We’re continuing Isolated Bass Week 5 at No Treble with one of the greatest metal bassists of all time: Steve Harris.
The British four-stringer’s distinctive style and punchy tone shine on this isolated bass version of Iron Maiden’s iconic “Run to the Hills.” Harris is credited with writing the song, which should help explain why his bass line is about as perfect as you can get.
Every one of his accents helps to build the song’s arc while his trademark gallop drives the band along. His buildup leading into the final chorus is a perfect example of tastefully utilizing the higher register to create tension and release.
Up the Irons!