Every Iron Maiden Album Opening Song Ranked From Worst To Best

15. Invaders - The Number Of The Beast

What a weird song Invaders is.

The first song on The Number of the Beast, the band's first album with Dickinson and their initial breakout record, Invaders gets off to a great start, as the band launch into a rapid fire enslaught of noise.

Then, it just goes a bit odd.

Invaders' chorus is strangely upbeat, especially for a song about a marauding army. Such a jarring contrast does not sit well, as every time the chorus comes along, it completely rips you out of the moment.

Even Steve Harris has said Invaders wasn't on the same level as other songs from The Beast, which is a shame, as it's one of the greatest and most important metal records of all time.

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