Fear of the Dark: individual album judgement by yours truly

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Explanation -> here

Fear of the Dark (1992) by individual members:

7,9 Jeffmetal
7,6 Forostar
7,3 Fugazi
7,0 maidenhead1996
7,0 mckindog
6,9 taker64
6,8 Eddies Wingman
6,8 Prowler_108
6,6 Zare
6,3 Invader
6,2 bearfan
6,2 Vap
6,0 Mega
6,0 NightProwler666
5,8 The Mid-Distance Runner
5,6 Perun
5,5 Albie
5,5 Donner
5,4 Black_Thunder
5,0 LooseCannon
4,4 Stallion Duck
4,3 national acrobat

ATTENTION: many of you took part, but forgot only one or two songs. Would be cool if you guys would finish this. Much appreciated!  :ok:
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Be quick or be dead: 7
From Here to Eternity:10
Afraid to Shoot Strangers: 10
Fear is the Key: 8
Childhoods End: 9.5
Wasting Love: 8
Fugitive: 10
Chains of misery: 5
Apparition: 2
Judas Be My Guide: 10
Weekend Warrior: 3
Fear of the Dark: 10

avg: 7.6
 

Jeffmetal

Ancient Mariner
Be Quick Or Be Dead 10
Afraid To Shoot Strangers 10
Fear Of The Dark 10
Wasting Love 9
Childhood's End 8
Judas Be My Guide 8
Weekend Warrior 8
From Here To Eternity 8
The Fugitive 7
Fear Is The Key 7
Chains Of Misery 6
The Apparition 3

Average: 7,8
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
Be Quick or Be Dead - 8/10
From Here to Eternity - 6/10
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10/10
Fear Is the Key - 6/10
Childhood’s End - 9/10
Wasting Love - 10/10
The Fugitive - 9/10
Chains of Misery - 7/10
The Apparition - 1/10
Judas Be My Guide - 9/10
Weekend Warrior - 1/10
Fear of the Dark - 10/10

Album Rating - 7.1

One big complaint I have with Fear of the Dark is that Steve’s bass is often lost in the mix. I’m not sure if it’s a production fault or a result of Steve simplifying his approach, but it is noticeable. Despite containing some of the absolute worst songs Maiden would ever write (and one terrible bridge), Fear of the Dark has a few classics and a huge selection of underrated gems. That it remains a far more progressive album than its predecessor is due to Steve’s growing admiration for complex song structures and Janick’s influence of pure unpredictability. He may play some sloppy notes here and there, but his songwriting and wild style are responsible for a lot of Maiden’s successful post-1980s experimentation. There are signs of improvement and signs of decline all over Fear of the Dark. Bruce must have felt it, as well, because he left the band soon after to pursue his solo career and Maiden entered into an even darker period. - FULL REVIEW HERE: https://www.facebook.com/TheDuellists/posts/1638913499681326
 

TheTalisman

Fågel
Be Quick or Be Dead - 8
From Here to Eternity - 8
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
Fear Is the Key - 6
Childhood’s End - 8
Wasting Love - 9
The Fugitive - 6
Chains of Misery - 6
The Apparition - 6
Judas Be My Guide - 10
Weekend Warrior - 6
Fear of the Dark - 9

Average: 7,7
 
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desultory

1-2-3-compassion
Be Quick or Be Dead - 10
From Here to Eternity - 6
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
Fear Is the Key - 7
Childhood’s End - 9
Wasting Love - 8
The Fugitive - 9
Chains of Misery - 6
The Apparition - 8
Judas Be My Guide - 9
Weekend Warrior - 6
Fear of the Dark - 9

8,1
Fear of the Dark is my#11 album.
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
01. Afraid to Shoot Strangers 10/10
02. The Fugitive 10/10

03. Childhood's End 9/10
04. Judas Be My Guide 9/10
05. Fear of the Dark 9/10

06. Be Quick or Be Dead 8/10
07. Wasting Love 8/10

08. The Apparition 7/10
09. Weekend Warrior 7/10
10. Fear is the Key 7/10
11. From Here to Eternity 7/10

12. Chains of Misery 6/10

Based on these ratings:
- Fear of the Dark album score: 8,08
- Fear of the Dark is my #11 Maiden album.
 
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Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Be Quick Or Be Dead - 5
From Here To Eternity - 4
Afraid To Shoot Strangers - 10
Fear Is the Key - 7
Childhood's End - 4
Wasting Love - 8
The Fugitive - 3
Chains of Misery - 7
The Apparition - 5
Judas - 9
Weekend Warrior - 2
Fear of the Dark - 7

Average: 5.92
 

frus

Barbed Wire Hen
Be Quick or Be Dead 7
From Here To Eternity 1
Afraid to Shoot Strangers 10
Fear is the Key 5
Childhood's End 6
Wasting Love 6
The Fugitive 4
Chains of Misery 3
The Apparition 2
Judas Be My Guide 9
Weekend Warrior 4
Fear of the Dark 8

Fear of the Dark 5,42
#16
 

Naty

Educated Fool
Be Quick or Be Dead - 10
From Here to Eternity - 7
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
Fear is The Key - 6
Childhood's End - 7
Wasting Love - 10
The Fugitive - 8
Chains of Misery - 7
The Apparition - 2
Judas Be My Guide - 10
Weekend Warrior - 1
Fear of the Dark - 10

7,3
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Fear of the Dark 9
Wasting Love 8
Afraid to Shoot Strangers 8
Fear is the Key 7
Judas be my Guide 6
Childhood's End 6
Fugitive 5
Be Quick or Be Dead 5
From Here to Eternity 5
Chains of Misery 5
The Apparition 4
Weekend Warrior 4

Fear Of The Dark 6.0
 
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soundwave

Educated Fool
01. Afraid to Shoot Strangers 10/10
02. The Fugitive 10/10

03. Childhood's End 9/10
04. Judas Be My Guide 9/10
05. Fear of the Dark 9/10

06. Be Quick or Be Dead 8/10
07. Wasting Love 8/10

08. The Apparition 7/10
09. Weekend Warrior 7/10
10. Fear is the Key 7/10
11. From Here to Eternity 7/10

12. Chains of Misery 6/10

Based on these ratings:
- Fear of the Dark album score: 8,08
- Fear of the Dark is my #11 Maiden album.

Yes! The Fugitive with top marks! That song rocks. Too bad it's in most people's basement list...
 

Eddieson

Nomad
Fear Of The Dark (#15)

Be Quick Or Be Dead: 8
From Here To Eternity: 6
Afraid To Shoot Strangers: 8
Fear Is The Key: 6
Childhood’s End: 6
Wasting Love: 5
The Fugitive: 5
Chains Of Misery: 6
The Apparition: 2
Judas Be My Guide: 8
Weekend Warrior: 3
Fear Of The Dark: 9

Album Average: 6,00
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Be Quick Or Be Dead - 9.5
From Here To Eternity - 8.5
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - 10
Fear is the Key - 5.5
Childhood's End - 9
Wasting Love - 8
The Fugitive - 8
Chains of Misery - 7
The Apparition - 9
Judas Be My Guide - 10
Weekend Warrior - 6.5
Fear of the Dark - 10

Total: 8.416/10

Swear to god, I love The Apparition more and more each time I listen to it. It'll probably end up a 10 one of these days. Still can't see how it's Maidens worst song.
 
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