Run Silent Run Deep

How good is Run Silent Run Deep on a scale of 1-10?

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Some great work from Steve in the verses and there's some nice melodies.

I don't share the view that the Bruce rasp is more suited here. Sounds awful in places.

Average 6

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
An enjoyable track, not the best of NPFTD overall, but up there. I like the feel of the song, but I do have some qualms about it. Firstly, the verses feel weirdly arranged, and secondly, I think the chorus would be a little better if they fit 'sink into your final sleep' in differently or left it off altogether. Other than that, it's a good song, and it really feels like a submarine tune. 7/10.

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
This song comes off as a bit frustrating to me. It's pretty solid thoughout and features some genius ideas, but it feels... unfinished. It's like Steve was trying to write another one of his long epics, but gave up halfway through and rushed it to keep it around the 4-5 minute mark. Still very good, though; a 7.
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Yes, Yes, Another Beer!
An atmospheric intro sets the mood perfectly, breaking into an appealing verse with the classic Maiden gallop. Bruce is still in growly mode for the verse, riding the line of becoming annoying. This breaks into a soaring melodic chorus that's over a bit too quickly.

Another round of verse and chorus gives way to a nice melodic interlude and an OK solo followed by a more interesting one, which then breaks into a nice harmonized section.

Yet another round of verse and chorus, then we return to the melodic interlude before closing on a slower, simpler reprise of the chorus with a lingering final note from Bruce.

This is a great song, held back only by the growliness of the verse vocals and a mediocre first solo. 8/10.

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
A really nice watery intro breaks into a chugging, pumping verse with Bruce narrating the tale of a submarine fighting to survive on the ocean waves. It's a great song, and with every moment you can really envision the watercrafts moving along, particularly in that solo. Chorus is great too. A strong song from the album but not quite as good as other Maiden releases. 7


Out of the Silent Planet
Awesome intro, great rhythm, good verses and I like the chorus. Great twin-lead guitar harmony after the solos. The melodies and the solos fits the atmosphere of the song. Good song. 8/10