Murders in the Rue Morgue

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What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
4th best song on the album. Probably the most overrated one as well. 8
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As you scream into the web of silence...
"Murders in the Rue Morgue" opens with a haunting intro that leads straight into a frantic verse about a shocking murder in the middle of Paris. While Steve through all the lyrics together, Paul actually carries the whole thing off quite well (though not so much in the chorus). Overall, it's one of the best of the Di'Anno era songs. 8


Out of the Silent Planet
Great haunting intro starts this song. The verses are awesome, chorus is very good and the song has a nice melodic riffs. Powerful drumming from Clive. Fast tempo song. The only missing thing is a solo/s. 8/10


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Perhaps the earliest example of the classic Steve Harris word salad lyric, but this song rocks hard. Clive Burr’s drumming is fantastic, the guitar playing is really tight, and Steve plays some great fills. The instrumental section has some wonderful harmonies. The intro is also fantastic. Bass harmonics! I think this song starts to expose Di’Anno’s weaknesses a bit, based on this performance I have a hard time imagining him handling something like Hallowed Be Thy Name. But what he lacks in technique he makes up with in a performance filled with conviction. 9