Sign of the Cross


This is inarguably Blaze Bayley's best work with Maiden. It has that quiet, spooky intro that builds up into strong lyrics by Blaze. Janick and Dave's solos are brilliant in this song. Steve is brilliant as usual. It's a remarkable piece of work.
This is story of a man that that has felt he has sinned too much and thinks that he does not deserve God's love which eventually makes him turn to Satan. He is afraid of God's punishment. It is an epic piece that is haunting and very underrated and deserves a top 20 place at least.

Watch Rock in Rio and hear Dave Murrays best solo at 7.50 - mancub764

I love the structure of this song. It keeps you waiting in excitement for the amazing explosions yet doesn't fail to keep you interested throughout the entire song. Truly a masterpiece by an honorary replacement for the pride of the band. - MassiveIron

a complex 11 minutes long masterpiece, that is really underrated, perhaps because of blaze bayley. The version that's on rock in rio is even better than the studio one. UP THE IRONS

WTF? The best song of Iron maiden in 65? Because of Blaze?
I think there are many people who haven't a good taste on music...
Vote for this epic song!

What the hell is this doing below the top 5, let alone at #55? I'm sorry, but this is one hell of a masterpiece. And if the reason it's not up is because it's from the Blaze era... Then shame on you all...

Brilliant Song But Its Underrated Because Maiden Fans Love Bruce Dickinson...
But Blaze Is A Great Singer Too... Its Not Like Bruce But He Did Great Job In This Song... And We Hear This Song so far from 1995 until 2011... And My Dream Is To See This Song Live In The From Fear To Eternity Tour... Up The Irons My Friends

Surely a top 10 song. It's just overlooked because of Blaze Bayley, who didn't do very badly, in my opinion.

Fantastic song and underrated. Long live Blaze Bayley!

This song is so awesome! It's maiden's best song EVER!

And better with bruce in rock in rio

An epic. From start to finished you feel captured by and immersed in the music. Hugely underrated song which should be further up the list. "They'll be saying their prayers when the moment comes; there'll be pennance to pay when it's judgement day..."