Bruce's Best Sung Lines

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  1. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    The thin line...……………. between love and hate

    far away
    but the war
    no chance to live again

    Only the good die young
    all the evil seems to live forever

    what became of a man that started
    all are gone, and their souls departed

    it's madness
    the sun don't shine on the sea of madness
    there ain't no wind to fill your sails, it's madness
    when all you see, can only bring you sadness

    I'll take your life in my hands
    Your fate your fortune's in my visions
    Heed what I say and you'll see
    What will be
    Please listen to me
  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    I get how some would like this, but honestly WTWWB and TMWWBK are two of Bruce's worst vocal moments, IMO. So glad he ironed himself out for TBOS.
  3. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Not a lot of people can pronounce this, let alone sing it.
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  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    It's easy, Magnus. Just believe in yourself!
  5. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    "med stolthet, prakt og list", Diesel!
  6. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Danke, mein herr.
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  7. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Mkay, the single best Bruce performance is obviously

    "And so we lay
    We lay in the same grave
    Our chemical wedding day"
  8. 'Walk away from comfort offered by your citizens of death'


    What an amazing delivery!
  9. chaosapiant

    chaosapiant Ancient Marinade

    Every single word and second of Starblind is amazing. Bruce sings as though he’ll never sing another song again. I really wish they’d have played that live.
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  10. MW564

    MW564 Ancient Mariner

    "If you thought Britney fucking Spears was fucking cool, take a fucking look at us you motherfuckers you lame fucks! Cos this is fucking metal, an' it ain't fucking cool, and we're gonna tear your fucking heads off".

    Passion, woven with poetic genius.
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  11. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    I'm glad Bruce's PMS stopped.
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  12. MW564

    MW564 Ancient Mariner

    Bruce's return to Maiden did seem to trigger a second puberty of sorts, the BNW and GMETID have some eyebrow raising rants on them.

    Maybe it was the haircut
  13. Xennon

    Xennon Educated Fool

    Westward the tide, westward we sail on
    Westward the tide, sail by the talisman
    Westward the tide, westward we sail on
    Westward the tide, sail by the talisman

  14. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    "In the name of God my father I'll fly" in Tallinn this year.
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  15. chaosapiant

    chaosapiant Ancient Marinade

    I’ve said it in the current tour thread, but damn Bruce is aceing those high notes this tour!
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  16. Randalf

    Randalf Ancient Mariner


    There are also some amazing FLY TO LIVEs from this summer... Especially the last one in the first Helsinki show literally blew me away.
  17. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    The raw power in these lines, how he go beyond the studio version (boots on he glides up to a E5 which is a D5 normally, it just sounds magical), and just so much passion.

    Another example of immense power in Bruce voice (00:41) .
    Most singers singing this high (above C5) are forced to really start mixing, giving us the power metal way of singing (which can sound fantastic if done right). Bruce though fearlessly hits those notes with so much chesty quality that shouldn't be possible in that range and it sounds immense.

    Brave New World

    You may argue that this album have better specific moments (Thin Line comes to mind), but the overall performance on this track is stellar. The vocals here are not flashy, you never get a sense that he's trying to hit impressive notes, its just an extremely solid performance, passion, beautiful vibrato, conviction, how he conveys the lyrics, etc.

    Man Of Sorrows

    Same of Brave New World, every world drips with emotion. Technically excellent as well in effortlessly umping between closing and open vocalfolds, breathy and thick sounding (tears he will not... CRY! for example). (00:36)

    Run To The Hills

    There is a reason why this song is being used in vocal technique classes (I've had three different teachers wanting me to sing this song). Sing this as bruce does (not just hitting the notes, have his delivery while you do) and come back to me ;)
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  18. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    "So we look to see the man of sorrows,
    And the light is the darkness no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  19. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    From ''The Longest Day'', his voice is so powerful in this chorus.

    ''Sliding we go
    Only fear on our side
    To the edge of the wire
    And we rush with the tide
    Oh, the water is red
    With the blood of the dead
    But I'm still alive
    Pray to God I survive
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
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  20. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    "And all the lighthouses, their beams converge to guide me home " ("Chemical Wedding")
    "Where are the angels and their wings of freedom/ Jesus had his day off when they pulled you through" ("Accident of Birth")
    "There's a secret that we all share/ in the darkest hours of the night" ("Hell No")
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018

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