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Alexander the Great

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by IronDuke, Mar 5, 2004.

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How good is Alexander the Great on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    54.2%
  2. 9

    20.8%
  3. 8

    16.7%
  4. 7

    2.1%
  5. 6

    6.3%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
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  10. 1

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  1. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Re: Daily Song: Alexander the Great

    yeah thats bollocks. Adrian could play the solo in his sleep.
     
  2. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Alexander the Great

    I can't add much that hasn't already been said.  The music is superb, some of Maiden's best, and make it inch very close to a 10.  The lyrics drop it to a high 9. 

    :D
     
  3. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    10/10

    the lyrics may be dodgy but the music to this song is maiden at their very best. Blazing melodic guitar riffs and solos and somewhere awesome drum, bass and vocal work too. This song should be played live one day.
     
  4. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    The music is so beautiful that still deserves a 10, despite the lyrics. 10/10
     
  5. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Musically, close to the best song Maiden have ever written. Lyrically, possibly the worst ever written by Maiden. Still the music is that great, I can't give the song less than a 9. Brilliant solos and riffs.
     
  6. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    This is in the second tier of Harris epics. I really enjoy listening to it but I never really go out of my way to put it on. I don't mind the historical inaccuracies but the lyric method "Alexander did this and then this then this then ALEXANDER THE GREAT, HIS NAME STRUCK FEAR INTO HEARTS OF MEN" means I can't attach myself to the message of the song like with some other epics. Musically it's great, but Maiden have done better. 8.
     
  7. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    7 out of 10... I would give this song a higher rating were it not for the vocal and the lyrics... I actually quite like the song itself.
     
  8. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Oops, forgot to vote for the best song on the album. 10/10
     
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Thanks Travis, but you didn't do quite some others. I'd say, check it out.  :ok:
     
  10. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    7/10, the song's got some nice musical moments, but I never understood what all the fuss was about it, I don't care that much that it has never been played. One of the more forced epics IMO.
     
  11. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    10.  I think I've given this album the most tens out of any so far.  I frankly couldn't give two shits about the lyrics because of the fantastic music and singing.  I would do unforgivable things to see this live.
     
  12. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    10.

    The lyrics are 2 out of 10.
    The music is 2139084902834 out of 10. Seriously, if anyone asked me, how good are they as musicians, i'd play ATG to him.

    So it's 10/10.
     
  13. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    10! WOW! The album's closing. Couldn't believe, the first time I heard SIT, that the last song could be that marvellous. Despite all the historical errors and inaccuracies (how many are there in books we read thoughout school made on purpose? Basically, the whole history), the song conjures up all the imagery of the carachter's life, time and battles perfectly. Maiden was so inspired during the writing sessions for this that is almost unacceptable someone saying this album is less that seminal in any rocker collection.
     
  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Another classic album closer. The beginning of the song is maybe a little overlong, but then when it speeds up, you start to understand why so many people want to hear it live. Lyrics are good, maybe a little incorrect, but nevermind. 9/10.
     
  15. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    The the middle instrumental part is the best on the song.  Some of the best music the band has done.  9
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Probably my favorite epic. This is the most musically great song ever. It is also their most progressive song and takes them in new routes. (there are a few measures in 15/8!) I give it a 10/10
     
  17. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Not my favorite from SIT. I probably have to give this song more listens. Still, epic closer, worth a 9.
     
  18. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    10/10, My favourite closer by far.
     
  19. TFF 01

    TFF 01 Trooper

    Amazing solo in this song!

    :shred:

    A great song, overall.  10/10
     
  20. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    An 8, good epic, but a bit of a letdown from Mariner.
     

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