Lower. While both albums are very very good, Powerslave is much more consistent throughout and displays the band at what is possibly their all-time energetic peak. Plus, the band sound inspired as ever.
It's not what they did, it's the way they did it (in my opinion, of course). It also doesn't matter how many songs there are on the same subject, they're completely different songs, and that's what matters. Plus, @Zare, you keep talking about songs getting played live or not as if it defines our personal opinions as right or wrong. The band's opinion is not the same as ours, otherwise we would get "Alexander the Great" played live. It doesn't really matter what the band think, it's our personal taste which defines whether an album is good or bad, and there's nothing you, I or any other person can do about that. The fact that a song gets overlooked by the artist doesn't make it bad, or even weak, it all depends on how you choose to hear it. Otherwise, we would all think the same and these discussions would never even go anywhere.
Haha, I call bullshit. Live performances have nothing to do with what makes a song good. It only sways a listener when they see it / hear it live.Edit : for example, Empire might be a great song, especially for its length. But it can't be done live. Not in a Maiden setting. It would be wrong to call Empire as greatest Iron Maiden song because Iron Maiden cannot perform this song for Iron Maiden audience inside a typical Iron Maiden show and that's what its all about.
Haha, I call bullshit. Live performances have nothing to do with what makes a song good. It only sways a listener when they see it / hear it live.
Funny given that most of their studio versions beat the live ones. Besides, Empire of the Clouds, regardless of being not a live song, has the single best chemistry of any song ever recorded. Everyone is doing their part and it works insanely. Live sound is an afterthought.You are utterly wrong. If it can't be played live the chemistry is not there, it's called studio work.
Only on this forum, lol.I'd say that Fear is generally hated more.
This. I see so many Maiden fans saying that they outdo themselves live, and that every song of theirs works better in a live setting than in the studio. I never got it, it's what you said: most of their songs sound far more inspired, fresh and... epic in studio.Funny given that most of their studio versions beat the live ones.