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Now that we don't have to worry about spoilers, I can add this: my criticism on the energy is on the album only. This one really comes to life live.I didn't really enjoy this song at first but now I really love it. This really shows Maiden's ability to write short rockers that stand up with their best songs. Really has that Smith/Dickinson level of quality that is all over their 80s stuff. The lyrics are a ton of fun too. When I saw the title I was expecting something similar to Judas Priest, this is way better.
The instrumental section is a real highlight, especially the slide guitar solo. Has a similar atmosphere to Dave's in Where Eagles Dare (one of my favorites). One of the best solos on the album by far.
I think my main problem with the song is that the energy isn't quite there. The tempo seems to drag a bit for me (probably the only time I'll ever say that about a Maiden song). It almost sounds a little tired.
Agreed with Mckindog. This is the closest thing the band has written to an 80's classic since the 80's. Wish I could hear 1983 Maiden do this, with a younger Bruce and Martin Birch production.