I think this one is really let down by the lackluster chorus. The verse and prechorus are much stronger.
His lower range has aged very gracefully. He has the best delivery and expression in that range now too I think. His upper range can still be impressive and I'm still wowed by some of that stuff, but he definitely shines in the low range now.Definitely a grower, but I've come to like it a lot. It is at first overshadowed by the more epic and moody tracks on the album, but like SOL, it's a great, upbeat rocker and Bruce sounds killer.
I totally agree. I wish Bruce would just embrace that his voice is slightly lower now. Sure, he can still hit the high stuff (and he keeps going for higher stuff because he's a stubborn bastard), but he sounds much better in this range.
I completely agree, though I might not go so far back as Piece of Mind. And the amount of solos on this record in general is astounding!The difference between the rockers on The Book If Souls and those on the other reunion albums is that this time round it is obvious the band is having fun. I don't think Maiden's rockers have sounded so upbeat and full of energy since Piece Of Mind.
Plus every rocker contains dual solos which is great!!