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Powerslave [Enhanced, Import]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 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

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome albun 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerslave May 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you are a true Maiden fan, you'll love this cd. It contains possibly the best instrumental piece ever (Losfer Words). If you're a true Maiden fan you should already have this cd or get it right away. "Rimes of the Ancient Mariner" is the best 13 minute song based on a poem (Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge). Powerslave is an essential cd for your collection. Every song is true Maiden from "Aces High" to "Rimes of the Ancient Mariner". Possibly the best cd you could invest in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars maiden June 10 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
if you like maiden of course you should buy it, maiden is the greatest band of all time, I recommend it its for the fan.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to Iron Maiden May 8 2013
By RIP
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Another for the collection for me of the 8 picture disc series to celebrate their 2013 UK tour. This was the very first album of Iron Maiden I had ever listened to and first heard it when I was in grade 7 during show and tell at a Catholic Elementary school. Since then I have been a long time metal fan and a long time Iron Maiden fan. The large gate fold album covers and the amazing pictured art of the vinyl disc is fantastic and makes a great gift to any Iron Maiden fan or to some degree art collector in my opinion. Fantastic re-release of the picture discs albums released back in the 90's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Maiden's Finest Works April 20 2013
By JKH
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow, what can someone say about this incredible album that hasn't already been said? All metal and hard rock fans should at least listen to, if not own this fantastic piece of music. It's 100% brilliant, well produced by Martin Birch showing Iron Maiden at one of their creative and artistic high points. When the record came out, I was so amazed by what I heard I bought a second vinyl record in case I wore out the first one. And I still have that record sealed to this day because shortly after that, CDs came out. I saw Maiden on their Powerslave tour in the 1980's and that concert was one of the top three I have ever seen (with Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin). 'Aces High' and 'Two Minutes to Midnight' are two of the best back-to-back tracks in rock history. This album is simply GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SLAVE TO THE POWER OF IRON MAIDEN ! July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
Powerslave was the breakthrough album in America for Iron Maiden. With such classics as Aces High, 2 mins to 12:00, Powerslave and Rime of the Ancient mariner there's no wonder why. The quality of the production is unsurpassed and, musically, the guys went to the maximum of their capabilities.
1-Aces high : The ultimate album opener. Fast and furious with a killer chorus. A masterpiece that is just uncomparable. 10/10
2-2 mins to 12:00 : It takes a special song to follow Aces high. 2 minutes does it great. 9,5/10
3-Losfer words (Big 'Orra) : A very melodic instrumental piece. 8,5/10
4-Flash of the blade : A super fast-paced rocker. Very solid. 8,5/10
5-The duellists : Very unknown and underrated song. The guitars and bass are just amazing. 9/10
6-Back in the village : In my opinion, the most underrated song of Iron Maiden. Technically, their best ever. 9,5/10
7-Powerslave : You can almost feel that you're in Egypt ! Adrian Smith solo is full of emotion. After hearing this song, you will be a slave to the power of Maiden. 10/10
8-Rime of the ancient mariner : The best song of all time. A 13 minutes song of that intensity and excellence is a "tour de force". The masterpiece of all masterpieces. Bottom line. 10/10
For some, it's the ultime Maiden album, for others the middle part is weak. The songs need time to grow but they are brilliant. Maybe not my favourite but near the top. A must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album sounds even better if re-sequenced a bit!
For me there were 3 minor complaints with this album: The 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th songs sound a little too similar one after the other; the main riff of 'Ancient Mariner' sounds a... Read more
Published on April 22 2008 by J. Corlett
5.0 out of 5 stars (4.5 Stars)"Classic Maiden"
In 1984 Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden once again released a great heavy metal album with "Powerslave". Read more
Published on Nov. 29 2007 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars Maiden at its Best!
Aces High, Two Minutes to Midnight, Powerslave, Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, The Duellists (What's Left?)-all Maiden classics! Masterpiece!
Published on March 25 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of their best
I don't understand the hype with this album, and I am a huge Maiden fan. In my opinion it is one of the weaker releases with Dickinson. Read more
Published on Jan. 1 2005 by maiden_mania
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of their best
I don't understand the hype with this album and I am a huge Iron Maiden fan. For me it is one of the weaker albums with Dickinson. Read more
Published on Dec 31 2004 by maiden_mania
5.0 out of 5 stars Despite what certain spastic children may say...
...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. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Tilgath-Pileser III
5.0 out of 5 stars MAIDEN OWNES!!!!
I must say that this is probably my all around favorite Iron Maiden album. I actually recieved this cd as a gift, and wasn't exactly sure it was going to be as good as other Maiden... Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Ben Policello
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Heavy Metal Classic
This is one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. The album is actually genius, how they made metal the way it was in the 80's, with albums like this. Read more
Published on July 7 2004 by Offensive Donkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Maidens Finest Album
Im going to start by saying this album is in my top 5 favorite cds and i have over 100.
1. Aces High: This starts the album off with a bang. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by British Metal Fan
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