Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by THESEVENTHMARINER, Aug 31, 2014.
Completely the opposite for me
What about wicker man, ghost of the navigator and brave new world. What an opening for the reunion era.
I always felt that Flight of Icarus was a bit overrated. To me, it just sounds like a kinda tired re-tread of Run To The Hills. It just feels...stodgy, like it never really gathers momentum. Whereas DWYBO I really liked straight away.
Well for me, I liked both songs right away, only while Icarus has consistently climbed my rankings (currently #37 in my list), DWYBO has ended up slipping down. Still a good song though, just not a personal favorite.
I don't see any real similarity between the two to be honest, besides their endings.
This is an unpopular opinion of itself but I'd say FOI is actually underrated - and that it is the best track off of Piece Of Mind, though The Trooper gives it competition.
FOI is like the 7th best track on POM
Well this all reminds me of another unpopular opinion of mine: Revelations is my favorite song from POM
This isn't an unpopular opinion, actually, if the Official Rankings of this site are to be believed.
Personally it's my third, possibly fourth least favorite from the album. Good song, but just too un-Maideny for my taste.
Whoa, this whole forum surprises me more each day (in a good way). I've never met a Maiden fan irl who thinks Revelations is more than 'ok' in comparison to the rest of the album.
Yeah, this place is weird AF sometimes.
Ooh I've one that'll curdle some peoples blood - I would rank Virtual XI higher as an album than A Matter of Life and Death.
Revelations and Where Eagles Dare, a tie for me.
As an album to be listened to from start to finish, I agree. Song by song, it might be a different matter (possibly).
It's higher for me as well - and the reason is mostly song by song actually. AMOLAD is stronger but has no standout tracks. Virtual XI is weaker but its standouts are awesome.
Pom is the quintessential maiden album in my opinion. It is the best. Fighting song by song is fine. But the sum of the parts = greatest ever.
For me the best track is the trooper, i know is overplayed but damn...that song is a hymn for the band and metal genre in general
I love POM... but as much as I love TTAL, I always felt it sounded a bit out of place with the rest of the record. For that reason, POM isn't my absolute favorite (though it's still a marvelous record).
I think they are "interesting" albums thanks to their flaws, namely:
-VXI: comparatively little inspiration which induced some repetition (TAATG, DLTTEOAS) and a rather short album (8 songs); drumming not as good as usual
- AMOLAD: a lot of ideas but, in my opinion, badly executed (BTASS) and excessively stretched and soaked in keyboard layers (instrumental parts of TCDR, FTGGOG which share the same depressing mood that mars TXF); strained vocals
- Both: comparatively poor openers (I rank them below "Invaders" and "Tailgunner")
That said, it is still Maiden! I still like listening to them hopefully, but less than the other thirteen albums.
Well, with Different World, it's certainly a good song, but yeah I rank it below the other two as well. Futureal, however, I'd rank higher than the two you mentioned. Love that song.
And what about Adrian's solo in DW? I mean, H is my least favourite of all the Musketeers, yet I'd put this one among the best Maiden solos ever anyway...
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