From the opening Dickinsonian aged but truly emphatic power yell to great riffs , tones and the dead lock rhythm section of Steve and Nicko, the new Iron Maiden song blazes by in a flash of nostalgia yet with the ever more present future doom scaling sci fi visions on the edge of reality somewhere that Bruce provides (think last album’s epic title track).
Still, you feel the forward momentum as “Speed Of Light” bears down on you. It’s much more direct and packs a major punch. When I went to bed last night it had about 12,000 plays and now is over 600,000 not even 24 hours later. That is what I call heavy metal.
At the end of the day though, this is Nicko’s song. He pounds the living shit out of this number.
And did I mention I love the arcade games? Limited Santi Casas print for the song can be found HERE and will surely go as fast as the song title.
Check it BELOW.