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They need to play this live such an amazing song, its number 1 on my jogging playlist on my ipod
As a quite fresh Maiden-fan, it took me a long time before I even heard this one, but when I first did, I was amazed! Incredible song and way too underrated.
So many of these songs aren't underrated. Afraid to shoot strangers isn't, dream of mirrors isn't, children of the damned isn't, revelations isn't, still life isn't, killers isn't. Just to name a few. - IronMainiac666
I love the guitar solo that sounds a lot like the one from Free Bird - Songsta41V 15 Comments
Amazing song! I really like how it is a little sad and the guitar is just fascinating.
This is by far one of the greatest Iron Maiden songs, but it gets no attention. - Songsta41
It is the most relaxing metal song I've ever listened
This song sucks compared to all other iron maiden songs. Legit this is nothing compared to the dance of death or the self titled song, Iron maiden.V 3 Comments
The guitar is absolutely astonishing and compliments the song very well. The songs story of a soldier contemplating the reasons why he should or shouldn't go to war and the fact he doesn't want to go and kill people he doesn't know. He realizes that he needs to stop the enemy forces and their rain of tyranny. The song has a more subtle meaning but has the quality of Iron Maidens' top songs and I believe it is worthy of a top 10 places especially in my opinion.
Your not human if you don't like this song, just listen to it if you don't believe me. Live version with Blaze Bayley is better then Dickinson in my opinion
This song is a masterpiece from beginning to end. It starts slow and then it kicks off and then the tempo goes even faster to slow down again! This is a perfect example of a musical masterpiece that Iron Maiden is so good at!
More underrated than Mother Russia...V 13 Comments
Dave and Adrian's double-lead guitar motif in the opening is amazing. It foreshadows what they would later do in Afraid to Shoot Strangers, solid even phrased melodic lines that function as an interlude to each verse. This song is well-constructed from beginning to end, and it truly has not gotten the attention it deserves. Really, really great song.
AND IT FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE!
What a great song. Extremely melodic. Just listen to it you will be amazed
All we hear is underratedV 4 Comments
This song and Fear of the dark are the best songs that Maiden had composed in the 90s.
Another awesome epic, similar and nearly as good as seventh son of a seventh son, definitely should be played live.
This song made me fall in love with maiden. The music creates the setting of a snowy Russian winter and the pride of a people.
Quite underrated - zxmV 6 Comments
This is such a beautiful song and it's a great pity that when I mention this song, many don't know it as well as most of their others
Possibly the best song on Piece Of Mind, in my opinion.
When the drum part starts you kbow that this is epic... Here it is on the underrated list is one of the biggest compliment to this song
Greatest song in my opinionV 1 Comment
THIS is a great song. But there are other more underrated Maiden songs that aren't even on this list: Face in the Sand, Out of the Silent Planet, Isle of Avalon, Gangland, Futureal, Montsegur, The Legacy... Just to name a few. In fact some of these songs aren't really that underrated at all... I'm looking at you, Wicker Man.
Even if its about a movie this song still has like a perfect tempo perfect lyrics perfect emotion in Bruce Dickinson's voice, just beautiful in my opinion
Gangland is more underrated than this, but this I vote this song because this song is underrated as well - razors15
The riff gets me every time... and so does the rest of the song! This masterpiece does need more attention. - LostDream258V 3 Comments
Absolutely amazing! Can't believe it's this far down, the entire album is amazing and this and wasted years are the best tracks on it (though none are bad) it has a sick bass intro, awesome lyrics with an amazing chorus and the guitar solo is just phenominal!
Always had a soft spot for this one, especially Adrian's slow solo (slowlo? )V 3 Comments
One of the most meaningful lyrics.
Definitely one of the best maiden songs and a highpoint of the piece of mind album, it's a shame everyone notices the overrated run to the hills and number of the beast when there are so many better songs in maidens catalogue
This is one of my favorites, in fact I'm listening to it right now
Most underrated Maiden track in my opinion. - BrobuskyV 1 Comment
This song is so fast catchy and awesome! Purgatory is a cool title for a song an it is epic. Everyone who underrated this song should think again it is awesome!
its hard to believe that this is there least succesful single. its absolutly amazing - wolphert
How is this so far back this the best underrated song here
This is the most underrated song on the most underrated album.
