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Today's song: Montsegur
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It's a heavy song, but it doesn't click. I like it well enough, but I find Bruce to be a little annoying, and the song is a hint too "happy" for what it discusses. 6/10.
This song is awkward because it deals with dramatic lyrics, but they are brought with some kind of Black Adderish intensity, reminding me of The Sheriff of Huddersfield (which has the same rhythm as well).
Thank God not all parts sound so happy. I tended to give a 6 for a long while, but lately I have grown fond of its heaviness.
This song is IMO similar in terms of quality and a "role" in the album as The Fallen Angel on BNW, The Pilgrim on AMOL&D and Mother Of Mercy on TFF. Short 4-5 minute rockers, very similar in structure.
Intro is great — dark, menacing and violent. But Bruce sounds too shrill on the chorus for my tastes, the bridge doesn’t quite work and the threatening feel falls away as the song goes on. Add in the usual nice instrumental part and an intriguing lyric and you’ve got a low seven.
One of the more heavier songs that Maiden has done, it's not as good as the 2 preceding it (or the next one), but it's still a very good song in it's own right. Another song with the repeating chorus, but it's not as much of an issue as No More Lies. I just love that main riff though, which boosts the score up to 8/10.
It is very heavy, which does the song good, and I think the lyrics are pretty good too. I understand why people think this sounds 'happy', but to me personally, it rather sounds angry, disgusted and frustrated, which does the lyrics and topic justice. I never really felt this song is special, but it has grown on me. A high 6/10.
highly underrated track, the guitar going along with the pre-chorus is unlike anything IM has ever done, and it's a great passionate tune. I gave it a 9. Agree that it's got a Black Adderish quality to it, though - I think much of DOD has some parodying moments, from parts of this one to the Spinal Tap-esque title track. Do I like them any less? Hell no!