No it doesn't suck. It's brilliant.Virus sucks ass. Sorry guys
if you are indeed 'Patrick92', in other words referencing the fact you were born in 1992, then you were simply not there at the time.
in 1996, Virus was an excellent fuck you to the prevailing music of the age.
That is a disagreeable statement. If you were old enough to experience music as a new release at the time, that might be a factor in how you take in and experience the songs. Of course Patrick92 and anyone can have an opinion on it, but i'm simply adding context around why opinions may differ. If you were a new hardcore Maiden fan in 1996 and queued up to buy Virus and Best of the Beast, maybe you enjoyed it, and absorbing the music at that point in time had some additional meaning to it.Sounds like he was there to me.
Why does the fact the he "wasn't there" mean his opinion is less valid, anyway? The way I see it, you're doing the song a disservice by suggesting that it's only good if you were around at the time of its release. Doesn't matter if the song's message is of its time, the music should be timeless.
Wow.No it doesn't suck. It's brilliant.
Go on, prove otherwise, and I want to see at least one equation in your answer.
here's mine: if you are indeed 'Patrick92', in other words referencing the fact you were born in 1992, then you were simply not there at the time. If your username has no relationship to your age then apologies.
But in 1996, Virus was an excellent fuck you to the prevailing music of the age.
Feel the same wayThe Number of The Beast has always left me slightly cold despite there being some amazing songs on it. I think a big factor is Clive Burr's playing which I've always found quite stiff unlike Nicko who is very loose and fluid. Hallowed is one of my favourite songs of all time but the studio version is a little sluggish imo so I always opt for the RiR recording. In fact the only song which live versions I don't favour is Children of the Damned.