Wow... thanks for the kind words everybody. Truth is, I don't have a last meme. What I have is this:
As I'm writing this (still with a small grin on my face), l haven't heard the album (except singles). The reason is that I'm still savoring this moment. You know, that moment before you press play on a Maiden album you've never heard before? Like you're closing your eyes and leaning your head before the first kiss, your mind telling you something big is about to happen, so it sends a hurricane of emotions through your body? OK, maybe not exactly like that, but in the same ballpark.
Some of us had that moment a couple of times, for some it will be the first time. Afterwards, there will be praising, moaning, comparisons, survivors, memes and all that comes with it but... You can't really repeat that first listening experiences, can you? I don't want to say this may be the last time we go through something like that (especially because some people are repeating it since "Dance of Death" came out) but I'm going to say something similar. If the last year and a half had taught us something, it's this: shit can turn pretty ugly really fast. So, let's first enjoy this moment - there will be time for everything else.
Have a great day!
P.S. Although I'm going to try to isolate myself from the world today, I'm still planning to join LC's listening party tonight, hopefully I'll see some of you there.
P.P.S. I wouldn't mind if mods rename this thread into "MEME THREAD" so others can share their joy or disappointment with "Senjutsu". There'll be a lot of that in next couple of weeks...