Sunday, April 14, 2013
IRON MAIDEN / Powerslave (1984)
The production is astonishing; it sounds as good today as it did in ’84.
The album is most notable for having the ambitious 13+ minute track Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which is a retelling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of the same name. It takes the listener on a journey of shifting moods and poetical allusions. If you’re really lucky they’ll play it live next time you see them.
Songs of Note: Aces High; Rime of the Ancient Mariner
4 slain and risen out of 5