Rime, no contest.
Talisman is certainly not perfect.While I agree that The Talisman is classic Maiden from the 80's but done in the Reunion era, I can't agree with your statement above. Yeah, the song could have been a bit longer, but it's perfect in one way or another. ''Transcendent'' means it succeeded with its message/vibe/meaning/emotion.
I actually agree about The Talisman, but I love the intro in The Legacy. It's not like The Talisman and The Time Machine where the intro should have been a separate track, it's a fitting buildup and honestly my favourite part of the song.Talisman is certainly not perfect.
That intro is horrendous. 2:18m (25% of the whole song) of complete drudgery and boredom. The only way I could keep that song on my ipod was by cutting that intro off.
It also reminds me of the very worst part of the AMOLAD album - The intro to the Legacy, same feel, same drudgery and unrelenting boredom. And they did it TWO ALBUMS IN A ROW. Holy cow, what were they thinking?
Cut of the intro and then the song is fine.
I think it's the exact opposite. But what's wrong with being too contrived?HoE still sounds a little too contrived to me.
I'm also ok, I respect every opinion. It's just that the melodies in Hell On Earth are some of Maiden's very best imo, Bruce's performance is great in both songs (but it's more impactful in Senjutsu's album closer) and the performance of the band is always great. The whole delivery of the song is masterful. Both songs have amazing intros, verses, pre-choruses, big choruses, melodies, instrumental sections and strong solos.I'm OK if you think so. But, for me, For The Greater Good Of God has something more special than Hell On Earth.