Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.
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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.
Oh God, i absolutely LOVE this one ! Great Verse. Neckbreaker
That's not how spoilers work.
Already Changes, sorry bout that
Sounds like an AMOLAD outtake (a blend of These Colours and Brighter), great instrumental section !!
Intro: arpeggios courtesy of "The Longest Day"
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.
for me it sound like one of Bruce solo songs but I don't know which
Second listening: the jury had found in favour this one
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]
I've warmed up to this one now. Love the solo section. A lot.
One of the sleepers from the album. I think it's great. Shame it will most likely get lost in the shuffle.
This one will be a grower. Guarantee it.
Suspenseful and unconventional.
At this point this is one of my top 3 songs on BoS.
Too much AMOLAD in it. And whiney vocals. I already knew from the reviews it was to be the worst track.
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!
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.
Very very Strong verse and to me, by some, already overlooked.
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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