32 years ago today (September the 3rd 1984) Iron Maiden released what I personally consider their last Album of the old school Maiden style (Killers, Number of the Best and Peace of Mind), they changed drastically after it and now it might not seem the case but at the time Somewhere in Time was already a big departure from their more raw and heavy sound, Seventh Son was even more "light".
It contains memorable tracks like Aces High, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the title track Powerslave and it was also the first time Maiden came to my home country (Portugal) and the only time they gave two shows in Portugal, never happened again and probably never will.
The Artwork was also even more phenomenal and surpassed all the other previous Album covers and its still one of the most Iconic Album covers of all time.
I wasn't a Metal listener when this came out (I was like 12) but I remember seeing T Shirts of the famous Mummy Heady Pose on long haired dudes on the streets, I only started to listen to Maiden the year after (85) and it was with Killers which was my first ever Metal listening experience and got hooked on them and in Metal from that moment on, but even not being aware of its release I find this to be one of Maidens masterpieces next to Peace of Mind, the guitar solos are amazing on this record and I love Back in the Village even though its considered a lesser track (dont know why...)
32 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash 'Powerslave'