A symphonic opening leads to a cool guitar bit before we get the vocals. This song really succeeds at building atmosphere. There's tension, there's suspense, it's great. The frantic bit throws you right in the action and while the middle part has the most repetitive lyrics in any Maiden song, it only makes the song better. And then the solo section! This song has its weaknesses, yes, but it's also really great at the same stroke. 9
I really love this song ! It has an amazing melancholic intro (fantastic!), great riff/rhythm and even better twin-lead guitar harmonies, awesome chorus and after the repetition of the chorus (I don't find that annoying) the song really goes crazy - this part is amazing, so fast, brutally good solos from Janick and guitar harmony which is out of this world!!! I think I've read somewhere that Janick was not satisfied with this crazy ending to the song, but as Steve always says: ''at the end, they all agree with me''. 9/10.
The lyrics deal with the innate distrust of the different and
the unknown, which, in the age of globalization, often leads to
social isolation of minority groups of any kind. Nouns,
refer to the fear that prevents modern man from being
seeks to establish close and honest relationships with those around him. The fear
this is another important factor that pushes modern man
to become a spectator and not a communicant of life.
Harris has stated that the inspiration for this piece of his
gave an old man, who changed course for fear of him
caused by the sight of Harris walking with a friend.