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SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Iron Maiden

 

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zaxx
5 stars "My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee."

After the masterpiece "Powerslave", I was wondering how Maiden could improve the quality of their albums. Well they managed to do it with "Somewhere In Time". This album is simply amazing - the compositions are flawless, the production is perfect, the futuristic artwork matching perfectly the more polished sound of the album making it sound more modern. Songs are longer and darker, and overall not so heavy compared to their previous albums. For me the best Maiden album.

"Caught Somewhere In Time" opens the album with an epic feeling - it's still fast paced Maiden, but the sound has clearly changed with the addition of the guitar synths. "Wasted Years" and "Sea Of Madness" are two mid paced songs with a dark feeling, very interesting songs. "Heaven Can Wait" is anthemic Maiden, the only song on this album that is played live due to its more conventional structure. "The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner" is the heaviest song on the album. "Stranger In A Strange Land" is a song that will chill your bones - it's the darkest and slowest song on the album although it's not really a ballad - one of my all time Maiden favorite. "Deja-vu" is a typical Murray/Harris song: beautiful melodic intro and fast riffing all the way. And "Alexander The Great" closes the album with a great epic inspired by the life of King Alexander of Macedon.

Rating: 95/100 (5 stars)

zaxx | 5/5 |

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