In a distant hamlet where the sun rarely shines, a cruel, infernal beast has driven the villagers into their straw shacks for fear of their lives. Only one valiant knight can liberate them from the monster’s debilitating clutches: the lordly metal hellion known as Bruce Dickinson. Employing a stupendous howl that has slaughtered mummies and savaged orcs on past Iron Maiden records, Dickinson now has Roy Z. at his side: The guitarist and Judas Priest producer is capable of ripping the spleen from a dragon’s hindquarters with one of his vicious solos. On Tyranny of Souls, these two beastmasters forge a fierce alliance, epic in its scope, magnificent in its virility, and gargantuan in its metal supremacy. With piercing sonic blasts like “Soul Intruders” and “Navigate the Seas of the Sun,” this album is no mere piece of plastic, but a weapon that smites down evil and conquers those beasts who dare do the devil’s unholy work.