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

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Did 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 blew up jumbo-jets over Scotland and American missiles brought 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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – Powerslave (1984) – Review

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Do you want to find out what 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 when 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 to this day.

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