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Flash of the Blade

Discussion in 'Powerslave' started by gor, Mar 7, 2004.

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How good is Flash of the Blade on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    20.0%
  2. 9

    15.0%
  3. 8

    32.5%
  4. 7

    17.5%
  5. 6

    12.5%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    2.5%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    8. Great rocker.
     
  2. Tron

    Tron Trooper

    ill go to 7/10, a bit of a generic song... the way its delivered is great but nothing stands out so ill put it on my standard maiden mark 7/10
     
  3. czgibson

    czgibson Invader

    8/10

    I don't think of this one as filler at all. Simple but effective intro riff, chugging verses and a melodic chorus. They all work for me, and that intricate instrumental section is tremendous.
     
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

  6. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Flash of the Blade really is one of the precursors to Power metal. Great cover by Rhapsody.
     
  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Rhapsody have lots of riffs that are similar to the opening of Flash Of The Blade.

    A7X version is OK, but brings nothing new, and the vocals are weak.
     
  8. Metalheadlady

    Metalheadlady Invader

    It was my favorite Maiden dong for quite a while, so I gave it a 10.  :)
     
  9. 7. Never have really thought much of this song. Has a cool opening riff. One of the weakest on Powerslave but not a bad song.
     
  10. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    9/10. I love how the drumming in the chorus sounds like swordfighting.
     
  11. Viperlord

    Viperlord Nomad

    A personal favorite of mine (Possibly because I'm a fencer though), with fantastic guitar work and lyrics by Bruce. I considered giving it a 9, but reluctantly concluded that overall, the song is not the equal of Aces High or Two Minutes To Midnight, which I gave nines, so a strong eight it is. 8/10.


    EDIT: I'm officially an idiot for not giving this more listens before voting. 9/10 worthy without a doubt.
     
  12. Check the Declination!

    Check the Declination! Working on my PHD in Maiden

    This might be Maidens most underrated song. The bass is incredible.
     
  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    This feels like the most filler on the whole album to me.

    4.
     
  14. Check the Declination!

    Check the Declination! Working on my PHD in Maiden

    Try to just follow the Steve throughout the song (if you're into that sort of thing). Gave me a new appreciation for it.
     
  15. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Oh, the bass is fantastic, so is some of the guitar work, but I'm a stickler for vocals. If I don't like the melody or the lyrics, I just can't like a song. Unfortunately, Bruce tanks this one.
     
  16. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad

    It's solid. Not the best thing I've ever listened to but it's definitely not a filler. The riff does get annoying eventually though.

    6/10
     
  17. Travis The Dragon

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

    This song was a single?!?!

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  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I've never heard of that, and I would be very cautious about it. Smells like a fake to me.
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    "From the soon to be Platinum album?" Hmm
     
  20. Travis The Dragon

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

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