History NightmareFuel / IronMaiden

10th Jan '16 7:25:52 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. disaster, along with some very nightmarish imagery. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash and fiery explosion of the R101 on Beauvais Ridge is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
31st Oct '15 6:01:21 AM Inspeps
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
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* "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.unsettling. * The cover to the single version of "Running Free". This is the first time Eddie was ever seen but we don't see his face. All we see is a huge, slender figure looming over a man running away in fear. Looking closely at Eddie, you can see his left arm is missing. Where is it? It's in the foreground waiting to grab the man running from Eddie (Though it's actually drawn as a right arm if the hand is anything to go by...whoops). [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/7/9/2379.jpg See for yourself]].
1st Sep '15 11:00:48 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.
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* Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.smoke. * "Good day. My name is Necropolis. I am formed of the dead. I am the harvester of the souls. And I suck the lives from their blind heads. I have two servants, I gave them breath, and I filled their living corpses with my bile. What humanity I knew, I have long forgotten. For me, eternity is NOTHING, but a short while..." * "Empire of the Clouds" is a retelling of the R101 airship disaster, and for the first 7 or so minutes, things aren't bad. Then, suddenly, the band morse codes "SOS" with their instruments. Things get typical Maiden until 11 minutes in, when Bruce begins frantically singing as if he's caught in the whole disaster. Then at 14 minutes in, the crash of the R101 is resembled by swelling strings, pianos, doomy chords and haunting choirs. It's extremely unsettling.
6th Jul '15 10:54:49 PM SwimToTheMoon
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* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.
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* The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.scary. * Usually when they perform "Iron Maiden", they have Eddie show up from behind the stage, and the result it usally a mix of NightmareFuel and CrazyAwesome. However, the 1995 X Factour had Eddie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZ_SQ4Bw5E being electrocuted to death]] with realistic smoke.
18th Jun '15 8:41:43 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** When the band performed the song live, instead of the usual Eddie image, the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gqj0wR77BjM/hqdefault.jpg backdrop]] showed a town devastated from a natural disaster.
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** When the band performed the song live, instead of the usual Eddie image, the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gqj0wR77BjM/hqdefault.jpg backdrop]] showed a town devastated from a natural disaster.disaster. * The [[http://www.ironmaiden.com/fefiles/images/TBOS-Packshot_995.jpg cover]] of ''The Book of Souls''. Usually there's a lot going on on the album covers, but here we just have Eddie... staring at you. [[NothingIsScarier Nothing else.]] No crazy faces, no badass battles. Just him staring into soul. It's the first time in ages that Eddie has been truly scary.
8th Mar '15 11:56:36 AM SwimToTheMoon
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** On the topic of intros to tours, Maiden England Tour has quite the pleasant imagery. After some awesome shots of glaciers falling, deformed CG Bruce returns yet again and sings the "seven deadly sins" part. When the synthesizer loop plays, the imagery begins getting less based on glaciers and more based on... towns being destroyed, abandoned houses, fruit rotting, bugs, and a particularly disturbing shot of a bunch if presumably dead hands falling onto a pane of glass.
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** On the topic of intros to tours, Maiden England Tour has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm-yLhH8yOQ quite the pleasant imagery.imagery]]. After some awesome shots of glaciers falling, deformed CG Bruce returns yet again and sings the "seven deadly sins" part. When the synthesizer loop plays, the imagery begins getting less based on glaciers and more based on... towns being destroyed, abandoned houses, fruit rotting, bugs, and a particularly disturbing shot of a bunch if presumably dead hands falling onto a pane of glass.
8th Mar '15 11:52:32 AM SwimToTheMoon
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* As pictured above, the hooded figure from the "Flight of Icarus" video.
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* As pictured above, the hooded figure from the "Flight of Icarus" video.video. * "When the Wild Wind Blows" is about an elderly couple who hear the news that a nuclear fallout is about to shake their village. So they load their shelter up and get ready for the attack. When the attack happens, they swallow cyanide and kill themselves. At the very end of the song, it's revealed [[ShootTheShaggyDog there was no fallout, it was jut an eartuquake]]. Given that the song came out just barely a year after the 2012 panic and the H1N1 hysteria, it's largely unsettling. ** When the band performed the song live, instead of the usual Eddie image, the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gqj0wR77BjM/hqdefault.jpg backdrop]] showed a town devastated from a natural disaster.
7th Mar '15 11:46:50 PM SwimToTheMoon
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[[quoteright:346:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/47628790001_155354223001_5099990817854-01-001-still_1288.png]] [[caption-width-right:346: Not exactly what you'd imagine when you hear a catchy song like "The Final Frontier". Is it?]]
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[[quoteright:346:http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/47628790001_155354223001_5099990817854-01-001-still_1288.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1f486fd14afc62bd1a197e527531b2dd.png]] [[caption-width-right:346: Not exactly what you'd imagine when you hear a catchy song like "The Final Frontier". Is it?]] [[caption-width-right:350:His eyes are ablaaaaze, [[KubrickStare see the madman in his gaaaaze!!!]]]]

* [[http://youtu.be/nDBpdkKTndk Their cover of]] "Kill Me Ce Soir" by legendary Dutch band Golden Earring. The original is bad enough with its ultra-trippy atmosphere and reversed guitar backing and lyrics about a fan who misinterprets a song by his favourite artist and takes it too far, but Maiden's version tops it. It starts off typical Maiden-sounding and Bruce sounds normal, but over the course of the song he gets raspier and more utterly deranged sound as if ''he is that fan in question''.
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* [[http://youtu.be/nDBpdkKTndk Their cover of]] "Kill Me Ce Soir" by legendary Dutch band Golden Earring. The original is bad enough with its ultra-trippy atmosphere and reversed guitar backing and lyrics about a fan who misinterprets a song by his favourite artist and takes it too far, but Maiden's version tops it. It starts off typical Maiden-sounding and Bruce sounds normal, but over the course of the song he gets raspier and more utterly deranged sound as if ''he is that fan in question''.question''. * As pictured above, the hooded figure from the "Flight of Icarus" video.
29th Jan '15 4:07:42 AM bluesno1fann
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* Eddie has been known to look like the fantasy equivalent of CrazyAwesome. However, the original 1980 album cover of Iron Maiden shows a more detailed drawing of Eddie- this is because Derek Riggs based the texture of Eddie's skin on a disturbing image he saw of a decapitated American head hanging from a Vietnamese tank. [[http://www.rastko.rs/kosovo/istorija/ccsavich-propaganda/009.jpg Image can be viewed here, if you dare.]]
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* Eddie has been known to look like the fantasy equivalent of CrazyAwesome. However, the original 1980 album cover of [[Music/IronMaidenAlbum Iron Maiden Maiden]] shows a more detailed drawing of Eddie- this is because Derek Riggs based the texture of Eddie's skin on a disturbing image he saw of a decapitated American head hanging from a Vietnamese tank. [[http://www.rastko.rs/kosovo/istorija/ccsavich-propaganda/009.jpg Image can be viewed here, if you dare.]]
23rd Dec '14 10:47:05 AM 2writeis2life
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** Even worse, there is ''no'' qualification that his partner is okay with this, which implies that he's a murderer on top of everything else.
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