Somewhere in Time

Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
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1986 Ratings: #60 / 117
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1986 Ratings: #47
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This may be Iron Maiden's most underappreciated '80s release. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I genuinely think this is much better than Piece Of Mind.

If this album proves anything to me, it's that Maiden in the '80s were unparalleled in this decade. Sure, you also had great bands like Metallica and Slayer emerging in the '80s, but even they weren't as consistent as Maiden during this decade. So far, every single release I've heard from Maiden since Dickinson joined has been so close ... read more


After a super strong start with their first 5 albums, metal gods Iron Maiden finally stumbled a bit with their sixth studio album Somewhere in Time. This is not a bad album by any means, with the outstanding monsters that are “Caught Somewhere in Time” and “Alexander the Great” sandwiching everything in and “Wasted Years”, “Heaven Can Wait” and “Stranger in a Strange Land” all having catchy crowd chanting moments that don’t lack ... read more


Top notch guitar work...awful vocals, irritatingly catchy choruses and, as ever, too many 'du-duh-duh du-duh-duh du-duh-duh' galloping tempos.


Uno de sus mejores discos sin duda, todo un clásico lleno de temas enormes


Caught Somewhere In Time- 8
Wasted Years- 9
Sea of Madness- 8
Heaven Can Wait- 8
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner- 7
Stranger In a Strange Land- 8
Deja Vu- 8
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)- 8


For me this is the worst of the 80's albums, its not bad per say just nothing wows me on it. Wasted Years is by far the best song on the album but even then I think it would be a middle of the road track on any of their other up to this point. The guitars are great though on all the songs.

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Added on: December 21, 2013