Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (2021) – Review

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Some six years ago, Iron Maiden hit us with The Book of Souls. A 92-minute behemoth that – at first – we had some trouble wrapping our heads around. And in truth, the piece almost ended up in the oubliette somewhere. Yet, it nonetheless garnered an incredibly high score back then, which made modern RMR scratch his head in dismayed confusion.

So, before starting with this review, we gave the maidens’ last book a particularly long and hard look all over again. Sadly, the former stellar rating did not survive today’s standards and a severe downgrade had to be … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983) – Review

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Let’s face it. The ’80s were Iron Maiden‘s heyday. Alongside others, like the mighty Dio, this band truly wrote metal history. A decade that delighted us with records like The Number of the Beast, Powerslave, or again the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. All of them friggin’ heavy hitters in their own right. Talk about the creativity of a band totally unchained and in full creative vigor.

Fast forward to modern times, it is now some five years since The Book of Souls hit our turntables. And nobody knows yet when the next one … [...] Click to raid more!

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!