The Ultimate Album #17 Fantasy Contest Thread

Perun

Περούν Παντοκράτωρ
Staff member
If we take the word "prediction" seriously, we will have to consider that the only basis for predictions we have is empirical evidence. The best empirical evidence we have is the output from the band as it is today as a six-piece with Kevin Shirley as producer, thus five studio albums with material to work with. Based on this evidence, we can predict the following:

  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will start with a definite article
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will start with an indefinite article
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will start with a zero article
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album title will be a noun phrase
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album title will contain a minimum of 3 words
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will contain 4 words or more
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will contain 6 words or more
  • There is a 0/5 chance that the album title will contain a verb
  • There is a 0/5 chance that the album title will contain an adverb
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album title will contain a preposition
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will contain a conjunction
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will contain at least one adjective
  • There is a 4/5 chance that the album will contain a title track
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album will contain a minimum of 10 tracks
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album will contain 11 tracks or more
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album cover will contain more than one figural depiction.
If anybody wants to do the math on writing credits and song/album lengths, be my guest. I'm just here to show you how a proper prediction is done.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
The Gajesty of Maia

1. Not a Rip-Off from Beckett [Harris] 0:01
2. Occult and Things [Dickinson] 3:49
3. Fishrodsmallwood [Smith] 4:55
4. Golf Club Blues [Harris, Murray, McBrain] 4:30
5. The Gajesty of Maia [Harris, Gers] 9:40
6. Brexit Song for a Dutchman [Dickinson] 5:10
7. When the Wild Book Tour Blows [Harris, Dickinson] 8:30
8. Progressive Club Banger 3000 [Harris, Smith] 2:30
9. Gallopping Song in E Minor [Harris] 12:15
10. The Ultimate Finale (Not That We Are Retiring) [Harris, Smith, Dickinson] 9:10

Bonus:

Alexander the Great Live - Rock in Narnia - inaudible

Release Date: 30 February 2057
 

mtmccox

Ancient Mariner
Since we have (The) Man of Sorrows and The Alchemist, we can just keep guessing Bruce's solo song titles and there is a tiny tiny chance we get it right.

How about Maiden's River of No Return with fast powermelodies and rolling runs of Montsegur?
 

Spambot

Ancient Mariner
If we take the word "prediction" seriously, we will have to consider that the only basis for predictions we have is empirical evidence. The best empirical evidence we have is the output from the band as it is today as a six-piece with Kevin Shirley as producer, thus five studio albums with material to work with. Based on this evidence, we can predict the following:

  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will start with a definite article
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will start with an indefinite article
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will start with a zero article
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album title will be a noun phrase
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album title will contain a minimum of 3 words
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will contain 4 words or more
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will contain 6 words or more
  • There is a 0/5 chance that the album title will contain a verb
  • There is a 0/5 chance that the album title will contain an adverb
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album title will contain a preposition
  • There is a 1/5 chance that the album title will contain a conjunction
  • There is a 2/5 chance that the album title will contain at least one adjective
  • There is a 4/5 chance that the album will contain a title track
  • There is a 5/5 chance that the album will contain a minimum of 10 tracks
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album will contain 11 tracks or more
  • There is a 3/5 chance that the album cover will contain more than one figural depiction.
If anybody wants to do the math on writing credits and song/album lengths, be my guest. I'm just here to show you how a proper prediction is done.

I won't do the math, I trust you. Now go and do this math-wizzy thing with all the songs.
Start at your own convenience.
 

Fabio Maiden

Educated Fool
Let's try!

IRON MAIDEN - THE SANDS OF TIME
Release Date: November 20th, 2020

1. Light Years Away (4:55)
2. Castle Of Bones (6:13)
3. Surrender To Death (5:51)
4. Shadows Of Your Past (6:29)
5. Strange Illusion (5:21)
6. Conquistador (5:08)
7. A Reason To Live (7:45)
8. No More Fear (6:57)
9. The Sands Of Time (12:09)
 
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KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Iron Maiden - Near the Edge

A semi-concept album about earth, nature, and changes in life. This will be the last album of their career.
Release date: September 4th, 2020

1. Space and Time (Smith, Harris) (6:11)
2. Planetary Submission (Murray, Dickinson, Harris) (3:58) - This will be the lead single.
3. Natural Selection (Dickinson) (7:32)
4. Without Us (Harris, Dickinson) (5:49) - The second single
5. Caves In The Abyss (Gers, Harris) (9:52)
6. Smoke Without Fire (McBrain, Smith, Dickinson) (6:35)
7. Losing Time (Murray, Harris) (8:17)
8. The Lost Tales (Smith) (4:30)
9. The Tribes Of Water And Magma (Gers, Harris) (11:32)
10. Near The Edge (Harris) (7:11)
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
Looking back, this was absolutely ridiculous thing to begin with, so why not to... actually post an entry myself. :D

