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Topic: Personal favorite Iron Maiden Song!?
Posted By: GoldenGod2112
Subject: Personal favorite Iron Maiden Song!?
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 09:23
What is your personal favorite Iron Maiden song?
I'd have to say The Prophecy.
I also love Still Life.
What about you!?Smile

The future's uncertain and the end is always near. - Jim Morrison

Posted By: Alitare
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 09:50
Prowler/Wrathchild/The Trooper - nothing past 1984, that's a certainty. 

Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 11:59
"Phantom of the Opera"!!

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Belief is not Truth.

Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 13:01
Falling Man (X-Factor, 1995)

Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 18:28
you mean "man on the edge"...with its chorus "fallin' down..."
I love "flash of the blade", especially when the music is associated to the images of Dario Argento's movie 'phenomena'

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 18:33
To Tame a Land

Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 20:19
Hallowed Be Thy Name or To Tame A Land.


Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: October 15 2011 at 20:32
Remember Tomorrow 

Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: October 16 2011 at 03:38
Has to be something from Powerslave.

Posted By: wjohnd
Date Posted: October 16 2011 at 04:51
From way back it has to be Phantom.

More recent The Clairvoyant always worked pretty well for me.

in the naughties i'd say Ghosts of Navigators


Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: October 16 2011 at 05:03
For a few years now it's been a battle between Stranger in a Strange Land and Lord of Light. Undecided still, but perhaps edging towards the former.

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Posted By: Abstrakt
Date Posted: October 16 2011 at 13:36
Probably "Phantom of the Opera", "Wrathchild" or "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Posted By: daslaf
Date Posted: October 18 2011 at 11:32
The Clansman... I like Rock in Rio version better though... and also The Clairvoyant and Where Eagles Dare are on my top 5 Maiden songs

But now my branches suffer
And my leaves don't bear the glow
They did so long ago

Posted By: eduardofoxx13
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 18:11
"AAAAAAAAAAlexander the Great"

Posted By: The Miracle
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 18:14
Children of the Damned.Cool My favorite song off one of the first metal albums I ever bought/heard.

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Posted By: laplace
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 18:14
hard to top Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I still love the entire of Powerslave, after all these years

their new more stretched out, prog-alike material isn't *bad* either but it feels a little ambitious for a band you secretly just want to hear gallop and kick ass


Posted By: ClemofNazareth
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 18:33

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Remember Tomorrow 

this, easy choice...

"Peace is the only battle worth waging."

Albert Camus

Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:22
the first song off the first album, which i think is called Prowler

If you have nothing, you have everything.

Posted By: Drew
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:25
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:54
22 Acacia Ave
Hallowed Be Thy Name
The Trooper
Brighter Than/1000 Suns
Isle of Avalon


Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 14:09
Di'anno era - Remember Tomorrow

Dickinson era - Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Bayley era - Sign of the Cross


Posted By: Angelo
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 14:10
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - pure excellence.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 14:17
I've always liked Wasted Years

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Posted By: Prog Sothoth
Date Posted: December 25 2011 at 07:14
Prodigal Son. It really doesn't even sound like an Iron Maiden tune, but it's fantastic.

Posted By: tupan
Date Posted: December 25 2011 at 07:25
^Prodigal Song is awesome! One of my fav.
I should mention The Prophecy, The Man Who Would be King, Back on The Village, Caught Somewhere in Time, Where Eagles Dare...

"Prog is Not Dead and never has been." (Will Sergeant, from Echo And The Bunnymen)

Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: December 25 2011 at 07:56
Rime of the Ancient Mariner


Posted By: AirlessTHEGOOSE
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 00:16
Its extrememly hard to pick one iron maiden song, but in my opinion, it would have to be Hallowed Be Thy Name. Bruce's amazing vocals, (nevermind the friggin amazing 20-count note he holds in the intro) combined with the extremely long and well-put together guitar solo, followed by four repetitions of hallowed be they name, its just Maiden at its best. Plus, its on their greatest album of all time, Number of the Beast.

Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 12:56
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, I guess.

Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:43
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've always liked Wasted Years

Yep! Good call. Always loved that song.

I'm more inclined towards early Maiden, that is everything up to and including Powerslave, although I admit I'm not as familiar with the later stuff. Bayley ear, I don't know at all:

The prisoner
The number of the beast
Still Life
To Tame a land
2 Minutes to midnight
Rhyme of the ancient mariner

All great metal tunes.

Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!

Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 19:24
Must be either Remember Tomorrow, Hallowed Be Thy Name or Moonchild. But they have so many great songs.

Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 23:16
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've always liked Wasted Years
That makes two of us, i see a lot of people say it's cheesy!

Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: June 22 2012 at 23:48

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 00:23
I'm surprised no one mentioned Phantom Of The Opera, or more songs from Killers.

Another one is Afraid To Shoot Strangers!

