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Quest For Fire

Discussion in 'Piece Of Mind' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Quest For Fire on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Hilarious vid!

    (+ some parts in Adrian's solo are done pretty neat)
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  2. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    I can't stop listening to these solos now.
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  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yeah these solos rule.

    Really cool and funny(!) at the same time, the way the video maker selected these clips for the solos, especially the end of the 1st (2:26) and last quarter (2:38) of Adrians.
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I've got it! I've got it! With dinosaurs 'Arry could have meant bands such as Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer...
  5. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock


    Steve probably read the novel Quest By Fire by Rosny or saw the film, which was new at the time he would have written the song.


    We all know how much of Maiden's material is actually lifted from books and movies.. :)
  6. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Gave it a 5 :)
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Sixes... I know you mean well, but....

    DUH!!! I and many others are aware of that. The thing is: dinosaurs are not mentioned in that book. And I -wondering why he mentioned dinosaurs- made a JOKE about that. Sheeesh :)
  8. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Well I kinda gathered it was a joke, but hadn't seen the movie mentioned before so threw it in there :D

    Ninjaedit: But I can see it was mentioned somewhere on the first page inside a long paragraph so I missed it..Well maybe someone still doesn't know it was a book/movie :)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    No prob! :)
  10. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad

    It's probably the worst song on the album but it's not that bad, I can think of Maiden songs far worse than this. The solos are alright, the riffs are decent, and Bruce hits some great high notes here. Even though the chorus sounds completely ridiculous, it's so goddamn catchy and is a guilty pleasure of mine.

    But the line "viscous angry battle" brings this song down to a 4.

  11. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

  12. yogibear1971

    yogibear1971 Prowler

    I think the lyrics let it down rather badly and Bruce does not sound like he is enjoying singing it at all, but musically I like it. It sort of sounds like a precursor to Losfer Words. Sometimes when I listen to it I think that maybe it was wrote as an instrumental that then had lyrics forced upon it at the last minute.
  13. So I don't get why this song is so disliked. It may be tied with Sun and Steel as the two worst songs on this album, but it's far from a 5 or lower. It almost feels like it could be a long lost Dio song. Don't get me wrong, it's not great. It's just not awful either. I heard worse songs on Killers than this.
    6/10 due to the catchy-ness of the chorus saving it and a decent guitar solo.
  14. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    The lyrics are just funny.I quite like the music.Back then even weakest album songs were still filled with magic.This is the weakest POC song for me.Got to love the solos.
  15. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    An okay song, not as bad as some claims it to be. Cool instrumental section and fun chorus.

  16. Viperlord

    Viperlord Nomad

    You know, I had never disliked this song as much as most seemed to. Then I just went back and relistened to it. Argh, it somehow got significantly worse for me since I last heard it. There's nothing other than the solos I can praise at all. 3/10. One of Maiden's worst songs.
  17. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    Ugh...this song makes me cringe. Parts of the riffs are adequate, but other than that, there's not much to praise in this song. Just a poor concept with an equally poor execution. Bruce sounds more like Neil Turbin here, which is most certainly not a good thing.


    RTC's Maiden Ranking:
    1: Hallowed Be Thy Name: 10/10
    2: Revelations: 10/10
    3: Phantom Of The Opera: 9/10
    4: The Trooper: 9/10
    5: Killers: 9/10
    6: Children Of The Damned: 8/10
    7: Remember Tomorrow: 8/10
    8: The Number Of The Beast: 8/10
    9: Murders In The Rue Morgue: 8/10
    10: Flight Of Icarus: 7/10
    11: Still Life: 7/10
    12: Run To The Hills: 7/10
    13: Where Eagles Dare: 7/10
    14: Purgatory: 7/10
    15: 22 Acacia Avenue: 7/10
    16: Wrathchild: 7/10
    17: Transylvania: 7/10
    18: Prodigal Son: 6/10
    19: Strange World: 6/10
    20: Die With Your Boots On: 6/10
    21: Sanctuary: 6/10
    22: Another Life: 6/10
    23: The Prisoner: 6/10
    24: Prowler: 6/10
    25: Gangland: 5/10
    26: Genghis Khan: 5/10
    27: Iron Maiden: 5/10
    28: Charlotte The Harlot: 5/10
    29: Twilight Zone: 5/10
    30: Drifter: 4/10
    31: Running Free: 4/10
    32: Innocent Exile: 4/10
    33: Invaders: 3/10
    34: Total Eclipse: 3/10
    35: Quest For Fire: 2/10
    36: The Ides Of March: 2/10
  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Boring and dull lyrics can't be saved by approximately average guitar work. The definition of filler. 5/10.
  19. tarikz

    tarikz Nomad

    This is one of these songs that annoy me. The solos are really good, but enduring until they arrive is a pain.

    The highlight: Instrumental section starting with Adrian's solo at 2:24.

  20. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I'm not too bothered by the lyrics, but I am more bothered by the vocals, chorus and general dullness. The instrumental section is good, however, so this will get a...


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