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Yes, Maiden at their commercial peak.
Somewhere in Time sold well not because it's Somewhere in Time but because it was the next album after Powerslave. It did not sell that well because it was Somewhere in Time.

USA audience concerned, it was not the right time to go "middle age" and start experimenting. They wanted more of that Powerslave thing.
 

WildRanger

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USA audience concerned, it was not the right time to go "middle age" and start experimenting. They wanted more of that Powerslave thing.
Yep, the introduction of synths definitely disappointed a lot of metal fans in America.
It was probably the time period when Metallica (and Megadeth and Slayer too) started to dominate over IM in terms of appeal and popularity to American metalheads.
 
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Flaming Blimp Crash

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Yep, the introduction of synths definitely disappointed a lot of metal fans in America.
It was probably the time period when Metallica (and Megadeth and Slayer too) started to dominate over IM in terms of appeal and popularity to American metalheads.
I'd argue that was probably inevitable. The onstage wardrobe was starting to come off more glammy than what they had in the early days.
 
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