Posted By: AirlessTHEGOOSE
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 00:43
Dude wasted years is anything but cheesy

Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 00:47
That's my point. I just saw some reviews mentioning that, i don't agree.

Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 02:00
Originally posted by sagichim sagichim wrote:

I'm surprised no one mentioned Phantom Of The Opera, or more songs from Killers.

great song and Killers is a great album. I love the Di Anno era. One day I'll get around to reading his bookSmile

Posted By: Ancient Tree
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 02:52
the trooper 

p.s: since when is iron maiden  an prog band? 


Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 05:35
^They're not. They're prog related, like Zeppelin, Queen, Black Sabbath and other rock bands which features some prog elements in their music.
Btw, my favorite IM song is Blood Brothers.


Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 05:52
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Btw, my favorite IM song is Blood Brothers.

Probably my favorite these days.

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 12:01
Well since we are talking about Iron Maiden here, i thought i'd mention that i really love The X Factor, i actually think it's one of their best!

Am i alone about this? Stern Smile

Posted By: DaveyByTheSea
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 13:34
I love the "punkiness" of the first album...would have to be Wrathchild

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Posted By: wjohnd
Date Posted: June 23 2012 at 13:46
Originally posted by Ancient Tree Ancient Tree wrote:

the trooper 
p.s: since when is iron maiden  an prog band? 
the last two or thee albums are pretty much in the progressive metal zone......

Hard to pick a favourite.
Phantom from the early days
The clairvoyant from the middle period
And ghosts of navigators from the recent era (though there are plenty to choose from)


Posted By: SigmundFloyd
Date Posted: June 25 2012 at 15:13
Run to the Hills.

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
― George Orwell

Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date Posted: June 25 2012 at 15:16


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With seventeen syllables
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Posted By: Mr. Maestro
Date Posted: June 25 2012 at 16:42
Ooooh, tough.  If I had to pick just one, I guess it'd be "Blood Brothers."  Such great melodies and tight musicianship!  "The Talisman," "Fear of the Dark," "Isle of Avalon," and "The Journeyman" are also very high on my list.

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Posted By: Cthulhu42
Date Posted: June 25 2012 at 20:26
Hallowed Be Thy Name.

Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: June 27 2012 at 04:08
Phantom of the Opera
Anything off Killers

Posted By: gazagod
Date Posted: June 28 2012 at 20:19" rel="nofollow - zL5bWMJuBCc    Sun and Steel

also echo the vote for 'quest for fire'... with Piece of Mind being my favorite album, of course

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Posted By: fusionfreak
Date Posted: July 20 2012 at 16:33
Phantom of the Opera
Rime of the Ancient Mariners
Seventh son of a seventh son

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: July 20 2012 at 18:58
At this moment it's Starblind. An underrated song, really.

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Posted By: Ytse_Jam
Date Posted: July 20 2012 at 20:38
Actually, i have few favourites, but I would go with 7th son or The Rime, obviously coming from my top two Maiden albums.

Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: July 21 2012 at 00:28
Tie between Phantom,Transylvania,Ghengis Khan,Purgatory,Twilight Zone, and Drifters.
IMO Early Maiden is the best Maiden!

Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: July 22 2012 at 16:49
To Tame a Land

Vampire in opposition.
Avant to suck your blood.

Posted By: Bj-1
Date Posted: July 24 2012 at 17:14
Hard to choose but Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is the first that springs to mind.
The last half especially, one of Maiden's best moments ever!

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Date Posted: July 24 2012 at 17:22

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Posted By: Ytse_Jam
Date Posted: July 24 2012 at 18:35

This gives me chills every time.

Posted By: BassoonAng
Date Posted: July 24 2012 at 20:21
Back in the Village!


Posted By: TheLionOfPrague
Date Posted: August 04 2012 at 17:15
D'ano era: Phanton Of The Opera
Dickinson era: Rime of The Ancient Mariner
Blaze era: Sign of The Cross/The Clansman

The last 4 albums are amazing, it has probably their most progressive stuff, songs like Dream of Mirrors, The Talisman, Starblind, The Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Dance Of Death, Greater Good of God, etc....truly epic.

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Posted By: IMPF
Date Posted: August 04 2012 at 21:15
Hallowed be Thy Name, although it's a pretty tough call.

Posted By: Ytse_Jam
Date Posted: August 05 2012 at 10:45
Sign of the Cross is of course the best Baley era song, but it's just way better when Dickinson sings it (aka Rock In Rio 2000)

Posted By: Kashmir75
Date Posted: August 13 2012 at 21:58
Phantom of the Opera
Flash of the Blade
Aces High
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (song)
Infinite Dreams

The Ghost of the Navigator
The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
The Legacy
The Talisman

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Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: August 15 2012 at 10:14
That's tough! Only one song? Cry
I can't choose only one, but it is for sure one of these 3:
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Phantom of the Opera or Hallowed be Thy Name...

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