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The Duellists

Discussion in 'Powerslave' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    Can't believe somethings I'm reading here!!! They're hair raising!!!
  2. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    I'm one of those people who are here so people who like this song can call it under rated. The chorus isn't good, the instrumental section is over rated (ha, take that) and it's generally a below par song. 4.
  3. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    I wish they'd played The Duellists live on the World Slavery Tour. Even if just for a few shows Luke they did for Losfa Words.

    And anyone whose listened to some of Thingfish's accoustic Maiden tracks....this is one of his finest. Look him up...highly recommended.
  4. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    Equal 3rd favourite song off the album, which I think is also vastly underrated. That middle instrumental section is just awesome with the great melodies. Also, I don't mind the high singing by Bruce too much in the chorus either. 9/10.
  5. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    Another super amazing rocker! 9/10.
  6. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    Pretty good song. It's not a huge favourite of mine, but I won't skip it if it starts playing. It definitely reminds me of Where Eagles Dare. 8/10
  7. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    One of the most underrated songs in Maiden discography.  Great catchy riffs alone are worthy of a 10 for me.
  8. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    Filler from Fillerslave. 6.5/10 on Maiden scale.
  9. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    I have never managed to tell apart which is The Duelists and which is Flash of the Blade. Same theme (guys with swords), similar music. Some nice details, but nothing special IMO.

  10. IRONEDDIE123

    IRONEDDIE123 Prowler

    Re: Daily Song: The Duellists

    easily the worst song on the album :blink
  11. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    4.  OK instrumental section, but the chorus is one of their worst and the rest of the song just screams filler.
  12. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    I first skipped rating this song because I find it very hard to rate.  It's not very memorable, but it is a pretty good song; I'll give it a 7.  It might almost deserve an 8, but I've given so many 8s already that I have to rate something lower too.
  13. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Another excellent song. Another one that I appreciated much more after my coming here. Forostar is the man. And the mid-song the part. 9/10
  14. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    I'm glad to see another appreciating nod to this highly ignored song.  It screams play me live!
  15. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Underrated, not an amazing song but it's really good. Instrumental parts are really good. 7/10
  16. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    6 out of 10... Another song off the album that never did much for me. Powerslave was actually the first Iron Maiden album that, IMHO, had fewer strong cuts than weak ones. I realize this makes me an anomaly among most fans, but outside of Ace's High and Two Minutes to Midnight, I'm not a big flag waver for this album...
  17. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Neither am I.
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The Duellists is for me the ultimate "forgotten song" in Maiden’s catalogue. I find it very underrated and I can’t understand people when they say it’s boring. I like it because of the brilliant mid piece. GREAT melodic guitar work, with the rhythm tandem McBrain/Harris underneath it. The song has a catchy chorus, that stays in your head (not the way the chorus of TAATG stays in your head!). No weak parts. Unlike most Maiden songs, the tempo is all the time the same, but despite this, the song has an enormous drive!

    Another interesting aspect is that I have the idea that someone else besides only Bruce is/are doing backing vocals in the chorus - Oooooohoooooo -

    Perhaps Adrian? Speaking of Adrian, he's doing one of his all time best solos on this one.

    For me a top 10 song, maybe even top 5:

  19. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    A 7, although I think I should have given 8. A very solid song, and in no way a filler song for me.
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This song is a favorite of mine. It takes all the best parts about FOTB and makes one really cool song. 10/10

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