No need to get sarcastic on me.
I'm starting to get really tired of complainers. I'm sorry if a little facetiousness rubs you the wrong way, but there's oodles of evidence that Maiden has put together complex track after complex track on each album - just like they used to - as well as quicker, simpler rockers - just like they used to.No need to get sarcastic on me.
This thread was opened for one reason only, and that's to troll.
I do agree that PC seems like less of a troll lately, but a lot of things in this thread seem really far fetched. As if he's looking for something to complain about with new Maiden without giving it a chance. I understand not liking SoL or the artwork or the production or whatever, but I don't see a single reason why someone could honestly think that Maiden has stopped caring. The fact that they even bother to keep making albums now (let alone double albums) when they could've easily made BNW their last studio album and done nostalgia tours for the rest of their career shows that there's no question about whether or not they care.Sure, Play Classics has trolled in the past. However, in this instance, I don't see any trolling what-so-ever. I see some very valid points. Maybe those points aren't worded perfectly, but why jump on that? He's created an opportunity for discussion on a topic that a lot of people feel strongly about.
Video game websites I visit, have topics about the song because of the video, and people say the song sounds like a demo. So do a lot of the youtube comments, and a lot of people here.
His questions are valid, he's clarified it's his opinion. Where is the trolling? Why be dismissive of someone who has trolled in the past but is making an effort now?
I think people like me who was born in 1990, I like 80's, some 90's and consider BNW to be a masterpiece. I know maiden have to do new stuff but they sholud still make it sound like the maiden people like me and PC love where as SOL sounds nothing like what I hoped maiden would sound like.
That's pushing the edge. We're all Maiden fans here, no need to be rude.if you don't like it go and listen to another band
I know maiden have to do new stuff but they sholud still make it sound like the maiden people like me and PC love where as SOL sounds nothing like what I hoped maiden would sound like.
That is a good point. How much of a departure is it from their early years of recording or even BNW and DoD? How long did they work on Paschendale or Ghost of the Navigator? Did they rehearse the songs, polish the recording? If things were always the same way as TFF and this album then I have no case.Some people make it sound like this album (which they haven't heard) consists of the first ideas that came to the band's minds. They were in Paris for at least a month. That doesn't seem like a quick bang-it-out to me.
How long did it take to record their early albums?
Also, I'm not sure more time equals better album, or even more polished.
Rush worked on Vapour Trails forever and it turned out sounding like mud.
Def Leppard lost any vestige of metal credibility polishing Hysteria to a sheen.
I never heard the autotuning on TFF also not after you pointed out the exact moment. But I wonder if that high STARS is autotuned. Funny.The thing I will give you, is the "going for the live sound", (not counting the horrible, almost untampered tom sound) in the regard that the drum playing mistakes in the song is distracting. This is definitely intentional, as I hear zero auto tuning on the vocals as well (audible in spots throughout AMOLAD and TFF). They are looking for natural, not perfect, but I'd prefer the tom fills not to sound sloppy. I'm all for neglecting tuning though. I hate auto tuning with a passion.
I like the new song in itself. Very cool guitar melodies, main riff and attitude.
I don't think it sounds out of time. 1 hit on a different element of the kit. Come on. This is not in the mistake category, really.I know, listen to the intro nickos drum fill at 14 seconds in after he hits the cowbell sounds so out of time not too mention the toms sound horrible.
This is no sloppiness. If Nicko would end a break bad, causing him to depart wrongly (timing) in the next segment, that would be a mistake. Nothing of that here. These are basic breaks. Perhaps too basic, but at least there are breaks. . What I do dig about his playing are these cool accents on the ride cymbal. I'll go a bit further even:I dig the song in itself though and the boys obviously care. But the tom fills sloppiness and the tom sound is getting more and more on my nerves than the first couple listens.