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BRUCE DICKINSON ALBUMS SURVIVOR 2016: Results -> The Chemical Wedding wins!

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Dec 24, 2016.


Satisfied with the results?

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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Tyranny Of Souls, obviously.
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    TOS lasted one round too long.
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  3. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Tyranny is great, but the other 2 are simply better.
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member


    Top 6
    Tyranny Of Souls
    04. Balls To Picasso
    05. Skunkworks
    06. Tattooed Millionaire
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    The Chemical Wedding.
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Accident of Birth.
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The Chemical Wedding is the lesser of the two. Of course.

    There are meh songs on it:
    Killing Floor
    Machine Men
    The Alchemist (first couple of minutes are awesome, the rest doesn't add anything)

    A higher amount of songs from this level than on AOB.

    Omega and Arc of Spades form a much better ending to the brilliant Accident of Birth.

    Accident of Birth is a very melodic and well sounding album. I realize many people (including Bruce himself) prefer The Chemical Wedding and that album has some of my favourite tracks (e.g. King In Crimson) but as a whole album I find AOB more enthralling to listen to. It has quite some nice moody moments as well.

    Man of Sorrows (a fantastic song, every second of it!, the chord progressions are right up my alley when it comes to taste I guess), the title track, Taking the Queen, Starchildren, Darkside, Omega.... Not many CW songs come close to this wealth (and warmth!) of these songs. The mood, the melodies, the harmonies, the groove (Starchildren!), it's all there. I'd also say the album has more variation (and perhaps even originality). There's a full on acoustic song and the album contains more different rhythms. It doesn't have monotone segments as in Killing Floor and Machine Men which seem to lean more on rhythm/heaviness/dull guitar riffs. On most AOB songs there's more musical depth.

    Highly enjoyable AOB tracks:
    1. Starchildren
    2. Taking the Queen
    3. Accident of Birth
    4. Darkside of Aquarius
    5. Man of Sorrows
    6. Omega

    Highly enjoyable CW tracks:
    1. King in Crimson
    2. Book of Thel

    Tower, the title track, Gates, Jericho and Jerusalem: However good, I put all of these below the 6 best from AOB.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
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  8. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

  9. MrKnickerbocker

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  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

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  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    @mckindog let's make this a bit more exciting. ;)
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    How so? Fire eating and showgirls?
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Just showgirls, fire eating is dangerous.
  14. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    To me, Chemical Wedding has no filler tracks. Yes, Killing Floor and Machine Men are weaker in comparison to the rest, but they're still better than half of Accident. I would actually call Chemical Wedding one of the most consistent metal albums of all time. It has less of a diverse soundscape when compared to Accident (everything is mostly heavy), but the songs are better composed and have stronger melodies overall.

    Tracks I enjoy from Accident:
    - Taking the Queen
    - Darkside
    - the title track
    - Ghost of Cain
    - Omega

    Everything else ranges from average (Starchildren) to just plain awful (Freak, Welcome to the Pit). Just because Darkside, the title track, and Omega are Top 10 (or Top 15) Bruce doesn't mean the rest of the album is good.
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  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Accident has greater variety but is also less consistent.
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  16. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    10: Thel, Jerusalem
    9: Crimson, Tower, Darkside, Omega, Arc
    8: Wedding, Alchemist, Return, Freak, Starchildren, Road to Hell, Sorrows, Cain,
    7: Queen, Birth,
    6: Urizen, Jericho, Machine, Magician, Pit
    5: Floor
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  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    If Black Bart is from France, he and Cosmic are the only continental Europeans disagreeing with me. So far my scientific research on continental Europeans preferring more melody and variety than most outlanders do.
  18. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    Ooooooh, research! Do you have graphs? I like graphs.
  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  20. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I've never heard (of) "Cain", is this a bonus track?
    They also like Sabaton.

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