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Discussion in 'Dance Of Death' started by Anonymous, Mar 20, 2004.


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  1. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    It is a pity that Bruce managed to create two or three amazing acoustic songs during his solo career. It makes it even more difficult to like this extra long and boring arrangement. Good melodies for sure but that is all there is.
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    The closing track, Journeyman, treads completely new ground for Iron Maiden: it is entirely acoustic. The lyrics tell the tale of someone making decisions regardless of the outcome, always looking forward with positivity and ignorance, for better or worse. Despite a chorus that grows tiresome rather quickly, Journeyman is a solid song. The band has finally gelled together completely and it’s a breath of fresh air to hear the guys play with such restraint. Even with all the power stripped away, Iron Maiden is capable of delivering an emotionally resonant song. Overall, it’s a nice way to end an album that feels rather bloated and disjointed.
  3. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    This does not feel like a true Maiden song. It feels like the ending to Dance of Death. That's all. It might be seven minutes but it just feels like the ending. But don't think that this is a bad thing. Actually, this is by far one of Maiden's most beautiful tracks, and is a perfect ending to such an album. It's acoustic too, so next time someone says 'Empire is completely different,' show them this song. I'm actually not sure I'm making any sense at this point, but suffice it to say that I'm giving this song a 10 out of fucking 10. One of the best things they've made in the 21st century.
  4. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    It's good, but the live version on Death on the Road blows this one away. They should bring this one back to the setlist.

    A good ending to a good, but uneven album.


    After this album Nicko hasn't written again, Dave hasn't had more than one song each album and Janick two each album. Not a coincidence.

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