The Book of Souls: individual album judgement by yours truly

looks as if Empire of the Clouds didn't hook a lot of people in after repeat listens - took me a good 5-6 listens, but it finally clicked with me on about listen #7 whilst on a 2 hour drive (many Maiden songs click for me while driving - there's always been a certain "scenic" quality to their melodies and progressions - and the beat and rhythms have kept me alive on a few occasions when I could've drifted off during a late-night drive)
 
I have little (if any) emotional attachment to the Whoa-Oh's in The Red and The Black - but they're fun from a rhythmic standpoint - and they lead up well to the Bruce's impassioned "I need somebody to save me" post-chorus
 
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