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Fates Warning

Discussion in 'No Prayer For The Dying' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is Fates Warning on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    9.4%
  2. 9

    21.9%
  3. 8

    12.5%
  4. 7

    9.4%
  5. 6

    31.3%
  6. 5

    9.4%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    3.1%
  9. 2

    3.1%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    And it's all Geek to me. ;)
     
  2. Zeppelin88

    Zeppelin88 Trooper

  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    *raises hand*

    Yes, one of my favourites of the album. I love the Dave co-written songs on NPFTD, together with Mother Russia they are among the best ones.

    Don't forget, there's a special topic reserved for every Maiden album and song.
    E.g., this is the one for Fates Warning.
    (Most talk is about its name, though.)
     
  4. Zeppelin88

    Zeppelin88 Trooper

    Cool! I did not know about those other threads.
    It’s so good to see that I’m not the only one who appreciates this song. The bridge is my favorite part of the song. No Prayer is also the first Maiden album I bought after becoming a fan so I guess that is one of the reasons I like it so much.
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Would you like me to merge this thread with the ones at the Commentary forum?
     
  6. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    ^ good idea.

    I really like this song. It has a Somewhere In Time feel to it, strong lyrics, together with title track and Public Enema Number One forms my top 3 of that particular album.
     
  7. Zeppelin88

    Zeppelin88 Trooper

    Thanks!
     
  8. johnglen

    johnglen Trooper

    The best song from NPFTD .
     
  9. snake plissken

    snake plissken Ancient Mariner

    Quality song. That is all.
     
  10. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    8 out of 10... I like this tune, with the harmony guitar work being the highlight for me. Dave is shining on this one...
     
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Fates Warning

    Welcome to the Daily Vote Thread! Rules are here.

    Remember, only a decent review will count towards the contest.

    Today's song: Fates Warning

    Yesterday's song remains open for voting! You can find it here.
    [hr][/hr]

    Again, not a bad rocker. Listening to it makes me wish I had ranked Public Enema... a little higher, because I have similar thoughts about this song, but it's not as good. The music feels very simple to me, and the solo is good but raw. Not a fan of Bruce's voice at all here, so I am going to give it a 5, but I might adjust that up in the future.
     
  12. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    I'm not a fan of it neither. But still a good rocker.

    5/10.
     
  13. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    Like Enema, this is a mostly nondescript track by Maiden standards. But a nice intro and a very tasty solo section elevate it a notch above. Six.
     
  14. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    For me, this song is again one of the better songs of the album. Unlike Public Enema #1, this one has a more memorable solo (and the harmony in between the two solos, which reminds me of Screaming for Vengeance, lifts it further). The rest of the song is a bit weaker, though, so all in all it ends up one notch below, and earns a 7.
     
  15. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    The solo at the beginning sets the mood pretty well, and the song has some really nice melodies.  It definitely belongs to the better half of No Prayer.  That being said, it's still not that memorable, and the chorus is completely mediocre.  Now that I think of it, that is a problem on the following two songs, as well: some good parts, but the choruses bring them down.

    Edit: Forgot to rate it completely.  Solid 7.
     
  16. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    This is a great one. The intro has some really beautiful guitar playing, the song is dramatic and has a great chorus, I like the lyrics, and the last solo is great too. All in all, this is one of the highlights from the album. I only wish Bruce would have lost all his "raspiness" on this one, and you can hear he must have been struggling with the higher notes for some reason. You can also tell that what this album is desperately lacking is a good production. 8/10.
     
  17. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    6 out of 10... Outside of the nice harmony guitar section, nothing about this song is overly appealing, not to say it isn't a bad little rocker. The song just never made much of an impression on me...
     
  18. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    This is one of the band's most underrated songs. It was my favourite on the album the first time I heard it - which was about eight years ago now - and I still think it's very good. The chorus is pretty weak, but the verses have a really catchy melody. Beautiful intro as well. I give it an eight.
     
  19. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    I was gonna give this a 6 but the intro is so damn beautiful. i have to give it a 7

    chorus is decent and feels very similar to the prophecy and deja vu but is not quite as good as either. this would fit perfectly on SIT
     
  20. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: Fates Warning

    Just a little above average rocker for me. 6/10
     

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