I just punched a hole through the wall, in a fit of rage. WHY HASN'T MAIDEN ANNOUNCED ALBUM NUMBER 18 YET?This is the thread where you can post as many off topic Maiden rants as your moods lets you. Have Maiden not offered their views on a political occurance? Why haven't Maiden forced Fender to release a Gers signature guitar? Why, oh why, didn't they include Total Eclipse on NoTB? Or are you annoyed with their lacking online pandemic presence? Tell us how you feel.
I agree they don't really like to modulate much which sounds stale after a while, but I'm not sure what you mean by "chord based arrangements".The absolute abuse of E/guitar root tonality in combination with chord based arrangements is starting to bother me.
The seagulls, the ones in Darkest Hour. Not just length of the seagull noise segments, but the fact that it doesn't sound like seagulls over the beaches of Normandy, if that's what it's meant to be. White cliffs of Dover, maybe, but that's definitely a load of seagulls on cliffs, you can hear the echoes. I speak as someone who is used to the seagull-infested shores (including cliffs) of North East England.