There is no anti-Steve Harris agenda here. It isn't our job to lick Steve's balls and worship everything he has written. If we don't like certain aspects of his songwriting, we are free to express our criticism's.I have to say, a poster with an anti-Steve Harris agenda is probably the most counter-intuitive thing to encounter on a Iron Maiden fan forum.
Given the fact that it wasn't your post I was replying to, you know perfectly well it wasn't addressed to you. You are burning a strawman here, I don't have a problem with criticizing Steve songs. I don't like To Tame A Land and Alexander the Great nearly as much as most here seem to, for example, and I outright dislike Don't Look To The Eyes of a Stranger. Saying he makes anything he touches worse, even with co-written songs, let alone based on pure speculation as to what parts of those songs are his, is just outright silly.There is no anti-Steve Harris agenda here. It isn't our job to lick Steve's balls and worship everything he has written. If we don't like certain aspects of his songwriting, we are free to express our criticism's.
You should really writeI really love the music in this song, it's Iron Maiden to the core. At first, the song is so overwhelming that it's hard to pick it apart, but upon repeated listens I have one major comment: please stop singing over guitar lines, Bruce! I truly hate the sound of this. If it works better as a vocal melody, just have the vocal do the melody! You can lead into the vocal (or out of the vocal) with a repeat on the guitar, but why oh why must they put them together?! It never sounds good.
It's not Janick's fault, though, it's Steve's arrangement and Steve's obsession with everything being "just-so" that makes things sound this way.You should really write
"Please stop playing over vocal lines, jannick"
I know its probably Steve's decision but sometimes it just doesn't work well. Sometimes it does (Brave new world, SoTV, BoS). It's just really overused
I have seen other posters mention the unison guitar and vocal parts, however, I like that aspect of the track. I think the arrangement is a bit off in respect of repeated sections, but the basic creative ideas are good. It is one of the divisive tracks on the album, I'm in the camp that rates it high in relation to some of the other tracks.It's not repetition problem in this song, it's poor arangment, disconnected parts, bad transitions and that awful unison guitar and vocal parts, but this is a song with least repetitions on album.