Iron Maiden, in my opinion, is easily the best heavy metal band of all time, and if "Powerslave" doesn't prove that, it's hard to imagine something that will. This album is just everything you want in an album. Every song is a certified banger; this album essentially has no low points at all. Every second of this album is just so immersive, starting from the very first note of the brilliant opener "Aces High". Frontman Bruce Dickinson really provides some of best vocal performances with this album, and that's saying a lot, considering it's Bruce Dickinson. This is most true in songs like "Aces High", "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Back in the Village" and the titular track, "Powerslave". Lyrically, this is probably the strongest album coming from the British band. "Aces High" provides a gruelling image of the Battle of Britain, which is brilliantly depicted in its choice of lyrics. And although none of the other tracks match it, they all hold their old, each portraying their own discernable scenario. All round, this album barely misses a beat, making for an almost flawless 50 minutes of metal heaven.
Best Tracks: Aces High, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Back in the Village
Worst Tracks: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)