The Book of Souls: individual album judgement by yours truly

Zare

Uniformly distributed hostility
The album currently scores 3.90 and 4.03 (out of 5.0) on sputnikmusic and progarchives, respectively.
Those are good sites and great scores.
 

frus

Barbed Wire Hen
If Eternity Should Fail 9
Speed Of Light 6
The Great Unknown 7
The Red And The Black 9
When The River Runs Deep 8
The Book Of Souls (song not album) 10
Death Or Glory 6
Shadows Of The Valley 6
Tears Of A Clown 8
The Man Of Sorrows 7
Empire Of The Clouds 9

Book Of Souls 7,73
#5
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Empire of the Clouds 10
The Book of Souls 9
Eternity 8
Red and the Black- 8
Speed of Light 7
Man of Sorrows 7
Tears of a Clown 7
Great Unknown 6
River Runs Deep 6
Death or Glory 6
Shadows of the Valley 6

The Book of Souls 7.3
 

Eddieson

Nomad
The Book Of Souls (#4)

If Eternity Should Fail: 10
Speed Of Light: 8
The Great Unknown: 7
The Red And The Black: 8
When The River Runs Deep: 6
The Book Of Souls: 9
Death Or Glory: 7
Shadows Of the Valley: 6
Tears Of A Clown: 7
The Man Of Sorrows: 7
Empire Of The Clouds: 10

Album Average: 7,73
 
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Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
If Eternity Should Fail 8
Speed Of Light 4
The Great Unknown 7
The Red And The Black 6 too long...much too long so loses points
When The River Runs Deep 4
The Book Of Souls (song not album) 8 but poor production
Death Or Glory 5
Shadows Of The Valley 4
Tears Of A Clown 5
The Man Of Sorrows 4
Empire Of The Clouds 6

Book Of Souls 6.5
 
If Eternity Should Fail 8
Speed Of Light 7
The Great Unknown 7
The Red And The Black 7
When The River Runs Deep 7
The Book Of Souls 10
Death Or Glory 7
Shadows Of The Valley 6
Tears Of A Clown 9
The Man Of Sorrows 6
Empire Of The Clouds 8

Book Of Souls 7,45
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "If Eternity Should Fail" - 9,0
  2. "Speed of Light" - 7,0
  3. "The Great Unknown" - 9,0
  4. "The Red and the Black" - 10,0
  5. "When the River Runs Deep" - 9,0
  6. "The Book of Souls" - 10,0
  1. "Death or Glory" - 6,0
  2. "Shadows of the Valley" - 8,0
  3. "Tears of a Clown" - 9,0
  4. "The Man of Sorrows" - 8,0
  5. "Empire of the Clouds" - 10,0
The Book of Souls: 8,6
 
If Eternity Should Fail - 10
Speed Of Light - 9
The Great Unknown - 8
The Red And The Black - 5
When The River Runs Deep - 7
The Book Of Souls - 8

...

Death Or Glory - 8
Shadows Of The Valley - 7
Tears Of A Clown - 6
The Man Of Sorrows - 8
Empire Of The Clouds - 7
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Empire of the Clouds" - 10
  2. "The Red and the Black" - 10
  3. "The Book of Souls" - 10
  4. "If Eternity Should Fail" - 9
  5. "Tears of a Clown" - 9
  6. "The Great Unknown" - 8
  7. "Shadows of the Valley" - 8
  8. "When the River Runs Deep" - 7
  9. "The Man of Sorrows" - 7
  10. "Speed of Light" - 7
  11. "Death or Glory" - 5
The Book of Souls: 8,2
 

NPFTD

Invader
If Eternity Should Fail - 9
Speed of Light - 9
The Great Unknown - 7
The Red and The Black - 7
When The River Runs Deep - 7
The Book Of Souls - 10
Death Or Glory - 7
Shadows of the Valley - 7
Tears of A Clown - 7
The Man of Sorrows - 10
Empire of the Clouds - 8
 

MindlessPieces

Educated Fool
If Eternity Should Fail - 7
Speed of Light - 8
The Great Unknown - 8
The Red and The Black - 10
When The River Runs Deep - 9
The Book Of Souls - 9
Death Or Glory - 4
Shadows of the Valley - 8
Tears of A Clown - 5
The Man of Sorrows - 5
Empire of the Clouds - 9
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
If Eternity Should Fail- 9/10
Speed of Light- 9/10
The Great Unknown- 8/10
The Red and the Black- 9/10
When the River Runs Deep- 9/10
The Book of Souls- 10/10
Death or Glory- 7/10
Shadows of the Valley- 8/10
Tears of a Clown- 7/10
The Man of Sorrows- 6/10
Empire of the Clouds- 7/10

Total: 8/10
 

CriedWhenBrucieLeft

Meme Only Account
If Eternity Should Fail 9
Speed Of Light 9
The Great Unknown 8
The Red And The Black 7
When The River Runs Deep 8
The Book Of Souls 9
Death Or Glory 8
Shadows Of The Valley 8
Tears Of A Clown 9
The Man Of Sorrows 9
Empire Of the Clouds 9

Album Average 8.45

Album rankings per person
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Shmoolikipod

Stranger to the Light
Last one!

Update 16/7/2018

If Eternity Should Fail: 9/10 ±0
Speed of Light: 8/10 ±0
The Great Unknown: 9/10 ±0
The Red and the Black: 7/10 -2
When the River Runs Deep: 10/10 +1
The Book of Souls: 10/10 ±0
Death or Glory: 8/10 +1
Shadows of the Valley: 10/10 +2
Tears of a Clown: 10/10 +1
The Man of Sorrows: 9/10 ±0
Empire of the Clouds: ∞/10 ±0

Average: 9.1 +0.2
 
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Number 6

Ancient Mariner
"Empire" truly is outstanding. For me, it's the only song in the discography which has at least come close to beating "Rime", and one that actually left me wondering if it could win over it (even if it didn't, as you can see in my sig, it's still very impressive).
 

Jer

Love in anger
"Empire" truly is outstanding. For me, it's the only song in the discography which has at least come close to beating "Rime", and one that actually left me wondering if it could win over it (even if it didn't, as you can see in my sig, it's still very impressive).
But what about "The Apparition"? I mean, it's a 10/10 for you, isn't it? Or is it a 9.91 rounded up, and "Empire" is truly a 10?
 
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