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Sea of Madness

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by gor, Sep 20, 2003.


How good is Sea of Madness on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    What a cool, underrated song. The serpentine main riff is great, Bruce's vocal performance is outstanding, and I absolutely love the solo in the quieter part of the bridge.

    Bruce's gets really emotive in that bridge, with the falsetto and a couple bluesy runs, and I love it.
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  2. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad


    One of H's best contributions to Maiden IMO. Just gorgeous music from start to finish.
  3. One of the top songs on the album. An instant classic when it hit my ears. Amazing solo and great, catchy chorus. 10/10
  4. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    While I have over listened both Powerslave and Seventh son, Somewhere In Time have for more hide itself in the darkness, but I don't understand why, as the songs are so good. This is my third 8 in a row.

    There is so much emotion in this song, and the songwriting seems so much more mature then many of the "fillers" on for an example Powerslave (Flash, Duellists, Village). Great riffs, great arrangement, Bruce singing great on this one, and I can overall really feel the song!

  5. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    9/10. Very strong, great riff and lyrics.
  6. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda


    Only one thing is between it and a 10 - the rather abrubt change from the middle section back to the main riff. Otherwise - excellent vocals, one of the coolest solos and middle sections (that bassline!) in Maiden history makes it one of those very underrated gems in their catalogue.
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  7. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool


    I love this song, especially the midsection. It's not a 9 though.


    Previous Albums:

    Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Piece Of Mind - 7.44

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
    7 - Still Life
    6 - Quest For Fire
    6 - Sun And Steel
    7 - To Tame A Land

    Powerslave - 6.75

    8 - Aces High
    7 - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3 - Loss Fer Words
    7 - Flash Of The Blade
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - Back In The Village
    9 - Powerslave
    9 - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Somewhere In Time

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - Sea Of Madness
  8. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I've always felt this was one of the weaker tracks on the album. But on a strong album, that still gives it a
  9. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Sea of Madness is another H tune. It’s a bit murkier and darker than Wasted Years, especially lyrically. The verses seem a bit hastily thrown together, with some of the rhythm getting lost in Nicko’s scattershot drumbeat, but the chorus is stellar. A quiet bridge complete with Bruce singing some angelic “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” while the guitars shine through to compliment the vocals. It’s a very good song, but a strange piece of music for Maiden.
  10. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    One of the trickiest Maiden riffs to start off with a tune that's pretty atypical in general. I always liked Bruce's vocal performance on this, the melodies are written for a more limited range (probably because H wrote the whole song) so Bruce doesn't really have to worry about straining here. The driving rhythm in the chorus really creates a unique tension that builds really well into the instrumental section. I also like how Adrian's solo comes right out of the twin melody preceding it, another trick that Maiden had never really done before. Great buildup with the soft section too.

    I wasn't going to give this song a 10 initially, but listening to it I really can't find anything to complain about. One of the many hidden gems for Maiden.
  11. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    That intro is absolutely incredible. Ferocious work from Nicko and Steve. I love the fierce main riff too and the aggressive bass line. The chorus is a bit ponderous though as it seems to tame the power of the song and it doesn't seem to fit.

  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  14. Kashmir75

    Kashmir75 Prowler

    Love this song . Especially the quieter bridge. A 9/10 from me
  15. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Great song. Great solo. Great riff. One of the forgotten gems.

  16. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    One of the greatest examples of bass lines.... The song is heavy and then leads to an amazing harmonic solo followed by one of the most brilliant pieces of music in the mid section. Beautiful composition. 10 from me

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