Re: Daily Song: Fear is the Key Taste is a funny thing. Most of you panned Eternity for obvious flaws. I can’t really argue. It piles on elements I would typically dismiss as schlock. Yet I embrace that song as a glorious bit of guilty fun. Then there’s this one. It’s got things I typically like: a boatload of tempo shifts and melodies; songwriters and performers attempting new things while still being true to themselves; a lyric that tries to be topical and relevant. And…yuck. The main riff has all the melodic appeal of a rusty gate creaking intermittently in the wind. The tempo changes don’t swoop and explode; they plod and lurch. And those times when it almost starts to get going — the pre-chorus and the instrumental part at 3:09 — it stubs its toe again. When it shifts gears at 3:26, I hit fast-forward. It’s not that it fails to stimulate my emotions like most of Maiden’s lesser tracks. On the contrary, it tests my patience like a redneck uncle at a family gathering. In all likelihood, my least favourite Maiden track. Four.