The Great Unknown

How good is The Great Unknown on a scale of 1-10?


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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
This song is unique in the catalogue because it's the only co-written Smith song from the current line-up that has Janick doing the first solo. Can't remember who does the next, but I thought both H and Dave did one as well. From my first impression: this song is imo one of the three/four least good ones.
 

FTB

Stranger in a Strange Board
Oh God, i absolutely LOVE this one ! Great Verse. Neckbreaker
 

SinisterMinisterX

Illuminatus
Staff member
I think it's a good song that only suffers when compared to some of the epics songs on disc one. The opening building reminds me of The Longest Day.
 

Collin

New Tool is coming!
To me this song is like a mixture of Starblind, Mother of Mercy and Judgement of Heaven. It's very entertaining, but kind off drops of at the end. Nevertheless, 9/10 [\spoiler]
 
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mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
This one will be a grower. Guarantee it.
Suspenseful and unconventional.
 

Sara

Not even Wensleydale?
This song is very much a grower. My initial impression of the song was very lukewarm, as there's nothing about it which really leaps out on initial listenings, apart from H's dramatic solo. It's sound is very much in the AMOLAD vein, and like many of that album's songs, it's true worth only becomes apparent after repeated listenings. It's a slow burner of a song, with a great sense of atmosphere, that really makes it's presence felt once it gets under your skin. This one is definitely going to be overlooked by most, but I love it!
 

Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
I remember liking the song at first listen, but since I have not been really fond of it and, apart from Bruce's original vocal melody at the beginning, I don't find anything really striking. The vocals sound a bit strained at times. Let's hope it will grow on me.
 

Travis The Dragon

Rob Halford=Metal God/Bruce Dickinson=God Of Metal
I love that great, powerful verse we get after the intro! I just wish it was repeated again, but the rest of the song is still really great.
 
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