Martin Popoff has been described as the world's most famous heavy-metal journalist, though he has covered plenty of Punk and New Wave albums in his career of 7,000-plus album reviews. He has penned many books on various bands, genres of rock, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' AC/DC, Rush: The Illustrated History; Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History; The Art of Metal; and The Big Book of Hair Metal. He has also worked on film documentaries about Rush and ZZ Top. Popoff lives in Toronto.
...another great entry from Popoff...as he dives deep into the
history and music of one of heavy metal's most acclaimed bands.
Popoff is able get to the root of just why this is in a manner that
is entertaining and beyond thorough as he consults the expertise of
a number of people, allowing for the book to flow and progress in a
natural and organic manner that takes into account multiple
perspectives. Iron Maiden: Album By Album is a must read for
lifelong fans of the band along with metalheads of all sorts that
will certainly spark the desire to flip through their extensive
discography. * Spill Magazine *
Popoff's own knowledge is clear in the way he skillfully guides the discussion to cover certain key topics: everything from an analysis of Steve Harris' trademark shuffling basslines ("the Maiden gallop") to considerations of how lineup changes altered the band's sound over the years...each chapter served as a kind of commentary track for the corresponding album, bringing out nuances I probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise. * Spectrum Culture *
Martin Popoff does an outstanding job asking the right questions that may have been on fan's minds for years. * JP's Music Blog *
...Martin is a master of combining facts with visuals, and presenting everything chronologically. This makes for not only an easy read, but answers many questions, and connecting the dots from year to year * Bravewords *