Bruce Dickinson, Tyranny of Souls
Talk about a guy who keeps busy: Bruce Dickinson has been up to a lot in the past few years.
He’s recorded a couple of studio albums and toured with Iron Maiden, which most people would consider enough. But not Bruce. He’s also spent time writing, fencing, and even flying Boeing 747 airplanes commercially.
And he still had enough time in 2005 to record Tyranny of Souls, arguably his best solo album.
The striking cover uses art by 15th century painter Hans Memling. Although most of Memling’s work was standard religious depictions of the era, one panel of the Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation must have caught Dickinson’s eye.
It’s dark, creepy, and haunting. Perfect for Halloween week.