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Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Blitzkrieg, Jun 7, 2010.
I like starblind but think the alchemist might be the weakest track.
Yeah, so wifi for tracks more than 20mb. Bah. Might walk around the shops across the road until I find a hotspot.
30ish years later and the boys are still progressing and coming out with some surprises. There's some real spacey prog rock moments I haven't heard from Maiden before.
Only on track 7 now but loving this so far.
Wild Wind my favourite at the moment, nice melodies, and the story flows nicely
Am I the only one who gets to around the 15 minute mark of the Mission Debrief mini doco on the bonus site, and it just fucking stops?
Played the CD while driving around today.
Was sort of expecting 7th son vocals, but once over that, seems pretty good.
Hmmm spining it now ,,, second song in El Dorado .... is good shit ....
it gets a hell of a lot better
Adrian's solo in the last song is amazing
hey Mick you were right, but don't get a BIG HEAD over it ....
OK, listened a few times now.
As Mark mentioned earlier, the weak link is Bruce. I think he's really struggling with the change of direction and seems to have trouble keeping up with the rest of the band. Hopefully he sounds better live.
I think a lot of the time he is struggling with what he has been given to work with, ie weak lyrics and melodies. Listening along with the lyrics weakened a few of the tracks for me quite a bit.
I thought Bruce sounded weak in parts of Dance of Death and to a much lesser extent AMOLAD... Some of the vocal melodies just don't suit his voice anymore, and it's bad to hear him straining =/ It's noticeable in some of the FF songs in a big way... Whereas in others the melodies suit what he is still capable of.
Before they toured here a few years back I had fears that his vocals live would suck..... Thankfully, for whatever reason, he sounded pretty good live!
The chorus in Isle of Avalon reminds me a little bit of 'Accidently Kelly Street'.
You better be wrong, Stonewall, otherwise I'll never be able to listen to Isle of Avalon again. So let's have a listen...
Yay, can't hear it!
El Dorado is fucking awesome, and will be great live.
Yep, I think it's the best song on the album.
A few listens in and I've decided it's a good, not great album. Better than Dance of Death, on par with Brave New World, not nearly as good as AMOLAD. It doesn't have the replayability that the latter had when I first heard it.
I think BNW, DoD and AMOLAD get better as they go along, but at this stage I would plonk TFF in between BNW and DoD I think. Not a patch on the amazing AMOLAD.
I think the first 4 tracks are my fav so far. Mother of Mercy is great. Coming Home sounds very Bruce solo.
I'm slowly getting into it more and more... it is a damn catchy album, and I had multiple hooks in my head after just one and a half listens. I would probably agree with your ranking Spiffo.
I'm still waiting for the whole "ooh, new Maiden!" reaction to wear off before making the final call, but I suspect, yeah, AMOLAD still wins out.