Chains of Misery

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


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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Worst song from the album, worst song from the whole Di'Anno & Dickinson era (before Dickinson left the band in 1993).

It has annoying vocals, especially in that dreadful midpiece with its misplaced slow tempo.
Also at the end Bruce sounds like a bleating sheep.

Turd of Misery gets a 4.
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Not the worst song on the album - there is one that rates even lower for me - but the second worst. Not a very good effort at all, sorry. 2/10.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

The chorus in the refrain is pretty cheesy...Perhaps it was the same guys from the bar in 86  :innocent:

I don't really know what to say about this track, its not particularly good, but not shite either. it will be a 5.
 

Mega

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

I gave it a six.

The chorus is kinda bland, but there's a really nice instrumental section in the middle, and the whole song has a nice groove to it. May have been worthy of a five, but I gave is some extra credit.
 

Babo 91

Nomad
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

I dont think this song is that bad. sure, theres nothing great about it but its miles above hooks in you, gates of tomorow, the apparition, QFF, wekend warrior, tailgunner and fear is the key plus a couple of blaze songs

5/10
 

national acrobat

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Not very good, is my blunt assessment, and would be forgettable if not for the annoying chorus grating in my ears. 1/10
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Not a very good song at all, poor chorus and just an odd concept for a Maiden song ... I give it a 3.
 

Wyrdskein

Invader
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

I can't believe most people gave this a 4. Its a great tune, so rhythmic and fun lyrics. I give it a 9.
 

Travis The Dragon

"Can you see them riding. Riding next to you!"
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

I quite enjoy this song as well. Some sweet guitar parts and some decent vocals by Bruce. 8/10
 
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Awesome Davy solo.
Dreamy breakdown.
Main riff is Maidenesque for the period.
The "choir" wasn't necessary but much better chorus than From Here to Eternity.
Super harmony at solo's end. 

There are much worse songs on Killers, NOTB, POM and Powerslave.

7
 
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

@ eddies wingman - I know, I know...if we were living in 1700s Salem I'd be burnt at the stake for this remark. ;)

Alas, Drifter, Ganglands, QFF and Flash of the Blade to name a few...
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

I expect the next song will get an even greater beating, but (just like a few did in this topic) I'm planning to pay my minority respect nonetheless. ;)
 
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Lock me away in a sanitarium EW, but Flash of the Blade loses over COM due to its embarassing dragon slaying lyrics and lack of any solo. Next...!
 

Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Now the lyrics of Flash of the Blade are about killing evil men, not dragons ... the line "and you always killed the beast" refers to the protagonist as a kid, pretending to be fighting beasts playing with his wooden sword. And I think there are worse songs out there that lack solos - I pretty much think the harmony part of the song works fine.

But enough about Flash Of The Blade, this thread is about Chains of Misery.
 

Habberdasher

Trooper
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Chains of Misery is one of Maiden's worst songs. Terrible chorus, no hooks, and it's not forgetable, I remember clearly just how bad this song is. For comparison's sake, Flash of the Blade slays this song, and leaves it in smoking ruins with the bodies at your feet (just like Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen).
 

Donner

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Chains of Misery

Awful song, truly one of their worst.  2/10.  And to think there's a few more on Fear that are worse than Chains of Misery. 
 

Taker

Cannon Fodder
7 out of 10... Wow, lots of strong feelings against this song. Not a classic by any stretch, but not a bad little rocker. Great Murray solo, and even though I'm not much of a fan of Bruce's growly vocal style, it seems to work on this tune.
 
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