A new video review of 'Senjutsu' by one of the guitarists of french heavy/thrash band ADX. I'm OK with some of his arguments and not with the others. But, in fine, he didn't understand the musical direction of 'Senjutsu'...
I’d say that Jan and Steve have a tendency to self-plagiarise themselves, that’s all. The Legacy of the Talisman Machine of Souls, whilst a great song, is a very good example of that.Also, do you guys think the nods to old songs (in particular songs set in ancient lore/history) in The Time Machine was on purpose? It would certainly fit the title. I can hear the The Talisman in the intro, the Book of Souls (song) in some of the verses, and there are several other parts I can recognize some similarity, but which I cannot place right now...
People will tell you how great they think that many of the songs of Accident of Birth and Chemical Wedding are because of Adrian, but if you check the album booklet, most of them are only co-written by Roy Z.
Hey, if Bruce had just pretended that Adrian played on Tyranny of Souls and credited him in the booklet, people would rank that album considerably higher.
Lots of people can't even distinguish if a solo is played by Smith instead of Roy Z!
Absolutely! No criticism of them for that from me, but I'm pretty sure that's the intention.Are they just trying to get free publicity or what?
Dave's contribution to those songs lifted them a great deal, would be nice he did have some more input in songwriting.One more Dickinson/Murray collab (which produced Judas Be My Guide) would be something though, or even a Dickinson/Harris/Murray one (resulted in Brave New World and Rainmaker).
I think a good track with some melodic input from Murray is what's missing on Senjutsu.
Well, I believe that we have just seen the strongest Maiden album since the start of the millenium, and that's primary because some particular members didn't bring in anything like Wildest Dreams/El Dorado/Speed of Light this time.
Someone else was allowed to bring his own material instead to a full degree, and that isn't a bad thing.
I’d say that Jan and Steve have a tendency to self-plagiarise themselves, that’s all. The Legacy of the Talisman Machine of Souls, whilst a great song, is a very good example of that.
I sort of agree and don't at the same time. It's a signature sound by now. If we are going to go into that, how many Adrian Smith riffs starts the same way? Sliding from D5 - E5 chords? Wasted Years / Paschendale / The Final Frontier / The Writing on the Wall...
I agree with you, There are a lot of videos of people reacting to Maiden videos, making reviews, playing covers…It's really amusing. People recording themselves in his room playing a cover… wtf??? why?So what?
Don’t get me wrong, but I find this trend of YouTube reviews from musicians from other bands quite amusing. Are they just trying to get free publicity or what?
Dave's rhythm guitar work is an important part of Maiden's sound even on this album though, he is kind of underrated in that aspect. But it's true that his lead work has faded a bit.Listening the album I think Dave Murray wasn't in the Paris studio for more than one hour.