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.
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.
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.
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...
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.