Awesome Music: Iron Maiden
SCREAM FOR ME, TV TROPES!!!
Note: Bruce Dickinson
solo works don't have a place here.
- "The Trooper". Perfect song to go killing zombies with.
- "2 Minutes to Midnight". Try listening to The Iron Maidens' cover of the same song (no, that isn't a spelling mistake).note
- "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" is just one example of the absolutely epic music that the band cranks out on a regular basis.
- "Aces High" is another great one.
- And finishing the big four of that album (the other four are considered not in the same level), the title track "Powerslave".
- "Flash of the Blade"'s harmonies in the chorus are banshee-like, and it comes with one of the most Epic Riffs you'll ever hear
- From Brave New World: If you don't get pumped up by "The Wicker Man"'s opening riff, you might wanna check your pulse.
- "Blood Brothers". A beautiful ballad.
- I ONLY DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!
- "The Nomad". Begins with one of Iron Maiden's greatest Epic Riffs, and only gets better from there.
- OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET!! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE!! Repeat FOREVER!
- "The Mercenary". The beginning of the second verse is just that awesome!
- "The Thin Line Between Love and Hate" is the most uniquely perfect song they have ever written. Epic mid-tempo intro, then Bruce comes in with possibly his greatest ever vocal performance (including some truly beautiful vocal harmonies in the verse). Then we have the first epic chorus, then a whole bunch of Davey solos, then the SECOND epic chorus, and minds are completely blown the world over. Follow that up with some more solos, a bridge featuring at least 5 guitars playing in harmony and one of the most epic slow melodies ever performed by any band at 6:44, and you have a song that manages to remain uniquely brilliant and unrepetitive for 8 minutes.
- Dance of Death still has awesome music.
- The pinnacle of their epicness, even more so than "Hallowed Be Thy Name", would be "No More Lies".
- To quote the DVD Death On The Road: "Wherever you are from, wherever you're going to... welcome... to the Dance... of Death" (Cue epicness of the title song)
- Two great songs named after foreign places: the sadly never played live "Montségur" and "Paschendale", which even got a proper stage translation.
- "Journeyman" is just beautiful.
- Hard to find many songs as catchy as "New Frontier". "Out beyond the new frontier / Playing god without mercy without fear / Create a beast made a man without a soul / Is it worth the risk a war of god and man"
- "You tell me WEEEE can stop the rain! You tell me THAAAT we all can change! You tell WEEEE can find something to wash the tears away!"
- Six words: A Matter Of Life And Death. They've even played it live in its entirety, for Eddie's sake!
- "Out of the Shadows" is one of the most epic ballads in the history of ever.
- "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" is painfully epic, subverting the idea of a lengthy intro by plunging into the powerful first verse a line and a half into the song. The bridge just keeps getting more and more stirring and epic...
- Can we just take the entire album as a crowning example of a band who after 35 years and 15 albums can still put out an album that's both excellent and actually tops the charts unlike many if not most of their peers?
- Which is the best way to finish this entry. Everything Iron Maiden have done since day one has been awesome and we should be lucky to have such a great band who have entertained us to the same quality for so long.