I think it's a little difficult to compare H & Jan's songwriting as H is so much more prolific. I think H's songwriting took a bit of a dip on TBOS - the strongest tracks for me were Bruce's IESF, Steve's TRATB and the title track, which was Jan & Steve. My favourite track from TFF was actually...
Anyone else notice the similarity between the chorus of this song and The Thin Line Between Love & Hate? The "all my life I've run astray, let my faith slip away" bit from The Unbeliever is nearly identical to the "I will hope my soul will fly" bit from Thin Line
I read an interview with Adrian where he said some of the songs on BNW were leftovers from VXI. I can't say for sure, but I have the feeling Maiden kinda rushed this album, in the excitement of Adrian & Bruce's return. I think it's a good album, and out of the 6-man-Maiden albums I'd probably...
The Ides of March -- 8
Wrathchild -- 8
Murders in the Rue Morgue – 9
Another Life -- 7
Genghis Khan -- 8
Innocent Exile -- 9
Killers -- 10
Prodigal Son -- 8
Purgatory -- 8
Twilight Zone -- 6
Drifter – 8
Zare - entirely agree with your comments regarding the production and Davey's performance. I'm also on your side regarding Shadows of the Valley... I'm not nearly as impressed as some are with this song. However I think Red+Black is the strongest song on the album (how can you not love that riff...
7... on the grounds that the chorus is catchy and the instrumental bit's pretty good. I might be being a bit generous. But it is sharing a side of vinyl with The Assassin and Bring Your Daughter, so that will help it sound good purely by comparison!
7. This seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I'm really not a big fan of this song. I think it's pretty overrated. On this album I prefer Hallowed, Acacia, Children, The Prisoner and, yes, Invaders...