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Dream of Mirrors

Discussion in 'Brave New World' started by Anonymous, Apr 5, 2004.

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How good is Dream of Mirrors on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    30.6%
  2. 9

    22.2%
  3. 8

    25.0%
  4. 7

    16.7%
  5. 6

    5.6%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    Really a new song for Maiden.
    The way these guitars are done (the couplets) is neat. A powerful chorus and lyric.

    In that fast midpiece I like the part where Bruce sings

    Lost in a dream of mirrors, lost in a paradox
    Lost and time is spinning, lost a nightmare I retrace
    Lost a hell that I revisit, lost another time and place
    Lost a parallel existence, lost a nightmare I retrace


    the best. Super!

    9
     
  2. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    4/10 and by far my least favorite reunion era song and one of my very least favorite Maiden songs in general.  The beginning comes out of nowhere sounding vaguely like something off one Killers but that tone sadly is not revisited.  This song has always felt like one big build up with a payoff that's not entirely worth it.  At least to me.  And again with the laborious repetition.

    I'm well aware this is probably the one Maiden song where my opinion deviates the most from the norm.  I'm fine with that.  I've never liked it.  Saw them perform it in 2000 thinking it would grow on me live and it didn't.  <_<
     
  3. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    The transition from the slow pace to fast just bugs me so much I have to score it down. Yes, it may sound petty but it spoils the song for me - not fully, but just enough to give it a mere 7.
     
  4. national acrobat

    national acrobat Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    The intro is quite awkward, but an otherwise brilliant song. 9/10
     
  5. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    Not one of the best off the album, but still a pretty good song. The slow intro is nice and atmospheric, but I think it drags on too long. The instrumental section isn't all that great either, but once the song kicks up from the slow intro it really does get good. But with a couple of flaws, I'm going to give it 8/10.
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    What a song! The acoustic sound and the fast bit along with the lyrics are awesome. This used to be my favorite song on Brave New World and it still ranks pretty high up there. 10/10
     
  7. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    10. My fave on the album. Frantic, subtle, arousing, kinda paranoic, lyrically perfect, memorable melodies and Janick's tribute to Blackmore on the solo is terrific! It's simply perfect as this album is. :edmetal:
     
  8. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    The build up and chorus alone warrant a ten.
     
  9. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    Wierd, cause that transition is one of my fave reunion Maiden moments :)
     
  10. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: Dream of Mirrors

    Janick certainly has written some excellent epics for Maiden, if he wasn't in the band we would al be much poorer for it.  This is another example of Janick's mastery of the proggy epic.  Nice bass drumming from Nicko during the high tempo mid-section.  Another high rating song from this album.

    9
     
  11. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    My most favorite song on the album! It has a super epic feel from beginning to end. 10/10
     
  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Great lyrics and a great performance from Bruce but one of the weakest tracks off the album in my opinion. Still is good, 7/10.
     
  13. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    10 out of 10... Of all the songs on BNW, this one took the longest to grow on me. I wasn't immediately taken in by this tune, but now it's among the masterpieces. Lyrically, it's as strong as anything in the catalogue.
     
  14. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    One of the songs that initially grabbed me and kept me coming back to the album, over time though it's dissipated somewhat, but still a solid song.
     
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    This is Dance Of Death (song) of this album. Both songs are long and epic, with acoustic passages, great melodies and start slow but speed up before the ending. I really like the opening heavy section. 10/10!
     
  16. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    An immediate hit with me, the first track on the album to make a strong impression on me, I love this song 10/10.
     
  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I really dislike the intro, but the rest of the song is jjust teriffic.  Great breakdown sections, terrific vocals, and interesting lyrics.  If not for the intro, it would be a 10, but I give it a 9
     
  18. 10. Awesome intro, and lyrics. Bruce sings with a lot of emotion here. Awesome live!
     
  19. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    8/10. This track is great, but it's too long.
     
  20. Cody Cameron

    Cody Cameron Godzilla Freak

    The first time I listened to this song in full was when I was on my way to Disneyland with my family. We got up at 3 am and hit the road. I had just downloaded Brave New World so I decided to play it and when this song came on... I fell in love! The whole time I was in Disneyland, this song was stuck in my head. Definetly one of my favorites.
     

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