This. I appreciate them giving us something straightforward, but an additional minute or even 30 seconds could improve the song. I wish there was some kind of melodic interlude instead of that weird anticlimactic fade out prior to the final chorus.Good first impression, I really like the chorus, but perhaps the mid part could've been developed a bit more. What is there I think is really good, but it feels like there could've been more before jumping back to the chorus.
Or Accept.Cool intro with a unique guitar sound/technique, I'm not sure what it is.
Then a speed metal song à la Judas Priest's Painkiller album. Very cool for Maiden.
The chorus is the least good part. It's literally the first half of the chorus from Starblind. At least the melody is cool.
The first solo definitely feels 90's Priest-y. […]
Well I get that the solo is a bit short and the breakdown sounds a bit weird at first. However this is what I felt when listening to Ghost of Cain for the first 10 times or so. Having listened to DOFP around 100 times I can't think of it as being different by the slightest margin. I mean apart from it being a real joy to play and to listen to, Nicko is taking this to another level like he hasn't done for a song since Lord of Light.