This song is one of the album's weakest for me. The first half of the song suffers from too much repetition, particularly with the "woah oh" sections, and the chorus is too drawn out for it's own good. There are lots of nice parts during the lengthy instrumental section, but the problem here, is the parts whilst good on their own, don't really fit well together, and sounds like a lot of random ideas forced together for their own sake. The repetition of the first section, and the random nature of the 2nd half of the song combine to make this song one of the more forgettable Maiden epics, and possibly the weakest epic ever penned by 'Arry. Disappointing.
Yes, I have very mixed feelings about this song. I'm going to leave it and listen to it again on official release date, but my initial reaction was to think I was missing the point somewhere.
It's amazing how divisive this song seems to be. I really wasn't expecting that. For me, this song is just straight up Maideny goodness
Bruce really shines in the first few verses of this song. Great melody and that's gotta be hard to sing.
I think the flow of the song is great. It's atypical in many ways and I enjoy that it is different but still works brilliantly.