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Mother of Mercy

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by mozzle, Aug 9, 2010.

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How good is Mother of Mercy on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    9.7%
  2. 9

    32.3%
  3. 8

    22.6%
  4. 7

    22.6%
  5. 6

    6.5%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    3.2%
  8. 3

    3.2%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Teddie

    Teddie Prowler

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    Decent enough song, but Bruce's voice sounds too strained for my liking. :(
     
  2. Tron

    Tron Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    8/10 - it has the atmosphere of the longest day and PFD which are both strong 10's. What throws it down is that despite all the emotion with such great war epics mother of mercy is just left wanting more, more time to develop, more grit, more imagery... is it that next to such epics a straight war song is no longer acceptable  :huh:    nah its still great :yey:
     
  3. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    8/10. This one took awhille to grow on me. It's not that I disliked it, but it never really blew my hair back until fairly recently. I think Bruce's vocal sounds a little strained, but outside of that, it's a pretty good tune. I agree that it sounds like a song that should have been on AMOLAD.
     
  4. Wyrdskein

    Wyrdskein Invader

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    I wonder how many more songs Maiden can write about hopeless wars? This one is good though and I tend to get the chorus stuck in my head. 7/10.
     
  5. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    Chorus is not so good but the rest is perfect. Bruce's vocals, great melodies etc. 9/10.
     
  6. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    9 from me. Took me a while to get into it, but I'm there now.
     
  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    Good guitar melodies and vocal lines, although I think that chorus could've been sung better. It lacks some intensity to make it better though... 8/10.
     
  8. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    Really not a fan of this song, and I find that this is the weakest song from the album (Actually, the first 3 songs are my least favourite songs from the album). Really don't like the chorus (and Bruce really does sound a bit strained there), and the music isn't all that great either. The solo is the only part of the song that I really like, but it's not up with the best of solos. 5/10.
     
  9. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    I've downloaded leaked album couple of days before it hit the stores here. The moment that impressed most on the first listen, was the intro of this track. It's an excellent track, i love the chorus, it's heavy as fuck, but the song remains in same tempo too long. After that banging riff @ the end of the intro, i expected it to explode, not just keep rolling. 8.
     
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Mother of Mercy

    The intro and verse part is great, but I must admit that the chorus sounds very... I don't know how to explain it. Forced, strained and poorly thought-out at the same time. It's not horrible, but it just feels like they had trouble coming up with something here. In fact, the chorus of this song may well be my least favourite moment on the album. It's tolerable and I don't cringe when I hear it, but I still think they could have come up with something better.
    In total, the song is not band and creates a good tension and scary imagery... but all the same, it just feels a bit forced. Like the boys saying, "Oy, we need a war song! Can we write something better than The Longest Day?" "No, but we can try writing The Longest Day again..."

    Weakest track from the album, 6/10.
     
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    An early favourite of mine. I already loved it after the first spinning. The beginning is stunning. Bruce's melody lines and singing fit perfect to the music. The best part is the stuff right after the first chorus + the solo (and the Sabbathish grooving music underneath). It sounds dark and heavy at the same time. Love it!

    The only minor aspect is that that solo section finishes pretty early. I rather had it twice as long.

    9
     
  12. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    The third song in a row with a weak chorus. In general, I have similar feelings about this one as I have about "The Final Frontier"; enjoyable but ultimately rather forgettable. This one in particular could have done with being about two minutes shorter. 6 on a good day, 5 on a bad one. Today, I'm afraid, is a bad one.
     
  13. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    Liked this song on my initial listen to it and I still really like it, it builds nicely, good melodies, really like Nicko's drumming on this song, 9/10.
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This is a great song. I love the rhythm to it. It's a great rocker. And a great solo too! 8/10
     
  15. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Up until the chorus, the equal of any smart metal pop song ever done — nice intro riff and great interplay between the rhythm and the melody.. The chorus, and the way Bruce strains to sing it knock it down a notch. And it loses some of its impact as it progresses, despite another good lyric. Eight.
     
  16. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    The thing about the chorus that I find annoying is that it really didn't have to be that high.  I sing along to this all the time while cranking the album and actually taking it down an octave could have made a world of difference.
     
  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I like the song, but it seems to not fit on this album, it seems like a AMOLAD leftover.  I give it a 7.
     
  18. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    10. Bruce just soars and shines in this song. The theme is recurrent, but Steve captures perfectly the unavoidable task for the soldier to do and his claim to be forgiven for all those acts. Maiden tunes in D here and it doesn't give more heaviness as it should (maybe Steve's bass would disappear if the guitars were heavier, which is one of the things Adrian got pissed off about the making of this album, for sure). Despite it, all in this song is perfect, it's classic Maiden with a killer solo by Smith. There isn't much more I can say. One of the highlights
    and I can't believe it is not on the actual set list.
     
  19. wizard

    wizard Invader

    8/10.
     
  20. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    About time I got around to actually give the song a rating.

    This one is very different from the first two songs on the album, it certainly has an AMOLAD feel (not to mention its very AMOLADish lyrics - the only song on The Final Frontier which is war-themed). It has some parts that I really like, but again, it doesn't have the little extra. Another 8.
     

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