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    Your Maiden blasphemy

    The alchemist has always stuck out to me as an unlistenable solo. Does that mean it’s sloppy or just plain bad, as in poorly thought out?
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    Which song is a better addition to TNOTB album ?

    This album came out in the US for me, which means Total Eclipse is the only addition. I don’t think it fits in at all.
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    Your Maiden blasphemy

    Lord of the Flies is a terrible song and I can’t believe the praise it gets.
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    Iron Maiden studio album 17 rumours and speculations

    I hope album 17 is one 80 minute long song.
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    Iron Maiden studio album 17 rumours and speculations

    Wow. I still think of him as the “new guy”
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    Your Maiden blasphemy

    I agree about NOTB. Many people think Invaders and Gangland are pretty bad. Total Eclipse wasn’t on my original American copy, and it sounds very out of place to me when it is there. I don’t think 22 is great except for the midsection. So I’m left with basically a 4 song EP more than an amazing...
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    Your Maiden blasphemy

    I couldn't agree more! So many people love Starblind, but it always just sounds like an overbusy unlistenable muddled muddy mess of noise. Starblind for me is one of Maiden's absolute worst songs of all time, not just on TFF. While I'm at it TFF (album) is at best slightly better than FOTD...
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    The Book of Souls: General album discussion

    I didn't DISlike The Talisman, I think it worked pretty well live, but on the album I always skipped the intro because it was WAY too long. The high pitched vocals sounded as if they were simply a challenge for Bruce rather than a natural progression of the song. It just isn't great to me...
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    The Book of Souls: General album discussion

    I love this album! It has refreshed my interest in Maiden so much. I tried very hard to like TFF but aside from WTWWB Coming Home and Mother of Mercy, it was so dreary and plodding that is was really a chore to listen to from start to finish. Book of Souls is a blast to listen to and flies by...
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    Empire Of The Clouds

    Shortest 18 minute song ever.
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    If I were 15 today..

    Hello All I got into Maiden when I was 15 years old in 1983. I am right now watching the Firefly Festival that is live here in my home state of Delaware. These are I suppose bands that are popular now (two examples: Awolnation and Cage the Elephant). These bands are so terrible I can't...
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    Blaze Bayley-ALL North American tour dates announced! SPOILERS inside!NY set up!

    Re: Blaze/Wolfsbane May-December tour dates. Including acoustic shows. I suppose under those circumstances I would go.
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    "Dave Murray blew me off"

    Yes.  Someone from the balcony dumped a beer and it landed on the board.  There was a loud bang and then all went silent for just a moment.  I thought I blew an eardrum at first, but then I realized I could still hear Nicko.  After a while, it was announced that the show had to come to an end...
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    "Dave Murray blew me off"

    I was at a show in NY (the one when beer was spilled on the soundboard and ended the show early) and there was a guy I was SURE was DM in the crowd before the show.  He was even wearing a stage type outfit.  It turned out not to be DM at all, but a dead ringer.  Same guy maybe?
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    Guitar World Poll for Best Album of 1984

    I had to go with Yngwie.  But Stryper at the top?  Wow.
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