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The Pilgrim

Discussion in 'A Matter Of Life And Death' started by Anonymous, Aug 30, 2006.


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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Very good main riff, but the chorus could've been better... Overall, it gets 8/10.
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Beautiful song. Janick wrote the lyrics and they are pretty decent.
    “The Pilgrim”, which’s lyrics are written by Janick, is about the Crusades and the pilgrims of the Holy Land. (source)

    The Pilgrim has darker colours as well, even if the pace is not slowing down. Take that Arabic interlude after every chorus, enriched with an atmospheric layer of keyboards. Works really well.

    Bruce's harmonies are nice, but especially Janick's solo deserves special mention:

    Like the interludes, this outstanding solo also has some "Middle East"-touch. Just listen how awesome this build-up is, there are so many notes, played with aggression and still containing interesting twists. I really like that piercing high sharp note (in this clip @ 3.19).

    That last long vocal by Bruce is golden, when his echo times perfectly with the switch of modus in the music.

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  3. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    'The Pilgrim' has nice vocal melodies and an epic chorus. What I don't like are the intro and the outro. Somehow they don't fit the rest of the song. (8/10)
  4. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Pretty good. Gets in the level with "The Prisoner", good lyrics.

  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    I don't like this song much at all. The only really good part is the bit after the chorus but besides that, meh. 5/10
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Underrated song, the Eastern sounding riff is one of my favorites and I like the solo. 9/10.
  7. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    When compared against most other reunion-era rockers The Pilgrim's chorus is fantastic as is its pre-chorus. I love it how the intro/outro is the menu music on AMOLAD's bonus dvd..shows the boys really dig it. I've never loved the middle-eastern solo but after Forostar's crusader explanation that could change.

  8. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    8, great melodies, one of better rockers from 00's.
  9. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    7/10. Yeah, it's OK. Possibly the weakest track on the album.
  10. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    I agree with the Prisoner-level, which is why I gave it a 10. I think this song is incredibly catchy yet complex (the octave harmony is quite interesting, which is odd because I normally tend to find that lazy), and this one definitely qualifies as one that I've been stuck on for a while. I think it fits in perfectly with the rest of AMOLAD, as well, in that it breaks up the longer songs while still retaining much of the same feel. If this song had been on BNW, it definitely would have been even stronger (brighter than a thousand Nomads, IMHO), but I think it suffers in many eyes from being bracketed by so many perfect songs. Plus, if it's about the crusades, it's definitely got a crusade/Arabic feel to it. What else can I say, some songs "stick" and some don't and this one burrowed in there.
  11. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    8/10. This tune never did much for me initially, but over time I've grown to appreciate it, especially Bruce's vocal. A good rocker, but not spectacular...
  12. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    A decent song that I like, don’t love. Nothing really remarkable about it. Can’t say I’ve ever went out of my to skip it, but I’ve never gone out of my way to play it either. Kind of the definition of a six.
  13. Travis The Dragon

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

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Another simple, but fun rocker. 8/10
  14. Perun

    Perun Cheesemäster Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Like The Mercenary on Brave New World, Montsegur on Dance of Death and The Alchemist on The Final Frontier, this is an average rocker that doesn't do very much other than rock and does little impact. Nevertheless, this is a notch up from the others and is actually fairly memorable. The chorus is quite engaging in its own way. The weakest song on the album, which doesn't say very much, though. 7/10.
  15. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    Great song, not one of the best on the album but it is still very solid stuff. 8/10.
  16. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Pilgrim

    7/10- Not a bad song but the weakest on the album for me.  But it needs to be there to sort of break up the run of epics.  It was a great live track. 
  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Give this one a 6.  It's not a bad song, but is is not special either.  For the most part I tend to skip it.
  18. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    8. I like the way Bruce sings thoughtout the song, the arabian motif serves well to the lyrical themes, supposedly penned by Jan; I like when Maiden do songs with great 2 choruses like on this one. The song has revealed itself better and better as time went by. Still got it on my mp3 player.
  19. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Good, melodic number, interesting lyrics, very enjoyable song. Strong 8.
  20. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    A good rocking song, 8/10.

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