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  1. Machiventa

    #1 Record? Did you do your duty?

    It's mind blowing how record sales have fallen so much over the years. Obviously they're not as popular as they once were and we're in a radically different time but you'd think sales wouldn't be as low as they are. I suppose sales could be worse! And I'm really glad to see them so high in the...
  2. Machiventa

    Did any of the songs from The Book Of Souls enter your top 10 maiden songs list?

    I don't really have a top 10 list but Book Of Souls would probably be in there. Such a killer song. Red and Black, and Eternity are killer too!
  3. Machiventa

    If Eternity Should Fail

    Great opener! This, Book of Souls, and Red and Black are my absolute favorites right now.
  4. Machiventa

    The Book of Souls: General album discussion

    Same here. They'll never top BNW. Can't some believe people are saying BoS is the best Maiden album ever lol. It's good but how can you come to that conclusion within a day or even a week?
  5. Machiventa

    "The Book of Souls" - Official pre-release thread (CONTAINS ALBUM SPOILERS)

    Since my vinyl and CD won't come til Tuesday I had to download the booklet for the official lyrics and just spent the last hour or so copying them over to the Genius lyric site, where you can annotate lyrics if you so wish. And I just copied them all over to the BoS commentary forum. Hope that's...
  6. Machiventa

    Speed Of Light

    Official Lyrics: Another time, another place A hollow universe in space I took a trip to see the sights I will be blacker than the night One way ticket no return My shooting star so fast it burns On the edge that you can't see Let's shoot the moon, you and me I'm not particular you see Just a...
  7. Machiventa

    Empire Of The Clouds

    Official Lyrics: To ride the storm to an empire of the clouds To ride the storm they climbed Aboard their silver ghost To ride the storm to a kingdom that will come To ride the storm and damn the rest... Oblivion Royalty and dignitaries brandy and cigars Grey lady giant of the skies You hold...
  8. Machiventa

    The Red And The Black

    Official Lyrics: The morals of life and the perils of death Take the wrong way out running out of breath Meet my match in the afterlife Suppress the demons that plague the night A tortured mind is a safe place to go But the truth lurks down in the dark below Step inside my inquisitive mind Are...
  9. Machiventa

    When The River Runs Deep

    Official Lyrics: Look for something that is hard to find Searching somewhere deep inside your mind Hope you find just what you’re looking for Heaven’s waiting with an open door If you should sell your soul as cheaply as I did then The road to ruin is a long road to hide in We signed our lives...
  10. Machiventa

    The Book Of Souls (song not album)

    Official Lyrics: Sacrifices buried with kings Accompany them on a journey with no end To an afterlife that’s rich with fruit of all the gods And to face the demons Of their underworld haunts The sentient is sent to seek out all the truth A flight to earth that is a given from his birth To rise...
  11. Machiventa

    Death Or Glory

    Official Lyrics: I see the enemy, I know he can’t see me Combat red in tooth and claw Ready now for one more score Took a bullet in my brain Inside I’m the king of pain Outside you will fear my name I ride a blood red triplane Turn like the devil, shoot straight from the sun Climb like a...
  12. Machiventa

    Shadows Of The Valley

    Official Lyrics: Wandering aimlessly in a cold dark mist I follow Walking in a dark world that’s been Kissed with sadness Without sunlight things are born To the dead of nightmares Soulless demons laughing in a sea of madness Listen closely to the raven’s call Praying hard for our world not to...
  13. Machiventa

    Tears Of A Clown

    Official Lyrics: All alone in a crowded room He tries to force a smile The smile it beamed or so it seemed But never reached the eyes, disguise Masquerading as the funny man do they despise The false smile maketh of the man Glass empty or half full Try to make some sense or sorrows drown All...
  14. Machiventa

    The Man Of Sorrows

    Official Lyrics: Like a man without a home Watching people come and go Carry on their daily lives Without a thought for the ones alone Cast the dream aside like throwing A pebble into the ocean tide And I’m feeling so alone again Free the angry from their pain Free the captives from the chains...
  15. Machiventa

    If Eternity Should Fail

    Official lyrics: Here is the soul of a man Here in this place for the taking Clothed in white, stand in the light Here is the soul of a man Time to speak with the shaman again Conjure the jester again Black dog in the ruins is howling my name So here is the soul of a man When the world was...
  16. Machiventa

    The Great Unknown

    Official Lyrics: Winter softly falling to the ground Calmly waiting don’t you hear a sound When the world has fallen to the depths below Where the future’s open and the fear has grown And the path to follow to the great unknown Where the dark has fallen and the seed is sown In the selfish...
  17. Machiventa

    The Book of Souls - Deluxe Book Contents

    Just downloaded the digital booklet instead. Amazon finally updated their shipping for my vinyl for a Tuesday or Wednesday delivery. So fuckin pissed about it right now! Still no word from IM site about my deluxe CD, still says processing. Jesus.
  18. Machiventa

    The Book of Souls - Deluxe Book Contents

    Nice! Still waiting on someone to scan all of the lyrics. Figured that would've been one of the first things someone did.
  19. Machiventa

    "The Book of Souls" - Official pre-release thread (CONTAINS ALBUM SPOILERS)

    I'm a member over at the Steve Hoffman forums where there's tons of "audiophiles" so sound quality is always discussed at great length. So far a couple guys have received their vinyl and both said it sounds great. Posts 755 and 773...
  20. Machiventa

    "The Book of Souls" - Official pre-release thread (CONTAINS ALBUM SPOILERS)

    Well Blabbermouth gave BoS a 9.5/10 and praise BNW in the review, yet they gave BNW a 5/10. Go figure.
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