Top Ten Best Songs On Iron Maiden's the Book of Souls


The Top Ten

1 The Empire of the Clouds The Empire of the Clouds

This is my new favorite Iron Maiden song. It's amazing to me how a modern Maiden song could beat their classic songs in the Number of the Beast and Powerslave era. But this is just a great song. Especially around the 7:00 mark and onwards.

A lot of Iron Maiden albums have their closing track as one of the best of the album, such as Hallowed Be Thy Name on Number of the Beast, or Rime of the Ancient Mariner on Powerslave. This is yet another example. This song is beautiful, and easily my favorite on Book of Souls. - Metarock

Iron Maiden's gems are usually found as their closing tracks and in their longest songs. This exceeds both of the qualities of some of their best songs, so I am very excited to hear it! - Songsta41

This song is currently ranked #40 on "Best Songs of 2015". So come 25,000 Iron Maiden fans, and help me get it to the #1 spot that it deserves!

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2 The Red and the Black

Bass the riff at the start epic, I saw them live in Melbourne during their book of souls tour and was glad to hear it live 13 minutes of heaven favorite off the album 6th favorite overall from maiden 1. Run to the hills 2. Running free 3. The evil that men do 4. Bring your the slaughter 5. Aces High 6. The red and the black

Yet #1 favorite bass open to a song

Amazing Song with great riffs and an amazing solo. At 13 minutes better than Rime of the Ancient Mariner in my opinion.

Made the hair stand on the back of my neck from the moment I first heard it. Epic guitar breaks throughout and superb sing along vocals. Outstanding

It's my preferred song in this album, and it's surely in the top ten of all Maiden songs

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3 The Book of Souls

Huge groove, great chorus and I love the middle section when it really picks up

Even though I haven't heard the album, I'll vote for the title track, because every title track on every album that Iron Maiden has done is just amazing

This song has grown on me a lot. It begs for its harmonies to be written for it though. - IronSabbathPriest

This live was incredible

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4 Speed of Light

This song was nothing like I expected to be. It's not the same as all their other music, which is definitely a step in the right direction for Iron Maiden. It almost sounds like Black Sabbath. This is an amazing song, I hope the whole album is like this. - Songsta41

Amazing it just came out. If this is the weakest song on this album this might be one of my favorite albums.

Tongue cancer ain't gonna stop this guy. - IronSabbathPriest

Love it. Sounds like iron maiden doing AC/DC

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5 If Eternity Should Fail

2 days since the album has been released and so far this is the song that's stuck out the most, best opener since caught somewhere in time.

From the psychedelic intro to the hard hitting fantastic riffs and then that giant chorus! Bruce's vocals are at his best on this track. - wolphert

Opening track. And this is my favorite song of their's. from the album - zxm

Best opener since caught somewhere in time!

Man, this song is the best.Haven't you heard it's alternate intro on the Iron Maiden channel.?

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6 The Great Unknown

This has become one of my all time favorite maiden songs. Amazing.

Simple an awesome song. Has become one of my all-time favorites of Maiden.

Reminds me of Isle of Avalon. - IronSabbathPriest

This song has awesome's like double chorus. Too good to be this low.

7 Tears of a Clown

Heard its dedicated to a comedian who died of depression and suicide. Damn it what was his name

Rip robin williams

8 The Man of Sorrows

Favorite on the album

9 Shadows of The Valley

Ah, this track is awesome. Even if it does remind you of Wasted Years - IronSabbathPriest

This should be higher on the list! At Least above tears of a clown!

Hey, they've used this riff before.

Masterpiece.. But absolutely not easy listnening.. And almost impossible hard to sing... many tunes on this album reminds me of classical music in their composition... AMAZING WORK!

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10 When The River Runs Deep

This song is so underrated death or glory is the worst on the album

This song is so underrated it clearly deserves to be in the top 5.

Why last? great riffs by Adrian and a catchy chorus!

The Contenders

11 Death or Glory

Thought I'd vote it up because it kicks old school ass. First album since 7th Son I've loved every track but not convinced The Empire of the clouds is a masterpiece or even top 5 best on the album. Not yet anyway, I still have to listen to it another billion times so opinion could change.

This and River Runs Deep are way underrated in my opinion, for me the worst of the album are tears of a clown and the man of sorrows. If you take those two out, the album becomes a masterpiece.

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