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That's fair. I too prefer the melodic stuff (hence H being my favorite soloist and Jan being my least favorite) but I like when they go outside of the box once in awhile.
Great idea and thanks NP for making that handy video!
Dave's POTO and H's SSOASS, for sure. Two amazing solos. The other two are alright, but they sound more like filler leads than solos. Don't get me wrong, they fit the songs very well, but the competition here is stiff.
Between these 4 solos, it's an easy decision for me. Both of H's solos in SSOASS are explosive, and really help to maximise the intense feel of that section, after the brooding atmospheric interlude which precedes it. Davey's Phantom solo is one of the most memorable solos in Maiden's catalogue, even though it is one of his most understated.
Yip, I went for H's SSoaSS & Dave's Phantom lead too.I love the SOASS and POTO solos, I love them both even more in the context of their relative songs.
It sure as hell beats talking crap in the Book of Souls threads...The votes and responses to this first group are overwhelmingly cool! Thanks everybody!
I'm leaning towards that one too. It's Janick isn't it? The other three songs are quite high on my list of Maiden favourites, which makes it difficult. I'm surprised that the Seventh Son one just isn't grabbing me, even though I adore that song and love the drama. It's between Phantom and WED. Thing is, I'm hearing the Where Eagles Dare one in context of being carried along by the momentum of the full song, where it fits brilliantly. I'm not sure it's as impressive when taken in its own right.
The intensity reminds me of his Wasting Love solo. Not bad for a monkey murdering Hartlepudlian lad.