Not my favorite from SSOASS, but not far away. Doesn't deserve a ten, but surely a nine.
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? It's at 7:48 and 9:07.
But they do repeat the same line in the chorus 8 times in a row.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.