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The Evil That Men Do

Discussion in 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: The Evil That Men Do

    10/10 - One of my top five Maiden songs, sometimes easily the best one. I just adore everything about it, the intro, the riffs, Adrian's solo, Bruce's vocals, the mystical lyrics... Every single one of those factors makes me feel like I'm there in the studio next to the band while they're recording the song. Superb song!
  2. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Re: Daily Song: The Evil That Men Do

    I've told it already, but let me repeat it again -for our newest members: There is no-one like LC. His awesomeness is far beyond my understanding. Good hearted person, great thinker (as Perun mentioned recently) and in many -many aspects, a great moderator! I'm seeing him as the heart of the forum.

    In case he seems hard to thee, or you have a problem with him, you probably do something wrong!

    Be praised, mate.
  3. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    My favorite of the album and one of Maiden's best singles ever! Ten!!!
  4. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    One of my favorites on the album and is in my top 15. 10/10.
  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels


    This song also feels commercial, but it has energy, intro, chorus, solo, lyrics, of an excellent Iron Maiden song. Unlike the Can I Play With Madness. I really like this song, and i'd give it a 9 if the studio version was on par with live renditions, which are faster, more energetic and more headbanging. And Bruce delivers this song live awesomely, which isn't case in studio. I don't like how he sings some parts, eg. "circle of fire...".
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    One my favorite maiden classics. The solos the lyrics and imagery combined just make an awesome song. 9/10
  7. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    This is just simply amazing song. Ten, without a doubt.
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Probably the best chorus of the album is in this song and a really cool opening riff. Also, the first live clip of Iron Maiden that I saw was this song played at Rock In Rio in 2001. 10/10.
  9. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    8/10, really like the vocals on this one, another live favourite of mine.
  10. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Great rocker, fun as hell live ... an easy 10.
  11. This was a grower on me. I love the lyrics and the great chorus. Great live song. A high 9
  12. Dityn DJ James

    Dityn DJ James A coma stole my name.

    This song and Hallowed be thy Name are the songs that got me into Maiden.
  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Bruce's vocals in the prechorus still bother me, but the rest of the song is perfection.
  14. Ben Beast

    Ben Beast Invader


    I guess this may have been asked before, but didn't find it so here it goes. You certainly have noticed it that the lyrics of Evil that Men do change from studio album's version to live versions of this song -

    Circle of fire my baptism of joy at an end it seems
    The seventh lamb slain, the book of life opens before me ....

    studio version:

    And I will pray for you, someday I may return
    Don't you cry for me, beyond is where I learn

    live version (En Vivo):

    And I will pray for her, someday I may return
    I would cry for her, if only I could learn

    live version (Donington 1992):

    And I will pray for her, someday I may return
    I would bleed for her, if only I could learn

    So does somebody know when did the lyrics change happen and why did they change it?

  15. chaosapiant

    chaosapiant Trooper

    Because Bruce. I'm not sure if it's that he forgets, or just doesn't care, but he kinda just does what he wants in a lot of songs, so long as he sticks to the rhyme and meter it's ok though.
  16. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Bruce can do anything he wants because the evil that men do....lives on and on.

    And Bruce.....is the evil
  17. The first time I heard this song , I said, I've heard this one before and immediately sang along. Okay, I obviously had heard it but didn't realize it was IM. It is one of the best on the album. So damn catchy and so good. 10/10
  18. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    What strikes me directly is the soul and passion in the vocals together with the lyrics. It's just so great! Adding a great riff and, as always, a great solo and maybe a tad faster live speed and we are home.
    The only problem I have with most of the songs on this album is that the production is so soft. To much synths and there could have been a little more punch overall.

  19. csklein

    csklein Prowler

    For me this song is just perfect. A true heavy metal hymn.

  20. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    8/10. I wasn't a fan when it came out but it has grown on me this century.

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