#1
2003: "Dance Of Death"

2005: "Death On The Road"

2006: "A Matter Of Life And Death"


Three albums in a row with the word "death" in the title? I am aware that any kind of bizarre behavior is apparently excusable in this genre, but is that not a bit odd even for a cheesy metal band? I am willing to bet Iron Maiden's next album will also have the word "death" in the title.

Then there is Exodus with three albums in a row, all with pictures of skulls on the cover.

These metal bands are sure not shy of aiming at the lowest level of taste. Why the obsession with death and skulls?
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#3
because they're brutal.
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#4
OMG they have LIFE in their title, pro lifers!!!!! zomg


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#5
probably because sex and death are the two main parts of modern life, and no one wants to see a bruce dickinson porno
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#6
Its odd how you didnt think of Cannibal Corpse before Maiden...
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#7
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2007: In Sorte Diaboli

All these Dimmu Borgir albums have 3 words in them, and there are six of them, so theres 3 sixes which is 666! SATANISTS!
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#9
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These metal bands are sure not shy of aiming at the lowest level of taste. Why the obsession with death and skulls?


I think what's more "bizarre" is the fact you find "death" a distasteful subject. You also seem to overlook the fact that all 3 of those albums you mention, 1 of which is a live album, aren't full of songs about death. So, what's wrong with them using the same word to name their albums?

How many albums have "love" in their name? Is that distasteful now?

Of all the bands out there, I think Maiden are the most "tasteful", seeing as they aren't exactly glorifying death or anything are they?
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#11
CTFOD, are you implying that a black metal group might have links to or an interest in Satan? HOLY ****!.

OP: Death is one of the main thematical components of alot of metal. It is something which is mysterious, dark, and simultaneously can be vulgar and romantic. It's no wonder people are interested in it. You say they are "not shy of aiming at the lowest level of taste." I'm curious as to what you find to be distasteful about death as a theme (seriously, I want to know). It's something which is completely universal and natural, and is not implicity vulgar or obscene (although many more extreme metal bands have lyrics which are vulgar or obscene - graphic descriptions of multilation and similar - I will point out that Iron Maiden is not in this boat). Plus, it's something we all have to go through. What makes it's use as a theme in music to be in poor taste?
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#13
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CTFOD, are you implying that a black metal group might have links to or an interest in Satan? HOLY ****!.

I know man, its crazy.
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#14
Well Death on the Road, I believe, is from the Dance of Death album's tour, so that name is grounded not necessarily relating to death itself, but to the previous album.

So congratulations, you've found two consecutive albums that contain the same word; as we've previously established that Death on the Road is relating to Dance of Death.

If you think that there is some deep psychological reason behind the naming of these albums, then no doubt Powerslave was named after people who were effected by the tragedy at Chenobyl (p.s. the reason this is rediculous is becuase the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl occured two years after Powerslave was put out.)

Anyway. Of all the bands with a "fascination" with death that you could have picked, you chose Iron Maiden. Not, oh say... Death? You know, the band that named themselves after the thing you find so wierd.

I might have come off like an ass, but its cool. Whatever.
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#15
Of all the bands out there, I think Maiden are the most "tasteful", seeing as they aren't exactly glorifying death or anything are they?


In an interview i hear Dickingson saying exactly that. They don't mean to glorify death, but make people think about the meaning of death AND life.
#17
Oh man... that has to be the most trivial bash attempt I have ever seen. Sad.