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Lord of Light

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Anonymous, Aug 30, 2006.


How good is Lord of Light on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Talking about H, how does he do those very high notes at the end of his solo? Does he play pinch harmonics while pressing the whammy bar all the way at the same time?
  2. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Really?  The one that begins at 1:39?  It comes from the right headphone so I always thought it was Janick...  But I checked a Youtube video and it indeed is Adrian.  Why is it on the right on the studio version, I wonder...

    Oh, and I notice Albie was hinting at the truth:
  3. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Albie was not in on the joke at the time he posted that.
    But we thought he was trying to calm things down, while the mods were trying to stir shit up.
    So after Albie posted the above, we let him in on the joke, so he wouldn't spoil things by playing peacemaker.
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Unfortunately, the whole thing was really reaching the end of it's life at that point.  Too bad.  I had some ideas to twist the thumbscrews a little more.
  5. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    That was a shame as I did think about having some sort of reply to this:

    But I was not sure how I would have played it. And by the time I got my lunch hour that day, all was revealed anyway. :D
  6. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Whams the string with the plectrum edge, not hard, extreme bending + tremolo at the same time. Really difficult stuff if you want to compose stuff. Using it to "random effects" is not that hard.
  7. GuineaPig

    GuineaPig Ancient Mariner

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    He uses a Digitech Whammy Pedal.
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Great track, my favorite from this album. Very, very underated. That intro riff is unbelievable.
  9. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Also my favourite track off A Matter of Life and Death. Fantastic.
  10. Dickinson 89

    Dickinson 89 Prowler

    Re: 'Lord Of Light'

    Awesome galloping track! :rocker:
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Lord of Light

    Welcome to the Daily Vote Thread! Rules are here.

    Remember, only a decent review will count towards the contest.

    Today's song: Lord of Light

    Yesterday's song remains open for voting! You can find it here. [hr][/hr]
  12. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    9/10! I much prefer this to Starblind (besides Starblinds fantastic lyrics). Great riffage, good intro, and a great chorus!
  13. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    I like it very much, too! Good chorus!

  14. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    I love this song. It has a great spooky opening, and then it morphs into one of my favorite Maiden riffs... H RULES! Bruce sounds incredibly powerful when the verses come. Chorus is fantastic. This is my favorite AMOL&D song. 10/10!
  15. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    One of the better tracks on a great album.  Great into, great vocals, and some crunching riffs.  There is nothing I dislike about the song, and easy 10.
  16. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    I like the intro, quite reminiscent of Starblind, in fact this song is like a first draft of that one. It’s just not nearly as captivating. The slow parts are intriguing but the faster parts are shrill and noisy except for what kicks in just before the six-minute mark. A nice try at something new, but a miss nonetheless. Six.
  17. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    'Lord Of Light' , to me, is one of the weaker songs from the album. While the intro, the verses and the chorus are really good, there's unhappily a part that drags the song down (4:54-6:32). Thus, I rate it as 7/10 only. Also I appreciate that the song is better when played live.
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    Just like in Brighter than a Thousand Suns, this time again Maiden didn't stick to a safe formula. Instead they tried something else, and it worked. They created a complex and dark work, which did fantastic in concert, and sounds brilliant as a studio version as well.

    Together with Starblind, Lord of Light belongs for me to the best two songs of the last two albums. This one has the kind of atmosphere in those calm parts which I don't recognize in any other Maiden song. If I would compare with other bands, then I'd think of elements of Bruce's Tyranny of Souls and I Will Not Accept the Truth, Seasons in the Abyss by Slayer and the Burnt Offerings album by Iced Earth. But Maiden makes it extra special because of Bruce's delivery and the support of his bandmates.

    There's such awesome riffing but the best part of this album has to be the calm part after the first chorus. In concert I remember this was a particular cool moment when Adrian and Steve picked up the song, just like Dave and Steve do this in the middle of Sign of the Cross.

    Nicko is cool too. He grooves well in the Sabbathish chorus, and his snare rolls at the end of Adrian's high solo tones rule. Another great moment, which I enjoy the best with headphones is the stuff going on underneath and right after Dave's solo: The manic and harmonic rhythm guitars, the doomy synth, accompanied by Nicko's determined drumming, draw us into a sinister wasteland.

  19. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    8/10. Yeap, it's a dark subject matter befitting the song so well. It's a good song - the intro being the better part of it.
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Lord of Light

    I love this song! The intro the heavy riffing and an amazing solo make for a great epic. 10/10

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