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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    If I'm not mistaken, it's also the first album since Virtual XI to be shorter than the album that preceded it. Uh oh.....Virtual XII incoming. Brace yourselves (chorus repeat x45)
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    Anyone else already hate the 3rd section of Death of the Celts? I thought it was going to be a bone crunching black metal tune based on the song title, but now I can help but think it's the worst Maiden song of all time. Instead, it's just a Maiden song. Meh.
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    This entirely boils down to how you decided to interpret whatever was forthcoming. What hopes and assumptions were created? The band created fliers and a social media campaign, they never actually promised anything. You can't be mad about not getting something you thought was maybe...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    A new song after 6 years, a video that took months to complete, all followed by a new album announcement - none of that was special?
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    For some context, folks complained prior to the release of Book of Souls that nothing was happening either. We made it through that to the new album, we'll survive this one as well. I'd actually like to know as little as possible before my first listen - my curiosity always gets the better of...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    I've always preferred Dance of Death to Brave New World because it felt like the band was truly stepping outside of their comfort zone a little bit and was truly pushing themselves. BNW is probably the best produced reunion album but I also find it the least exciting. To me, DOD sort of...
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    What else do we listen to?

    These days my tastes are all over the place, but I do primarily listen to hard rock/heavy metal. I grew up on Gn'R and Iron Maiden and eventually moved on to faster, heavier bands. Some of my favorites from this year are Cannibal Corpse, Helloween, Creye (swedish AOR band), Asphyx, Fear...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    Folks in the FC are legit freaking out about being able to get this. Like, perhaps I'm wrong, but are there that many Maiden FC members with $450 to blow on a wooden box + trinkets? That's like tickets to 4 (pre-pandemic) shows or 30 CDs or 15 records. Seems really steep...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    I know Maiden fans are crazy collectors, but man I don't really see anywhere close to $450 worth in that FC set. I think I'll stick with the regular box set which already expensive enough.
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    This one? https://www.amazon.com/Senjutsu-2CD-Deluxe-Mediabook-Limited/dp/B099TS4S97/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=iron+maiden+senjutsu&qid=1626980211&sr=8-4
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    New Single - The Writing on the Wall

    A week later and I love this song. I do need to take a break from it until the album is out though as I'm dangerously close to overplaying it. I guess the first new Maiden song in 6 years can have that kind of impact. Regarding production, I do think this sounds better than Book of Souls and...
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    Judas Priest

    I really wanted to like this KK Priest project but each of the 3 songs I've heard have not been good at all. Sounds like a mediocre Priest cover band, so, suits Ripper I guess. Skipsville this one is.
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    After sitting on this news for a few hours I just realized that if BOS was a reinvention (in a way) of the Eddie on the first album cover, this is a reinvention (again, in a way) of the Killers Eddie. BOS - Eddie in front of a background/solid Senjutsu - Eddie with a sharp object
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    My only slight on the artwork and vibe is that it's two "location" albums in a row. We went from the Mayans to the Samurai and it seems like little more of the same but slightly different (which, I suppose, is an apt metaphor for Maiden in general ha). That and we've already seen iterations...
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    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    If I'm not mistaken, this is the most about of solo Steve songs on a Maiden album since The X Factor. I must say, I'm really intrigued by what he brought to the table here. As much as the Harris solo penned songs on the last few albums have been amazing to good, they are all fairly similar...
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