Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!

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by Squinty » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:48 am

More than likely not.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:45 pm

The Trooper is like, top 3 Maiden songs(See also Powerslave and, controversially, Flight of Icarus :slol:). Bit unfair to ask them to top it 32 years down the line. :lol:

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Crimson » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:14 pm

The Trooper is one of those songs I've heard so many times at this stage I'm kind of numb to. I also prefer their longer material so for me they've bested it many times at this stage.
Corazon de Leon wrote:The Trooper is like, top 3 Maiden songs(See also Powerslave and, controversially, Flight of Icarus :slol:). Bit unfair to ask them to top it 32 years down the line. :lol:

Flight of Icarus doesn't get enough love.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Starbreaker » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:38 pm

First Maiden song I ever heard!

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by Squinty » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:35 pm

My top three classic era tracks are Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Aces High and Revelations. I think they are nigh on perfect songs. I could never tire of them.

My favourite reunion track is Blood Brothers. I strawberry floating love that song, Brave New World was my first Maiden album. Still the most impactful thing written since Brucey and Adrian's return.

You should check out Brucey's solo albums if you haven't already. The last three are awesome albums. Darker than Maiden, but a lot of the same elements.

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by Crimson » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:13 pm

From the classic era I think I'd have to go with Rime, Seventh Son, and Hallowed. Honourable mentions to Revelations, Children of the Damned, Powerslave, Caught Somewhere in Time, Still Life, Killers...I should probably stop now or I might end up listing almost everything from the first seven albums. :slol:

From modern Maiden I'd have to go with When the Wild Wind Blows, For the Greater Good of God and maybe Dance of Death? No, Brave New World. No wait, The Talisman. Ah strawberry float it, it's a futile endeavour.
SquintyMcSquint wrote:You should check out Brucey's solo albums if you haven't already. The last three are awesome albums. Darker than Maiden, but a lot of the same elements.

Yep, they're great. Chemical Wedding in particular is a favourite of mine.

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:50 pm

It'd be quicker to list the Iron Maiden songs I don't like. There are far too many at God tier level to pick favourites.

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by Squinty » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:56 pm

Quest for Fire is the strawberry floating goofiest metal song I've heard.

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by Crimson » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:04 am

SquintyMcSquint wrote:Quest for Fire is the strawberry floating goofiest metal song I've heard.

Awful song that, one of the few Maiden songs I have to skip past every time.

Album is up on Spotify now and presumably iTunes, Google Play, ect.

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by Squinty » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:58 am

Downloaded it on Amazon Music. Going to listen to it on the bus.

Edit - This is pretty decent so far. The Red and Black is probably the only that has annoyed me so far.

Second Edit - Album is so long I didn't finish it on my commute. Listening to Empire of the Clouds on my break. This is pretty good. I want Maiden pushing out of their zone more often.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Starbreaker » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:36 am

So now we've all had a few days, what is the consensus on the best tracks then? Completely contradicting the above I think Red and the Black is in my top three and as much as I was expecting to dislike Empire it's in the mix too. So for me:

1) Death or Glory
2) If Eternity Should Fail
3) Red and the Black
4) Empire of the Clouds

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:16 am

The River Runs Deep
Empire of the Clouds
If Eternity Should Fail

For me so far. I also like Tears of a Clown. The only song I don't especially like is Speed of Light, to be honest.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Tragic Magic » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:54 pm

I've not listened to it enough to pick out favourites yet but it's definitely a great album. No doubt about that.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Crimson » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:35 pm

The Red and the Black, Empire of the Clouds, and The Book of Souls are my trio of standout tracks. If Eternity Should Fail deserves a very honourable mention too.




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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Starbreaker » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:04 pm

Top of the album chart (not that it matters)

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Knoyleo » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:23 am

New tour being announced tomorrow, and its going full paperless ticketing because strawberry float the touts.

http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/iron ... terfeiting

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by zXe » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:39 pm

Great news, gonna keep an eye out tomorrow!

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Tragic Magic » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:03 pm

I can't wait. My work mates and I have been waiting for this for a while.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:09 pm

Do we know where they're playing yet? I assume they'll do the hydro but I need to know.

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by Knoyleo » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:15 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Do we know where they're playing yet? I assume they'll do the hydro but I need to know.

Presumably that's what the announcement tomorrow will let us know.


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