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Brighter Than A Thousand Suns

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Anonymous, Aug 30, 2006.


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  1. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Without hesitation one of Maidens heaviest songs ever. The main riff is indeed powerful, and I really enjoy the different time signature.
    The lyrics are inspired and really good, as well as the melodies.

    One flaw is that Bruces vocals doesn't properly break through the mix. You can hear that the singing is good, but it isn't as powerful as I could have been with little better vocal production. Thats a minor problem, but a have to erase a point for it.

    A new way for Maiden to write epics, and it seems like they really mean something here! For me, this is where the album really takes off.

  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Couldn't find it in HD anywhere, so I decided to upload it myself:

    Brigher Than A Thousand Suns live from Abbey Road in 2007. I have Hallowed and the interview too if anyone's interested :)
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  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    They're all on Youtube, are they not? At least, that's where I saw them.
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I couldn't find a single one, and I also uploaded this to YouTube and they blocked it right away.
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The image quality isn't that excellent though, don't you agree? When the screen is made larger, it gets vaguer. Anyway, better than nothing! :ok:
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Blame it on Dailymotion, original file looks fine to me :p
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Where did I see it then?
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    How am I supposed to know that? No "Iron Maiden Abbey Road" videos are on YouTube currently.
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  9. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Those abbey road videos are awesome. Would love more of that "live in the studio" thing.
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  10. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    'Cause you're NP, that's why.
  11. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    They were on YouTube for years, but then suddenly disappeared. I looked for Brighter Than A Thousand Suns a few months ago and only found it on Dailymotion.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I hadn't realised those had disappeared from Youtube. I used to watch Brighter than a Thousand Suns and Hallowed quite often
  13. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Me too
  14. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    This a hundred times. For a band of their popularity, they have an awful lot of integrity - even in their professional setting. I do fully support their choices to remain private outside of the band (how about The Dickinsons on MTV? No?), but look at the documentary Metallica did for Death Magnetic or even how a lot of newer bands document their whole recording process to share with their fans. It would have been nice to have something along those lines - or like this, a concert in the studio without an audience. (Iron Maiden @ Pompeii? Yes?)
  15. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    That would be awesome. Metallica did this with St. Anger. Played the whole thing from start to finish with a bit of talk and laughs between each track and put it out on DVD. I know it's not one of their best albums...but it's a great watch actually. Would love for Maiden to do this.

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  16. ironbaz

    ironbaz Nomad

    Absolutely 10. In my opinion, their best song since 1988. Great structure, heavy riff, great change of tempo, lyrics and vocals on top, exciting solos and "holy father we have sinned" is the definitive closure.
  17. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    I saw the Final Frontier tour (1st leg) in Houston. That was a mistake. Should have seen the Dallas show the night prior because they played BTATS in Dallas but replaced it in Houston with...Wrathchild (!?!) Already seen that song live many times. Would much rather have seen BTATS!
  18. Mr. Breeg

    Mr. Breeg When Eternity Fails

    This is...quite possibly, my favorite Maiden album... possibly. But that's like saying "the hottest woman to ever exist."
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  19. eddienephwrack

    eddienephwrack Invader

    Agreed. I'd also rate For the Greater Good of God as good as this. And The Legacy & The Longest Day come pretty close too... what an album
  20. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    I love that song, and that performance so much. So fucking powerful. Bruce seems to be having a cold, but he still sounds so powerful. Probably the best song they have written since 1988?

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