With this album, Iron Maiden achieved a global breakthrough and it is considered until today as one of the most important Heavy Metal albums. Th online magazine MetalRules selected "The Number Of The Beast" as second best Metal album of all times (following "Master Of Puppets" by Metallica). "The Number Of The Beast" reached no. 1 in the British album charts. It was the first time that a Heavy Metal Band managed to position itself at the very top!
The album title "The Number Of The Beast" by Iron Maiden refers to the Revelation of John in which 666 is "the number of the beast", thus of the devil's representative on earth.
Tracklist - The number of the beast
- 2.Children of the damned
- 3.The prisoner
- 4.22 Acacia Avenue
- 5.The number of the beast
- 6.Run to the hills
- 8.Total eclipse
- 9.Hallowed be thy name
- 10.The number of the beast (Multimedia Track)