Concert Reviews

Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental, 8/13/12


IRON MAIDEN @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 8/13/12

See also: - The 25 Coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental - The six best quotes from Iron Maiden's show last night at Comfort Dental - Slideshow: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental

The word "epic" gets bandied about too often and is probably especially overused when it comes to describing the music of Iron Maiden, but these guys know how to make an entrance. As the two video screens on either side of the stage played footage of the Arctic and of ice shelves crashing into the ocean, and Orff-like music swelled in the background, the quintet strolled onto the stage amid the familiar, elliptical synth line of "Moonchild."

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.