New Single - The Writing on the Wall

Strings74

Prowler
You know what, I like that they are still trying new things at this stage in their career. It's definitely different but it's a good song. I dig it.

EDIT: Also, the video gives me Aeon Flux vibes. Cool.
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
Reposting here from the Spec thread:

First Impression...
Great music - very western (bluesy) sounding with...WAIT FOR IT...great production! I definitely heard a tiny Davey solo before another absolute monster of an Adrian solo. Weird, but cool video, I guess?

WHAT THE LIVING FUCK IS UP WITH THOSE VOCALS?! Are they from a demo?! Were they recorded during quarantine in Bruce's home bathroom?! They sound like absolute utter fucking shit. Which is a shame, cause the instruments actually sound great.
 

Mountil

Captain Charisma
Bruce's vocals are higher in the mix on Spotify compared to the Youtube premiere. The music video was perhaps the best they've done. The song itself has an incredible intro, will have to give it a fair few listens before I comment on the rest. It's not that I don't like it, it's just not very Maiden in my opinion. But that's probably a good thing. Will just need some time to adjust.
 

johnglen

Educated Fool
I didn’t like it. Honestly, when it comes to slow singles TROBB destroys it with ease. I don’t get why they insist with these celtic melodies. Again weak rhythm guitar sound. Really sad and disappointed .
 

Poto

Ancient Mariner
First impression is good. Thought it was a Janick song at first. Can't wait to get home and listen to it with good headphones.
 

Strings74

Prowler
Reposting here from the Spec thread:

First Impression...
Great music - very western (bluesy) sounding with...WAIT FOR IT...great production! I definitely heard a tiny Davey solo before another absolute monster of an Adrian solo. Weird, but cool video, I guess?

WHAT THE LIVING FUCK IS UP WITH THOSE VOCALS?! Are they from a demo?! Were they recorded during quarantine in Bruce's home bathroom?! They sound like absolute utter fucking shit. Which is a shame, cause the instruments actually sound great.

Yeah, the vocals are a little washed in the mix but I'd like to hear it in a better format that crappy YouTube before I pass final judgement.
 

Demigod_Tyek

Powerslave
It's new Maiden, so I'm automatically thrilled.

Can't wait to see/hear more. Hope we're just a month or two away from full album release.
 

Courbet

Trooper
I am loving it. Unexpected- but that’s great.
I hate the vocals tho. Will have to check out some of the other sources as folks mentioned.
 
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