Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.
You need to explain now. It's the law.
I noticed this as well and went through their entire recording history to find out how many other songs they have that has no guitar solos. I only found two: Iron Maiden and Journeyman.
(On full-length albums, that is. Don't know about B-sides and such.)
Flash Of the Blade is also without a guitar solo, there may be others.
Oh, you're right! Funny thing, I just listened to Powerslave today. I suppose I wasn't paying attention then!
Guys, I've just got a new IESF tattoo.
What do you think?
P.S. It is still fresh.
The drum is not bad. I cringe everytime I see a piece of text tatooed on a person, unless it's just a detail in a large complex piece.
It looks like a bucket with a moustache to me. Sorry.
I myself like the text.
It should look like that.
Yes it's a bucket with large moustache, eyes ears and eyebrows.
It's definitely a moustache on something. No question.
I'd like to listen to it as Bruce's solo song. It should sound much heavier than this.
Though of course I LOVE Maiden's version, but still.
@Filip: Not a bad tattoo mate but maybe a bit of smoke would do it better
Wouldn't smoke look like cutesy My Little Pony-esque clouds?
Yeah, I've said that too.
But smoke can not be done nicely as a tattoo.
He just said in an interview for Finnish Kaaoszine-magazine that he will probably still make that album – and will probably still do that song as the opening track.
The word 'probably' frightens me a bit in this context...
"Running Free", "Genghis Khan" and "Twilight Zone" also don't have any solos.
Anyway, here we go; last album for me to review.
Oh my, this song is so good! It's certainly the best opener since "Moonchild", and weirdly enough doesn't seem like a Bruce solo track at all; Maiden were able to pull it off very well, in their own, unique kind of sound. Not as heavy as the atmospheric intro implies, but still a great deal of payoff, opening a great album on a terrifically strong note. The lack of solos (not exactly a full lack, since we do get an H half-soloing during the ending chorus) is definitely not a problem; in fact, I think any solo in this song would hurt the overall experience quite a bit. The acoustic outro, musically, reminds me of the outro from "The Prophecy" (which is good, since I love the melody on both), but the spoken description of Necropolis (who was supposed to be a main character in Bruce's solo concept album) feels out of place. A fully instrumental outro would've been better. Overall, a 9 for this one.
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