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Author:  robitusson [ Sun May 14, 2017 12:11 pm ]
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Stat_Rad wrote:
Yet you love Fighting The World.

Go figure!

FTW has 10 times the punch of SIT. Like I said, the sound is not necessarily the issue. In Somewhere's case it sure didn't help, but it lacked conviction, inspiration and originality. The music is weak. A different production could not have fixed it.

No amount of heavy, raw distorted guitars, or whatever someone might like, is going to get a turkey like Heaven can wait to fly.

Author:  robitusson [ Sun May 14, 2017 12:45 pm ]
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Here's supposedly why Hallowed has been dropped from their setlist...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 ... ong-legal/

Author:  blacklorre [ Sun May 14, 2017 12:58 pm ]
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My son explained it to me - SIT is AOR. SSOASS is prog. FTW is glam.

Author:  Solaris [ Sun May 14, 2017 1:06 pm ]
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Wretch posted that on the previous page.

Nothing weak about the sound on Somewhere In Time obviously, just shaking it up a bit and experimenting with synths, something they had in the very early days, if I'm not mistaken. It took me a loooong time to come around to it (it only 'clicked' for me 10 or 12 years ago) but it's certainly up there with their other '80s albums - though I'll admit only Piece Of Mind is inferior (now that album has a weak sound). Deja Vu is certainly one of their heavier tracks too.

Just because people don't agree with your opinion doesn't mean they're blinkered in their views, Rob.

Author:  robitusson [ Sun May 14, 2017 1:35 pm ]
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My opinion is entirely separate from the fact that Maiden get a massive, massive free pass on their sub par stuff. I'm a fan of them too - just not a member the Maiden fan equivalent of ISIS.

Author:  opaline [ Sun May 14, 2017 1:52 pm ]
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I'm in no way a member of the Maiden brigade but I simply can't understand some of these negative comments towards "Somewhere In Time". It isn't just my favourite Maiden record. It's my favourite heavy metal record overall. I can't change the fact that it was the first Maiden album I ever heard back in 1987/88 but it definitely includes some of their heaviest material. Just listen to the main riff on "Stranger In A Strange Land" for instance. The synths on that album really added to the vibe they were going for with the cover & the general futuristic theme.

Author:  blacklorre [ Sun May 14, 2017 2:15 pm ]
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I really liked SIT but SSOASS aces it! I remember when I got both tapes!

Author:  RainbowPrince [ Sun May 14, 2017 4:30 pm ]
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Somewhere In Time isn't exactly my favourite Maiden album, but it's a solid 4 fister. Some okay tracks and some great tracks; my personal favourite being the title track. Wasted Years is a very close second. Honestly, there aren't many Maiden albums for me that have a consistent collection of excellent songs. Often times, there will be some lacking tracks, but then some 5 fist belters that still bring the album to a 5 fist rating overall. That's very much the case with Powerslave and Piece of Mind, for instance.

Author:  Vim Fuego [ Tue May 16, 2017 10:46 am ]
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RainbowPrince wrote:
I think Vim is obviously taking the piss with his 5 fister comment. At least you'd really hope so.


Fuck off RainbowBrite. :P :lol: I don't joke about Maiden. My favourite album with my favourite song (Alexander the Great). And please take note: I said "MY"
, not the most widely acclaimed or greatest of all time, but what I personally like best.
Here's what I think of it:
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/review/somewhere-in-time/311668
I've never ever given a shit what anyone else has thought of my taste in music. The rest of you can all go fuck yourselves sideways with a rusty rake for all I care.

Author:  Cuchulainn [ Tue May 16, 2017 11:45 am ]
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Ould Vim. As casual as usual.

Author:  Mali [ Tue May 16, 2017 6:29 pm ]
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I've come to realise over the last years that I no longer give a flying shit about Iron Maiden. They've officially had thirty years to write something good, and they haven't. So fuck it, why should I care. I saw em on the Powerslave and SIT tours anyway, so what's the use.

My friend saw them the other night and said they were good, but... yeah, whatever.

Author:  RainbowPrince [ Wed May 17, 2017 2:19 pm ]
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Fair enough Vim; I genuinely thought you weren't being serious. You're still nowhere near as wacky as Cosmic when it comes to Maiden, though. ;)

Alexander the Great is an okay track. Definitely has the potential to be a real belter, but falls short of it through poorly written lyrics, as well as the song dropping off into the deep end around the 4 minute mark. I spent many years trying to like it a lot and almost over-listened it, but it just doesn't do it for me. It's like Bruce is reading from a textbook about Alexander the Great and is awkwardly fitting it into the song off the cuff.

Author:  Mali [ Wed May 17, 2017 4:25 pm ]
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robitusson wrote:
Here's supposedly why Hallowed has been dropped from their setlist...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05 ... ong-legal/



Author:  Cuchulainn [ Thu May 18, 2017 9:51 am ]
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Apart from one lyric and the intro sounding vaguely similar, they can fuck off. Song is shite. Hallowed is awesome.

Author:  blacklorre [ Fri May 19, 2017 12:37 pm ]
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RainbowPrince wrote:
Alexander the Great is an okay track.


Alex is my last favorite of the epic tracks - on a par with SSOASS - prefer it to Mother Russia, Fear Of The Dark, Brave New World etc. Do love Face In The Sand though.

Author:  Mali [ Fri May 19, 2017 2:42 pm ]
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Cuchulainn wrote:
Apart from one lyric and the intro sounding vaguely similar, they can fuck off. Song is shite. Hallowed is awesome.


I don't think they ever claimed anything about the music, clearly six lines of vocal were lifted straight from that song. No argument there.

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