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Topic: Your favorite Iron Maiden epic!
Posted By: tupan
Subject: Your favorite Iron Maiden epic!
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 11:01
What's your favorite Iron Maiden epic song?

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Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 11:03
22 Acacia Avenue

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 11:07
Hallowed Be Thy Vote

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Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 11:19
Nomad and The Thin Line between Love and Hate come to mind.

I voted "other"


Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 13:28

"I am the man who walks alone..."



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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: January 29 2012 at 15:28
Hallowed Be Thy Name or To Tame A Land.

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: January 30 2012 at 15:26
To Tame a Land IMHO is a huge step in the evolution of progmetal. The rhythm is very discordant for a traditional metal band. 

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Posted By: Hanke666
Date Posted: January 30 2012 at 15:32
Other: Isle of Avalon.

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Posted By: tupan
Date Posted: February 03 2012 at 07:47
My vote goes to THe Man Who Would be King, the best song from THe Final Frontier IMO and one of the best (and proggy) songs ever made by Maiden.

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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: February 03 2012 at 10:44
So many great ones but Rime of the Ancient Mariner always gets my vote.Coming from the Bayley era I always thought Sign of the Cross was really good and pretty underrated.I saw them play it live with Dickinson a few years ago and they nailed it.

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Posted By: martinprog77
Date Posted: February 04 2012 at 05:52
Originally posted by TheProgtologist

So many great ones but Rime of the Ancient Mariner always gets my vote.Coming from the Bayley era I always thought Sign of the Cross was really good and pretty underrated.I saw them play it live with Dickinson a few years ago and they nailed it.
of course they nailed it .  Dickinson can sing anything and make it sound so epic 
he even made a tom jones song sounds so amazing . BTW i vote for fear of the dark

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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: February 04 2012 at 06:58
My current fav is  The Talisman but I've to go with Rime of the Ancient Mariner .


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: November 06 2012 at 10:17
Iron maiden are truely an incredible band and to pick one song definitively as being the best, in my opinion is next to impossible, but I would be happy to list off a few of the best epics and they would be for me,

1) RHYME OF THE ACIENT MARINER

2) HALLOWED BE THY NAME

3) 7th SON of a 7th SON

4). DANCE OF DEATH

5) THE TALISMAN.

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Posted By: menawati
Date Posted: November 06 2012 at 17:15
Altho i prefer Di'anno era maiden i had to vote for Hallowed Be Thy Name as it's their best song.

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 19:12
Phantom of the Opera

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Posted By: Luna
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 22:17
The Legacy. I don't know what it is about that song, but everything seems to come together so well...

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Posted By: TheProgtologist
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 22:24
Moving this to Proto and Prog Related Lounge.




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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 23:21
Hey - Up The Irons !!!!!!!!  
I am of the minor minority who consider 'Sign Of The Cross' Maiden's best epic.  I have most Maiden albums, I am aware that Bayley is no match for Dickinson, but Sign Of The Cross it is. 


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 23:31
Ryme of the Ancient Mariner

Really a masterpiece.

Iván


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: November 08 2012 at 23:39
Phantom of the Opera!

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Posted By: TheLionOfPrague
Date Posted: November 10 2012 at 22:35
"Rime of The Ancient mariner" One of my top 5 songs of all time.

"Starblind", "Sign of the Cross", "Dream of Mirrors", "Mother Russia" and "22 Acacia Avenue" also come to mind.


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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: November 11 2012 at 07:04
Voted for "Powerslave".

"Alexander the Great" is the funniest Maiden song. Bruce sings quotes of history tutorial, very useful to those fans who were lazy to learn lessons at school. LOL


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Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: November 11 2012 at 08:19
ok that's a really tough poll!
Which one to choose?
Between Phantom of the opera, Ryme...  and Hallowed...  ouffff....
Hmmm I'll go with Phantom of the opera, because It is from their first album,  I'm a fan of Dı Anno's period, and I think I love it a bit more than the other 2.
Phantom of the opera it is then! Thumbs Up


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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: November 11 2012 at 11:55
^^^ pretty great choices. I feel that SIGN OF THE CROSS is really underated and it's probably because BLAZE BAYLEY sings on it. overall, THE X FACTOR was a great album. It's VIRTUAL 11 that sucked.

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: November 11 2012 at 14:16
Other, Starblind. What a masterpiece, but it's greatly underrated.

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Posted By: Josef_K
Date Posted: November 12 2012 at 03:16
a hard one, the choice was between Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Sign of the Cross and To Tame a Land for me. Went with the latter.

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Posted By: Undercover Man
Date Posted: November 12 2012 at 03:25
Originally posted by mister nobody

Other, Starblind. What a masterpiece, but it's greatly underrated.
I love that song, certainly the best from TFF and one of their best songs imo.

