Iron Maiden - Powerslave CD (album) cover


Iron Maiden


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4.14 | 577 ratings

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4 stars It is said that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, this cover pretty much sums up the album... HUGE!

For most Maiden fans, their late 80's material is their best. And albums like 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' and 'Somewhere in Time' are highly regarded as top quality heavy metal. However the album that does it for me is this one... 'Powerslave'.

Track by track we're bombarded by a band that has had time to bond and mature, and this is them playing at their best. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson has come into his own here, and the rest of the band are as tight as ever.

The album kicks off with a huge blast of energy from the anthem 'Aces High', and this energy maintains momentum throughout every track. With songs like '2 Minutes to Midnight', 'Back in the Village', 'Powerslave' and the epic 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner', this is Iron Maiden at their best.

Guitar harmonies never sounded better. The solos are spot on and Dickinson's vocals really compliment the music well. I'm not the biggest fan of their first two albums, and 'Number of the Beast' always seemed a bit overrated for me, but this album is truly Maiden hitting their stride and really taking their title as one of Heavy Metal's most beloved bands.

An essential addition to any Metal collection.

Valarius | 4/5 |


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