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Judgement of Heaven

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. I remember hearing this one for the first time, during my first playthrough of all studio albums, beginning to end. I had just parked in my driveway, and was getting out of my car when the bridge to the chorus started. Instead of walking into my apartment, I just stood there, thinking whoa... this is pretty awesome...

    It's not my absolute favourite IM song, but what an anthem for encouragement. Some of the lyrics in particular caught my attention - like a few others have brought up already, I have suffered depression on and off a lot over the last year, after a bunch of family issues and lost possessions. This song was like "I feel you, I know what you're going through, let's frickin' rock through this, bro".

    Always a joy to listen to since then. 8/10
    Bombusbombus and Saapanael like this.
  2. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Are we talking about the same song?
  3. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A pretty solid track overall. A few things are less solid: the slightly too long opening, the repeated "waiting for me" at the end of the chorus, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Somewhere between a 7 and an 8, but closer to a...
  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This song is a bit flawed but has a lot of good things about it. The lyrics are thoughtful and I like the way this builds up. The 3+3+2 rhythm is too repetitive, it is present for pretty much the entire song. There are a lot of great melodies though both in the guitar department and the vocals. Really good chorus. We also finally get a twin guitar harmony. I also like how Steve created a new melody for the same lyric at the end. That was pretty creative and better than repeating the initial chorus right away.

    Overall, solid track despite the flaws.

  5. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    There's some very atmospheric intros on this album but this isn't one of them.

    In fact it's pretty bland throughout.

  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    This one's always struck me. Real emotion in this piece, and that helps elevate it over many of the other middle of the road songs on the album. Some people really dislike it, but I find it to be at that near-great status, with a little bump. Can't help but think if this one had been better produced it'd be more of a classic. 8/10.
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    2/10 Blazes in dire need of a dousing.

    Judgement of Heaven has that pesky happy-Maiden sound that deserves no place on such an emotionally heavy album. Blaze again sounds rather mismatched with this track, the vocals are simply too low for the melody. A lot of this could be the fault of Steve’s mixing, but it’s more than obvious that Blaze was never the best singer for Iron Maiden. The chorus in particular sounds terrible, like a scratch vocal that was forgotten about during the haze of recording. Also, why does a song about Steve wanting to commit suicide sound so upbeat? Not even a great Dave Murray guitar solo and harmony section can save this song from sounding like an obvious B-side.
  8. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Hits 7/10 button. Two seconds later switches to 8/10.

    The beginning of this song isn't all that great, but once it gets going, it becomes a very enjoyable song. The verses feel as though they're from a slightly weaker but still good Lord of the Flies, the chorus sounds great, the solo is amazing, I really do enjoy this track.

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