Discussion in 'Powerslave' started by gor, Mar 7, 2004.
8. Great rocker.
ill go to 7/10, a bit of a generic song... the way its delivered is great but nothing stands out so ill put it on my standard maiden mark 7/10
I don't think of this one as filler at all. Simple but effective intro riff, chugging verses and a melodic chorus. They all work for me, and that intricate instrumental section is tremendous.
Rhapsody Of Fire covered this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwuN9UO4zkI
It sounds very good.
Avenged Sevenfold did too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gszgxj1DfAA
In fact when you search Flash Of The Blade it's the first to come up. Very good cover nonetheless.
Flash of the Blade really is one of the precursors to Power metal. Great cover by Rhapsody.
Rhapsody have lots of riffs that are similar to the opening of Flash Of The Blade.
A7X version is OK, but brings nothing new, and the vocals are weak.
It was my favorite Maiden dong for quite a while, so I gave it a 10.
7. Never have really thought much of this song. Has a cool opening riff. One of the weakest on Powerslave but not a bad song.
9/10. I love how the drumming in the chorus sounds like swordfighting.
A personal favorite of mine (Possibly because I'm a fencer though), with fantastic guitar work and lyrics by Bruce. I considered giving it a 9, but reluctantly concluded that overall, the song is not the equal of Aces High or Two Minutes To Midnight, which I gave nines, so a strong eight it is. 8/10.
EDIT: I'm officially an idiot for not giving this more listens before voting. 9/10 worthy without a doubt.
This might be Maidens most underrated song. The bass is incredible.
This feels like the most filler on the whole album to me.
Try to just follow the Steve throughout the song (if you're into that sort of thing). Gave me a new appreciation for it.
Oh, the bass is fantastic, so is some of the guitar work, but I'm a stickler for vocals. If I don't like the melody or the lyrics, I just can't like a song. Unfortunately, Bruce tanks this one.
It's solid. Not the best thing I've ever listened to but it's definitely not a filler. The riff does get annoying eventually though.
This song was a single?!?!
I've never heard of that, and I would be very cautious about it. Smells like a fake to me.
"From the soon to be Platinum album?" Hmm
And it gets even more interesting. http://www.coleccionismoironmaiden.com/category/12/flash-of-the-blade/ I need to do more research on this.
Maybe they were going to release it as a single and never did, but they did end up sending some promo copies to radio stations.
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