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When The River Runs Deep

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by SinisterMinisterX, Aug 22, 2015.


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  1. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Discuss your thoughts about "When The River Runs Deep" here!
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Don't remember much of it apart from the following: this song suffers a bit from not so great vocals/ vocal lines. Didn't like the singing that much. Same goes for The Great Unknown. One of the three / four least good songs. It features a Janick solo which makes the album unique because it has more than one Smith co-written song with Janick soloing.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
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  3. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    When you write "least good song" it depends on taste, right?
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yep. We didn't get a song list with such comments on it. ;)
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I don't think Foro is asking us to adopt his judgement. But these are certainly the most informative things I've read about these songs so far. :ok:
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  6. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    Well, Rod is loosing his edge. He should give you "best opinions that you can write about BoS and why" book. :D

    Thanks for your opinions, Perun said everything that I would.
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  7. Severian

    Severian Have a good time, all the time!

    This Song is so upbeat, i wasn't expecting this from Iron Maiden Circa 2015
  8. hellishere

    hellishere Invader

    The Pilgrim II

    Song with the best vocal intro is here, great solos but the chorus doesn't work at all, is too slow.
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  9. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    There's an old saying in classical music, about Beethoven's symphonies: his 4th is "a slender Greek maiden between two Norse gods", undeservedly ignored because the 3rd and 5th are so epic. This song is going to wind up the same way. It's a great song, but it's sandwiched between two significantly impressive epics.
  10. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I thought Death or Glory would be the weakest, but no it's definitely this. The song itself is quite strong, but it's sandwiched between two epics, therefore when I listened to it, I got a little bored. The chorus is very strong though. The song has a Man on the Edge feel to it. 7/10
  11. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    This one sounds more Gers than Smith.
    It almost feels like the credits got flipped with Shadows.
  12. Eriko

    Eriko Prowler

    This being a quite simple and "short" rocker, I find it much needed between two epics. Good dynamics, breath of fresh air!! ..and will be great on the highway in my car!!
  13. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    Opening sound almost identical to other Maiden song, just can't remember the title...
  14. Josh

    Josh Nomad

    That switch from fast paced to a sludgy chorus is pretty sweet. Definitely an awesome track in my opinion.
  15. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Prowler

    I actually think this is one of the better songs on the album. Collin kind of touched on it, but it is sandwiched between two of the best songs on the album--which may cause people just to skip it so they can listen to The Book of Souls. Very catchy lyrics. I'd give it a solid B+.
  16. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and time… for now.

    Oh, I got it! Opening of WTRRD is almost identical to Moonchild. I love it!
  17. Sara

    Sara Not even Wensleydale?

    This is a brilliant song! Maiden rarely make full throttle barnstormers these days, and whilst the frantic pace isn't kept up throughout the song, the slower chorus is a grower, and H's hypnotic solo elevates the song to higher plateau. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the songs on the album that is overlooked, due to the prescence of some powerful epic numbers on the album, but that would be a shame, as it is a great little cooker of a song!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
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  18. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    If I may, one of my favorites. Spectacular riff (0:35) Spectacular solo Adrian (4:20).
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  19. Travis The Dragon

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

    For me, this is the weakest song on the album with a lack of powerful singing parts from Bruce. It has a No Prayer/Fear OT Dark vibe to it. I still enjoy enjoy though.
  20. blindg3

    blindg3 Nomad

    The chorus is probably the most disgusting thing about the album. Especially after following such an awesome verse (and repeated twice). And no bridge, nothing to back it up.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015

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