Powerslave: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'Powerslave' started by Forostar, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    My issue with this album is the same as many of their newer albums. The studio versions sound too processed and the live versions blow the studio ones out of the water. Exceptions are Powerslave and Rime and maybe Back in the Village.

    Otherwise ……

    Aces High - 9
    2 Minutes to Midnight - 8
    Losfer Words - 8
    Flash of the Blade - 8
    The Duelists - 8
    Back in the Village - 9
    Powerslave - 10
    Rime of the Anceint Mariner - 10

    8.75

    one of my highest held albums and probably the greatest pure metal album from them.
     
  2. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    Powerslave - unsurpassed classic, from the songs to the album cover !

    Aces High - 10/10
    2 Minutes To Midnight - 10/10
    Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 5/10
    Flash Of The Blade - 7/10
    The Duellists - 8/10
    Back In The Village - 7/10
    Powerslave - 10/10
    Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - 10/10
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    Average album score: 8,37
     
  3. Christoffer

    Christoffer Nomad

    Aces High - 10
    2 Minutes To Midnight - 8
    Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 8
    Flash Of The Blade - 8
    The Duellists - 7
    Back In The Village - 9
    Powerslave - 7
    Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - 10
     
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Aces High - 10 >
    2 Minutes To Midnight - 10 >
    Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - 9 >
    Flash of the Blade - 9 >
    The Duellists - 10 >
    Back in the Village - 10 >
    Powerslave - 10 >
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner - 10 >

    Average Score: 9.75/10
    Actual Score: 10/10

    Powerslave is a perfect album and the pinnacle of Maiden's career. They would hit this same peak again later, but with a different lineup and completely different sound. As far as classic heavy metal goes, this album slays all competition. It's just that good.
     
  5. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    :huh:
     
  6. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    "Losfer Words" and "Flash of the Blade" lose out here because while they have no real weaknesses, they just aren't as good as several other songs by the band. It's still perfect as a whole.
     
  7. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    Aces High 10
    2MTM 9
    Losfer words 6
    Flash of the Blade 8
    The Duelists 8
    Back in the Village 7
    Powerslave 9
    ROTAM 8

    My #10 Maiden album, Average rating 8,125. An extremely overrated album with an extremely overrated epic and lackluster instrumental song.
     
  8. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    Oh my. So many blasphemies in a single post.
     
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