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Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Discussion in 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Not my favorite from SSOASS, but not far away. Doesn't deserve a ten, but surely a nine.
  2. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    8/10, Nice melody, love the slow part (kinda reminiscent of Rime) and the way the crescendo builds and then the soloing starts... powerful stuff.
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Another great epic song. I like the ending solos, drums are awesome, and Bruce sounds better than ever. 10/10.
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  4. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Epic song, and easy 10.
  5. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    10- lots of 10's on this album.  What an amazing song, so haunting and cinematic.  I think the slow midsection here is a bit more interesting than Rime even though they are similar.  Amazing song.
  6. 10. One of Maiden's best songs. Great solos near the end of the song. The only word to describe this song is EPIC.
  7. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    10/10. An amazing epic.
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    The verses are badass, the chorus is epic, and that instrumental section has the best rhythm riff behind any guitar solos in all of Maiden (the solos are quite amazing, too).
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  9. 10/10 Finally a epic song that lives up to HBTN and RotAM potential. The best one since. The guitar solos in this song are so epic that my mind figuratively explodes every single time.
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  10. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Such a majestically track! No soft beginning as the usual epics, no, this one starts with a thunderous riff (makes me think of The Legacy-riff by some reason).
    Bruce sings on the top of his lungs, and even delivers the tongue - twisting chorus with bombast. The spoken verse that follows leads us into the second part of the song. The quiet break slowly builds and unleashes maybe the best Maiden solos of the decade. The last minute pumps out epic harmonies and we're done.

    The song is even better live, it it was easily my favorite song of the evening when I saw them on the Maiden England tour 2013. This one has to be my favorite versions recorded, and yes it's better now then it was '88. Love the harmonies the third guitar ads at the end.

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2015
  11. Moonchild

    Moonchild Educated Fool

    What a song! I was stunned when I've heard this live.
  12. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Yeah, they're playing at a slower tempo than on Maiden England and it sounds much better, and Bruce isn't struggling with the chorus.

    Geez, is Michael Kenney wearing face paint and vampire teeth? :D It's at 7:48 and 9:07.
  13. ironbaz

    ironbaz Nomad

    Yes, he's him! :D

    Although, easy 10, no question needed.
  14. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    But they do repeat the same line in the chorus 8 times in a row. :p
  15. Kashmir75

    Kashmir75 Prowler

    Doesn't deserve anything other than a 10/10. Masterpiece. One of the best things they've ever done, IMO. One of my favourite choruses. Atmospheric spoken word mid-section. And the last two minutes, with the guitar duels, are some of my favourite two minutes of their entire discography. Incredible soloing
  16. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    7/10. The chunking slow gallop through the verses gets a bit monotonous, and the chorus is meh. Once it hits the instrumental, it rocks, but it just takes too long to get interesting.
  17. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    If any song is "11" it's this one :shred:
  18. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner


    One of their best. The last 3-4 minutes of the song might be the best ever written. Was amazing to witness this one live in 2013 and 14.
  19. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    10, easily, and what a way to finish off what I consider the strongest 4 song run in the entire Maiden discography. Every part of this song is wonderful and I would rate this song as a firm member of my top 5 Maiden songs ever.

    My only real qualm with the song is where it is placed in the album as it confuses the hell out of me. I personally listen to this between Moonchild and Infinite Dreams and it just seems to make more sense to me in terms of storyline.


    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 - 8.00

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - Sea Of Madness
    8 - Heaven Can Wait
    8 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
    7 - Stranger In A Strange Land
    8 - Deja Vu
    8 - Alexander The Great

    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

    7 - Moonchild
    9 - Infinite Dreams
    9 - Can I Play With Madness
    9 - The Evil That Men Do
    10 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
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  20. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I second this opinion. A good song overall, but not more than that.

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