I hear you Brigs.Revelations is one I just don't get. I mean, it's Maiden, and it's good, but I can't rave about it. But it seems extraordinarily popular.
I've a gripe with this song I'd like to get out of the way early though, and that's the lyrical content of the song. In itself it is perfectly straightforward but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me in the context of the album. I've heard a couple of theories regarding it:
1) This should really come between Moonchild and Infinite Dreams in the tracklisting but was moved to improve the flow of the album
2) Songs 1-4 deal with the Seventh Son, not the Seventh Son's Seventh Son (Confused yet? I am) whilst 5-8 follow the title protagonist
Well said. This song made me very hopeful for the whole album when I first heard it on the Man On the Edge single (for those who don't know, it consisted in: "Man On the Edge", "TEOD", "Justice of the Peace" and "Judgement Day").The Edge of Darkness is a glimpse into what the Blaze Bayley era could've been at its best, and it's a very hopeful glimpse indeed.