The Assassin

Discussion in 'No Prayer For The Dying' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. GiovaOfficial

    GiovaOfficial Powerslave

    I like the intro a lot, but then everything goes progressively downhill. The lyrics are pretty stupid, the chorus is dreadful, all the rest is mediocre. I don’t know if my opinion will change listening closely t the entirety of the next albums again, but right now I think it might be their worst song ever. It just makes you cringe. 3/10
  2. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    I actually like this song! I enjoy the feeling and the melodies quite a lot. The lyrics have gotten a lot of shit, but they don't bother me, doesn t excite me either, but they don't get in the way of enjoying the song for me. Definitely underrated around here.
  3. Desdemona

    Desdemona Trooper

    I don't think this is terrible. It's not genius or anything, but it's fun and fits well between the more serious Fates Warning and Run Silent Run Deep.
  4. Jer

    Jer Firechild

    A spooky opening lick builds into an interesting heavier break, then opens up into a tense verse that continues to build up that tension really effectively until...

    ...WTF is this?! Somehow we've been transported into a terrible community college musical for the chorus! "Better watch out", indeed. And what's with the downtuned backing vocals? So terrible.

    A few cackly "assassin!" calls and we find ourselves in a so-so solo that breaks into a couple of somewhat better ones.

    Another round of verse, ending on a particularly bad vocal performance ("and you can kiss your ass goodbye!"), and then we're subjected to that chorus again before it's assassinated by a final cackle of "Assassin!"

    This song angers me because the opening and the verse are killer (pun intended), and this great mood is built up, only to be unforgivably shit on by the chorus. Bruce's vocals are all over the place too, with some nice melodic singing at one moment and ridiculous cackling at the next. What a missed opportunity.

    There's some good stuff here, but the negatives are so strong that they completely cancel out the positives. 5/10.

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