"Speed of Light"
- That cod-wail at the beginning aside, Bruce's voice sounds pretty good, even now. However, I maintain that his absolute vocal peak was still the 1998-2002 period when he released his solo album, The Chemical Wedding, and IRON MAIDEN subsequently released the almighty Brave New World album. You try listening to his incredible vocals on the title tracks to those albums and then tell me that he isn't the greatest rock singer of all time.
- This is quite an unusual track by MAIDEN standards. We've gotten so used to hearing the usual E-D-G chord progressions and gallop-kick bass that it's really very refreshing to hear something quite different. Reminds me rather a lot of "Holy Smoke" in some ways.
- There is also no denying that this is, without question, a true IRON MAIDEN song. Powerful vocals? Check. Triple-guitar attack that still manages to sound so thin that it seems like there's only half a guitar playing? Check. Great, melodic, instantly recognisable guitar solos? Check. Thumping bass? Check. Incredibly tight groove drumming right in the pocket? Triple-muddapuckin'-check!