Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
I tried to come up with a story that spreads through all the songs in the album:

1- the people must protect the wall from the invaders (Senjutsu).
2- they need to come up with a good strategy quickly, because the war has already begun (Stratego).
3- the end is inevitable (The Writing On The Wall).
4- their world seems to be lost and they started to feel like they are lost too (Lost In A Lost World).
5- their future is long gone (Days Of Future Past).
6- they wished they had a time machine to turn back time, thus they would have been more prepared for their fateful battle (The Time Machine).
7- the darkest hour has occurred for them (Darkest Hour).
8- they asked for help from other tribes, but even the Celts were not enough to repel the threat (Death Of The Celts).
9- they read some tactics written in the parchment from the history of their ancestors, but it was too late (The Parchment).
10- perhaps all hope is lost, hell is on earth, but they will not surrender. Could it all be just a dream or their world is conquered from within... (Hell On Earth).
 

____no5

The Angel Of The Odd
You forgot to mention "Alexander The Great". ;)

I didn’t! By not mentioning such a titan I winked to people in the know, plus I gave to my post more depth.
Originally I was to let Empire out as well, but I decided not to, as I sensed our fellow Maidenfan could have discovered Maiden recently.
 

redandtheblack92

Came to witness the death of the Celts
I didn’t! By not mentioning such a titan I winked to people in the know, plus I gave to my post more depth.
Originally I was to let Empire out as well, but I decided not to, as I sensed our fellow Maidenfan could have discovered Maiden recently.
Ohh no bud. Your friend has been following maiden since he was in the 3rd grade and today he is 28. I’ve heard all classics a millions of times but no closing song sent a chill down my spine like Hell on Earth. Prolly Hallowed is the closest. Rime, Empire, Alexander not that much. They don’t leave you thinking or at the edge of your seat the way Hell on Earth does. I also think Thin Line between Love and Hate is an amazing closer but Hell on Earth just nails it for me. Also not a fan of the Legacy as much so didn’t really matter.
 
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____no5

The Angel Of The Odd
Ohh no bud. Your friend has been following maiden since he was in the 3rd grade and today he is 28. I’ve heard all classics a millions of times but no closing song sent a chill down my spine like Hell on Earth.

Ok fair enough!
A reminder is always in order though after such statements, since during the first weeks of a new release people tend to be in a state of Euphoria! ;)
 

redandtheblack92

Came to witness the death of the Celts
Ok fair enough!
A reminder is always in order though after such statements, since during the first weeks of a new release people tend to be in a state of Euphoria! ;)

Oh yeah you’re right about the euphoria part for sure but I’ve only been hooked on to Jutsu like any other fan since it’s release and this album actually doesn’t have a single weak track. But hell on earth hits hard man. The title is dark with a very hopeful melody and all. I think I’m gonna be superglued on to this album even longer than I like lol
 

redandtheblack92

Came to witness the death of the Celts
It’s phenomenal. An 11 minutes song that feels like 5. It goes well with the Parchment too. I like to listen to them one after the other.
Yeah man. This entire album is actually fast paced. Doesn’t feel like an hour and 22 mins at all. Parchment is like the lost son of Powerslave and has come to haunt us all 37 years later. Favorite on the album is Death of the Celts for me. Just magnificent. I’d also like to think we might have got to see one of Arrys epics on tbos itself but due to a friends death and another sad event he was unable to contribute as much on tbos.
 

DJMayes

Ancient Mariner
So it's the 18th September, over 2 weeks since the album released... and the deluxe 2CD I preordered from Music Glue still has not arrived.

Frustratingly it was dispatched on time, and I can't cancel the order until it arrives or 24th September. I've considered ordering a second version off Amazon several times already but have ended up listening on YouTube this entire time.

Guess I'm just posting this because I'm wound up; it's by far the worst experience I've had with an online order. Is anyone else in the same boat?
 

Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
So it's the 18th September, over 2 weeks since the album released... and the deluxe 2CD I preordered from Music Glue still has not arrived.

Frustratingly it was dispatched on time, and I can't cancel the order until it arrives or 24th September. I've considered ordering a second version off Amazon several times already but have ended up listening on YouTube this entire time.

Guess I'm just posting this because I'm wound up; it's by far the worst experience I've had with an online order. Is anyone else in the same boat?
Not trying to twist the knife mate, but this is why I stopped pre-orders during the pandemic. I could share the FLAC files if you like!
 

DJMayes

Ancient Mariner
Not trying to twist the knife mate, but this is why I stopped pre-orders during the pandemic. I could share the FLAC files if you like!
I don't think preorders were the issue. I preordered the new Night Flight Orchestra album (also released 3rd September) from Amazon and got it day of release. I blame Music Glue for not having it together.

(On the FLAC files: thanks for the offer, but YouTube will last me until I get the CD and rip it myself. I also have the commentary restarting to keep me occupied.)
 

redandtheblack92

Came to witness the death of the Celts
So it's the 18th September, over 2 weeks since the album released... and the deluxe 2CD I preordered from Music Glue still has not arrived.

Frustratingly it was dispatched on time, and I can't cancel the order until it arrives or 24th September. I've considered ordering a second version off Amazon several times already but have ended up listening on YouTube this entire time.

Guess I'm just posting this because I'm wound up; it's by far the worst experience I've had with an online order. Is anyone else in the same boat?
You shoulda done amazon. 0 shipping and cd at your doorstep on release day. Wish we had that privilege.
 

Revelationer

Educated Fool
So it's the 18th September, over 2 weeks since the album released... and the deluxe 2CD I preordered from Music Glue still has not arrived.

Frustratingly it was dispatched on time, and I can't cancel the order until it arrives or 24th September. I've considered ordering a second version off Amazon several times already but have ended up listening on YouTube this entire time.

Guess I'm just posting this because I'm wound up; it's by far the worst experience I've had with an online order. Is anyone else in the same boat?
I still awaiting my silver vinyl and book edition- 20 September arrival date, so it’s impossible to await physical copy for the first ever listen, thank god that I bought iTunes version.
 

Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
I expect Senjutsu to win the Best Album Of The Year award. TBOS has several awards in this regard (its singles too) and AMOLAD too.
Helloween's album was not bad either! I'd vote for Senjutsu to be honest, but HElloween was not bad at all!
 

Iron Lurker

Ancient Mariner
So it's the 18th September, over 2 weeks since the album released... and the deluxe 2CD I preordered from Music Glue still has not arrived.

Frustratingly it was dispatched on time, and I can't cancel the order until it arrives or 24th September. I've considered ordering a second version off Amazon several times already but have ended up listening on YouTube this entire time.

Guess I'm just posting this because I'm wound up; it's by far the worst experience I've had with an online order. Is anyone else in the same boat?
I ordered my deluxe 2 cd from Amazon and got it on the 3rd. I ordered the tshirt bundle from Music Glue and still waiting. Considering they are located in my city of Atlanta I could actually drive there and pick it up…
 

jazz from hell

Ancient Mariner
There’s quite a tempo shift at the beginning of the first chorus of Darkest Hour. They used click tracks on BOS and on this album, who said that again? So I wonder if they didn’t use a click on DH specifically, or if Kevin produces clicks with tempo shifts.
 
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