Best Maiden album with one of their most progressive songs. So many sections and quite a political lyric.
What a song. Rally good song from my favourite album Brave New World Truly unrated. A must listen.
The whole album "Brave New World" is totally underrated. This has to be one of my favorites from the album. Builds up nice and really rocks out towards the end.
This song is in my top ten iron maiden song of all time a must listenV 1 Comment
This song is like the modern Iron Maiden equivelant of Hallowed Be Thy Name!
Bruce's voice, Nicko's drumming, Steve's bass and Adrian's, Janick's and Dave's guitaring... It's all perfect in this song!
Then again, almost every Maiden song shows how perfect Maiden are!
Highly underrated... This song has everything: Lyrics, Solos ANd All. Putting it below is not acceptable I guess - WasimMiller
Man the solo of this one is one of the greatest solo...solo gives me goosebumps, its just beautiful...and Intro is amazing too
Unbelievable solo, awesomely awesome lyrics, what else do the people want for a song to be greatV 5 Comments
My favorite Maiden song! It gets better every time... With that said its a shame more people don't know it
Amazing how underrated Is this song
Not sure if underrated is the right word.. - IronSabbathPriest
Maiden should play more often this songV 2 Comments
They lyrics in this song are so incredibly great, they won't leave my head. Also, when I'm listening music it is hard to not keep repeating this song.
Simply stunning and beautiful!
How is a song that's on the latest greatest hits compilation considered underrated?
This song is a beautiful heavy metal masterpiece! This song deserves to be #1 on the best iron maiden songs of all time! UP THE IRONS!
They really need to play this more live, great lyrics, great instrumental work, great everything!V 5 Comments
It's a great way in which iron maiden can pay tribute to such a controversial issue. This issue has had the people from britain and from Argentina in great enmity, people refer to each other with great hatred. Iron Maiden refers to us (argentinians) as "amigos" (friends).
don't know if this song is as good instrumentally, but the issue in which this song has been inspired is what makes it lasting for me
Never understood all the hate towards VXI. The name title isn't great but this song, Futureal, Lightning Strikes Twice, When Two Worlds Collide and The Educated Fool are all excellent and underrated songs that deserve a lot more appreciation.
Gorgeous song. Mr. Bayley's finest hour with the band.
This is my favorite Iron Maiden song of all, and definitely underrated. I've always wanted to hear this performed live, but as far as I know, it hasn't been featured in their live shows. The guitar solos are probably the best in Iron Maiden's career, which says a lot since there are tons of amazing solos on every album. Iron Maiden does justice whenever writing songs about literature or legend, or in this case, history, and these types of songs tend to have a lasting impact. I LOVE THIS SONG! IT SHOULD BE HIGHER ON THIS LIST, LIKE AT #1!
I'm stunned that this song isn't ranked as one of Maidens 10 best songs ever! It's an atmospheric EPIC! The guitar riffs are excellent. The lyrics are a clearly written, informative history lesson. There are several creative sections where the music takes on a ancient Greek/Egyptian feel (a la Powerslave). Number of the Beast had "Hallowed be thy name",Powerslave had "Rime of the Ancient Mariner",and Somewhere in time has "Alexander the Great".
Of all the songs they've never played live, this is the most sorely missed. Steve was once asked what's the best song you've never performed, and his immediate reply was Alexander the Great. Really hoping it sees the light of day before they're done.
It's underrated because most people haven't given due time to this album. Weigh under big name like the number of the beast, Powerslave, Fear of the dark, etcV 5 Comments
It is definitely an underrated song. Musically it's very different from any other maiden song. I love the guitar techniques used in this one. Easily my favorite track of the Powerslave album and definitely in my top ten of maiden songs altogether
I don't know if it's better than Aces or 2M2M, but it is definitely very good and extremely underrated. Great song.
easily the best song on the powerslave album. far better than aces high and 2 minutes 2 midnight - wolphert
The intro takes you on an adventure you'll never forget.V 2 Comments
Only the Good Die Young! All the evil seem to live forever!
"Only the good song die yoing and the Beast songs lives forever"
Biggest mistake maiden ever made. they have to cloce the live set with it. definitely one of the best ever song. lot of people were thinking at the time that it's the goodbye song from maiden it sounded like that kind of sad and ultimate!V 1 Comment
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