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Chains of Misery

Discussion in 'Fear Of The Dark' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Chains of Misery on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'chains Of Misery'

    Quick Review:
    Much like "From Here To Eternity", it has an AC/DC-esque feel to it. Bruce's voice is less raspy on this one than on other songs from the album.
    It's a great rocker.
    Rating: 3 1/2
  3. Uwe

    Uwe Trooper

    'chains Of Misery'

    It's a decent song, Bruce sounds not as bad as on some of the other recordings. Still, to me the song isn't too memorable, so it's a fairly average three stars.
  4. Lib

    Lib Ancient Mariner

    'chains Of Misery'

    Worst chorus ever, the drummer will fall asleep...
    Thank you Dave to play this brillant solo, but it's not enough to save this song.

  5. dogigniter

    dogigniter Ancient Mariner

    'chains Of Misery'

    Totally 'un-maiden like' but still a good track - solos are great

    The shouting chorus kind of annoys me though!
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'chains Of Misery'

    the worst song on the album. the solo is ok if you stay awake long enough to appreciate it [!--emo&:p--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/tongue.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'tongue.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'chains Of Misery'

    This is a kickass track, even though it's sort of "un-Maiden". I love the cheesiness of it, the big bombastic yet simple sound. A fun song to play as well. People have already mentioned the solo bit, which is fantastic. This song just gives me an all around good feeling that metal songs sometimes lack because they're trying to be too tough.

  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: 'Chains Of Misery'

    I think this song is just one for a certain taste, it seems to be just whether you like the shouting chorus or not. I personally like that kind of catchy, repeated, chorused phrase in a song. It is cheesey, but some great metal is cheesey because you remember it for exactly that.

    I'd rate it a 4.
  9. Natalie

    Natalie Insect of Terror Staff Member

    Re: 'Chains Of Misery'

    The relationship in this song between the lyrics and the music is just great. While what Bruce is actually saying is cynical and sort of sadistic, the music is very nonchalant, happy and catchy. I love the irony of that. As to the shouting chorus, I guess I must just like that, same as I don't have a problem with the chorus on For the Greater Good of God. I think I like it because Maiden seldom employs this style of chorus. Anyway, fabulous solo as well and just a fantastic rocker and 'feel good' song. It's nice to hear Maiden do something a little more legere and 'ordinary', if that word is even applicable to Maiden.  :lol:
  10. Jordan

    Jordan Trooper

    Re: 'Chains Of Misery'

    Decent song, I wouldn't say it's too horrible, the solo's are excellent though. 3.5/5
  11. Travis The Dragon

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

  12. snake plissken

    snake plissken Ancient Mariner

    Re: 'Chains Of Misery'

    Great work by Davey, little else.
  13. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    Re: 'Chains Of Misery'

    In light of the Dokken madness here, I found it amusing that this song is the only one on IMC with a Dokken comparison :p

  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Chains of Misery

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    Ugh. No. No no no. A boring, overly happy musical piece, terrible lyrics, terrible singing. The only thing that redeems this song is its juxtaposition to the next turd. 1.5, so I shall round to a 2.
  15. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    I used to like this one a bit, but now I think that it is nothing special and nothing out of the ordinary. It would not be missing if it wasn't there, but it doesn't do any harm either. All in all, useless and forgettable. 2/10.
  16. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    I'm pretty sure this qualifies for the title of worst Maiden song, ever.  The chorus, at least, is the most annoying they've done.  The solos are the only decent part of the song.  Fear of the Dark would have been a much better album if it had cut four songs, and this is one of them.  2/10
  17. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    A very forgettable piece. I like the bridge to the chorus, but the verses and chorus are just ... meh. Shares bottom spot on the album with FITK and The Apparition. 4/10.
  18. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    Bwhahahahhahahaha!  :lol:

    This song isn't worthy my reviewing.

  19. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    I don’t understand the hate. Clearly one of the best songs Dokken ever did.  :innocent:
    Seriously, it’s a pedestrian effort, but not to the point of being offensive. A low six.
  20. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

    8. I like the 12/8 groove, kinda menacing, Bruce spits the words again and I like this style of his, too; from the tempo breakdown onto the solo section is the highlight of the song and Davey's shines on this wonderful solo. I don't think it has a 'happy' mood, I feel hope and despair just as the carachter in the lyrics as he's trying to break his chains with misery.

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