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The Ides of March

Discussion in 'Killers' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is The Ides of March on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Perun described it well. The march rhythm is pretty unique in Maiden (perhaps the title was named after it, or vice versa?)

    This little strong opener makes you go on the edge of your seat, and the solos are a lust for the ears, while Clive and Steve play as one unit beneath.

  2. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    I like it, but I don't love it. A nice instrumental, and I agree on what Foro says about the solos. Still, I like the other standalone instrumentals a tad better. 7/10 (but close to being an 8).
  3. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    Just an intro.  Nothing grand. If it was developed into a full intrumental like GK or Big 'Orra it would have been higher. 5/10
  4. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Just an intro?? I don't think so. 10/10. To me, it's an accomplished song, plus one of my favorites. Its length, makes it even more brilliant.
  5. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    Ok.  The guitars are great.  But I don't think it warrants a high rating.  If the riff developed into something larger, I'd rate it higher.  At this point, I'd rather listen to GK and Big 'Orra.
  6. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    9 out of 10... great opener and instrumental, but not as substantial as Transylvania. I wish it had a little more length, but it's purpose as the lead in to Wrathchild makes it part of a wicked one two punch. Clive's drumming has always highlighted this tune for me...
  7. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    nothing special, just a short intro, I'll give it a 5.
  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Current score: 7.46
    Previous average: 9.20
    Difference: -1.74
  9. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    One of Maiden's best opener. The way it goes into Wrathchild is just awesome. 9/10
  10. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Definitely a great opener! 9/10 from me as well.
  11. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    It starts good, but in the end is really nothing special. Weakest Iron Maiden opener. 6/10.
  12. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    I love it. Works wonders when it's followed by Wrathchild. 8/10.
  13. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Yup, very effective intro, works great paired with Wrathchild. But it's not worth more than 7.
  14. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    Good intro, sounds good, way too short, I suppose that it was needed to lead into a song like Wrathchild to give the opening some sort of build up, 7/10.
  15. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Yes it's just an intro but it's a hell of an intro. Has a great connection to Wrathchild. 8/10.
  16. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner


    A cool intro, but it just feels unfinished.  What is there is cool though.
  17. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    8 - great intro. Leads so nicely to Wrathchild.
  18. wizard

    wizard Invader

    A good start to the album, it feels like just an intro but overall, it has great melodies. 8/10.
  19. Murder89

    Murder89 Officer Friendly

    The world is filled with instrumental openers/intros that are completely useless.But not here.This song stands easily individually or as a prelude to watch coming next.
    Nice beat and solos. 9/10
  20. Tron

    Tron Trooper

    nice and atmospheric, another happy one and i like it better than genghis by far 8/10

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