Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
There could still be a subtle and subconscious influence of the times - if certain themes are present in society, they will work their way into the art, one way or another, because it's just what's on the artist's mind.

Not saying this is the case here, of course. I didn't pay any attention to the lyrics yet, so I just don't know. I'm just saying if the people around you keep talking about freedom, resistance, independence and whatnot for years, you will be thinking about freedom, resistance and independence a lot.
 

Mega

Ancient Mariner
I don't see any themes throughout the album, let alone brexit. Honestly, it's a bit hard to even understand what Steve is on about in his four epics. Waiting for interviews to see what he has to say about them.
 

dmort93

Educated Fool
There is no indication of Steve Harris' political leanings in his songs, and I think that's quite a stupid assumption to think there is. It just causes problems when there is no need to be any. He is a 65 year old man who has seen a lot of change during his time. I'm only 28 and I think there has been a lot of changes, good and bad during my life so far! You can be an adult of any age to draw the conclusion that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. The constant news cycle now because of the internet age and smartphones is only going to make it seem more prevalent.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
There is no indication of Steve Harris' political leanings in his songs, and I think that's quite a stupid assumption to think there is. It just causes problems when there is no need to be any. He is a 65 year old man who has seen a lot of change during his time. I'm only 28 and I think there has been a lot of changes, good and bad during my life so far! You can be an adult of any age to draw the conclusion that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. The constant news cycle now because of the internet age and smartphones is only going to make it seem more prevalent.

And to think I had assumed the 93 in your username referred to when you became a fan. Gosh, you make me feel old! :lol:
 

R@inmaker

Educated Fool
I'm not making any value judgments here folks. I'm just stating my own observations on the themes. And I'm aware of Steve and Bruce's feelings regarding Brexit. The world is changing fast. Some of it is good (to some) and some of it is bad (to some). Popular opinion by default is not necessarily correct. History judges most accurately.
 

jazz from hell

Ancient Mariner
I keep seeing comments about how this album doesn’t have any fast parts. It’s a more somber album but it does have moments of explosiveness. The way HoE rips open after the intro, the fast section at the end of The Parchment, the double-time ending of DoFP. All of Stratego. Those moments are still clearly there.
I wonder how The Trooper would sound slowed down and tuned down, to C# or something. Perhaps @Jer or someone could do a version...
 

dmort93

Educated Fool
I'm not making any value judgments here folks. I'm just stating my own observations on the themes. And I'm aware of Steve and Bruce's feelings regarding Brexit. The world is changing fast. Some of it is good (to some) and some of it is bad (to some). Popular opinion by default is not necessarily correct. History judges most accurately.
what has Steve ever said regarding Brexit? Just did a quick google and couldn't find anything immediate.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
One year after The X Factor and I am far from the youngest person here.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
what has Steve ever said regarding Brexit? Just did a quick google and couldn't find anything immediate.

As far as I know, he has not said anything about Brexit.

Edit: here's an interview (in Spanish) in which he says that he hopes Brexit would not affect British musicians touring Europe

 
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