I am still "digesting" this album, but wow is it a good one. It is 1986 and this album definitely feels like the peak of the 1980s in its synthesizer sound. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned though. I love the time travel theme of the album and most, if not all, of its songs seem to follow that theme. I even think he's "going back" to Alexander the Great, even if some state it's not a time related song. This album has an increased epic, grand scale to it compared to many of the other albums. I think this is also the first album where I like ever single song on it. It's a tie between NOTB, PS and SIT right now for me. Notable songs include Sea of Madness and Deja Vu, but they're really all great. There is a discussion about SIT in the Powerslave thread and hopefully it will migrate over here.