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Powerslave Enhanced, Import

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  • Audio CD (March 26 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Import
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000063DFN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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It's way too easy to write off Iron Maiden as the preserve of maladjusted boys with fluffy, budding moustaches, stuck in the murk of the British 1980s. They were preposterous, they were anachronistic--in utterly appropriate Spinal Tap terms--and their growth rate could not even be charted. But they really do rock, which, as ever, lets them off the hook. Besides which, Powerslave is arguably the best Maiden album precisely because it's so bombastic and lugubrious; it achieves its effect with bludgeoning tactics. Obsessively fast and brutal riffing, interminable repetition and lyrics so epic and gruesome they're irresistible ("The body bags and little rags of children torn in two/And the jellied brains of those who remain, to put the finger right on you"). Grand and absurd, it's also pretty brilliant. --Taylor Parkes --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Skylar TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 29 2007
Format: Audio CD
In 1984 Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden once again released a great heavy metal album with "Powerslave".For this album the band explored Egyptian history with the title track,and tought the guitars on "Flash Of The Blade" do have an egyptian sound in one part of the song its not really related to Egypt that much so the cover art even if its really cool is not really appropriate for the album overral.Still don't judge an album by its cover as its what's in it that matters.Powerslave is filled with classic tracks such as the fast "Aces High" or the famous "Two Minutes To Midnight" and its the second of four albums by the classic lineup of Harris-Murray-Dickinson-Smith-McBrain.This album is weaker than its predeccesors "Piece Of Mind" and "The Number Of The Beast" but is still very good and its a timeless album.

The album starts out with what i consider the best opener track of any Maiden album,"Aces High" a fast song,fast guitars,drumming and signing and its not only one of the best songs of the album its one of Iron Maiden's best songs.Next is the catchy "Two Minutes To Midnight" with a great sing along chorus,its a classic."Losfer Words(Big Orra)" is a solid instrumental that features a great guitar solo,its the fourth and last instrumental done by the band up to this point.Then its "Flash Of The Blade" wich i beleve is a great track from this album and an underrated song of Iron Maiden."The Duelist" is nearly an instrumental with Bruce singing not sitting much here,it has a few tempo changes and its mostly good."Back In The Village",its good but i am not too crazy about this one."Powerslave" is another supurb song on this album,the title track is very good,Bruce's vocals and the guitars gives it an Egyptian feel.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rocker_Man on Aug. 13 2003
Format: Audio CD
[Before you start reading this review, I want to apologize for making it so long. I had a lot to say, and there was no short way to do it.]
By 1984, no one had any doubts in Bruce Dickinson's ability to be the frontman for Iron Maiden. Thanks to his music stylings that differed greatly from those of ex-frontman Paul Di'Anno, the band was becoming a worldwide sensation overnight. His first two albums with the band were nothing short of excellent. And, come 1984, the Powerslave album was released. This is the second of the four studio albums to feature the classic Dickinson/Smith/Murray/Harris/McBrain line-up, and many fans call it their favorite. Read on for track summaries and my comments on this remaster series.
Aces High - To put it simply, you can not start an album better than this. Of every dogfighting (aerial combat) song the band has ever done, this is by far the best one. It's gotta be heard to be appreciated.
Two Minutes to Midnight - The band's primary songwriter, Steve Harris, didn't write this one, so it must be a bad song, right? DEAD WRONG. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST METAL SONGS OF ALL TIME! The band is in its prime, and it really shows.
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - Maiden's fourth and final instrumental. This is tied with Transylvania for the title of "second best Iron Maiden instrumental" (Genghis Khan from Killers is first.) This is another excellent track.
Flash of the Blade - A fast and frantic melodic rocker, this is, you guessed it, another excellent track! It seems almost as if it and the song before and after it were designed to go together. Listen to the three all in a row and see what I mean.
The Duelists - The last song in the chain of "similar songs." This is a song about, you guessed it, dueling.
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Format: Audio CD
...this CD is an amazing piece of work from the best of the NWOBHM bands. Sadly, a fellow by the name of "lucifer_666" doesn't appear to agree. He appears to prefer King Diamond, stating that "those guys [Note: He means King Diamond here, sadly, not Iron Maiden] are an awsome band with talent and originality and amazing solos with intense lirycs".
Now, I've never heard any King Diamond, so I can't judge them as opposed to Iron Maiden. But if this is the intelligence level of their average fan, I shall stay as far away from them as humanly possible. I don't know if Steve Harris ever has written "intense lirycs", but this is probably because I don't know what the hell a "liryc" is. Sigh. Still, I suppose that this is all you can expect from someone that calls themself "lucifer" in order to get attention. I AM TEH EVIL! PAY ATNETION TO MEEE!!1111!!!!1111 OMG LOL
Really, though, this album rules. You can't beat Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Best Maiden song ever. Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Duellists, and Powerslave (the title track) itself ain't exactly bad either. Second best Maiden album - nothing beats Number Of The Beast. Powerslave, however, is better than even the substantial achievements of Brave New World, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, Piece Of Mind, and Somewhere In Time. And I won't even go into how superior it is to the Blaze Bayley albums. To summarize: Get this album. But try to listen to other tracks than "Flash Of The Blade", which is horrendously overrated.
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