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Be Quick or Be Dead

Discussion in 'Fear Of The Dark' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is Be Quick or Be Dead on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    21.2%
  2. 9

    6.1%
  3. 8

    39.4%
  4. 7

    15.2%
  5. 6

    9.1%
  6. 5

    9.1%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Ray K.

    Ray K. Invader

    Good tight song. Everyone just seems to be musically on the money in this song. Like the lyrics and the growling vocals. favorite part is see who pulls the stri i ings lol even if it is just playing in the background for whatever i am doing i seem to stop to sing along to that line! :p
     
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    7

    It's a rocker. Decent opener.
     
  3. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Great evil-sounding riff and furious delivery by Bruce. The chorus aren't as good as the verses, but that's hard because the verses are superb. There is energy all the way through the song and this one is an excellent opening. The title is also a good one!
    A great opening, if only the album could have continued like this...

    8/10
     
  4. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    7. This is a really fun song that would be a contender for an 8 if Bruce didn't sound like he was throwing up at one point.

    Rankings:

    Previous Albums:

    Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Piece Of Mind - 7.44

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
    7 - Still Life
    6 - Quest For Fire
    6 - Sun And Steel
    7 - To Tame A Land

    Powerslave - 6.75

    8 - Aces High
    7 - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3 - Loss Fer Words
    7 - Flash Of The Blade
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - Back In The Village
    9 - Powerslave
    9 - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Somewhere In Time - 8.00

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - 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

    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 8.25

    7 - Moonchild
    9 - Infinite Dreams
    9 - Can I Play With Madness
    9 - The Evil That Men Do
    10 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    6 - The Prophecy
    8 - The Clairvoyant
    8 - Only The Good Die Young

    No Prayer For The Dying - 6.90

    6 - Tailgunner
    6 - Holy Smoke
    8 - No Prayer For The Dying
    7 - Public Enema Number One
    7 - Fates Warning
    7 - The Assassin
    6 - Run Silent Run Deep
    8 - Hooks In You
    8 - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
    6 - Mother Russia

    Fear Of The Dark

    7 - Be Quick Or Be Dead
     
  5. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A great grab-you-by-the-throat, high energy opener. A very strong...
    8/10
     
  6. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    Like already mentioned, this is a really good opener. Hard-hitting, exciting and energetic. Bruce singing also works surprisingly well, and the solos are great.
    8/10
     
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    8/10

    The album opens with a bang in Be Quick or Be Dead, one of the fastest Maiden songs ever. Dickinson and Gers turn in an incredibly aggressive metal song with anxious guitar work and a simple, catchy chorus. It’s a hell of an album opener, but Bruce’s rasp is almost unlistenable here. His tone fits the song, but it’s still a shame to hear such a great singer croaking out the notes. The good news is that the production sounds immediately better than No Prayer for the Dying, even though the bass guitar is a bit too quiet and muddy and the drums lack some depth. Janick’s guitar solo sounds more rehearsed and structured, a welcome change from his wankery on No Prayer.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This song works fine as an opener to establish a high energy level, but the song itself doesn't do much for me. The main riff is really generic and the playing during the verses is unimaginative. Also can't stand Bruce's singing here. I like the rasp on some tracks but not so much on this song. Both guitar solos are good, although I miss the contrast between Adrian and Dave. Janick and Dave have a very similar style on these albums.

    5
     
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    An average song with a bit more than average feel. This song is a 6.
     
  10. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Probably the poorest rocker opener they've done. Uninspired and Bruce's vocal is dreadful.

    5
     
  11. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    I love this song. It's a nice bam! kind of opener, fast paced and fun, and I'll be honest, the music video is probably my all time favorite of theirs. Awesome track. 9/10
     
  12. permanenteddie

    permanenteddie Prowler

    A great song, fast and furious that goes straight to the point. Bruce's way of singing fits well with the general tone of the song.
    8/10
     
  13. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    I gave this a 9? Bullshit, this is a definite 10/10. Amazing opener, one of their fastest songs ever, the video is still awesome, sinister and angry lyrics, this is a damn good song. Still wondering why I love FOTD?
     

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