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The Trooper

Discussion in 'Piece Of Mind' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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

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  1. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    This song has more energy than almost any other Maiden song, and it is in a way a showcase of the 80s sound.  It was once my favourite song.  But, it's still nowhere near Maiden's best song, and it's also not as good live as you'd think.  I'd say 8.5, but dropped to 8.
  2. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    The best of the popular Maiden trio (RTTH, NotB, Trooper) by a distance. The riff, lyrics, vocals, bassline and solos are all awesome. The 2nd song to get me into Maiden. 2 best POM song after Revelations. 10.
  3. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    6/10. Sorry, but this is one song that, for me, has been played to death and I'm getting to the point were I have stopped enjoying listening to it. I only had it as "not bad" when it came out and I've never got beyond that. I would have Run to the Hills over this live anyday.

    That comment deserves a praise. :ok:
  4. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    Overplayed, but essential to a Maiden head and for when someone new get into the band. 10!!!
  5. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    I really, really love the fact the chorus has no lyrics - quite novel in my opinion.  The harmonic riff is classic Maiden and again the solos deliver.  I always rued the fact they didn't play this on their SIT tour in 87 and therefore was over the moon when it was played on SBIT.

    Yes, like many, I have overplayed it over the years and therefore it has lost much of its appeal - but I disregard this when rating as that is a disadvantage vintage Maiden has on new Maiden - age.

    But what prevents this song receiving a higher mark is Bruce's singing during the first line....is that an American accent he is trying on?  I have always questioned "YouRRRs too".  Nothing against American accents, but it tarnishes the song as he's a pom.

  6. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: The Trooper

    Even though it's been WAY overplayed live, I never tire of this kick ass rocker! 9/10.
  7. wsoul1

    wsoul1 Trooper

    9  Yes it's overplayed but stepping away from that for a moment the song it self is an all time classic!
  8. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Prowler

    Anyone else hear Hawkwind in parts of this track?
  9. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    A relentless riff that remains one of Maiden's trademarks.  The song grips you and does not let go from the opening until the ending 'oh, oh, oh, oh'. 9.
  10. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Great intro, excellent oh-oh-oh chorus, unbelievable guitar solos which became a trademark. Now, it's maybe overplayed, but 9 is too little for that Metal Classic. Thus a 10/10
  11. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Classic as hell. Yes, it's overplayed but I don't give a shit. Fantastic solos, fantastic melodies, one of the best Bruce performances. 10/10
  12. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    If a song is this good and gets me pumped every time I hear it, no matter how often, it is certainly not overplayed in my book. It's exciting from start to finish, and there's no way it could get any better. This is the essential heavy metal song full stop. 10/10.
  13. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    9 out of 10... The only reason I'm not giving this one a ten is that I've simply O.D.'d on it over the years. I think it's one of their all time greatest, but for me, oddly enough, hasn't stood the test of time like some of their other early stuff. Sacrelige, I know, but it is what it is...
  14. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    After almost 20 years I am still enthousiastic about this track.

    If I had to choose one single Iron Maiden song, that would never bore me, even if I would play it every week, it would be The Trooper. Of course I am not listening to this studio version every week, but I downloaded many bootlegs over the years and I always chose this track as a "tester":

    "How is the quality of the bootleg? I'll just check The Trooper first!" ;-)

    So I heard many versions of this song and it never bores me. Definitely one of the best short Iron Maiden songs ever made. Nothing wrong with it. Great vocals, great guitar harmony, great solos and of course the great thundering bass guitar.

    If someone ever has to show a typical Maiden song or the way Steve Harris plays his bass, then this is the song to play at ten!
                                 ... ten!
                                                     ... 10!
  15. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    I used to think this song was somewhat overrated, but fuck it, it gets a ten.  Does not get old, and the energy is astounding.
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    As far as popular songs go, this is Maiden's best. Great guitar harmony s, lyrics, a live gem, and awesome solos. 9/10
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    A timeless classic, most headbangable Iron Maiden song, with amazing guitars. Probably the catchiest Iron Maiden song. My second favorite Iron Maiden song, only surpassed by Hallowed Be Thy Name. 10/10.
  18. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    There is no reason for this song to deserve a lower rating than ten, and the reasons for this song deserving a ten have already been said in this thread.
  19. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    9/10. Its amazing, but not as good as a couple others.
  20. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    10/10, I give this one a ten but it deserves a lot more, another live favourite of mine, the guitar work is exceptional, not only one of Maiden's best tracks ... but one of the best metal songs of all time.

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