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The Unbeliever

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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

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  1. Travis The Dragon

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

    My God! What an amazing album closer! Instrumentally, it's sweet with all the variety and Blaze's vocals just shine on this one. 9/10
  2. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Great job from Janick on the rhythm guitar. Good song, good album closer. 8/10.
  3. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Odd. I thought I commented already, but seems like I only voted but forget to comment. 9/10, great closer.
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I don't like the solo section. However, chorus is amazing and Blaze sounds fantastic. I can't give it more than 7/10, maybe next year :)
  5. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    8/10, Another good closer, good all round song, like the vibe, pensive lyrics.
  6. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    An okay closer, not one of their better ones though.  A 6.

    By this point in the album, I generally suffer from Blaze Monotonay Syndrome or BMS.  Perhaps if it was track 3, it would get a higher score.
  7. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    7- Kind of an odd song.  I love the mid section.  The verses are OK.  Blaze sounds flat on this to me.  Not a bad song but not really one of their better closers either.
  8. Let my faith slip awaaaaaaaaaaay! Blaze puts so much emotion in this lyric. 9. One of my favorite instrumental sections from maiden. A great ending to an amazing album!
  9. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    9/10. A great closer.
  10. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    10/10 Great song, the chorus is amazing, same with the middle section. Comes second on the album to Sign of the Cross.
  11. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    I like this song, but it's kind of inconsistent. The second, upbeat chorus is amazing. Blaze is really pushing himself and it pays off. Dave's solo is pure emotion, as is the weird time signature lead riff before it.
  12. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad


    This song took the longest to grow on me. When I first heard it I was just left weirded out with the haphazard-sounding time changes and the really abrupt change in mood from "2 A.M" and just the rest of the album in general. Blaze's vocals during the verse sound like he's singing through a whirring fan and to be honest I still don't like the effect there. But the chorus really takes my breath away and the song really shines during the bridge. Solos are f'ing incredible, gotta love Steve's bouncy bassline, and there's just so much energy in Nicko's drums it gives off the vibe of some impending event. Lyrics are top notch as usual.

    My only issues with it, besides Blaze during the verse, is the production. The solos are awesome, but the lifeless production makes them sound flimsy and it would have added 10x more power to this song. Unlike most Blaze songs, I think this would have sounded a helluva lot better with Bruce: can you just imagine how spine-tingling it would be hearing Bruce's soaring vocals during the chorus?
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  13. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Exciting track and many cool part but they doesn't work together. The verses don't match the pre-chorus. Several riffs just pop-up without any reason and at this point I've started to tire on Blazes vocals and the albums production and sound.

    With that said, there are several bright spots on this song. The chorus is powerful! The solo section is good. The strange riff in the beginning and end is great!

  14. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  15. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Haha yes okay, phenomenal! But almost all Maiden solo sections are phenomenal, it's an unspoken fact.
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Well, there are differences imo. Here my view if interested:
  17. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Nice reading and it certainly gives a new perspective on the song and the section! And of course there are differences! I believe my favorite solo section, outside of Seventh Son that you mentioned, is Sign Of the Cross. I think it's perfectly performed, and if you are interested I reviewed it earlier today in the Sign Of The Cross - thread. :)
  18. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    It is not a bad song.But it still has a dancing vibe I really hate.
  19. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Sorry to differ from most people here, but I think this is the only bad song on the album. It's not terrible, by any means, but I often feel inclined to end The X Factor when this song starts. I find it difficult to get into both the verses and the choruses, and some of the transitions seem a bit awkward.
  20. eddienephwrack

    eddienephwrack Invader

    It's got a good chorus, and the instrumental section is one of the highlights of the album for me.

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