Dave Murray brought the riffs. This song is crushingly heavy and has one of the best energies on the album. It just grooves hard. The intro is dark and mysterious, the main bulk of the song is one great part after another. One of my favorite Maiden choruses, just a really nice melody that sits perfectly in Bruce’s voice. Instrumental section is fantastic. Love the riffs, love the guitar harmony and the call and response thing they did with it. One of Dave’s all time best solos too. I love the outro, love the moment of silence before everything softens up. Great dynamics.
I am surprised that Steve stumped so many people with the lyrics. He is obviously the reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg. Steve is really at his best when he’s talking about his tortured mind. This was a creative approach to a topic that has been broached several times in the band’s career. One of Maiden’s best. 10