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Well, it goes to the trash can.
maidenhead1996 said:After the first 4-5 listenings, I want to share my opinions.
Satellite 15... The Final Frontier : 8/10
Intro is really different and I liked it. Amazing intro the album. One of the best intro songs in the Iron Maiden history I think. Good riffs, good atmosphere. Bruce is the leader member in this song. (Bruce is the leader member in the whole album actually) I will give it an 8.
El Dorado : 8,5/10
I listened this like 100 times before the album is leaked. That song is full of gas and I like Maiden's gas songs. Amazing riffs, Bruce is amazing. Great solos, great lyrics, great bass lines and great atmosphere. And I think it's the most catchy song in the album. %80 of people found this an average song but I didn't. It's better than the intro song. I will give 8,5 to it.
Mother of Mercy : 8/10
Unbelievable vocal melodies. Especially the "why we are here" part. Great dark riffs. I will give 8.
Coming Home : 9/10
Again. Great vocal melodies and amazing performance from Bruce. It’s Bruce’s album I think. Great riffs again. I like it’s solo too. Good atmosphere and rhythm. Better than the first three songs. I will give it a 9.
The Alchemist : 9,5/10
The only “classic Maiden sound” song on the album. Full of gas, great rhythm, fast and strong riffs, Bruce’s vocal. It’s one of the best songs in the 2000’s Maiden discography. It will be on Top 10 of it. And that reminds me of 1980’s Iron Maiden songs. Better than Coming Home. 9,5.
Isle of Avalon : 9,5/10
What an intro. It’s like the middle segment of Seventh of a Seventh Son. Main riff is really good. Great melodies, great atmosphere. And great additional sounds. It has the same quality with The Alchemist. The only bad thing of this song, it’s so long. That should be shorter. On Top 10 of 2000’s Maiden. 9,5.
And a note : I think it’s sound is like These Colours Don’t Run from A Matter of Life and Death. But it’s far better.
Starblind : 9/10
Psychedelic. The atmosphere of entire album is here. Great. Gives great feelings. Tune is great. Iron Maiden is the only band that can do a song like this in the world. Song includes some parts reminds me of Infinite Dreams and The X Factor album. Good song. Better than El Dorado, worse than Alchemist and Avalon. 9.
The Talisman : 9,5/10
The intro is SO long. That should be shorter. It’s like The Legacy from A Matter of Life and Death so much. Maybe intro is the sequel of The Legacy. After the long intro, it’s amazing. So strong, loud and powerhouse. Gives energy. I love songs like this. Like I said before. And I loved the solo so much. I will give it 9,5. The Alchemist, Isle of Avalon and The Talisman are the best now.
The Man Who Would Be King : 9,5/10
Beginning is fucking amazing. Relaxing, smooth. I would listen that part all the day. Includes different parts. I can’t give it a 9. It deserves a 9,5. Damn that album have amazing songs.
When the Wild Wind Blows : 10/10
Fucking masterpiece. Best song of 2000’s Maiden. One of the best songs of all Iron Maiden history. Another album ending classic from Steve Harris. 10:59 but you can’t feel the length of the song. If this was 20:59 I will continue listening it. Second Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Long, album ending, masterpiece. Best song in the album. Period. Fucking 10.
johnglen said:Oh well here's my rating for each song:
1)Satelite 15...the final frontier 8/10 . I like both the intro and the song , nice melodies Adrian Smith-style.
2)El Dorado 8/10 . Very decent single-type song, much better than some people give it credit for.
3)Mother of Mercy 9/10 . Fantastic dark song , somewhat more unique sounding than similar songs from AMOLAD .
4)Coming Home 7/10. Decent ballad , better (and more metal) than "Out of the shadows" but i don't like ballads in general (unless they are really dark and ominus like "Children of the Damned")
5)The Alchemist 8/10 . This song is like how "Man on the Edge" would sound if it was written during the SSOASS period. Classic Maiden and i love it.
6)Isle of Avalon 10/10. A dark masterpiece and quite unique for a big Maiden song.
7)Starblind 10/10 .Amazing song , great riffs and guitar work
8) The Talisman. 10/10 . One of the best Maiden epics ever , in the same league with RORAM and SSOASS.
9)The man who would be king. 9/10 Lots of variety, very nice ideas.
10) When the wild wind blows 7/10 . The disappointment of the album. I dislike the first 3 minutes of it esp. the beginning of the "heavy" parrt after the calm intro. After the 3 minute mark the song becomes very good. If it had a different riff after the calm intro or if after the calm intro it went straight to the rythym that is being played around 3:00 i would rate it higher.