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Brave New World

Discussion in 'Brave New World' started by Anonymous, Apr 5, 2004.

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How good is Brave New World on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    35.3%
  2. 9

    44.1%
  3. 8

    8.8%
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    11.8%
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  1. MrKnickerbocker

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    10/10

    The title track further develops the new sound of Iron Maiden. Having three guitarists could easily become cluttered, but that’s never the case here. Dave Murray plays a beautiful rhythmic pattern, Janick guides the vocal melody, and Adrian Smith fills in the background with reverb-drenched accent chords and arpeggios. The previous two records had a tendency to sound empty, but that lack of depth is gone forever with the return of Adrian, whose ear for guitar textures is second to none. Brave New World is possibly the best utilization of the three guitarists on the record. The interplay during the bridge is phenomenal, including a triple guitar harmony section! Not to mention, Bruce sounds mind-blowing on this track. It’s a classic Maiden heavy hitter, combining a songwriting approach that would have fit on Seventh Son with an emotional depth that began on The X Factor. Steve Harris' soul-searching and dark lyrics are still present on this album, as are the quiet intros, but the songs have a new resonance. Bruce’s conviction and Kevin Shirley’s production bring everything into the foreground.
     
  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Gonna be honest, I don't get how this song is so popular. It's a weird track, the verses and music feel really out of place and not all that good, though the lyrics are pretty good. But then you come to the chorus and it's great. I'll give it a 7/10 because the chorus is amazing and the weirdness is slowly growing on me.
     
  3. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Adrian does some chords of that type during the intro part, but the rest are by Dave, who plays with a clean tone until the first chorus.
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  4. MrKnickerbocker

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    Yeah, those chords with brief arpeggios before the first heavy part are exactly what I'm talking about re: Adrian.
     
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  5. TheTalisman

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    I just came to think of that the Rock In Rio version sounds so different because Dave's clean part is moved to the middle of the mix after the drums kicks in. On the studio version it's the opposite, his guitar is moved to the left after the intro.
     

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