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Fortunes of War

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is Fortunes of War on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    18.9%
  2. 9

    8.1%
  3. 8

    32.4%
  4. 7

    18.9%
  5. 6

    8.1%
  6. 5

    2.7%
  7. 4

    2.7%
  8. 3

    8.1%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    6 out of 10... This is actually a pretty cool tune, but Bayley's vocal is the low point of this one for me. The song itself is stong... great guitars...
     
  2. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    I used to dislike this one quite a bit, but it's grown on me a lot.  A solid 8.
     
  3. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    This for me, it goes along with the album but nothing standout for me :)
     
  4. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    Oh, and by the way: Great solos.
     
  5. Abas

    Abas Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    This song gets a perfect 10 of 10 for me... I haven't got anything to say that has already been said in this thread.
     
  6. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    Henri Richard to the Maurice Richard that is Afraid to Shoot Strangers (Canadian Maidenfans and Onhell will get the reference). It shares most of the qualities that make its big brother so outstanding, but you really have to pay attention to notice. Study it enough and you’ll fall in love. Study it a little more and you’ll be forced to admit this sequel lacks that star quality that defined its predecessor. Like its protagonist, this song is slow to find its way. Another good, not great piece, and therefore a seven. PS: Love the heavy guitar sound when the martial beat kicks in at 2:00. Wish TXF used that more often.
     
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    Cool term.
     
  8. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    I have that boot somewhere, I'll have to dig it out.
     
  9. national acrobat

    national acrobat Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    A powerful song, with moving lyrics. 7/10

    I have the Warsaw gig from this tour, and Fortunes of War sounds very good live, as it does seem to gain added power from somewhere.
     
  10. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    nickos drumming is fucking incredible on this track. fastest footwork ever. great track

    8/10
     
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    23 votes, and only 1 nine (me, and I was the first who voted, after LC!) :)

    That's pretty awkward when there are more tens and eights. Looks like I have a bloody unique taste (kidding  :D ).
     
  12. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    Steve's incredible bass playing is on display during this melancholic number. He is in top form throughout TXF both in song writing and performance. His production was a little too clean. All the boys deliver on this number.

    8 - just to be different to Forostar.
     
  13. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: Fortunes of War

    Strong 8. Good lyrics, melancholic intro, heavy verse riffs, but i'm not too fond of the gallop part.
     
  14. Travis The Dragon

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

    A bit of a weaker song for me and Blaze's vocal performance isn't the greatest, but I still enjoy listening to it. 7/10
     
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    One of my least favorites. The over repetitiveness of that transition from the slow section to the less-slow section is way too much. 6/10
     
  16. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    After three awesome songs, Fortunes of War is a big disappointment. Very repetitive with a good bass and solos. 7/10
     
  17. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Wow there's a lot antipathy for this song. I like this song very much. Amazing dark intro. I like the sounds of the bass throughout the song. Great lead guitar melodies, great atmosphere. And a fantastic solo. Blaze's performance isn't the best of him but overall, great song. 9/10.
     
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I like this song, but it has its flaws. Some parts are overrepeated, and its beginning is a little boring. Fast part makes up for it. If Iron Maiden ever decides to play a medley, I want them to do the 04:39 - 06:13 part. Also, that part reminds of The Talisman. 7/10.
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    As long as you realize which song had it first.  ;)
     
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I know, but the meaning is the same :)
     

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