Dica de CD: “The Number of the Beast” (1982) da lendária banda inglesa de Heavy Metal “Iron Maiden”

Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short... Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number, its number is Six hundred and sixty six.
– Revelations ch. XIII V. 18 (narração do astro imortal do cinema de horror, “Vincent Price”)

O “Iron Maiden” é uma banda lendária que dispensa maiores comentários, com uma carreira sólida de cerca de 30 anos de Heavy Metal. Em 1982 eles lançaram um dos maiores álbuns de todos os tempos, “The Number of the Beast”, e a ótima revista “Roadie Crew” número 102 (Julho de 2007) publicou uma interessante matéria sobre os 25 anos desse disco, com muitas curiosidades, fotos e informações valiosas.

Formação nesse CD:
Bruce Dickinson (vocais), Steve Harris (baixo), Adrian Smith (guitarra), Dave Murray (guitarra), Clive Burr (bateria).

Lista das músicas:
“Invaders” / “Children of the Damned” / “The Prisoner” / “22 Acacia Avenue” / “The Number of the Beast” / “Run to the Hills” / “Gangland” / “Hallowed Be Thy Name”.

I left alone my mind was blank. I needed time to get memories from my mind. What did I see can I believe that what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy. Just what I saw in my old dreams were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me. Cos in my dreams it´s always there the evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair. The night was black was no use holding back. Cos I just had to see was someone watching me. In the mist dark figures move and twist was this all for real or some kind of hell. 666 the number of the beast. Hell and fire was spawned to be released. Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised as they start to cry hands held to the sky. In the night the fires burning bright the ritual has begun Satan´s work is done. 666 the number of the beast. Sacrifice is going on tonight. This can´t go on I must inform the law. Can this still be real or some crazy dream but I feel drawn towards the evil chanting hordes they seem to mesmerise me... can´t avoid their eyes. 666 the number of the beast. 666 the one for you and me. I´m coming back I will return. And I´ll possess your body and I´ll make you burn. I have the fire I have the force. I have the power to make my evil take it´s course. – “The Number of the Beast