Anyway, i vote for Rime.


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Posted By: aapatsos
Date Posted: November 13 2012 at 08:03
No-one for 7th Son?? This for me

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Posted By: Mr. Maestro
Date Posted: December 09 2012 at 22:31
Other: "The Talisman."

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: December 10 2012 at 01:59
Phantom Of The Opera
a part of that track is genius - ''walk away...'' .Without that I would have voted for something else


Posted By: The Whistler
Date Posted: December 18 2012 at 00:13
Gotta go with "Phantom." First Maiden is best Maiden. "Powerslave" and "Rime" are close seconds perhaps...but where's "Caught Somewhere In Time?"

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: December 18 2012 at 11:36
I also think FACE IN THE SAND is quite 'epic' sounding and should get some recognition here.

Quality song. :)

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: December 25 2012 at 16:03
It's between 'To tame a land' and 'Rhyme of the ancient mariner'

I'll toss a coin. Wait...

'To tame a land' gets the vote..

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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: December 25 2012 at 18:51
The Sign of the Cross

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: December 25 2012 at 23:42
Seventh Son of a Seventh SonWinkWink

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: December 25 2012 at 23:45
Originally posted by martinprog77

Originally posted by TheProgtologist

So many great ones but Rime of the Ancient Mariner always gets my vote.Coming from the Bayley era I always thought Sign of the Cross was really good and pretty underrated.I saw them play it live with Dickinson a few years ago and they nailed it.
of course they nailed it .  Dickinson can sing anything and make it sound so epic 
he even made a tom jones song sounds so amazing . BTW i vote for fear of the dark

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: December 26 2012 at 05:01
^^^ That's classic. Thanks for sharing

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Posted By: ProgKev
Date Posted: December 27 2012 at 11:47
Sign Of The Cross from Rock In Rio. Check this out and feel the power of Maiden.

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: December 27 2012 at 15:16
Originally posted by The T

The Sign of the Cross


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Posted By: paganinio
Date Posted: December 28 2012 at 08:28
The Wicker Man has more epicness in its final anthem section.

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Posted By: Jonathan
Date Posted: January 01 2013 at 17:59
I pick Rime of the Ancient Mariner. That song is so epic.


Posted By: Pelata
Date Posted: January 14 2013 at 11:16


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Posted By: Melomaniac
Date Posted: April 05 2013 at 08:34
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son ; from the middle to the end of the song, this is pure prog metal majesty !
Also could have voted for Alexander the Great.
 
My two favorite albums by Maiden by the way (7th Son and Somewhere in Time).


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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: April 05 2013 at 13:16
Hallowed Be Thy Name.  I really think that song is an outlier from Iron Maiden; they really went beyond their ability with it.  They have lots of excellent classic metal songs, but that song is something special.


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: April 06 2013 at 16:24
My favorite Iron Maiden epic........er...wait a minute, wrong band,.
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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: April 06 2013 at 16:44
Seventh Son, the music sounds in places like Relayer era Yes.

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Posted By: sukmytoe
Date Posted: April 06 2013 at 16:51
Ryme of the Ancient Mariner for me - by a long margin.


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 06 2013 at 20:13
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Seventh Son, the music sounds in places like Relayer era Yes.

Shocked No way I never heard any similarities


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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date Posted: April 07 2013 at 00:48
Phantom of the Opera of course.

If I had an option, I would vote for the Transylvania/Strange World combo from the same album.


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Posted By: bonestorm
Date Posted: April 09 2013 at 01:47
If we're talking epics then it has to be Ancient Mariner.  Smile

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Posted By: moszaic
Date Posted: November 02 2013 at 10:06
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: November 02 2013 at 10:23
Originally posted by bonestorm

If we're talking epics then it has to be Ancient Mariner.  Smile



Beauty Choice Mr. Healy. I never doubt your good sense of taste in music. Prog on buddy. :)

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: November 02 2013 at 10:25
Been giving WHERE THE WILD WIND BLOWS a few spins and that one definitely has a lot of good moments. Not the best, but certainly very good. :)

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Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: November 02 2013 at 12:26
just had to be Ancient Mariner for me..


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: November 02 2013 at 16:15
I like Powerslave just about as much but it's not nearly as epic as Mariner so Ryme gets my vote Wink 

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Posted By: Metalmarsh89
Date Posted: November 03 2013 at 01:40
Other for me, The Isle of Avalon being my favorite, and the Nomad a close second.

Of those on this list, I'd have to go with Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. That's some fantastic Iron Maiden as well.


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Date Posted: November 03 2013 at 16:17
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