Weakest Song from each Iron Maiden album

karljant

Ancient Mariner
It almost feels like a loophole, and I took advantage of that.
Yup indeed. I simply love Killers in its entirety and think TIOM is a superb intro to the whole album. Nevertheless as a song per se lacks a bit more of passages and development... and that's totally fine and intentional because it's meant to be an intro. But yeah... is one hell of a loophole that prevents songs like Drifter or Another Life being thrown under the bus.
 

Garate

Prowler
Iron Maiden - Charlotte the Harlot
Killers - Another Life
The Number Of The Beast - Gangland
Piece Of Mind - Sun and Steel
Powerslave - Losfer words
Somewhere In Time - Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Only the Good Die Young
No Prayer For The Dying - Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter
Fear Of The Dark - Weekend Warrior
The X Factor - The Aftermath
Virtual XI - The Angel and the Gambler
Brave New World - Dream of Mirrors
Dance Of Death - Gates of Tomorrow
A Matter Of Life And Death - The Longest Day
The Final Frontier - El Dorado
The Book Of Souls - Shadows of the valley
Senjutsu - Death of the Celts
 
Not worst just least favorite songs from each album.


Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Killers - Drifter
The Number of the Beast - 22 Acacia Avenue
Piece of Mind - Quest for Fire
Powerslave - Losfer Words
Somewhere in Time - Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son of Seventh Son - Can I play with Madness
No Prayer for the Dying - Holy Smoke
Fear of the Dark - Weekend Warrior
The X-Factor - 2 AM
Virtual XI - Angel and the Gambler
Brave New World - The Thin Line between Love and Hate
Dance of Death - Age of Innocence
A Matter of Life and Death - Different World
Final Frontier - When the Wild Wind Blows
The Book of Souls - The Red and the Black
Senjutsu - Lost in A Lost World
 
IM - Running Free
Killers - Wrathchild
TNOTB - Gangland
POM - Quest For Fire
Powerslave-...?...?!...gun...click...uuhh...title track :S
SIT - Deja Vu
SSOASS - The Prophecy
NPFTD - Holy Smoke
FOTD - Weekend Warrior
TXF - 2AM
VXI - The Educated Fool
BNW - Out Of The Silent Planet
DOD - Rainmaker
AMOLAD - Different World
TFF - The Man Who Would Be King
BOS - The Man Of Sorrows
Senjutsu - Lost In A Lost World
 

Sth2112

Educated Fool
Transylvania
The ides of march
Gangland
Sun and steel
Lofser words
The loneliness of a long distance runner
The prophecy
The assasin
Wasting love
Look for the truth
The educated fool
The fallen angel
Gates of tomorrow
The longest day
Satelitte 15
Shadows of the valley
Lost in a lost world
 
  1. Iron Maiden: Strange World
  2. Killers: Drifter
  3. The Number Of The Beast: Gangland
  4. Piece Of Mind: Where Eagles Dare
  5. Powerslave: Back in a Village
  6. Somewhere In Time: Heaven Can Wait
  7. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: Moonchild
  8. No Prayer For The Dying: Hooks in You
  9. Fear Of The Dark: Weekend Warrior
  10. The X Factor: Blood on World Hands
  11. Virtual XI: The Angel and the Gambler
  12. Brave New World: The Nomad
  13. Dance Of Death: New Frontier
  14. A Matter Of Life And Death: Out of the Shadows
  15. The Final Frontier: The Man Who Would Be King
  16. The Book Of Souls: The Man Of Sorrows
  17. Senjutsu: Days of Future Past
 
I never understood the hate for Gangland. Most Maiden fans seem to hate it. The only thing wrong with it for me is the unfinished solo section, I don't know what happened there, it would've made an already great song even better.

I think Invaders is way more corny and cringeworthy.
 

GroundZero

Ancient Mariner
Time for an update.

  1. Iron Maiden: Charlotte The Harlot
  2. Killers: Prodigal Son
  3. The Number Of The Beast: Gangland
  4. Piece Of Mind: Quest For Fire
  5. Powerslave: The Duelists
  6. Somewhere In Time: Deja-Vu
  7. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: Can I Play With Madness?
  8. No Prayer For The Dying: Fates Warning
  9. Fear Of The Dark: The Apparition
  10. The X Factor: The Edge Of Darkness
  11. Virtual XI: The Educated Fool
  12. Brave New World: The Fallen Angel
  13. Dance Of Death: Age Of Innocence
  14. A Matter Of Life And Death: The Pligrim
  15. The Final Frontier: Mother Of Mercy
  16. The Book Of Souls: The Man Of Sorrows
  17. Senjutsu: Too early to decide, have to listen to the album again but I'd say Days Of Future Past
 
Iron Maiden: Strange World
Killers: Innocent Exile
The Number Of The Beast: Gangland
Piece Of Mind: Quest For Fire
Powerslave: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Somewhere In Time: Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: Can I Play With Madness
No Prayer For The Dying: The Assassin
Fear Of The Dark: The Apparition
The X Factor: Look For The Truth
Virtual XI: The Angel And The Gambler
Brave New World: The Mercenary
Dance Of Death: New Frontier
A Matter Of Life And Death: Out Of The Shadows
The Final Frontier: Isle Of Avalon
The Book Of Souls: Shadows Of The Valley
Senjutsu: The Time Machine
 
