And realising that being stuck thousands of miles apart meant they themselves couldn’t be in the video – Bruce is in London and Janick is in Newcastle, but Steve is in the Bahamas, Nicko in Florida, Dave in Hawaii, and Adrian is, Bruce reckons, somewhere in either America or the UK – the singer realised the solution was just the problem in different clothes.Well it has been clear for quite some time now that they are the driving/decision making force these days. Steve is the co-producer and they both seem to spend most of their time in UK (or so I think). It is not unusual that this happens. I heard that this is the case for other bands to especially during the covid era.
I guess you're right. They are also heavily involved with the stage design for the tours (Rod too?).Well it has been clear for quite some time now that they are the driving/decision making force these days. Steve is the co-producer and they both seem to spend most of their time in UK (or so I think).
My experience with reunion Maiden was pretty similar. I felt like BNW and DoD were pretty on par with each other and not to the level of classic era Maiden. You could take a few songs from each and make one great album. Cool that Maiden were making new music, but the albums were pretty similar in tone and not as special or adventurous as the old stuff. AMOLAD really started to click for me in 2010 and later that year the release of TFF really validated the reunion period. DoD and BNW have grown on me, although I also think the differences in quality between the two albums continue to grow with time.It's actually a sensible thought.
I did not think VXI is bad but I thought it's one of their worst albums. I was not that enamored with BNW either although I've liked the album on release, I thought something like Chemical Wedding is miles ahead of both, and when DoD came out I was already on another train station. I was not aware of a new Maiden album and I didn't like it that much when it came out. Everyone was screaming Paschendale I think it's a good song (not that good on the album tho), nowhere near the hype.
I heard MP3s officially released at AMOLAD time and I did not get it at all. I just didn't.
Recall talking to a friend saying Maiden have gone into some direction I don't understand. And I've been already high on progressive metal train at that point. I remember saying Maiden beats, melodies, riffs, I don't get any more. The weird phrasing of the voice over a dull 'metal' riff such as Thousand Suns over an irregular drum beat. Huh
At that late 2006 the thing that got me "back" into Maiden was one of the stuff that brought me in in the first place. Somewhere In Time. After some years of listening to 'technical' music I remember being awestruck over guitar sound and Smith solos on the record. I thought to myself, well this is highly technical. Maybe not overly complex but god damn these guys can play. That got me back. And soon after, Benjamin Breeg came on random shuffle and I got hooked.
So to TLDR - reunion Maiden wasn't an insta-hit for me, at least after BNW. It took some time to click, it did after a few years. The point is, if that didn't happen, I am not sure I would be around here.
What Mosh meant is how can you not have enthusiasm about the band's new material and still hang around for decades?
You just hate everything, don't you?I just listened to the Burning a couple of times. It is obvious which parts belong to Steve.....if they are indicative of the way he approached the new album...I am in deep problem. I know this is not on topic but what is wrong with their singer???His voice is not even funny!
I just listened to the Burning a couple of times. It is obvious which parts belong to Steve.....if they are indicative of the way he approached the new album...I am in deep problem. I know this is not on topic but what is wrong with their singer???His voice is not even funny!
Consodering DOD came out in 2003 and the 5.1 DVDAudio a year later, the fact that TWOTW BLU RAY is DTS (that means 7.1 right?), the fact that atmos is more complex than 5.1 and the fact that Kevin's post about atmos was fairly recenet, I believe there is a possibility of a full album BLU RAY release in 2022