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Children of the Damned

Discussion in 'The Number Of The Beast' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    I see.

    Would anyone know of a reference or a fool proof way to identify in what key each of the band's songs are in?
  2. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    For one who plays an instrument (or more) and knows the slightest of music theory, it is very easy ... of course, if you have no clue what a key is in music, it is not easy.
  3. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    I can play the guitar and I know basic music theory... but if you play me a note, I won't have the slightest idea what note it is.
  4. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    Well, that is common. Only those who have perfect pitch (or close to it) will be able to do so. But once you have taken the time to learn to play a song, I assume you know its key once and for all ...

    The simplest way of finding what key a song is in, would obviously to listen to a song in a known key, and then the song in question immediately after. Or just play along with the song on your instrument of choice.
  5. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    I suppose :) I wonder if there are any softwares or plugins that can do the job though...
  6. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Children of the Damned

    I haven't posted here yet?

    Well, fine. This is a blinding track. Great atmosphere (I'm particularly partial to the Beast Over Hammersmith version, next to Hallowed this song is the highlight of that album), great build-up and thought-provoking lyrics. The way it starts out with a soft, smooth intro and builds up to the neck-breaking finale is, well... only Maiden can do that. 10/10, easily.
  7. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    One of the most beautiful and impressive intros ever to a song, incredibly moody and powerful when it comes to the wonderful soaring chorus. The latter part of the song always seemed a bit misplaced for me as I'd preferred something more epic and intricate. Anyway, it's a classic!!! 9.
  8. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    9/10, maybe the best Maiden semi-ballad, I adore the intro and the build-up and emotion, and Adrian's tapping solo, just brilliant.
  9. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    I'm the guy who always tries to vote out CotD during Survivor.  So it is no surprize that I give it a 5.  I don't care for the atmosphere, and I think the song is a bit simplistic for the fan base it gets.  I may change my mind in the future.
  10. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    This version is just brilliant, miles ahead of Donington 2007...


    9/10. The buildup is great, Bruce sings like a god, instrumental part is simple, energetic and effective, but overall the song is too simple to give it straight 10.
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Nah. The way I can hear the drums is what makes Donington 2007 so great. Compared to that, the sound of this recording is a mess. I like the rest though (atmosphere etc.).
  12. lordantwarrior

    lordantwarrior Prowler

    Possibly my favourite song on the album, along with Hallowed and 22 Accacia Avenue. Great intro which was subsequently copied on Metallica's 'The Unforgiven II', fantasticly haunting vocals from Bruce and end section brings chills to me. My score is a 10.
  13. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Brilliant. One of the most beautiful intro in the catalog, high vocals, excellent chorus, solos, everything. 10/10
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Along with HBTN and 22AA, it's one of the three masterpieces from TNotB album. Great dark feelings, fantastic chorus, great solos. 10/10
  15. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    10 out of 10... Bruce's vocal performance alone merits a top ranking for this song, but it's all smokin'. Children of the Damned was one of the standout moments of my first Iron Maiden show (1982) when the lads were opening up for Scorpions. I remember the atmosphere created with the dry ice fog rolling over the stage, and Bruce's voice electrifying the entire arena... a real moment in time for me...
  16. portermoresby

    portermoresby Trooper

    I don't really love the fast part of the song, but I think it's still ok. The chorus and melody are VERY good. 8/10
  17. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Man, the finale of this song, along with Innocent Exile is my favorite finale in any Maiden song.  The chorus brings it down a little, but it's still a classic and my third favorite from NOTB. 9 for sure.
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Fantastic ballad, great solo by Adrian, and one of Bruce's best performances. I like Beast Over Hammersmith version the most. 10/10.
  19. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Haha wierd, the chorus is my favourite part :p
    The whole song is amazing though, in my top 10 :)
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I like this one alot. I think the slow verses are a little too much though. 8/10

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