Hallowed Be Thy Name

Discussion in 'The Number Of The Beast' started by Onhell, Mar 27, 2004.

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How good is Hallowed Be Thy Name on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    85.1%
  2. 9

    10.4%
  3. 8

    4.5%
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  1. GiovaOfficial

    GiovaOfficial Powerslave

    No doubt about it. Marvellous lyrics, amazing atmosphere, great emphasis on the verses, good solo, a complete masterpiece. Obvious 10/10
     
  2. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    10. No discussion. The mandatory epic track on The Number of the Beast (since Killers is the only album not to have one) and a genuine masterpiece. Harris' first epic since "Phantom of the Opera", this song delivers, both musically and lyrically (these have got to be Steve's most genius lyrics ever). The studio version is, however, quite shy and not fully developed into the gigantic monster it would become when played live in later years (the Live After Death version is still my preferred version of this song).
     
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  3. MarcoHietalaIM

    MarcoHietalaIM Trooper

    About the Rock in Rio version:

    The most effective way of using a bell in music. The guitar riff is like an earthquake. Solos at the end are the highlight that no other band matches. 10/10, best song of the 80's Maiden, their true masterpiece epic.
     
  4. Christoffer

    Christoffer Nomad

    10/10! I like how no one rated it below 8, it's my 2nd favorite Maiden song
     
  5. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Shocker: The most overrated Maiden song of all time is still a perfect song.

    10/10.
     
  6. Jer

    Jer Firechild

    A bell tolls in time with a great soft guitar & bass bit. (The third and fourth bells seem slightly off-rhythm for some reason?) Bruce delivers a great emotive verse 1, ending with a ridiculously long note as the band kicks into a more uptempo mode. Another long note and wail, and the band carries into a brief interlude.

    Bruce returns for a stunning a capella verse 2 with some musical punctuation before the full band comes in. A return to the earlier interlude eventually leads into an extended instrumental section that rolls up and down the scale harshly, then more gently. This rolls back into verse 2, then returns to the instrumental section.

    This cuts into a hovering melodic lead with drum accents that breaks into a more driving section with a pair of excellent solos. A simple, driving riff with some swaying melodic breaks leads into a nice harmonized section that eventually emerges into the one and only rendition of the chorus. A soaring vocal greets the return of the hovering lead, and a final extended "yeah" and drum fill brings us to the end.

    Brilliant from start to finish, and an obvious classic. 10/10.
     
  7. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    I'm one of the people who voted an 8. It's a great track but does better live than the studio version. The part that rubs me kinda odd is after the solos. Song on that album that I gave a 10 were Children of the Damned and The Prisoner even though I now feel Prisoner needs a 9 because the second half of the song doesn't live up to the first half.
     
  8. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 Ghost of Benjamin Breeg

    Their best song(from the 80s at least). Better live than in studio. 10+
     


  9. Youtube comment: "cause at 5 o’clock they take me to the candy store".
     
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