The Prophecy

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


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Anonymous

Guest
Who sings the lines

Suffering and pain impending disaster
Souls crying the devil's laughter
Heard the cry of the seventh whistletrs
Lucifer smiles looks on and waits

I can't figure out who it is... I'm fairly sure it's not Bruce.
 

gor

Ancient Mariner
'the Prophecy'

[!--emo&:)--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/smile.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'smile.gif\' /][!--endemo--] it's bruce!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
'the Prophecy'

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StrangerInAStrangeLand

Ancient Mariner
'the Prophecy'

This song has a very good intro but the main part song isn't anything particularily great. The acoustic ending is beautiful but for the most part, it's a good average song.

Stranger's definitive rating: 4 stars.
 

Uwe

Trooper
'the Prophecy'

I agree, it has a very nice acoustic outro and some interesting verses (which would be very difficult to reproduce live). A fairly good song, but not the best on the album.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
'the Prophecy'

One of the best songs on the album
great outro
 
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Anonymous

Guest
'the Prophecy'

great song: 4 stars

What I like the most are the voices that shift from left to right:
Suffering and pain impending disaster
Souls crying the devil's laughter
Heard the cry of the seventh whistletrs
Lucifer smiles looks on and waits
 

Kynisk Sokol

Ancient Mariner
'the Prophecy'

Nice intro, nice outro, great song altogether. Murray should have written some more stuff for this album I think [!--emo&:(--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/sad.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'sad.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
 

national acrobat

Ancient Mariner
'the Prophecy'

For me, this is the weakest song on the album. One particularly enjoyable part of the song however is when it kicks into Dave's solo.

3 stars.
 

bozemanfury

Invader
Re: 'the Prophecy'

I love how the song has a constant almost medieval sound to it. The chord progression and what not. Love it.

Oh and Bruce's vocals are just pristine.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Daily Song: The Prophecy

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Again, one of the weakest songs on the album. It feels happy and slow, and I never got into it. It's an alright song, just not one that ever really makes me get up and dance. That said, as far as "weak songs" go, it's quite good. 7/10, almost low enough to be a 6.
 

Unknown One

I see the ghost of navigators.
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

I think this song is better than what some people make it out to be and find it to be decently underrated. I think this is better than the song following, but it's still in the middle bunch of songs. I like the soft intro, and the way it fades into the opening verse. Really like the section before the solo. The fading outro does seem to go one for a while, but the song is still a solid 8.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

A bit of an underappreciated nugget in that the band really shines on this track. Love the guitars and the martial rhythms. The vocals and the melody are awkward and drag the song down. The acoustic fadeout is beautiful, one of the most gorgeous things Maiden has ever done, although it ends too fast. Seven.
 

national acrobat

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

The weakest track on a very strong album. The highlight for me is the change of pace going into the solo, and the solo itself. 5/10
 

Black Thunder

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

Even if the weakest on the album, it's pretty strong overall, the ending is pure magic (I already said it before)

7/10.
 

Invader

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

It's not really a bad song per se, but it's not a good song either.  It's not annoying like CIPWM and I don't mind listening to it, but it's really just unremarkable.  It's followed by an awesome track and preceded by an awesome track, which makes it even feel even more mediocre.  Then again slotting into the story raises its value somewhat.  I give it a fair 7.
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

9/10. A great song and well worth a 9. As said by mckindog, this song is under appreciated.
 

Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

I think it is a great song. On the lower half considering this album, but well into the top half considering Maiden's catalog as a whole. A solid 8.
 

Mega

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

Everything about this song is great, except the chorus.
A really bad choice of key, plus it's a major so it just sounds weird in the context of the song.
I'll give it a 7, but only because it's in SS.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: The Prophecy

Weakest song of side B. That sounds negative but look at those other three phenominal songs.

I haven't played it in a long time, so this is a good occasion. The intro is very nice. I've forgotten how strong it was. Again these keyboards play a strong part. Other positive points are the famous outro and the vocals. I like that stereo effect (Suffering and pain  -  impending disaster).

Better than Can I Play With Madness but a bit pale when one compares with the superb melodies and drive of the other songs. So not good enough for an 8 in my book:

A 7.
 
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