The Book Of Souls (song not album)

How good is The Book of Souls on a scale of 1-10?


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Magnus

Pica Serdica
Was fekso banned because he gave this song a 1? I hope so. :mad:
No, he was banned because of this:
Dickson traditionally writes short, fast songs. Here it seems he wants to have a go at the progressive concept. I dont know, it feels as if it was made to be long for the sake of being long. 1/10
Matic never forgave him the two missing letters, and that's where it all started. Fact.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Just imagine if “The Legacy” ended without the acoustic bit. It would be one of the most sudden stops in the Maiden discography.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Just imagine if “The Legacy” ended without the acoustic bit. It would be one of the most sudden stops in the Maiden discography.
Now that I think more, you're right. My example with ''The Legacy'' was not good.

Though, I still defend my opinion for TRATB outro.
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
Surprised to see I hadn't commented on this song sooner. It's a solid 10 for me, best on the album. In fact, this song is up there with Starblind as being my absolute favorite Iron Maiden song written to date. That opening riff reminds me of Powerslave + Mother Russia and I love how mean it is. It's thick and heavy and it's straight up 80s Maiden. I love the snake-like and chanty verses as well. Then the song kicks into "fast mode" with the riff from Losfer Words just tearing shit up. Maiden doesn't do that too often anymore: start in the middle and then increase the intensity. At least not like this. Overall to me this song is Powerslave 2: The Sequel and it's absolutely amazing. It's the song I'd use to introduce Maiden if I were ever asked.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Just phenomenal. Main riff has loads of subtle variations during the repetitions that if you'ld blink you'ld miss them, i.e. bass changing octaves, guitar harmonies. Top quality vocal performance (Ascending the throne wearing feathers and shells), and love the aggressive rhythm section during the tempo change. 10/10
 
The best song on the album and a top 10 maiden song overall for me.

Everything after 5:48 when Nicko comes in with that drum line is pure magic and one of the best things Maiden has ever done. And Bruce's Vocals in the last half of the song are among his finest.

This is one of the rare songs for Maiden for me that sounds better on the album than live.
 
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