Dance of Death: individual album judgement by yours truly

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
Wildest Dreams - 6
Rainmaker - 9
No More Lies - 7
Montsegur - 10
Dance of Death - 10
Gates of Tomorrow - 5
New Frontier - 6
Paschendale - 10
Face In the Sand - 9
Age of Innocence - 7
Journeyman - 7

Average: 7.82
 

Naty

Educated Fool
Wildest Dreams - 7
Rainmaker - 10
No More Lies - 8
Montsegur - 10
Dance of Death - 10
Gates of Tomorrow - 6
New Frontier - 5
Paschendale - 10
Face in the Sand - 8
Age of Innocence - 5
Journeyman - 9

8
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Paschendale 10
Dance of Death 10
Montsegur 8
No More Lies 8
Face in the Sand 7
Journeyman 7
Rainmaker 7
Wildest Dreams 6
Age of Innocence 6
Gates of Tomorrow 5
New Frontier 5

Dance of Death 7.2
 

Eddieson

Nomad
Dance Of Death (#9)

Wildest Dreams: 6
Rainmaker: 7
No More Lies: 8
Montsegur: 7
Dance Of Death: 9
Gates Of Tomorrow: 7
New Frontier: 6
Paschendale: 10
Face In The Sand: 8
Age Of Innocence: 4
Journeyman: 8

Album Average: 7,27
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
Wildest Dreams - 7
Rainmaker - 8
No More Lies - 6
Montsegur - 6
Dance of Death - 7
Gates of Tomorrow - 6
New Frontier - 6
Paschendale - 5
Face in the Sand - 4
Age of Innocence - 4
Journeyman - 6

6/10 album
 
Wildest Dreams 8
Rainmaker 9
No More Lies 7
Montsegur 7
Dance of Death 9
Gates of Tomorrow 7
New Frontier 7
Paschendale 8
Face in the Sand 8
Age of Innocence 8
Journeyman 7

Album Average 7.73

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CycleMotion

Trooper
Wildest Dreams 6
Rainmaker 10
No More Lies 7
Montsegur 7
Dance of Death 10
Gates of Tomorrow 7
New Frontier 6
Paschendale 7
Face in the Sand 6
Age of Innocence 5
Journeyman 6

Album Average 7
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Wildest Dreams" - 8,0
  2. "Rainmaker" - 9,0
  3. "No More Lies" - 9,0
  4. "Montségur" - 9,0
  5. "Dance of Death" - 10,0
  6. "Gates of Tomorrow" - 6,0
  7. "New Frontier" - 7,0
  8. "Paschendale" - 10,0
  9. "Face In the Sand" - 9,0
  10. "Age of Innocence" - 8,0
  11. "Journeyman" - 10,0
Dance of Death: 8,6
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
1. Paschendale - 10/10
2. Journeyman - 10/10
3. No More Lies - 10/10
4. Gates of Tomorrow - 10/10
5. Age of Innocence - 10/10
6. Rainmaker - 10/10
7. Dance of Death - 10/10

8. Face In The Sand - 9/10
9. New Frontier - 9/10
10. Wildest Dreams - 9/10
11. Montsegur - 9/10

Total: 9.6/10
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Dance of Death" - 10
  2. "Paschendale" - 10
  3. "Rainmaker" - 10
  4. "No More Lies" - 9
  5. "Face In the Sand" - 9
  6. "Journeyman" - 9
  7. "Montségur" - 8
  8. "Wildest Dreams" - 7
  9. "Age of Innocence" - 6
  10. "New Frontier" - 6
  11. "Gates of Tomorrow" - 2 (@Diesel 11, I'm sorry)
Dance of Death: 7,8
 

NPFTD

Invader
Wildest Dreams - 8
Rainmaker - 10
No More Lies - 4
Montsegur - 6
Dance of Death - 8
Gates of Tomorrow - 6
New Frontier - 7
Paschendale - 9
Face in the Sand - 7
Age of Innocence - 10
Journeyman - 9
 

Shmoolikipod

Poison Godmachine
Wildest Dreams: 3/10
Rainmaker: 7/10
No More Lies: 7/10
Montsegur: 9/10
Dance of Death: 10/10
Gates of Tomorrow: 4/10
New Frontier: 5/10
Paschendale: 10/10
Face in the Sand: 7/10
Age of Innocence: 5/10
Journeyman: 8/10

Average: 6.81
 

Jer

Limp Pimp
Just went through this in the individual song threads.

Wildest Dreams - 7/10 >
Rainmaker - 8/10 >
No More Lies - 7/10 >
Montsegur - 7/10 >
Dance Of Death - 7/10 >
Gates Of Tomorrow - 6/10 >
New Frontier - 7/10 >
Paschendale - 6/10 >
Face In The Sand - 7/10 >
The Age Of Innocence - 7/10 >
Journeyman - 5/10 >

Average: 6.7/10

This is an album full of missed opportunities. Several songs flirt with greatness, but are brought down by questionable choices around harmonies, phrasing, repetition, and overall structure. The band experiments with strings, but mostly to negative effect. The production is muddy, and Bruce strains to hit notes in several places.

That said, there's still a lot to like here, and there are a number of solidly good tracks on offer along with the mixed bags. "Rainmaker" is the only real standout, though.

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
DOD - another very underrated album, some really amazing gems and essential Maiden songs on it.

Wildest Dreams - 9/10
Rainmaker - 10/10
No More Lies - 10/10
Montségur - 8/10
Dance Of Death - 10/10
Gates Of Tomorrow - 8/10
New Frontier - 8/10
Paschendale - 10/10
Face In the Sand - 10/10
Age Of Innocence - 5/10
Journeyman - 9/10
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Average album score: 8,81
 
Wildest Dreams - 7
Rainmaker - 8
No More Lies - 10
Montségur - 5
Dance Of Death - 8
Gates Of Tomorrow - 5
New Frontier - 6
Paschendale - 9
Face In the Sand - 5
Age Of Innocence - 5
Journeyman - 10
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Wildest Dreams - 6 >
Rainmaker - 7 >
No More Lies - 7 >
Montsegur - 7 >
Dance of Death - 7 >
Gates of Tomorrow - 10 >
New Frontier - 6 >
Paschendale - 10 >
Face in the Sand - 9 >
Age of Innocence - 4 >
Journeyman - 10 >

Average Score: 7.5/10
Actual Score: 8.5/10

A very experimental album for the band, but as a whole it works quite well. Some of the individual songs are suspect, and the production is the worst of any Maiden album, but there's a lot of great stuff within it to be found.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Wildest Dreams 8/10
Rainmaker 10/10
No More Lies 10/10
Montsegur 9/10
Gates Of Tomorrow 7/10
Dance of Death 10/10
New Frontier 8/10
Paschendale 10/10
Face In The Sand 9/10
Age Of Innocence 8/10
Journeyman 7/10

Average song rating 8.6
Overall album rating 85%
 
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