Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Iron Maiden Book of Souls - Album CoverAfter the ’90s disasters Iron Maiden got themselves into with weak records all along these years, I grew discouraged and dropped them pretty much from my Metal radar. But now – after some investigation into the 2000s records – decided to give it another try.

And I am mighty glad I did. 

Undoubtedly, The Book of Souls is Iron Maiden at its finest, but their 16th studio album also comes away with a twist.

The style is definitely slower and a little heavier. Are they getting older? A tad too much beer brewing or airplane flying in the five years [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984) – Review

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Do you wanna 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 kiddin’? This is the real thing. From back in the age where we did not have a gazillion of different names and nuances to every damn metal sound someone wanted to play. 

However stellar metal was already on the menu. And consider the somewhat greasy chart environment at that time: Laura Branigan, Cindie Lauper, Yes, Duran Duran, Eurythmics – I think [...] 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!