Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding


8.8 | 389 votes |
Release date: 14 July 1998
Style: Heavy metal

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01. King In Crimson
02. Chemical Wedding
03. The Tower
04. Killing Floor
05. Book Of Thel
06. The Gates Of Urizen
07. Jerusalem
08. Trumpets Of Jericho
09. Machine Men
10. The Alchemist
11. Return Of The King [Japanese bonus] [expanded edition bonus]
12. Real World [Brazilian bonus] [expanded edition bonus]
13. Confeos [expanded edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1998: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 163

Additional info
The album was re-released in 2005 as remastered and expanded edition.

"Real World" and "Confeos" were originally "b-side tracks" for the Japanese Killing Floor single.

Guest review by
Emalaith
Rating:
9.0
To me, listening to Bruce Dickinson is like being with an old friend, as it was he and Iron Maiden that got me into Heavy Metal at the tender age of 13... So, I was more than thrilled when this album featured not only Sir "Air-raid siren" Dickinson but also his former band mate and one of the best guitarists of all time, Adrian Smith. As you would expect, Bruce doesn't screw around; from the first second of the opener 'King in Crimson' you know what you are going to get: heavy, classic, melodic metal that has stayed true to itself. To top it all off, Bruce adds the perfect amount of darkness and mystical lyrics (based on the writings of William Blake).

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published 09.02.2004 | Comments (1)

Guest review by
Iron
Rating:
9.0
Heavy Metal is diverse, Bruce Dickinson is diverse and if by natural cause The Chemical Wedding is diverse, too. Not only compared from song to song, even the songs in themselves are diverse, but still sounding natural and not edited. The last release before reuniting with Iron Maiden is strong, dark, mystic and evil, at the same time progressive, calm and full of surprises.

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published 00.00.0000 | Comments (3)

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14.03.2013 - 23:22
Rating: 7
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Masterchief
I dont know what is best from B this or TYyrany, but every single song are his killer hits, profesionaly made , good one and I liie lowers in the tower .. and every song some parts are so touching I mena lytheraly
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29.03.2013 - 21:16
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
The concept of this album seems to have been well thought out by Bruce Dickinson, and even if this isn't necessarily his best solo effort, I'd say it's definitely his most ambitious. Having now listened to the album a few times I think it would be fitting to watch the film that takes the same name (featuring Dickinson in a cameo role of course). As for the music, I believe it to be quite aggressive and groove-laden for the most part, with very little mellow or melodic parts to be found. The two longer tracks-That is 'Book of Thel' and 'The Alchemist'-both impress by being very well structured and having a nice progression, but other highlights for me would be 'The Tower' (which I personally think is one of Dickinson's heaviest songs) and 'Gates of Uriyen', which features an excellent solo courtesy of Adrian Smith.
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29.03.2013 - 21:39
Rating: 10
popmik
This is the first album by Bruce that I've listened to and it's killer! prbly better than most of the 90's maiden stuff
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26.07.2015 - 22:46
Rating: 7
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Masterchief
Written by popmik on 29.03.2013 at 21:39

This is the first album by Bruce that I've listened to and it's killer! prbly better than most of the 90's maiden stuff


in my case it was latest one, then from 1th to last I order
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23.10.2016 - 23:48
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope
This is pretty strong stuff, at least some of the songs are really memorable. Right now I'm seeing The Tower, Book Of Thel and Jerusalem as some of the finest Dickinson songs.
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13.11.2016 - 01:23
Rating: 10
tominator
For me this album is one of those albums that does almost everything perfectly. I love the concept, heavy riffs and the amazing vocal performance of Bruce. This is one of the albums I listen to the most on a regular basis, I never get bored of it.

Every song is great but my personal favourites are: Chemical Wedding, Book Of Thel, Jerusalem, Trumpets Of Jericho and The Alchemist.

9,7/10
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