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Childhood's End

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

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How good is Childhood's End on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    3.1%
  2. 9

    18.8%
  3. 8

    28.1%
  4. 7

    12.5%
  5. 6

    21.9%
  6. 5

    12.5%
  7. 4

    3.1%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    8/10. This song is really underrated. I love the chorus.
     
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    8.

    It's such a unique Maiden song, if for only the drums alone. That chorus is epic, I long to hear what it would sound like with modern production and a double bass pedal...
     
  3. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    This song feels very airy sort of, and I guess that's because the soft synths and Nickos unusual drumming on both the intro and chorus. The solo is quite good.
    The vocals feels a little out of place on the chorus, should not have been so raspy. The song is good but a little to soft in some way for my taste.

    6/10
     
  4. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    6. Fun enough song but nothing special.

    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
    8 - From Here To Eternity
    9 - Afraid To Shoot Strangers
    5 - Fear Is The Key
    6 - Childhoods End
     
  5. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I have mixed feelings about this one. It's certainly an interesting track, and there's a lot to enjoy about it. But the pace is a bit sludgy, and the chorus gets increasingly less enjoyable as the song progresses. Overall, an average track.
    6/10
     
  6. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    One of the best on the album. I love the drumming on this one, and the guitar playing is great (both Dave and Jan do great jobs on this album). 8/10
     
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    9/10

    Childhood’s End is an oft-forgotten, horribly underrated song. From Nicko’s pummeling drums to the guitar melodies and Bruce’s soaring voice, it’s a pure joy. Yes, the production could have been better and I do not understand why there is no distorted guitar playing chords during the chorus to make it sound less empty, but the melodies and dynamics are top notch. Just like Fear Is the Key, Childhood’s End is incredibly experimental for the band while still sounding like typical Maiden. It would have made a killer live song and it’s a shame they never brought it out.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Not a big fan of this one. I find the pummeling rhythms really bland and the production makes them more lifeless than they should be. Horrible chorus with an annoying guitar harmony and an annoying Bruce on top of the lifeless rhythm. I will say the guitar melody around 3:20 is really cool. Could do without the rest of the song.

    Lyrics are also a bit preachy while not very profound.

    4
     
  9. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Another decent effort. One thing I like on this album generally is the almost singalong guitar melodies and this is another good one. I like the stripped down chorus with pounding drums and keyboards.

    It's quite an experimental song and the novelty does kind of wear off after a few listens though

    6
     
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I want to like this more than a 7, but I can't justify it. The instrumental section seems to be building to something, but never gets there. Bruce sounds like someone shoved a file over his vocal cords. Cool riffs though, and a good song, but man, it can't get to great.
     

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