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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. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Pretty lame song for Maiden standards, for general standards a good rocker with a nice instrumental section. 6.
  2. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Not that bad come on. The forum doesn't have a general opinion about it I can see. I like Dave's solo. 7/10.
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Another weak song. Same problem as weekend warrior except this time the chorus is a bit better. 1/10
  4. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    The chorus is annoying, but the rest of the song is ok in my book. 7/10
  5. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    7/10, A good song, it has got one my favourite Maiden opening lines ever "There's a madman in the corner of your eye, he likes to pry - into your sunlight".
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    It's slightly better than The Fugitive, but it's still boring, plodding, uninspired etc. I now noticed that all the choruses on this album are really catchy but half of them are stupid and boring. 4/10.
  7. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    A 3, the chorus is decent which is the only saving grace.
  8. Edthehead96

    Edthehead96 Prowler

    I always like to think of the prophet in the gutter on the street as the seventh son, even though it makes no sense but ahwell.

    I don't know why people don't like this song that much, I don't know why people don't NPFTD and FOTD that much either. Most of my favorite Maiden songs are from the 90's and this one is no exception, the chorus gets me hooked and stays in my head for several days and I love the slow part half way through the song, its AWESOME in my opinion 8/10
  9. I'm going to be nice and give this song a 7. It's not that bad of a song. Davey's solo is pretty good and I kinda like the chorus.
  10. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    7/10. I love the solos in this song. I find it is hated too much.
  11. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    The chorus is lame and repetitive, but Dave's playing is fantastic.
  12. FattyFooty

    FattyFooty Trooper

    This is the first Iron Maiden song i got in a fight with my oldest son on. He just cant get it out of hes head. I tried to get him to agree another maiden song. But he wouldent listen. He also wants Fear of the dark album for hes 3 years birthday coming upp. He calls it Eddie in forrest. as my own opionion. IMO one of the most underrated songs ever.
  13. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    A kind of averenge song, but certainly better then it gets credit for. A nice rocker, feels a bit like From Here To Eternity to me. The best part of the song is the breakdown and the solo (that often seems to be the case with the not-so-good songs, the instrumental saves it! :p )

  14. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    8. Maiden does ACDC again and it still sounds great.


    Previous Albums:

    Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Piece Of Mind - 7.44

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
    7 - Still Life
    6 - Quest For Fire
    6 - Sun And Steel
    7 - To Tame A Land

    Powerslave - 6.75

    8 - Aces High
    7 - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3 - Loss Fer Words
    7 - Flash Of The Blade
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - Back In The Village
    9 - Powerslave
    9 - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Somewhere In Time - 8.00

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - Sea Of Madness
    8 - Heaven Can Wait
    8 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
    7 - Stranger In A Strange Land
    8 - Deja Vu
    8 - Alexander The Great

    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 8.25

    7 - Moonchild
    9 - Infinite Dreams
    9 - Can I Play With Madness
    9 - The Evil That Men Do
    10 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    6 - The Prophecy
    8 - The Clairvoyant
    8 - Only The Good Die Young

    No Prayer For The Dying - 6.90

    6 - Tailgunner
    6 - Holy Smoke
    8 - No Prayer For The Dying
    7 - Public Enema Number One
    7 - Fates Warning
    7 - The Assassin
    6 - Run Silent Run Deep
    8 - Hooks In You
    8 - Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
    6 - Mother Russia

    Fear Of The Dark

    7 - Be Quick Or Be Dead
    8 - From Here To Eternity
    9 - Afraid To Shoot Strangers
    5 - Fear Is The Key
    6 - Childhoods End
    8 - Wasting Love
    7 - The Fugitive
    8 - Chains Of Misery
  15. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Overall, a bad song with a terrible chorus but a good instrumental section.
  16. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    A little like From Here to Eternity, this song is annoyingly catchy. Dave, once again, shines. His playing on this album is fantastic. 7/10
  17. totally agreeed, excellent work by Davey on this one too. I've always loved FOTD and most of the songs. Although the album is far from their best, and it definitely has some dull moments (The Apparition, anyone) and overall a lot of the songs feel a bit second rate, I still love it. Chains Of Misery is one of those tracks that, in all fairness, is far from a great song, yet there is something about it that makes me like it. And Dave's wonderful and long solo (one of his longest if not THE longest) is just brilliant. Come to think of it, Dave just totally dominates this whole record. In my book, some of his best solos can be found on FOTD.
  18. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Indeed, he really shines on this album.
    Dave_Murray_rules likes this.
  19. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Chains of Misery is the complete opposite of Fugitive, a simplistic rocker without much depth. The chanting chorus is lame, but it’s still a fun song. Nothing special, but a decent rocker with a strong traditional Maiden guitar solo.
  20. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Can anyone else imagine Priest performing this?

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