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A Matter of Life and Death: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Forostar, May 4, 2011.

  1. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Good for you.
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Congratulations. Do you want an award for callousness?
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  3. King Virtual XI

    King Virtual XI Prowler

    Along with Dance Of Death, it's the worst album they recorded with Bruce. And yes, I'm counting No Prayer For The Dying and Fear Of The Dark as well.
  4. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    ^How so?
  5. King Virtual XI

    King Virtual XI Prowler

    I just find it very average, few of the songs fail to excite me.
  6. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Few of the songs fail to excite you and most of the songs excite you?
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  7. eddie666

    eddie666 Trooper

    I've just picked up a new sealed picture disc for 25 quid.
    I know picture discs are a bit naff sounding , but this is really good and much more involving than the cd.
    It's made me appreciate the album more. Colours has always been a favourite though.
  8. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns 10
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 10
    Out Of The Shadows 9
    Different World 8
    These Colours Don't Run 8
    For The Greater Good Of God 6
    The Legacy 6
    The Pilgrim 5
    The Longest Day 4
    Lord Of Light 3

    Average: 6,9
  9. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Don't tell me it's because of 'satanist' lyrics...
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Last time Jeffmetal gave a 4.
    Which means that (at least) one other song has a higher grade than in 2011, because the total result for the album is exactly the same!
    Now which one(s) would that be?
  11. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    I think These Colours Don't Run went up 1 point.
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  12. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Huh. Weird 'cause I agree with everything said. I like the fact that intro is purely intro, because I grew tired of Harris style structures where you know exactly how 'intro' is going to progress. Main riff / groove are familiar, but not a ripoff or repetition. And powerful. The chorus breaks the flow, which is the one negative part about this song (two if it's played in in original key, sounds way better in D and Bruce would sound way better) . The mid calm part and H's solo is seriously quite up to best they've ever did.
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I sorta feel the same as Zare. I like most of the things said.
  14. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    It still sounds lazy and badly finished, to me. Specially the solo parts. Bruce and the lyrical content saves this record from a lower note and the top 4 songs on my list. However, These Colours Don't Run and For The Greater Good Of God sounds much better, after almost 10 years.
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    If FTGGOG sounds better, then another song must be lower than last year. ;)
  16. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    The riffage after Adrian's solo is excellent. Too bad that, on record, it's buried in the mix first beneath Dave's uninspired and going-nowhere solo, and then some 'orchestration'.

    And I'm constantly thinking that Jeffmetal is some short dude that met Tony Iommi.
  17. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Not necessarily. Sounds much better but, it is not that it revealed something I didn't notice. It's just that I might learned to abide with the endless verses.
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    So not a higher grade when you appreciate it more? Your anti-bias for this album sticks up again! ;)
  19. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    I, sincerelly, don't remember if it was FTGGOG or The Legacy that went up 1 point, alongside TCDR. Even so, it won't make my general opinion on this album change.
  20. Collin

    Collin Jambi



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