Hiccups???? Another blasphemer... penitentiate!!!![May contain hiccups such as Heaven Can Wait and Can I Play With Madness]
That is my problem with the bulk of The Book of Souls: it just sounds like open ended heavy metal music to me (if that makes sense). I constantly find myself asking, "where is this gonna go?" when listening to the album; and I never really get an answer.It has high points but a ton of filler. Empire Of The Clouds sounds half finished.
Now that you mention it here's mine:As a bonus, here's my top 5 live album rating (I've not heard them all yet)
1) Beast Over Hammersmith
2) Donington 1992 (Video only, NOT the CD. The performance is great but the CD mix is really muddy and the guitars are too quiet. The video mix is perfect however).
3) Rock In Rio
4) Flight 666 soundtrack
5) Live After Death