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The Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Discussion in 'Brave New World' started by Anonymous, Oct 2, 2003.


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  1. Bryan

    Bryan "The Thin Line Between Love And Hate".......

    I agree. The duality of man
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Another 10.

    Murray's best performance and best songwriting contribution to the band, Bruce's most powerful vocal on the album, and the most triumphant chorus ever. An amazing song.
  3. Ruver

    Ruver Prowler

    10. Absolutely one of the best Maiden songs ever. Epic guitar work, Bruce doing his thing better than ever, and some profound lyrics.
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  4. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    Very much an amazing song. My favorite Dave song too behind Still Life and Deja Vu. So much beauty in the last 4 minutes, amazing chorus along with great depth almost written like a true poem lyrically
  5. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Maidens closing tracks are often the best on the album, and the task to close an Iron Maiden is hard. This track is good, but it nowhere in the same league as Hallowed be Thy Name or Alexander The Great in my opinion.

    The song is emotional and Bruce singing on the high parts sends shivers down my spine. The chorus, as well as the last phrases are powerful. The guitar solos are also excellent. I really like the end, when you think that it's over the song takes off again and 2 new guitar solos comes in.

    But there are parts I don't think is that great. The first riff is quite boring. The low singing from Bruce are not his best. And some parts of the lyrics doesn't click with like many other lyrics on the album.

    But still a good song and a solid ending on this album.

  6. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    The last 4 minutes of the song are pure gold. The first half not so much
  7. Bruno_ARG

    Bruno_ARG Prowler

    Best song by Dave in my opinion. Incredible solos, lots of different kind of melodies, also Bruce really shines on this one. For me, the best song on the album or maybe the second best behind Blood Brothers. Definitively one of the best songs of the reunion albums.
  8. Kashmir75

    Kashmir75 Prowler

    One of my favourites on the album. Awesome song. 10/10
  9. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    The first half of this song is pretty average, the second half is pretty good.
  10. An old comment, I see, but I will reply anyhow. All five solos on this song are by Dave. Listen to the tone, the licks and the phrasing. It's Dave all the way.

    Great song, one of my favorites on the album and Dave is totally on fire. Some nice guitar work (all of Dave's solos are really good).
    The only part I don't link is the "there's a thin line between love and hate"-bridge. It's kind of dull and lifeless.
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I find this possibly the most underwhelming chorus of the reunion era.
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This is a good song but probably the most forgettable on the album for me. I always enjoy it but I never have the urge to go back to it. Not a huge fan of the harmonies during the verses and the chorus is a bit underwhelming. I think I dig the second half a bit more. The soft part is awesome and there are some really great melodies and soloing toward the end.

    I just heard The Educated Fool melody buried in the mix at the 4:30 mark. Is that intentional?

    One of the stranger Maiden songs. Can't really compare it to anything else they've done. Interesting way to end the album.

  13. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    This is quite an odd song for Maiden with the vocal harmonies during the verses and the relatively quiet second half, but it's easily my favorite Dave-penned track the band has ever done. Maybe it's the unusual (for Maiden) key of F#m that gets me -- I don't know. I even like how the song ends gracefully on a soft note, which I'm not usually a fan of with Maiden, but here it works well because it doesn't end in the same quiet way the song began (like with half of the reunion-era songs).
  14. Great song. The lyrics feel sort of awkward in relation to the music at times, but that's true with a lot of Steve's tracks. Great lyrics, soaring vocals and an amazingly beautiful instrumental section. 10/10
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    The thin liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine between *skip*

  16. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Decent song for the first half but spectacular in the second half. Bruce's vocal is astonishing, especially during the soft part. Close to greatness this one but it needed a change of direction and momentum above the 2 part song that it effectively is.

  17. RueMorgue

    RueMorgue Prowler

    Stupendously good track, better than ten out of ten. Sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it, and the last four mins (beginning with the quiet instrumental break, which just builds and builds) is incredible.
    And yes, it's a fundamental truth. There is indeed a fine line between love and hate: anyone who has experienced an acrimonious break-up with someone they once loved knows of the potential for love to turn sour.
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  18. RueMorgue

    RueMorgue Prowler

    Does anyone happen to know: have maiden ever performed this one live?
  19. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    I'm afraid not.
  20. RueMorgue

    RueMorgue Prowler

    Thanks. What a shame.

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