Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Album CoverDid you know that music CDs finally outsold vinyl in 1988? The CD hype was a big revolution back then. That was also the year with Ronald Reagan (the actor) in power in the US, terrorists blowing up jumbo-jets over Scotland and American missiles bringing down a passenger plane. 

1988 also was the year of Iron Maiden‘s seventh (!) full length studio album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The album marked the 5th record with Bruce Dickinson at the helm for vocals since The Number of the Beast. He jumped ship later in 1993, which made the band lose a lot of popularity first and quality later.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Iron Maiden Powerslave - Album CoverDo 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, back in the age where we did not have a gazillion of different names and nuances to every friggin’ metal (or not so metal) sound someone wanted to play. And no cell phones, internet of any value, Spotify by far not invented yet. You name it. 

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 I am growing delirious..). Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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

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RockmusicRaider Review - Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast - Album CoverSome 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 got rid of their vocalist Paul Di’Anno and replaced him with Bruce Dickinson. Then they adapted the song writing style to the vocal powers of the new lead singer. As it turned out, this was actually the major kick-off that launched this band on a course to fame that still continues to this day.

Of course, once you started listening to the friggin’ vinyl (nothing else existed back then, believe it or not..) with the lead track Invaders you went “Okay, not so bad, but where is the real spice?”.Got hooked? Raid this some more...