I expect this to grow on future listens, but really feel like they could have gotten this one down to a 9 minute version and it would have been better as a more compact song. Still, glad to hear these kind of different-ish melodies in a Steve song which are all typically way too familiar. I just wish it was a bit stronger.
+1 for Nomad slander. It's one of the worst songs Beckett ever wrote.As for Nomad, I get lots of you guys love BNW and this song, but I find it way too monotonous and half baked compared to anything Steve did on Senjutsu.
The main problem of Nomad is that it keeps a traditional structure for the first half. I mean that the second part ( mind you with a single guitar/ stolen melodies/ drum machine like drums sounds like a different song). I feel that The Parchment is Nomad on Steroids and a PhD degree.+1 for Nomad slander. It's one of the worst songs Beckett ever wrote.
I've got my struggles with The Parchment, but it feels like what The Nomad should have been. The slower, heavier riffs make more sense as a buildup to the instrumental section, and the chorus to the latter has always annoyed me.
Not really hearing anything out of the ordinary about the techniques used / note choice?Do you guys think that the first part of Dave's solo (from 5:02) could be backwards? I guess that sound could be gotten by some effects or other, but the playing also seems to be somewhat odd in phrasing here and there
Am I imagining things?
I love TRATB, my fav Maiden song of all time.I wish I could appreciate TRATB and WTWWB. To me these two epitomize everything I feel Steve has been doing wrong for decades.
?!The downpicking pattern is ~ 350 bpm over the staccato parts