Discuss your thoughts about "The Man Of Sorrows" here!
The ballad parts are classic Dave Murray, and his intro solo is awesome. I think perhaps this song would have worked better had the balladic feel been kept throughout, like "Out Of The Shadows". I also think the off the cuff spontaneous songwriting employed for most of the album only really hurt this song. That kind of songwriting is great for more adventurous, progressive works, but less so for simpler compositions. I feel a more controlled, pre-meditated songwriting approach would have resulted in a more cohesive number. As it is, it's still very much an enjoyable song, but it could have been so much more than that.I think it is quite strong and the guitar work is pretty amazing!