“Another Biblical, foreboding song. Bad things are definitely going to happen. Songs that predict doom – that big in great heavy metal songs. I love when people can go back into history and weave their own kind of tale, which is the case here.
“The tempo is slow, and that’s fine. Actually, I think some of the heaviest songs are the ones that don’t rush. Don’t be afraid to take your time and let the audience come to you. You can become hypnotized by the tempo in Revelations.
“You’ve got the great Maiden harmonies. Bruce Dickinson is at the top of his game here. Most of all, there’s a story: ‘O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry.’ Basically, it’s about people pleading for their lives, and the gods are going to refuse them.”