Album Reviews of the 80s

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Iron Maiden, "Powerslave" / 1984 Review by: Brian Giffin
Even the name is awesome! Powerslave marked the beginning of Iron Maiden's most successful and creative period. Marked by their trademark galloping bass lines and double guitar melody lines, Powerslave was also highlighted by a more restrained and therefore more effective performance from singer Bruce Dickinson, allowing the spitfire, intertwining lead breaks of Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (still the greatest lead guitar partnership in the history of the world!!!) to take even more of the limelight than previously. While every track is timeless here, the double whammy of the title track and the sprawling "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" which close the album display the whole band in glowing colours and marked them as a band of incredible creative power and future influence.

9 out of 10.

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