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The Fallen Angel

Discussion in 'Brave New World' started by Anonymous, Apr 5, 2004.

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How good is The Fallen Angel on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    5.7%
  2. 9

    14.3%
  3. 8

    20.0%
  4. 7

    34.3%
  5. 6

    17.1%
  6. 5

    5.7%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    2.9%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    We've heard that lick already in The Clansman. (And that one already sounded familiar because it sounds like a reworked version of the Wasted Years lick).
     
  2. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    @Forostar Yes maybe we have but that doesn't bother me. It's a good lick and the context is different and it is in the background.
    Things that bother me more are for an example the Em-C-D-Em or Em-C-G-D chord progression that the band uses far to often.
     
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    The context is not that different. Like in The Clansman, here it's again used to bring some "variation" in the chorus. To spice it up. The band forgot however, that some people still know the songs in VXI very well, even though it had a different line-up and was made in a less prosperous time. So instead of more variation, it's more recycling.

    Fine that it does not bother you! I have become allergic to such deja-vu's.
     
  4. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    @Forostar Well I guess we react on different things then ;)
     
  5. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Which in turn is quite similar to the lick in Losfer Words. I however don't mind it either.
     
  6. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A good song, but nothing special. The chorus is great, though.
    7/10
     
  7. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    It's proto-Montsegur. They hadn't pulled the whole thing together yet. :innocent:
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This is the forgotten gem of the album IMO. As cool as The Mercenary is, I wish they would've played this regularly instead. Or have them both in the set. The main riff has a major Thin Lizzy vibe, love that. The chorus is one of their best. Also one of my favorite Bruce performances on the album. He was really at his peak during this time. The diminished licks are a lot of fun and give this a very sinister vibe.

    One of my favorite short rockers of the reunion era.

    10
     
  9. Some really cool lyrics here, and Adrian's riff is savage. However, the song is too short to be repetitious, which I tolerate much better on longer tracks. 8/10
     
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    People always compare this to The Mercenary, but it's better. 7/10.
     
  11. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Comfortably the worst track on the album I think. The "you and only god will know" bit is the only bit of the album I genuinely dislike. The guitars and heaviness are cool though.

    6
     
  12. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Cool song. Love the heavy riffs and Steve's playing.

    8/10
     
  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    10/10

    The Fallen Angel is another short rocker written by Adrian Smith (the second and final of his writing contributions). It may be one of Maiden’s heaviest songs, with a lead riff that could have come from one of Bruce’s later solo albums. Though it is the shortest song on the album, there is a three guitarist solo trade-off to die for, starting with H’s wah-drenched lead, carried by Murray’s silky legato runs, and climaxing with a massive dynamic shift for Jan’s madcap finale.
     
  14. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Remember that song about the fallen angel? The one that was good? Yeah, this is not Moonchild. Not that bad of a song overall, but it's not that memorable either. Could it be it's the end of the world? Well how the fuck should I know?! And if I ever hear anymore bullshit about being the chosen one...

    7/10, because at least it's fun.
     

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