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Out of the Shadows

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Anonymous, Aug 30, 2006.


How good is Out of the Shadows on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    "Dreams of the past as the old ways are done." The first time I heard this, I thought it was "Dreams of the past as the earth weighs a ton." Which I actually like a bit better.

    Regardless, I think this song is a 10/10 the same way I think most of AMOLAD is a 10 - it creates a perfect atmosphere that is continuous and permeates each song (even ones I don't like, which on this album is only the Legacy). This song continues that plodding atmosphere, is a very nice extension of Longest Day (another 10 in my book), and really is a good bridge to TRBB (a solid 9). I also think that this is a good example of a slow Maiden song that really works... there have been a few misses in that genre.

    Since the daily song has been AMOLAD recently, might as well just put them all up here - Different World/Colours Don't Run/Thousand Suns/Pilgrim/Longest Day/Out of the Shadows - all 10s (i mistakenly voted Colours a 9, am revising in light of the holistic approach!), TRBB and FTGGOG - 9s, Legacy - 3 or 4 (I really canNOT get into that song!). What an album.
  2. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    The brilliance of this song has recently been trumped by Coming Home but it still sits comfortably amongst the majestic songs that make up AMOLAD. I love AMOLAD like a close family member, but my one disappointment is the low number of (and seemingly shorter) solos when compared to DoD/SiT/SSoaSS/TFF. However, in Out of the Shadows Davey improvises to his hearts content in the way Adrian will later do in Starblind.

  3. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    I beg to differ. I prefer 'Out Of The Shadows' to 'Coming Home'. The former has a better vocal melody in my view (8/10).
  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    And solos! Still not sure what to rank this.
  5. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    A nice song, but for some reason I tend to prefer this type of song when Bruce does it solo. Well-crafted, with a good melody and emotional vocal performance but it fails to completely grab me. Seven
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    That's exactly how I feel about it. I could give a 9 or 10 for every good song (this is a good song!) but I realize that there are many others which grab me much more.
  7. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    I like the subject matter but the song itself is merely OK - in my opinion. Power ballads like this don't really rock my boat, I'm afraid. 6/10
  8. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    I give this one an 8, real strong chorus and great vocals
  9. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    Great chorus, great lyrics, great solo, great vocals, whats not to like? 10/10. Another fantastic song from a fantastic album.
  10. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Out of the Shadows

    8/10 from me.  Out of the Shadows is a good slower type song and is one of Maiden's better ballads.  I slightly prefer it to Coming Home because I think OOTS has better solos and more interesting bass playing.  I also thought this was a highlight of the live show as well. 
  11. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    9/10. Great song...I get a bit of a retro vibe from it, although not retro Maiden. Cool lyrical content, and Bruce, as he is on this whole album, is superb. I've never considered this one a power ballad, but in my mind Maiden's only real example of that is Wasting Love. Most "power ballads" drive me to projectile vomiting...
  12. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    :lol:  :ok:

    Yep, I agree, this isn't a power ballad, just a slower, angst-driven song.
  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Good song. I like the acoustic guitar with the electric and the solos and middle section. 8/10
  14. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    A beautiful song, it's got Dave and Bruce at their very best. You can just close your eyes and sink into the depths of it. 10/10.
  15. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    9. This is the kind of song that suits the vibe and mood of these recording sessions. The song is soft, but powerful, wonderful poetical view of newbirth by Bruce, Adrian's solo is very haunting and touching, the 'Jethro Tully' break in the middle, courtesy of 'Arry', and it's incredible melody are enough to make you think about life for a moment. Fantastic!
  16. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    A lot of great guitar work on this song. 8/10.
  17. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    Love the guitar work on this song, a fairly slow song but lots drive, it always puts me in mind of Wasting Love... Anyways 8/10.
  18. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    9, great guitars and vocals.
  19. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    I was never too fond of this track. On the other hand, i can't escape the feeling that a lot of work has been put into it, and it's really beautiful. A lot of people mention great guitar work, and i also think the same. It just doesn't leave a great impression after listen. I'd give it a 7, but it's closer to 8 due to it's quality. Hence, 8.
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I think I can call this a ballad.

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