Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

Spaldy

Ancient Mariner
On a similar note it would have been nice if The Parchment had orchestration on it to give it a kind of a Maurice Jarre type feel to it, although I do hate that synthetic orchastra sound alot of bands use. Can you fit a 80-piece orchestra inside Guillaume Tell?
No, you'd record the orchestra separately in a large room or chamber.
 

EDDIEVH

Prowler
Been digesting for a week now, am I the only one who thinks the title track is the weakest song? DOFP was my original weakest but it has grown on me, Senjutsu is my least fave and will be a poor concert opener if they go their usual route with that.

WOTW and Stratego, i liked when released, but are even better within the context of the album. LIALW and TTM have been growers which i both thoroughly enjoy but the last 4 songs are all absolute bona fide masterpieces. TDH has an incredible chorus and glorious solos, the mid section of Celts is wonderful and The Parchment and HOE are just phenomenal top to toe.
 

DJMayes

Ancient Mariner
I've a lot of love for the title track, and could see myself singing along to that chorus live.

A full ranking is difficult but Senjutsu would be close to the the; the only song I definitely would put above it is Darkest Hour.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
One week after the release of the album I finally have my copy of the limited boxset thanks to the dreadful distribution to independent retailers.

The album has some great things and some not so great stuff too. It is better than DOD and TFF and miles better than the 90s albums; not far from TBOS and BNW but nowhere near AMOLAD (top 5 Maiden album for me).

The boxset, albeit overpriced (I have paid £95.99 for it), it is very well made and, based on the horror stories I have read online, much better value for money than the FC one!

Now I just have to wait until I get the correct booklet for the Senjutsu album…
 
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Poto

Ancient Mariner
One week after the release of the album I finally have my copy of the limited boxset thanks to the dreadful distribution to independent retailers.

The album has some great things and some not so great stuff too. It is better than DOD and TFF and miles better than the 90s albums; not far from TBOS and BNW but nowhere near AMOLADtop 5 Maiden album for me).

The boxset, albeit overpriced (I have paid £95.99 for it), it is very well made and, based on the horror stories I have read online, much better value for money than the FC one!

Now I just have to wait until I get the correct booklet for the Senjutsu album…
I think the album is better than The Book of Souls. TBOS has a couple of weaker songs, Senjutsu's weakest moments are still quite good.
 

Spaldy

Ancient Mariner
Just spinning my vinyl now for the first time, as my turntable was out of action, sounds great, better than the CD

EDIT: Intro of Lost in a Lost World sounds particularly good, picking up a guitar track I hadn't registered before
I know what you mean. I never registered that extra guitar on the CD. Personally with LIALW I would have loved for the whole song to have been the Floydesque intro.
 
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