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Discussion in 'Virtual XI' started by Anonymous, Jan 17, 2004.


How good is Futureal on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    A very likable opener, a power pack of a song. However, I'm not a big fan of Blaze's singing in the verses. On the chorus, he sounds good. However, the highlight of the song is the solo section and - as Foro points to - the part directly after the solos. All in all a really good song, but not spectacular. 8/10.
  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    I've never seen anything special about this one. Musically, I'm not too impressed, and the vocals don't do much for me either. It works as a good opener and has some good lyrics though. 7/10
  3. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    8 out of 10... A good rocker and the high point of the album for me. I actually prefer Bruce's live version, but I'll jump on the wagon with mckindog and Forostar and say that this is a high 8... great opener.
  4. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    This short, fast rocker is a great opener. It's also one of Maiden's shortest songs ever I think. That said, it has bundles of energy, and even when I wasn't a fan of Blaze, I still really liked this song. Also has a brilliant instrumental section so gets a 9/10.
  5. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    7, good, hard opener which Bruce butchered live.
  6. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    9/10. Great opener for a very underrated album.
  7. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    Awesome opener. Fast tempo. All packed up in this 2 minute power-punch!

  8. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    7/10. Quite a good song and a pretty good "in your face" rocker. Not their best opener, but almost up there with the best.
  9. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    This! Great song.
  10. Farhang

    Farhang Invader

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    I love the Blaze's voice, but the live version from "The Wicker Man" single with Bruce's voice is mind blowing!

    Anyway, 9/10.
  11. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    8. Fast and energetic. The riff @ chorus on the right channel is sweet  :D
  12. Travis The Dragon

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

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    A great, kick ass fun rocker to open the album. A bit simple instrumentally, but still very fun to listen to and I do quite enjoy the vocals. 8/10
  13. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Futureal

    Good fast rocking opener, not their best, but real solid.  I give it a 7.
  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Main riff of this song is strikingly similar to the melody from Judgement Of Heaven starting at about 2:47. It's still a great riff though. I also like the chorus. 7/10.
  15. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Energetic, fun song. The riff on the chorus in really good. 7/10.
  16. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    10/10, A no bull, straight to the point track, great opener, full of energy, great performances, it is now my favourite track on the album.
  17. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    8- I think this is a nice sharp rocker with some great solos.  I really wish they'd bring this back into the set as the 6 piece lineup version is great.
  18. 9. Great fast, and fun rocker. Great performance by Blaze. Awesome guitar solo!
  19. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    9/10. A fantastic intro.
  20. averycopeland

    averycopeland Invader

    This is one song from VIRTUAL XI that I actually enjoy.

    I wish that they would've re-recorded it with Bruce in 2012 ...
    particularly to get it included in the film soundtrack for the (soon-to-be-released) TOTAL RECALL remake.

    Whenever I see promos for the movie, the tagline is "What is Real?"
    and it reminds me of FUTUREAL.

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