Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984) – Review

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Do you want to find out how real Heavy Metal sounds like? I mean the genuine, down-to-the-ground, bony metal beat. Then just go for Iron Maiden‘s Powerslave.

And yes, I know it is old. But who are we kidding? This is the real thing. From back in the age where metal was metal. With none of that gazillion of different names and nuances to every damn metal sound, someone wanted to play. 

However stellar metal was already on the menu, but just barely. Just consider the somewhat greasy chart environment at that time: Laura Branigan, Cindie Lauper, Yes, … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast (1982) – Review

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Some two years after AC/DC’s attempt to fame with Back in Black came along a newly empowered – or should I say emboldened – Iron Maiden with their own stellar album The Number of the Beast.

Success was far from certain at that time. The band just rid themselves of their vocalist Paul Di’Anno and replaced him with Bruce Dickinson. Then they adapted the songwriting style to the vocal powers of the new lead.

As it turned out, this record was THE major kick-off that launched this band on a course to fame that still continues [...] Click to raid more!