Maiden's fourth album is their second entry in our Top 50, but the first to feature the classic lineup of Dickinson, Harris, Murray, Smith and McBrain.
Hardcore Maiden fans might feel that the LP is let down a little by the second side of the disc, but you simply can't argue with The Trooper.
“Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden.” (Thanks, RobDavies)
“I wore this album out on my turntable, and that's saying something because I was playing many records over and over during a certain period of my life. Between the relentlessness of the galloping bass, the cavalry charge of the drums and the razor-sharp precision of the then-double-axe attack, the whole thing was almost too much for my young metal soul to bear.” (Thanks Tom Morello, via his 13 greatest heavy metal albums of all time)