bruce Dickinson's fifth solo effort, The Chemical Wedding, continued to provide a welcome sanctuary (blatant reference intended) for disgruntled Iron Maiden fans, suffering through the all-too-long mediocrity of the Blaze Bayley era. By avoiding the experimental pitfalls of prior solo outings to fully embrace his metallic origins, Dickinson — the solo artist — is at his creative peak on these two records. The importance of co-songwriter, producer, and guitarist Roy Z's guidance in this revival cannot be overstated, and reuniting with fellow Maiden alum Adrian Smith wasn't a bad idea either. Muscular anthems such as "King in Crimson," "Killing Floor," and the title track manage to deliver with aggression, confidence, and, most importantly, a modern metal aesthetic sorely missing in Iron Maiden's efforts of the time. The album's second half does dip in quality somewhat, but a storming parting shot of "Machine Men" (a classic Dickinson-Smith collaboration if there ever was one) and "The Alchemist" (which revisits the title track's main theme in Seventh Son fashion) offer a worthy finale to this very impressive album. [The album was reissued in 2005 with three bonus tracks.]