While Iron Maiden's performance at Madison Square Garden this past Monday was amazing, I can't really say the same for the video for the title track off of their new album The Final Frontier. It is a combination of Aliens, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars which in theory sounds like it could be pretty fantastic, but in practice is not. The video also looks fairly expensive and I'm not sure why Maiden would drop this much money on a music video that will never really get played anywhere except possibly VH1 Classic. It isn't like MTV is going to play this in between Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber videos....that is when MTV actually ever plays a video.
But perhaps they see it is a savvy promotional tool to promote the new album. I don't know. I was going to buy the album regardless of whether or not there was an entertaining music video to accompany it or not. The good news is that the song itself is actually fun (when it isn't being interrupted by sound effects and talking).
Judge for yourself:
The Final Frontier - Director's Cut
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