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The Man Who Would Be King

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by Ranko, Jun 26, 2010.

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How good is The Man Who Would Be King on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    6.3%
  2. 9

    18.8%
  3. 8

    21.9%
  4. 7

    28.1%
  5. 6

    15.6%
  6. 5

    6.3%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    3.1%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Wyrdskein

    Wyrdskein Invader

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    Music is fine, I just don't like the lyrics. They seem very sloppy to me. 4/10.
     
  2. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    In the best Maiden epics, the music paints a picture that perfectly matches the lyrics. This song’s failure is its inability to do that. It’s a disjointed song, with a lot of interesting parts and story that never really comes together. Musically, its more typically Maiden than the other TFF epics and after repeated listenings, I quite like it. It’s a good track that lacks that something special. And it probably gets a little lost as the fourth of five consecutive epics. Eight.
     
  3. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    It's the weakes of the epics on this album, but still a really good song.  I give it an 8.
     
  4. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    8, it's a pretty good song.
     
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    I'm really, really, really trying to like this song. I don't feel it plods, I don't feel it's boring. The instrumentals are great, it's well paced and has a good tension. Everything seems to be right with it. Still, it just seems to lack that certain something. I can't place it. 8/10.
     
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    This. 8/10.
     
  7. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

    6/10 this is my least favorite song on the album.  It more than any other song on TFF feels like parts thrown together to make a whole as opposed to a clear well done song.  And the lyrics/vocals could have saved the music but it just can't.  It's not bad, but certainly not that great either.
     
  8. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    9/10, I really like this song, good lyrics, love the guitars.
     
  9. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

  10. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    It's a shame that we can't hear Dave's fantastic solo well. Damn mix ! It's one of the best Maiden solos of all time if you ask me.
     
  11. 8. It's not one of my favorites from the album, but it does have my favorite intro.
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I raised the mix and played it forward and it really isn't that great.
     
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    How did you do that?
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Audacity. Somehow I got the solo to sound louder. If I can figure out how I did I'll post it here if you want.
     
  15. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Is there a way to make drums sound "clearer"? I want to do that to some Helloween songs (from 7 Sinners album, to be precise).
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Probably. What songs? I can try.
     
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  18. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I think it sounds fine. But I'll give it a try.
     
  19. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Maybe the solo is great just because of its harmony to the song that way. A great solo doesn't need to cover all the other elements of the song. If it has a special touch, we can feel it anyway.
     
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    But it doesn't have that. It just sounds like Dave noodling on the guitar.
     

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