Wrathchild

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


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Uwe

Trooper
'wrathchild'

A great bass in the opening, very cool lyrics, one of the highlights of the album. On the other hand, they kind of overplayed this one live.
 

Maidenfreak

Ancient Mariner
'wrathchild'

I have to agree with Uwe, it's overplayed to the maximum. It's a great song, but after hearing it a million times it tends to get a bit boring. 4 stars
 

MigDaimon

Trooper
'wrathchild'

Wrathchild is ok for me. It lacks more depth, sounds more like a filler although its existence can be tracked to the Metal For Muthas era…
Well, one thing is for sure, Dave's solo is great ! 3 stars
 

Big G

Invader
'wrathchild'

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Although i agree with you that it is overplayed live, i think they overplay it for a reason. Everytime you hear this song which started it's recording life on the Metal For Muthas compilation, it changes and evolves every time it is played. There are not many Maiden songs that you hear that has something different in them everytime you hear them played on a different tour. But listen to every version you have got, and i bet you that there is something slightly changed in every version.
This is very rare for Maiden.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
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Daily Song: Wrathchild

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What a killer. Thanks to the production on the first album, this is the first time you get hit with Harry's full bass. And you don't just get hit: you get fucking slammed by it, picked up, and tossed around. 9/10.
 

Jeffmetal

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

10. Classic, inovative, catchy, raw, aggressive, groovy. This is one song I never get sick of listening and seeing.
 

Jonszat

Trooper
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

8/10. Great rhythm to the song. Great solo. Good vocals. A headbanging, sing along rocker.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

Not just a total kickass rocker, but one of the earlier examples of Maiden lyrics matching the way the music makes you feel.
Aggressive, angry — that bass is f-ing relentless.
"I'm coming to get you" says it all. Good to great — an easy eight.
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

Hmm, this one is catchy alright, and it is fun to sing along to. I get tired of hearing it live, though. It's good but I fail to see how it is all that special. 6/10.
 

Invader

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

It's one of the better tracks on Killers, but considering the general quality of the album, that's not necessarily saying much.  It also wasn't that exciting live this summer, and I expected more of it.  I think it rather suits Paul's voice, though.  7/10
 

Natalie

Insect of Terror
Staff member
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

I give it an 8/10, there's just something fist pumping and raw about it...and it's great live.
 

Black Thunder

Ancient Mariner
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

Great song and great everything, but later gets a little repetitive. Can't give it a 10.

9/10.
 

p4warrior

Trooper
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

I'll go along with those giving it an 8.  Not a masterpiece but a highly energetic, catchy tune.
 

Dead Boss

Invader
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

7/10

Good song, some good solos, great bass. It fits Paul, but Bruce sings it very well too, I think.
 

Albie

Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.
Re: Daily Song: Wrathchild

One of the best songs from the Di-Anno era, in my opinion.
 
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