If Eternity Should Fail

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.


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  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Discuss your thoughts about "If Eternity Should Fail" here!
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  2. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    This is the track I mostly look forward listening to. Bruce solo material has been consistent for quite some time now. The reviews so far suggest it is quite an exciting song.
  3. Travis The Dragon

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

    Ya, it will be really sweet to hear what the next Bruce solo stuff would have sounded like. Also, I'm wondering if this song will work as a live opener.
  4. Travis The Dragon

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

    I REALLY hope this is true! I know Maiden hasn't officially announced anything, but maybe they plan to surprise us!
  5. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Lots of debate still going on about that one.
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    There's no way that's real. That's the Powerslave intro in the background, verbatim.
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    This is a phenomenal song. Incredibly powerful, grooving rhythm and heavy a la Bruce solo material.The rhyhm guitars are awesome. I heard them doing different things. One playing longer chords than others, and also some different scaling (perhaps voicing is the better word). It sounded very harmonic. The song has vocal melodies that are dramatic and catchy at the same time. It's an omen for the majority of the album: strong vocal melodies. Bruce sings awesome melodies, carrying the album with his captivating voice.

    Both intro and outro are cool. I prefer the intro with impressive lyrics which I've unfortunately forgotten. Something like "this is the story of a man". The outro has a spoken part. A multitude of voices saying the lines. Sounds really dark.

    There's no main guitar solo. The ending licks are by Adrian, underneath Bruce.

    Best song of disc one, possibly best song of the album. But it has concurrence from the title track and the last three from disc two. Certainly this one is the most instantly grabbing song of them all. When it started I had goosebumps not just on my arm, but on top my head, legs, everywhere. Now again when I write this, I can't wait to hear it again.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
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  8. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    I was really looking forward to hearing your opinion on the album, Foro! Thanks a lot!
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  9. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Killeracid

    Thanks Foro!!!
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  10. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Sounds incredible, can't wait!
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  11. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Killeracid

    Maybe I can ask @Forostar or @Brigantium ... The video Travis posted above. Is any of it from the real IESF?

    Simple yes or no will do
  12. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    It's fake... couple guys on the IMFC board are behind it :lol:
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  13. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    You're welcome. There are three songs I am less happy about, at some point I was even starting to get worried because they came in a row. I'll try to write down what I remember.
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Not surprised one bit that this song is awesome. The title got me excited at the very moment they disclosed the song titles and the lengths.
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  15. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Foro, have I told you lately how much I love you?
  16. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Just a couple of short observations...

    The goosebumps thing has so far been unanimous with everyone (self included) I've talked to from the listening session. It really is a very striking, powerful song, with a dramatic build up of an opening that is completely justified by the rest of the song. I think the opening line was 'here is the soul of a man'. The atmosphere helped in that session, of course, but I bet anything it will also happen when you play this CD for the first time at home.

    I was wondering what Eternity would be like, given that Speed of Light sounds like a natural opener, but this blows it out of the water. I think this was one of several Disc 1 songs with a significant outro. This was the one with the demonic sounding voice at the end, wasn't it, @Forostar?
    The problem is, with such a huge start to the album, it's a hard act to follow, and that's probably why several Disc 1 songs don't come across as well.
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Yes it was!
    I think that I'd prefer all disc 2 songs over several disc 1 songs, independent of order.
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  18. hellishere

    hellishere Invader

    The outro reminds me the finale of "The Prophecy"
  19. Chained Prometheus

    Chained Prometheus The Spiral King

    This is spot-on. Exactly my reaction the first time I heard it. It's terrific. Bruce lived up to the hype.
  20. hellishere

    hellishere Invader

    The verses are brilliant but the chorus lets it down a bit.

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