Debut: Prowler
Killers: Prodigal Son
NOTB: Invaders*
Piece of Mind: Quest for Fire
Powerslave: The Duellists
Somewhere in Time: Heaven Can Wait
SSOASS: Can I Play with Madness?*
NPFTD: The Assassin *
FOTD: Weekend Warrior*
The X-Factor - Lord of the Flies
Virtual XI - Angel and the Gambler*
Brave New World: The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Dance of Death: Wildest Dreams*
AMOLAD: Different World*
Final Frontier: Satellite 15
Book of Souls: Man of Sorrows
Senjutsu: The whole album is one big boring blob

I put an asterisk next to the songs I actively dislike. The rest I'm either indifferent to or just think it's a good song that happens to be the weakest on said album.
 
Iron Maiden: Sanctuary+
Killers: Drifter+++
The Number of the Beast: Gangland*
Piece of Mind: Quest for Fire*
Powerslave: Losfer Words*
Somewhere in Time: Deja- Vu*
Seventh son of a scventh son: Can I Play with Madness*
No prayer for the dying: Hooks in you+
Fear of the Dark: Fear is the key+
The X Factor: Blood on the world's hands+
Virtual XI: The angel and the gambler
Brave New World: Dream of mirrors
Dance of death: Age of innocence+
AMOLAD: Different World
Final Frontier: Starblind
Book of souls: Man who would be king
Senjutsu: Death of the celts*

* = not bad songs at all, just not as great as the others on the album
+= bad songs that I tend to skip each time I listen to the album
 

GroundZero

Ancient Mariner
Time for an update.

  1. Iron Maiden: Charlotte The Harlot
  2. Killers: Prodigal Son
  3. The Number Of The Beast: Gangland
  4. Piece Of Mind: Quest For Fire
  5. Powerslave: The Duelists
  6. Somewhere In Time: Deja-Vu
  7. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: Can I Play With Madness?
  8. No Prayer For The Dying: Fates Warning
  9. Fear Of The Dark: The Apparition
  10. The X Factor: The Edge Of Darkness
  11. Virtual XI: The Educated Fool
  12. Brave New World: The Fallen Angel
  13. Dance Of Death: Age Of Innocence
  14. A Matter Of Life And Death: The Pligrim
  15. The Final Frontier: Mother Of Mercy
  16. The Book Of Souls: The Man Of Sorrows
  17. Senjutsu: Too early to decide, have to listen to the album again but I'd say Days Of Future Past
After having listened to Senjutsu a lot, it seems to me the weakest song on the album is Hell On Earth. It doesn't click for me at all.

EDIT: I changed the title from worst to weakest song. It doesn't make sense to have the words "worst IM song" in the title in an IM fan forum. :p
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
After having listened to Senjutsu a lot, it seems to me the weakest song on the album is Hell On Earth. It doesn't click for me at all.

EDIT: I changed the title from worst to weakest song. It doesn't make sense to have the words "worst IM song" in the title in an IM fan forum. :p
''Hell On Earth'' the weakest song - wow! You should definitely revisit it more often.

Thumbs up about changing the title of the thread.
 

Perun

Περούν Παντοκράτωρ
Staff member
Charlotte the Harlot
Innocent Exile
Gangland
Sun and Steel
Back in the Village
Deja Vu
The Prophecy
Holy Smoke
Fear is the Key
Man on the Edge
The Angel and the Gambler
The Mercenary
New Frontier
The Pilgrim
Mother of Mercy
When the River Runs Deep
Senjutsu
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
1. IM: Charlotte the Harlot
2. Killers: Another Life
3. TNOTB: Invaders
4. POM: Quest for Fire
5. Powerslave: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
6. SIT: Heaven Can Wait
7. SSOASS: The Prophecy
8. NPFTD: The Assassin
9. FOTD: Weekend Warrior
10. TXF: The Unbeliever
11. VXI: The Angel and the Gambler
12. BNW: The Nomad
13. DOD: Age Of Innocence
14. AMOLAD: The Pilgrim
15. TFF: The Man Who Would Be King
16. TBOS: Shadows of the Valley

List updated:

1. IM: Charlotte the Harlot
2. Killers: Another Life
3. TNOTB: Invaders
4. POM: Quest for Fire
5. Powerslave: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
6. SIT: Heaven Can Wait
7. SSOASS: The Prophecy
8. NPFTD: The Assassin
9. FOTD: Weekend Warrior
10. TXF: The Unbeliever
11. VXI: The Angel and the Gambler
12. BNW: The Nomad
13. DOD: Age Of Innocence
14. AMOLAD: The Pilgrim
15. TFF: The Man Who Would Be King
16. TBOS: Shadows of the Valley
17. Senjutsu: Lost in a Lost World
 
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