Out of the Silent Planet

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


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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I'm actually really impressed with this one. Given that it's a track off BNW, I find it highly enjoyable and overall, good. While I'm not sure I get what the song is supposed to be about, nonetheless, it's a great track on a mostly mediocre album, so it gets a 9/10.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
So... this song has grown on me. A lot. It's now one of my favorite 21st century Maiden songs, the best off of BNW, and one of my overall favorites of their whole discography. 10/10
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
Don't get what all the buzz is about. It's a good track, but it's no masterpiece and not even close to the band's best material. I think the chorus is repeated a little too much, and given the fact that I find it awkward and don't really like it, that's an issue for me. The instrumental section is also not up to par, not even with this album's best. Besides, it just doesn't work. It's nice within the context of the album, but as a standalone track, it's pretty weak. Can't give this one more than a 6.
 

GiovaOfficial

Powerslave
This song probably drags on a bit too long for its own good. Nevertheless, it’s still a very good track, so I’ll give it a 8/10
 

Jer

My sins are many
A great plaintive lead with some odd rhythm strumming gives way to a soft, bright, appealing vocal intro. A heavier riff greets an excellent verse and pre-chorus. Love the vocal harmonies on the pre-chorus! Great lyrics here, too. Chorus 1 is great, with an unusual chorus of many harmonized Bruces.

Another round of verse, pre-chorus, and chorus 1 leads into a brief interlude before the not quite as appealing chorus 2. This cuts into a great extended solo before returning to chorus 1 and 2, and changing up the feel of chorus 2 before finishing on a great intro reprise.

Excellent song with a few weaker elements. 9/10.
 

Troodon'sTooth

Is Futureal Real?
The song somehow puts perspective to our tiny pale blue dot and the infinite expanse and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It also reminds that the universe is constantly trying to kill us
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
One of my all time favorites from Maiden, I love that song ! It has been played live only 4 times. :( A great single and a underrated song. I really wanted this song to be on the Rock in Rio 2001 concert. Fantastic intro, the chorus is out of this world, at first starts as a mid-tempo song, but then it gets fast. Again (as usual for Maiden) fantastic twin-lead guitar harmony (or in this case, triple-lead) with a very good solo from Janick - one of his best songs that should have been a classic. I have no problem with the repetitive chorus. Nicko drumming in this song is insane. The pre-chorus is amazing and the lyrics are great IMHO. And Bruce with his golden voice turns this song into a hidden gem, treasure, lost classic (well, for me it always will be a classic :)). I wish they will play it live again. It is in my Top 10 Maiden songs (at #3), so.... 10/10.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Yeah, this song keeps getting better and better. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s in my Top 10 next time I go through them.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
"Out of the Silent Planet" is fucking awesome. One of Maiden's best songs ever, featuring some of their best lyrics, a great chorus, great vocals, just amazing overall. I love it.
Yeah, this song keeps getting better and better. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s in my Top 10 next time I go through them.
Spoiler alert: it is. 10
 
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srfc

Ancient Mariner
Chorus 1 is great, with an unusual chorus of many harmonized Bruces.

I remember Bruce saying at the time that originally the first chorus was supposed to be the same as the second, but Steve thought it would be a good idea to "keep 'em waiting" for the gallop in the second chorus.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Yeah, I love the differences between the two choruses there. In the music vid, they’re both exactly the same, and it ruins the effect.
 
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