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The Great Unknown

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.

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

  1. 10

    12.8%
  2. 9

    23.4%
  3. 8

    38.3%
  4. 7

    14.9%
  5. 6

    8.5%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    2.1%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Discuss your thoughts about "The Great Unknown" here!
     
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    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.
     
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  3. FTB

    FTB Stranger in a Strange Board

    Oh God, i absolutely LOVE this one ! Great Verse. Neckbreaker
     
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    That's not how spoilers work.
     
  5. FTB

    FTB Stranger in a Strange Board

    Already Changes, sorry bout that
     
  6. hellishere

    hellishere Invader

    Sounds like an AMOLAD outtake (a blend of These Colours and Brighter), great instrumental section !!
     
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  7. hellishere

    hellishere Invader

    Intro: arpeggios courtesy of "The Longest Day"
     
  8. SinisterMinisterX

    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.
     
  9. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    for me it sound like one of Bruce solo songs but I don't know which
     
  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Second listening: the jury had found in favour this one
     
  11. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    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]
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  12. Josh

    Josh Nomad

    I've warmed up to this one now. Love the solo section. A lot.
     
  13. Brave New Pilgrim

    Brave New Pilgrim What not to do if your bird sh#$% on you....

    One of the sleepers from the album. I think it's great. Shame it will most likely get lost in the shuffle.
     
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  14. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    This one will be a grower. Guarantee it.
    Suspenseful and unconventional.
     
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  15. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    At this point this is one of my top 3 songs on BoS.
     
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  16. blindg3

    blindg3 Nomad

    Too much AMOLAD in it. And whiney vocals. I already knew from the reviews it was to be the worst track.
     
  17. Sara

    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!
     
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  18. Black Bart

    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.
     
  19. FTB

    FTB Stranger in a Strange Board

    Very very Strong verse and to me, by some, already overlooked.
     
  20. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    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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