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Discussion in 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Does the heavy guitar part above the synth bit in the intro remind anybody else of Golden Earring's "Radar Love"?
  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Right off the bat with the folksy acoustic intro followed immediately by a synth line, we know this album is going to be something different Maiden. Moonchild has probably given me more chills than any other Maiden opener. But unlike a lot of other Maiden openers, it functions well as both an energetic opener and a solid song on its own. Bruce's singing is aggressive but he hasn't lost his operatic touch. It has a lush reverb laden sound but a bit less dated than the previous album. A lot of subtle touches to this too, like the pinch harmonics during the chorus. Love the bridge and the way it builds into the guitar solos. One of my favorite Adrian solos followed by one of my favorite Dave solos. Both solos really add to the mood of the song and the overall buildup. This is one song that never lets up. Also Steve's bass playing is top notch as always. Maiden has to be the best balanced Metal band in terms of where the instruments sit in the mix. Nobody is too loud or too quiet. That's a point for Martin Birch.

  3. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Phenomenal intro with the acoustic lilt into jangly keyboards into thunderous drum roll into those aggressive vocals.

    Brilliantly paced opener. There's a certain subtlety in the verses which I like too. Doesn't quite have the scope or a powerful enough chorus to be anything more than

  4. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Second best opener until IESF came along. It sets the mood for the album perfectly.

    Amazing song
  5. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Call of the Wretched Diesel

    This song is one of the most 'evil' Maiden songs, I guess you could say. I wasn't all that impressed the first few times I heard it, given Bruce's rasp in the song, but it's a favorite for me now. Also features one of Nicko's most interested drum beats. Hands-down, the best way to open an album. 10/10.
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  6. Number 6

    Number 6 Educated Fool

    9. Great opening to a fabulous album. The acoustic "seven deadly sins" intro presents the album's story and concept really well, and the song's lyrics serve as a fantastic first chapter. The synths create a mystical atmosphere that carries on through the rest of the album, and the song overall is very energetic, especially live.
  7. Iron Brody

    Iron Brody Trooper


    A very good opening song to a fantastic album.
  8. GiovaOfficial

    GiovaOfficial Trooper

    Right now it’s probably my favourite opener. The chorus feels to me like some sort of twisted dance, and I love it. 9/10
  9. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    The first album I bought with my own money, having listening to my brother's records for a couple of years before. I remember not being super enthusiastic back then, thinking the total track being over long for example (I was young, ok?) Also i didn't like the synthesizer intro at all. I'm still not a super fan, but it works fine. I think I read somewhere that Adrian wanted it played with a delay effect on the guitar but that they didn't get it to work. I guess that's why they didn't that way in 2009. I like that version of the intro a lot more :)
    The rest of the song I fantastic, one of my favourite openers.

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