If they play the entire album live, I could see them leaving space for interpretation and variation, and also some improvisation in solos, drumming and melodies. Rick Beato said the great bands of the 70s were interesting and on the edge, because they dared to improvise. I mean, in the case of Maiden, some people I know have been comparing Nicko’s playing to Billy Cobham for years, and yesterday I noticed the juicyness of some of his 6/8 fills and thought: yeah, more of that in the main cymbals etc! Also, the vocals, “varietas”.
I've wanted to do a review and post it here for a while already, but the album is so good that I just think: "nah, I will do it later... let me listen to The Parchment again in this little free time that I have".
Anyway, I think the album is better than TBOS already, which was in my top 5 of maiden albums.
I really hope they play the full album live. I really do.