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Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Anonymous, Jun 6, 2005.


How good is Virus on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 7

    5 vote(s)
  2. 6

    8 vote(s)
  3. 1

    4 vote(s)
  4. 2

    1 vote(s)
  5. 3

    2 vote(s)
  6. 5

    2 vote(s)
  7. 4

    1 vote(s)
  8. 8

    10 vote(s)
  9. 9

    15 vote(s)
  10. 10

    12 vote(s)
  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    I see your point. The fact that the song is not on a regular studio album makes it a bit more of a "hidden gem" and a reward for those who get more than the studio albums. On the other hand, it feels a little weird that this really strong song is not on an album whereas it obviously is better than many who made it on VXI. But I'm with you on what you said in your last post. I just didn't think of it that way at first.

    I was not into the band when Virus came out, so you're obviously right that you are more aware of the circumstances around its release.
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    On the other hand, I agree that the song is (at least musically and vocally) stronger than a few from both albums, so it would have made those albums stronger.

    But -and here it gets a bit more controversial- I also think that one or even two b-sides from the Man on the Edge-single would have done that. I really like Justice of the Piece and I also find Judgement Day better than Look for the Truth and some VXI tracks.
  3. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    WTF? Someone really gave this a 1? It's really in the worst bunch of Maiden songs?  :blink:  :blink:

    Actually, this is just as bad as the person that gave a Powerslave a 2 (again a mystery voter)!
  4. Travis The Dragon

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

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    A unique type of song for Maiden because it starts quiet, then goes heavy, quite, heavy, then stays heavy. I absolutely love this style for sure and Blaze's vocals fit the dark sound of it. 9/10
  5. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    Let's find the guy, tar and feather him and parade him through the main street of the capitals of ALL countries that are represented on Maidenfans.
  6. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    Agreed. Then lets burn him at the stake for being a (Maiden) heretic!
  7. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    ... except if the humiliation makes him repent, of course. Adrian Smith is wise, merciful. And so is Dave Murray.
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I really tried to like this song, but I really can't. Chorus is kinda catchy, but that's probably the only good thing on it. Sorry, 4/10.
  9. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    I gave Virus 8/10 rating, good song.
  10. MaidenCanada

    MaidenCanada Trooper

    I actually prefer the "rockier" short version of the song to the full-length version.
  11. Abas

    Abas Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Virus

    Adrian Smith has no saying in this one though ;)
  12. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Real good song, should have been on an album.  An 8
  13. 10. Awesome song! When I saw this song on Best of the Beast as an unreleased track, I wasn't expecting much. But after I heard it I was amazed. Blaze kicks ass on this song. The guitar melodies near the end are epic.
  14. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    2, yes a 2.
    The main riff is a rip-off of the great Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
    And the breakdown at about 4:08 is another rip-off of The Aftermath.
    Plus the intro sucks... But the Verse and Chorus lyrics are good
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  15. Stevil

    Stevil Prowler

    Love this song when it came out and still kick myself for not getting the 12" at the time. For some reason in later years I decided it was crap, but listened to it only yesterday and remembered why I liked it in the first place. Video was a bit pointless though. a strong 7, maybe verging on 8. If Maiden do an entire 90's theme for the next history tour then I hope this gets included, but I suspect they won't introduce any new Blaze era material than the 5 they've already done.
  16. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    They've done 5? I assume your talking about material they did with Bruce
    Sign of the Cross
    Man on the Edge
    Lord of the Flies
    The Clansman
    What's the Fifth?
  17. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Collin likes this.
  18. Stevil

    Stevil Prowler

    ^ Beat me to it!
  19. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    First time I ever heard this song, was when I watched the music video...so, ya know, that's kind of marred my enjoyment of it. It's decent though, good chorus. I honestly like the edit better.
  20. Eric Wright

    Eric Wright Nomad

    Always just thought it was boring if you ask me. 3/10

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