Satellite 15.. The Final Frontier

How good is Satellite 15.. The Final Frontier on a scale of 1-10?

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clap hands

An extra point for ambitiousness. Once S15 ends it's pretty paint by numbers, nothing too great. I'd give it a six without the intro.


In the labyrinth of eternity
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Was there ever a physical release of the promo video for this one?

Edit: Never mind, it's on the En Vivo! DVD. Haha, silly me. :oops:


General of the Dark Army
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I actually like the pretty paint by numbers (although its more comic book than paint by numbers to me). It has the feel of old-style Maiden fun on an album that leans towards being quite serious.


A hollow universe in space
I recently heard that the drums on Satellite 15 are actually done with a drum machine... Is there any official confirmation?


Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
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It was literally a tape he gave to Steve as an idea, and Steve went, "That's brilliant!" and H was like "But I thought we'd re-record it..."


Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
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Major disappointment that they didn't re-record it. The intro sounds cool as is but there are a lot of huge problems (mostly the drum loop skip) and it sounds very much like a demo at times. Lots of potential lost there.


Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
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Yeah, I agree. It almost felt like a Steve Harris-is-in-charge-fuck-you-H call.


The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Adrian said that they tried to play the intro themselves.It seems they went with the easy way.