No Prayer for the Dying: individual album judgement by yours truly

Discussion in 'No Prayer For The Dying' started by Forostar, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    1. Tailgunner - 10/10
    2. Mother Russia - 10/10

    3. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter - 9/10
    4. Holy Smoke - 9/10
    5. Public Enema Number One - 9/10

    6. No Prayer For The Dying - 8.9/10
    7. Hooks In You - 8/10
    8. Run Silent Run Deep - 8/10

    9. The Assassin - 7/10

    10. Fates Warning - 6/10

    Total: 8.5/10

    Great album, way better than Killers.
     
  2. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    1. "Mother Russia" - 10
    2. "Run Silent Run Deep" - 9
    3. "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter" - 8
    4. "Holy Smoke" - 8
    5. "Public Enema Number One" - 8
    6. "Tailgunner" - 8
    7. "No Prayer For the Dying" - 7
    8. "Hooks In You" - 7
    9. "Fates Warning" - 6
    10. "The Assassin" - 5
    No Prayer For the Dying: 7,6
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018
  3. NPFTD

    NPFTD Invader

    Tailgunner: 9
    Holy Smoke: 7
    No Prayer For The Dying: 10
    Public Enema Number One: 8
    Fates Warning: 8
    The Assassin: 5
    Run Silent, Run Deep: 8
    Hooks In You: 7
    Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter: 7
    Mother Russia: 8
     
  4. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    Just went through this myself on the individual track threads.

    Tailgunner - 8/10 >
    Holy Smoke - 7/10 >
    No Prayer For The Dying - 7/10 >
    Public Enema Number One - 7/10 >
    Fates Warning - 8/10 >
    The Assassin - 5/10 >
    Run Silent Run Deep - 8/10 >
    Hooks In You - 6/10 >
    Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter - 7/10 >
    Mother Russia - 7/10 >

    Average: 7.0/10

    An underrated album for sure, probably due to people's reactions to the change in tone from Seventh Son, the loss of Adrian Smith, and Bruce's at times absurdly growly vocals.

    Those are all valid concerns, but there's still a lot of very good to great stuff on here, and the closest the album comes to a clunker is "The Assassin", which if we're being honest with ourselves is only really shitty on the chorus.

    (Album rankings by person post >)
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
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  5. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    That song should have been an instrumental. It doesn't need any more than a title to evoke the creepy atmosphere and feel of being chased by a psychotic killer.
     
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  6. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod Nomad

    Update 22/7/2018

    Tailgunner: 6/10 +1
    Holy Smoke: 8/10 +1
    No Prayer for the Dying: 9/10 +2
    Public Enema Number One: 9/10 +1
    Fates Warning: 8/10 ±0
    The Assassin: 3/10 -2
    Run Silent Run Deep: 10/10 +3
    Hooks in You: 2/10 -1
    Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter: 3/10 -3
    Mother Russia: 9/10 +1

    Average: 6.7 +0.3
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    :notworthy:
     
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  8. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    So do Diesel, Foro, and Jer finally agree on something together? NPFTD is indeed a great, underrated album.

    Except for "Fates Warning", that is, but even then it has its moments.
     
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  9. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    NPFTD - good album, very underrated, some really good songs on it !

    Tailgunner - 8/10
    Holy Smoke - 7/10
    No Prayer For The Dying - 10/10
    Public Enema Number One - 6/10
    Fates Warning - 8/10
    The Assassin - 9/10
    Run Silent Run Deep - 9/10
    Hooks In You - 8/10
    Bring Your Daughter...To The Slaughter - 10/10
    Mother Russia - 9/10
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    Average album score: 8,40
     
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  10. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Tailgunner - 9 >
    Holy Smoke - 6 >
    No Prayer For The Dying - 6 >
    Public Enema Number One - 7 >
    Fates Warning - 5 >
    The Assassin - 5 >
    Run Silent Run Deep - 7 >
    Hooks In You - 7 >
    Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter - 7 >
    Mother Russia - 8 >

    Average Score: 6.7/10
    Actual Score: 8.0/10

    No Prayer For The Dying is a really interesting album for me, because while I don't think the individual songs are as good as a lot of the other ones from the band, as a part of the album, they manage to create a really rocking vibe with a lot of might and bite, and I'd even say it's stronger than The Number of the Beast. Just a really good, underrated release.
     
  11. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    The reason why this album did not shined IMO, was because it followed such a masterpiece of a album which is SSOASS.

    It is by no means a bad album (FOTD, too), more rock type of songs, but they are full of melodies too. I like that era (1990-1993) of the band.

    NPFTD is a very underrated album and I think it is more strong album than Killers.
     
  12. Randalf

    Randalf Ancient Mariner

    Not bad, but I think that the execution of the whole record is rather lacking nonetheless; there are some great songs and good vibe overall, but whether it's actually better or worse than this or that album is always debatable. :p I'd agree with you, Jer and others about it being underrated though; many seem to consider it much more garbage than it actually is. I mean, looking at those songs, most of them are actually good, not always that brilliant, but good, solid rockers that are enjoyable to listen with occasional great hooks here and there.
     
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