Some two years after AC/DC’s attempt to fame with Back in Black came along a newly empowered – or should I say emboldened – Iron Maiden with their own stellar album The Number of the Beast.
Success was far from certain at that time. The band just rid themselves of their vocalist Paul Di’Anno and replaced him with Bruce Dickinson. Then they adapted the songwriting style to the vocal powers of the new lead.
As it turned out, this record was THE major kick-off that launched this band on a course to fame that still continues to this day.