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A Matter of Life and Death: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Forostar, May 4, 2011.

  1. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    01. For The Greater Good Of God 10/10
    02. The Longest Day 10/10
    03. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns 10/10

    04. Different World 8/10
    05. Out Of The Shadows 8/10
    06. The Pilgrim 8/10
    07. These Colours Don't Run 8/10

    08. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 7/10
    09. Lord Of Light 7/10

    10. The Legacy 2/10

    A Matter Of Life And Death is my #4 Maiden album
     
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    01. Brighter than a Thousand Suns 10/10

    02. Lord of Light 9/10
    03. These Colours Don't Run 9/10
    04. The Pilgrim 9/10
    05. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 9/10

    06. For the Greater Good of God 8/10
    07. The Legacy 8/10

    08. Out of the Shadows 7/10
    09. The Longest Day 7/10
    10. Different World 7/10

    Based on these ratings:
    - A Matter of Life and Death album score: 8,3
    - A Matter of Life and Death is my #8 Maiden album.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  3. desultory

    desultory 1-2-3-compassion

    Different World - 7
    These Colours Don't Run - 8
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns -9
    The Pilgrim - 7
    The Longest Day - 8
    Out Of The Shadows - 8
    Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 10
    For The Greater Good of God - 5
    Lord of Light - 8
    The Legacy - 8

    7,8
    AMOLAD is my #12 album.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
  4. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Different World - 9
    These Colours Don't Run - 9
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 8
    The Pilgrim - 8
    The Longest Day - 9
    Out of the Shadows - 8
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 8
    For The Greater Good of God - 10
    Lord of Light - 10
    The Legacy - 10

    8,9
     
  5. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Put this on for the first time in awhile today since it's nearly 10 years (didn't come out until September 5 in the US) and it's just as good if not better than I remember it. As much as I love Book of Souls, and I love love that album, this one is my favorite of all the reunion era material.

    Different World - 7
    These Colours Don't Run - 9
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 8
    The Pilgrim - 7
    The Longest Day - 8
    Out of the Shadows - 7
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 7
    For The Greater Good of God - 8
    Lord of Light - 9
    The Legacy - 10
     
  6. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    Different World 7
    These Colours Don't Run 6
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns 10
    The Pilgrim 6
    The Longest Day 6
    Out of the Shadows 5
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 8
    For the Greater Good of God 9
    Lord of Light 10
    The Legacy 9

    A Matter Of Life And Death 7,6
    #6
     
  7. Naty

    Naty Educated Fool

    Different World - 8
    These Colours Don't Run - 10
    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns - 10
    The Pilgrim - 9
    The Longest Day - 9
    Out of the Shadows - 8
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 10
    For The Greater Good of God - 10
    Lord of Light - 10
    The Legacy - 10

    9,4
     
  8. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    For the Greater Good of God 10
    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns 10
    The Longest Day 9
    Out of the Shadows 9
    These Colours Don't Run 9
    Benjamin Breeg 8
    Lord of Light 7
    The Legacy 7
    Different World 7
    The Pilgrim 6

    A Matter of Life and Death. 8.2
     
  9. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    A Matter Of Life And Death (#2)

    Different World: 7
    These Colours Don’t Run: 6
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns: 8
    The Pilgrim: 8
    The Longest Day: 7 Out Of The Shadows: 8
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg: 8
    For The Greater Good Of God: 8
    Lord Of Light: 9
    The Legacy: 10

    Album Average: 7,90
     
  10. Different World: 4
    These Colours Don’t Run: 5
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns: 7
    The Pilgrim: 6
    The Longest Day: 8
    Out Of The Shadows: 7
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg: 7
    For The Greater Good Of God: 4
    Lord Of Light: 5
    The Legacy: 6

    Really don't get what's so special about this one, it's ok. Decent..7/10

    For me BNW blows it away
     
  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Different World 9
    These Colours Don't Run 9
    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns 9
    The Pilgrim 9
    The Longest Day 9
    Out of the Shadows 9
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 10
    For the Greater Good of God 9
    Lord of Light 9
    The Legacy 9

    Album Average 9.00
     
  12. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Different World - 8 - weak opener compared to other cds, but this song has grown on me
    These Colours Don't Run - 8 - kinda like wrathchild; when I think of the song it does nothing for me...until I hear it
    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns - 10
    The Pilgrim - 9
    The Longest Day - 9 - if it weren't for the chorus, it would be a 10
    Out of the Shadows - 8
    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 7 - most overrated song in their catalog
    For the Greater Good of God - 10
    Lord of Light - 10
    The Legacy - 10

    8.9 average

    As a whole, I first heard the CD while driving and had a hard time making out what Bruce was saying. Later followed along on laptop with one window open of the youtube footage of the tour and the other window open with the lyrics and this gave me a much better appreciation of the material.

    Disappointing to me that the only two songs I have seen played live from this cd are my two LEAST favorite: Colours and Breeg (on leg one of TFF tour)
     
  13. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Far from being my favorite Maiden album, but I recognize it seems to have been made very seriously (apart from the absence of mastering). I love bits and pieces here and there, but I find it a bit dull and little inspired as a whole (if I wanted to provoke, I would say it is "a 70-minute long power chord of Em soaked in synth and dealing with war" ;) ). I prefer hearing it live.

    I have just found a good live recording that I hadn't seen before:
     

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