The Writing on the Wall
4.10.2021

1. Belshazzar's Feast (Dickinson/Smith/Harris) 7:30
2. Judgement on the King (Dickinson/Gers/Harris) 6:03
3. Days Numbered, Weighed, Divided... (Dickinson) 7:01
4. Beyond the Veil (Smith/Harris) 5:21
5. Second Coming (Harris) 8:10
6. Beneath Heaven, Above Hell (Smith/Dickinson) 6:58
7. A Vision of Destruction (Gers/Harris) 9:02
8. Reminiscence (Murray/Harris) 5:43
9. Seventy Weeks (Harris/Dickinson) 7:13
10. Reaching Heavens (Harris) 10:19

Not the best way to roll some minutes off the clock before the Feast, but there you go...
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
This is my final submission, the culmination of two years’ worth of expectation and clues-that-went-nowhere compiled into one tracklist which is probably way off the Mark.
 

Flaming Blimp Crash

Ancient Mariner
Hey, what the hell, there's still time so I'll throw my hat in.

Writing on the Wall
Release Date: September 10th, 2021

1. Dawn at the Gates (Dickinson) - 7:19
2. Live Forever (Smith/Dickinson) - 5:04
3. Hell on Earth (Smith/Harris) - 6:25
4. Darius Rising (Dickinson) - 9:16
5. The Harbinger (Smith/Dickinson/Harris) - 5:33
6. The Lion of Babylon (Gers/Harris) - 10:25
7. Man or Beast (Smith/Harris) - 4:41
8. Thy Kingdom Come (Murray/Harris) - 7:44
9. The Mirage (Gers/Harris) - 9:11
10. The Writing on the Wall (Harris/Dickinson) - 13:32

Runtime: 79:10
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Babylon
Release Date: September, 3rd 2021

1.Dark Times (Smith/Harris) 4:45
2.Tower Of Fear (Smith/Dickinson) 5:20
3.The Scroll (Dickinson) 5:32
4.Ancient Stone (Gers/Harris) 4:04
5.Babylon (Harris) 9:40
6.King's Fate (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 5:55
7.The Sands Of Time (Smith/Dickinson) 6:14
8.Magical Pendant (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7:12
9.The Eternal Kingdom (Gers, Harris) 6:50
10.Lady Of The Lake (Murray, Harris) 4:35
11.The Writing On The Wall (Harris, Dickinson) 7:29
 

chaosapiant

Ancient Marinade
Title: The Writing on the Wall Regarding the Inevitable Fall of Babylon
Release Date: Sept 3rd '21
Tracklist:
1. Stranger Danger
2. Wall Fall Down
3. What's Them Words Say?
4. Babylon Fell (Celtic Frost cover)
5. Oh Mother Earth
6. Shut The Door It's Hot Out and You're Letting in Flies
7. Stop Being a Know-It-All Daniel
8. An American Werewolf in Quarantine
 

waspfan

Nomad
IRON MAIDEN - KEEPER OF THE FLAME
Release Date: September 07th, 2021

0. The Writing on the Wall

1. Zero Sum (Harris/Gers)
2. Battlefield (Harris)
3. Soul and Bones (Harris/Gers)
4. The Bad Place --- Koontz's Book (Harris/Dickinson/Gers)
5. Speaks the Nightbird --- Mccammon's Book (Dickinson/Harris/Gers)
6. The Throat (Harris/Gers)
7. My Storm (Harris/Murray)
8. The Old Curiosity Shop --- Charles Dickens (Harris/Smith)
9. The Ghost of Gideon Wise --- Chesterton (Dickinson)
10. Keeper of the Flame (Harris/Gers)

11. Modern Prometheus --- BIG 24MIN MUSICAL EPIC ON Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Harris)

Covers:
Power of the Night (SAVATAGE)
Inside the Electric Circus (WASP, of course)
Destination (Eloy)
Black Velvet Stallion (Budgie)
 

Lampwick 43

Barstool Warrior
Alexander the Great Pt. 2: Scenes from Macedonia

1. Overture 356 BC (Instrumental) (Harris) 3:37
2. Feel Like I've Been Here Before (Murray/Harris) 5:12
3. Deadly Tragedy (Smith/Dickinson) 6:49
4. The Macedon King (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 11:22
5. Hearts of Men (Smith/Dickinson) 5:29
6. Egypt (Gers/Harris) 12:53
7. The Dance of Alexandria (Instrumental) (McBrain/Harris) 6:13
8. The Gordian Knot (Murray/Harris) 6:30
9. Hellenism (Dickinson) 7:48
10. Marching On (Gers/Harris) 5:34
11. Babylon (Harris) 21:12
12. The Legend Carries On (Harris/Murray/Smith/Gers/McBrain/Dickinson) 6:38
 

Lampwick 43

Barstool Warrior
The rest of this looks like hell but I’d love to hear this one.
Egypt is certainly a highlight, but I know you, of all people, will be able to appreciate The Gordian Knot, which is sure to be the most complex song Maiden have ever dared to write!

And let's also not overlook Hearts of Men, a soulful acoustic ballad that's bound to bring a tear to even the most hardened cynic's eye.
 
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