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. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    purgatory is the greatest track on Killers....
     
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  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    ‘Tisn’t.
     
  3. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    Not the greatest, but one of them.
     
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    But you give out 60 some 10s and Purgatory is only a 9 for you. :p
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    What does a Purgatory catfight have to do with AMOLAD?
     
  6. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

     
  7. MW564

    MW564 Educated Fool

    01. Different World - 7
    02. These Colours Don't Run - 7.5
    03. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns - 9/10
    04. The Pilgrim - 7/10
    05. The Longest Day - 8/10
    06. Out of the Shadows - 5.5/10
    07. Reincarnation of Benjamin B. - 10/10
    08. For the Greater Good of God - 9.5/10
    09. Lord of Light - 7/10
    10. The Legacy - 8.5/10

    7.9/10

    My #5 Maiden album. More consistent than BNW, though maybe a little bloated. Lyrically one of their absolute best, and benefits from being both musically and thematically very coherent. Love the darker mood and very pertinent message throughout. Nicko's snare is also a thing of wonder. A few Chorus cuts away from being a masterpiece (BTATS and TLD).
     
  8. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    Different World - 7
    These Colors don't run - 8
    Brighter than a thousand suns - 8
    The Pilgrim - 10
    The Longest day - 9
    Out of the shadows - 7
    Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 8
    For the Greater Good of God - 10
    Lord of Light - 8
    The Legacy - 9

    7.6 average
     
  9. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    AMOLAD is one of the best Maiden albums - not a single bad song on it, not a surprise why Maiden played it in full live !

    Different World - 10/10
    These Colours Don't Run - 10/10
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 9/10
    The Pilgrim - 8/10
    The Longest Day - 9/10
    Out Of The Shadows - 8/10
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg - 9/10
    For The Greater Good Of God - 10/10
    Lord Of Light - 9/10
    The Legacy - 8/10
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    Average album score: 9
     
  10. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    :cheers:
     
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  11. Edington

    Edington Let's Get Volatile

    Decided to have a bit of a rethink, those scores are pitifully low for my third favourite album...

    Different World - 8

    In the context of the album it's an 8, but still very strong.

    These Colours Don't Run - 6

    I just can't find a lot of merit in this song. It's not bad, but not really anything special either. My least favourite from the album.

    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 10

    Incredible. This was my first Maiden epic, my feelings for it will probably never change.

    The Pilgrim - 8

    Dropped a point. Same as DW but I think this is the more interesting song musically, it just doesn't quite reach greatness.

    The Longest Day - 7

    The intro/verses are top tier stuff, but there's a huge drop off in the rest of the song. I love the build up to Adrian's solo (which is a let down), but don't really like the cheery harmony after it. I get it, but it doesn't work for me.

    Out of the Shadows - 9

    Brilliant song. Simple, but incredibly effective.

    The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg - 10

    It's not in the same league as the other tens from this album, but I love it and couldn't find any reason why it shouldn't have been a ten to begin with.

    For the Greater Good of God - 10

    Unchanged again. Phenomenal song.

    Lord of Light - 8

    Bumped this up a point. Again, the intro and verse are top tier stuff, but it does lose its way at the first chorus.

    The Legacy - 9

    Unchanged. Perhaps not the best choice to close the album, but very interesting and unique, points to Janick for trying something different with his songs.
     
  12. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    :ok::ok::ok:

    Different World - 8.5/10
    These Colours Don't Run - 8.5/10
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 9/10
    The Pilgrim - 8/10
    The Longest Day - 10/10
    Out Of The Shadows - 8/10
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg - 7.5/10
    For The Greater Good Of God - 9/10
    Lord Of Light - 9/10
    The Legacy - 8.5/10
     
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  13. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    My #3 album/Average rating 9.2. It would be my favorite without Out of the Shadows..
     
  14. AMOLAD is my favourite album of all time, and I've listened to it over 20 times, and it still doesn't get old.

    Different World - 10/10
    These Colours Don't Run - 10/10
    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - 10/10
    The Pilgrim - 10/10
    The Longest Day - 10/10
    Out Of The Shadows - 10/10
    The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg - 10/10
    For The Greater Good Of God - 10/10
    Lord Of Light - 10/10
    The Legacy - 10/10.
     
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  15. John Silver

    John Silver Buddy

    20 times, buddy? Twenty fuckin times, aye. And still you are slaggin' off the DiAnno era like no tomorrow. Try a 1000 times you limerick of Dimerick.
    What a numbnut you are, a stuttering, cluttering and fluttering little silly willy.
     
  16. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    I thought I was a big fan of AMOLAD.
     
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