Re: Daily Song: Fear of the Dark I don't really care about this track. It's both overplayed & overrated because of it's live value. It's live value is phenomenal, but we are here to rate studio tracks. The intro is good, explosion from intro to fast riffs is epic, at this point i'd give it a straight 10. Then the verses and the first chorus, somewhat loses energy because (probably because chords are strummed). The main riff again, after second chorus, is quite unnecessary. Now, the instrumental part is among the best of '90s. But then, we get the same main riff again. The thing that bugs me about this track is complete lack of build-up, trademark Maiden thing. It's too cut in pieces by that main riff. The intro to second chorus builds well, then it gets severed. The instrumental part builds on itself greatly, then again it gets severed. Lyrics are effective. Not in-your-face, not poetry, but effective. 7 / 10. P.S. I've seen Maiden only once @ SBiT tour. And i still don't really care about Fear Of The Dark. Nor it was a highlight of the show to me.