Your Maiden blasphemy

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by mckindog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Inspired by the Daily Song thread with a touch of your Deepest Darkest Secrets thrown in:
    On what Maiden tracks does your personal opinion differ strongly from the Maidenfans consensus?
    I'd like to hear one crapped-on song you love, and one beloved song that leaves you screaming "why? WHY?" and your reasons.

    I gave From Here to Eternity a nine when most want The Beast and Charlotte to drive off a cliff. I just think the track has great energy and is great fun.
    Moonchild sucks: bad singing, annoying melodies and a rhythmic barrage that makes me want to hide my head, not bang it.
  2. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper


    My blasphemy is that I pretend the album after Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is Brave New World (No Prayer for the who? Fear of the what? X-Fact-how? Vitual X-why?). Also I think Paschendale is about 4 minutes too long and while I consider it a decent song, I just don't see it in Iron Maiden's top 4 songs. Actually it's not even my 4th favorite song from Dance of Death (Face in the Sand, Rainmaker, Dance of Death, No More Lies, PFD)
  3. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Damn, I don't think I have one of those. I sorta like The Assasin a bit more then most, but I don't love it.

    I used to really love Sun and Steel, but it doesn't have the same impact on me today.

    As for good songs I don't like, there's no such thing. I love 90% of Maiden's songs, and the other 10% I either like or I'm just ok with..
  4. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    The Assassin once was my favorite on No Prayer and I will ALWAYS defend Sun and Steel. I may even like it more than PFD. (I hope SMX doesn't ban me.)
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    It seems that most of the people don't like The Assassin but I think that it's a great song.
    I think that Paschendale is overrated because there are better songs on Dance Of Death, like the title track, Journeyman, No More Lies and Rainmaker. I like Paschendale, but it really is overrated.

    I also have a list of songs I'm (still) not a fan of, so I'll post it here:
    Songs I can't stand: Innocent Exile, Purgatory, Drifter, Quest For Fire.
    Songs I still can't get into: The Ides Of March, Genghis Khan, Losfer Words (Big 'Orra), The Duellists, The Prophecy, Fates Warning, Run Silent Run Deep, Hooks In You, all songs from Fear Of The Dark except the ones played on Live At Donington, Look For The Truth, The Edge Of Darkness, 2 A.M., The Unbeliever, The Educated Fool, Como Estais Amigos, Gates Of Tomorrow, New Frontier.
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  6. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    Oh this is good!

    Classic song I hate? Aces High. I can't STAND Bruce's voice in this one. I've heard his voice being described as an air raid siren before and it fits for this song. WAY to high at times to the point of being grating (and this is from a guy that loves Power Metal)

    Some people here agree with me on this next one, but the Maiden Community as a whole does not. Aside from Infinite Dreams, I literally despise 7th son of a 7th son. Specially the title track.
  7. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    I like The Assassin and New Frontier considerably more than most do.  I also still enjoy all the "hit" single songs from the 80's too.  I don't think I'll ever tire of The Trooper.

    I absolutely hate Dream of Mirrors.  It builds and builds for 5 minutes and the payoff isn't worth it.  And it's nearly as repetitive as Angel and the Gambler and about half as fun.  When I saw them in 2000 I used the restroom and got a few beers during this song.  Dreadful. 
  8. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner


    Well this is the point of the thread, but it's too much for me to bear!
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  9. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I like New Frontier and am not a big fan of Blood Brothers (seems to anthem-y for me).
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I don't care for Blood Brothers so much, either. Bruce wasn't meant to sing the song; I feel he butchers it a bit.

    I find Infinite Dreams to be 100% boring. I can't remember the last time I listened to the song on its own. I skip it during shuffles.
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I have lots of such songs (some of them are estimations: especially the post-FOTD category I am not 100% sure of yet, I tried it but I might be wrong) and I'd like to make these following categories.
    NOTE: where I say the forum, I mean a majority of the forum (the difference differs per song).
    People who support my choices: you (and I) know who you are!  ;)

    The ones in bold are the kings of these songs, because I am in a very small minority and the other category is an immense majority.

    Songs I like a lot or I even find them brilliant vs songs the forum dislikes:
    Quest For Fire

    Songs I like a lot or I even find them brilliant vs songs the forum finds OK:
    Total Eclipse
    Mother Russia
    The Fugitive
    Blood on the World's Hands
    The Unbeliever
    The Pilgrim
    The Mercenary

    Songs I find OK vs songs the forum likes a lot or even finds them brilliant:
    Murders in the Rue Morgue
    The Prisoner
    The Number of the Beast
    Run to the Hills
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Edge of Darkness
    When Two Worlds Collide
    No More Lies
    Face in the Sand

    Songs I find OK vs songs the forum dislikes:
    Hooks in You
    Fear is the Key
    The Apparition
    Weekend Warrior

    The Angel and the Gambler
    Gates of Tomorrow
    Age of Innocence

    Songs I dislike (not a lot) vs songs the forum likes a lot or even finds them brilliant:
    The Talisman

    Songs I dislike (not a lot) vs songs the forum finds OK:
    Wildest Dreams
  12. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

    I don't get the big deal about Starblind.  And, with the benefit of time since its release, I think the entire Final Frontier album is so-so. 

    I also think The X Factor is greatly overrated on this forum, and Fortunes of War is embarrassingly bad. 
  13. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    I don't understand where the hate for Gates of Tomorrow comes from, I really like it.

    I can't really think of any songs I really dislike, that the majority on here likes.

    @Foro: I'd say you are exaggerating a bit. I think the point here is songs you really, really don't like (but that are generally loved), not songs you like a little more or a little less than the majority  ;) But I appreciate the effort you put into elaborating on your opinions. You do things thoroughly, credit for that.
  14. portermoresby

    portermoresby Trooper

    I don't like The Trooper and I think that Run To The Hills is ridiculously over the top in its drama. And I like Gates Of Tomorrow very much.
  15. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Some of the stuff I've read in this thread is really blasphemy. Outright dislike for Aces High, Infinite Dreams and The Trooper? You lot belong in a closed ward.
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  16. portermoresby

    portermoresby Trooper

    I'm Napoleon Bonaparte. You can't lock me away in a ward.
  17. Wyrdskein

    Wyrdskein Invader

    Hooks in You is awesome!
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  18. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I know what you mean but I am not sure if that was the only goal. I think I really did this:
    Songs where my opinion differs strongly from the Maidenfans consensus.

    Revelations is a great example where difference in liking is not huge, but where the difference in size of groups is huge. I belong a very tiny percentage of people who thinks this song is not worth an 8 or higher (a huge amount of people disagrees), so here my opinion differs strongly from the Maidenfans consensus.

    Thanks, I took a lot of time for it. :)
  19. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    That cracked me up :D

    @ Foro, I for one share your love for Quest for Fire lol and I found myself agreeing with you on 90% of your list...
  20. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    When it comes to Quest for Fire, I'm divided. The lyrics are dumb, but I find the music very enjoyable. And for the shorter songs I tend to put less emphasis on lyrics. Poor lyrics is a bigger issue when we talk about epics (like Alexander). So the conclusion must be that I like it. I'm quite shocked whenever I see people mentioning it among their "worst 10 Maiden songs".

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