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Author Topic: New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!  (Read 1049 times)

Trond

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New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!
« on: September 10, 2021, 11:52:35 PM »
So what do you think?

Personally, I am more stoked about this one than the previous two. Favorites on Senjutsu include include Stratego and Hell on Earth (which is surprisingly catchy for a longer song), but perhaps most of all the Parchment, which is a bit of an enigma to me; Some of the other songs seem more general or at least reasonably decipherable, this one is both oddly specific about a Parthian parchment, the witching hour, and revenge, but I have yet to see anyone to pin it down. I also love the end of the lyrics “ Heading for afterlife, meet me there”.

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Re: New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 12:22:27 PM »
I was highly impressed with the video for The Writing On The Wall. Great way to announce the new album.  I haven't really taken to the other songs as much, but I'll keep listening.

Time to pull out the Seventh Son album too. That one was awesome the whole way through.

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Re: New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 03:37:46 PM »
I was highly impressed with the video for The Writing On The Wall. Great way to announce the new album.  I haven't really taken to the other songs as much, but I'll keep listening.

Time to pull out the Seventh Son album too. That one was awesome the whole way through.
Seventh Son was the one that "sold" me in the first place :D

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 04:35:41 PM »
I was highly impressed with the video for The Writing On The Wall. Great way to announce the new album.  I haven't really taken to the other songs as much, but I'll keep listening.

Time to pull out the Seventh Son album too. That one was awesome the whole way through.
Seventh Son was the one that "sold" me in the first place :D
Seventh Son made me want to base a D&D character on the concept. Finally managed in 5e. "He has the power to heal. He has the gift of the Second Sight....", all that stuff.
I don't remember all of the build, but "A cloak of Fear..." was the Eyebite spell. Aasimar Divine Soul Sorcerer.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 12:40:42 PM »
I've listened to a couple tracks and so far so good. I will definitely add it to my collection.

Here's hoping they tour it. I saw them a couple years ago and they still got it. Who am I kidding, Iron Maiden will tour till they drop.

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 12:45:34 PM »
This is one of their more solid re-union releases. Really enjoying it so far. It is also definitely an album that benefits from repeat listens. The choruses and solos are very strong. I like the balance of sound across the album as well.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 09:19:43 PM »
I also like Bruce on this one, he’s better than the previous two (if I remember correctly). The guy is a metal legend so I’ve already set the bar high (despite aging, cancer, and all that) and he pulls it off very well.

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Re: New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 12:09:20 AM »
Just a little heads up: I’m not a “vinyl snob” (some vinyl records sound like crap) but every now and again I find a record that actually sounds better on vinyl. This is definitely one of those records. Also confirmed by some people in a YouTube review I saw, so it’s not just my system. There’s more oomf in the bass and drums for starters.

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Re: New Iron Maiden album. Wheee!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 04:56:58 AM »
I haven't warmed to the new album yet. Maybe after I hear some of it live. So far, it seems kinda forgettable like The Final Frontier which I keep wanting to like, but find myself just playing other albums instead.

I saw three shows of the last Maiden tour (twice with the fan club which was terrific fun) and it was awesome (as always), but the stage show was huge compared to previous tours. Looking forward to the next tour.

I saw Maiden USA, a cover band, a few weeks ago and it was such tremendous fun. They did a couple songs that Maiden hadn't played either ever or not in 30+ years which was very cool.

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2021, 10:06:46 PM »
To me, it’s a very solid album. I rank it somewhere in the middle of their studio output. First off, I don’t think there are any BAD songs or even mildly annoying songs on here, I can actually listen to the whole thing and enjoy it (and I can be very picky, even as a fan). Second, it happens to have one of those rare songs that give me goosebumps. That’s a huge plus. In my case that’s the Parchment. Yes it’s another long Harris song, but with this one he made a top five Maiden epic in my book. It’s sinister as hell, and Iron Maiden does sinister so well. Bruce’s buildup to “heading for afterlife, meet me there” is very powerful.

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The last two albums
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2021, 06:21:50 PM »
I'm not sure why the backhanded mentions about the last two albums.
I love the last two as much as Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind.
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Re: The last two albums
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2021, 09:50:03 AM »
I'm not sure why the backhanded mentions about the last two albums.
I love the last two as much as Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind.

Just a matter of taste really. Book of Souls is ok to me, but I have a friend who thinks it’s one of their best ever. I like the sound of the album for sure (some classical instrument bits etc). I could never really get into Final Frontier.