Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)

How good is Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) on a scale of 1-10?


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Jer

Chaotic Energy
Nicko yells and hits the cymbal a few times before the band kicks in with a strong uptempo groove that serves as the verse. This breaks into a soaring chorus-like section with a nice harmonized lead.

An extended uptempo interlude follows, leading into a pretty good solo that breaks into a great descending guitar lead that will be repurposed by the band in several different songs for many years to come. This cuts into a great soaring solo on top of busy percussion before returning to the verse groove. Another round of "verse" and "chorus" and a quick swaying outro lead wraps things up.

This is a strong but not mindblowing instrumental that sounds like it was constructed to have lyrics, but just never got any. There are a couple of great parts, but most of it is just good. 7/10.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
The main reason why Powerslave is not one of my favorite Maiden albums. Clive was better than Nicko in one thing, which was playing instrumental songs for Maiden. 6
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
With every instrumental, Maiden only got better and better, culminating in this blazing track, which feels like a look into the world of Powerslave and all that's in it. Bruce isn't even necessary here, and where that should feel out of place, it isn't. "Losfer Words" is a strong as fuck number with everyone present on the track giving a great performance. 9
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Fun instrumental with good riff, tempo and bass playing. Various great melodies. 5/10
 

Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
I just can't understand how a Maiden fan wouldn't absolutely love this track. Every riff and melody is amazing... the transitions, scales, patterns, the solo... it's one of their most beautiful tracks.
I wish they had reinstated it on the reissues of Live After Death, between "Rime..." and "Powerslave" - they sure have the footage somewhere. Although we have it as a B-side, the concert on CD or video feels "too short" because of it.
 

Midnight

Wizard Hunter
I wish they had reinstated it on the reissues of Live After Death, between "Rime..." and "Powerslave" - they sure have the footage somewhere. Although we have it as a B-side, the concert on CD or video feels "too short" because of it.
True – the Live After Death version is miles better than the studio version.
 
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