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Discussion in 'Dance Of Death' started by LooseCannon, Sep 27, 2003.


How good is Montsegur on a scale 1-10?

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  1. VodaWolph

    VodaWolph Invader

    Re: 'montsegur'

    Was listening to this today, I noticed that the end of Janicks solo sounds a lot like the main riff/melody from White Spirits Red Skies

    If anybody has a copy of either the Muthas Pride EP or the White Spirit album, would you agree with me?
  2. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

  3. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Re: 'montsegur'

    I went to Montségur in early May and the place is pretty impressive! No wonder it gave Bruce the ideas to write such great lyrics.
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: 'montsegur'

    I thought the whole place was destroyed and rebuilt or not?

    The place interests me as well, and at least, the location (mountain?) is still there.
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Montsegur

    Welcome to the Daily Vote Thread! Rules are here.

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    Today's song: Montsegur

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

    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.
  6. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    8. I love the melodies. Not top notch but a great feel.
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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.

    Low 7.
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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.

    Rating later...
  9. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    I like the melodies and the chorus, but it is lacking a bit when compared to similar rockers of the reunion era.  I'll give it a 7.
  10. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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.
  11. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    7. I concur with Forostar, the happy mood of prechorus part kills it. A lot of potential wasted - still a good heavy song.
  12. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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.
  13. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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.
  14. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    It's a good song. About what I expected from it.
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    Very good up tempo metal song. One of my favorites off DOD and sadly overlooked. I don't have any problems with this song at all. 10/10
  16. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    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!  :edmetal:
  17. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

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  18. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    The guitars are a little bit too heavy. The lyrics are dramatic, but awesome. Good verses.

  19. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    The verses are alright, but I've never been able to get into the chorus. 6
  20. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Montsegur

    7/10... It's never been a favorite off this album, but not a bad tune. Bruce's vocal is lacking for me, and as heavy as the song is, it's never grabbed me.

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