The Man Who Would Be King

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


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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Perun

Περούν Παντοκράτωρ
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.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
Re: Daily Song: The Man Who Would Be King

mckindog said:
It’s a disjointed song, with a lot of interesting parts and story that never really comes together. It’s a good track that lacks that something special.
This. 8/10.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
The Flash said:
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.
I raised the mix and played it forward and it really isn't that great.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
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.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
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).
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
I think it sounds fine. But I'll give it a try.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Mosh said:
I raised the mix and played it forward and it really isn't that great.

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.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
But it doesn't have that. It just sounds like Dave noodling on the guitar.
 
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