Favourite song without a chorus

What is your favourite Iron Maiden track without a distinct chorus?

  • Remember Tomorrow

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Phantom of the Opera

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Strange World

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Another Life

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Innocent Exile

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Killers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • Where Eagles Dare

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • to Tame a Land

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    Votes: 12 30.8%
  • Infinite Dreams

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • No Prayer for the Dying

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mother Russia

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • the Apparation

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • the Edge of Darkness

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dance of Death

    Votes: 4 10.3%
  • the Legacy

    Votes: 2 5.1%

  • Total voters
    39

Reumeren

Trooper
It's quite easy: what is in your opinion the best Iron Maiden song without a chorus.

Lyrical repetition is not a chorus, therefore Another Life and Innocent Exile ist on the list. Let me know if I forgot someone or you think I should remove anyone from the list.

(PS: first attempt at a poll. Be gentle :p)
 

SinisterMinisterX

Illuminatus
Staff member
Simple. I need only consider my list of the best Maiden songs...

1. Paschenfuckingdale, brother!
2. Powerslave
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name

...and find the first one I can vote for. :ninja:
 

Natalie

Insect of Terror
Staff member
I go for Rime this time just because I was so impressed when I heard it live last summer (ok I heard Hallowed live too but then it's on other live albums like Death on the Road). Honorable mentions go to Dance of Death and Infinite Dreams, as well as Hallowed be thy Name.

Nice first poll Reumeren! :)
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
Reumeren said:
therefore Another Life and Innocent Exile ist on the list.

Aha! Ve heff ze Gestapo hier! ;)

I'm gonna poke on that a little, though. I always thought Where Eagles Dare has a chorus, because the final half-lines of the verses echo each other quite accordingly, even if the words are not identical:

no one should go where eagles dare - no one should fly where eagles dare - they chose to fly where eagles dare

My definition of a chorus is that it, in a lyrical sense should be a reflection of the preceding verse(s). These half-lines nicely wrap up the dramaturgy of the each verse, and therefore could be described as choruses. Then again, that is only my opinion.

And of course, my vote will go to Hallowed Be Thy Name.
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
Is it my fault that it happens to be the second-best song ever written?
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
That is not dead
Which can eternal lie
Yet with strange aeons
Even threads may die.
 
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