Thread for all discussion of the track 'The Writing On The Wall' from Iron Maiden's 17th studio album 'Senjutsu'.
The sound is only spotty in the music video. The band have also uploaded a better quality audio stream on YouTube here.I've only heard the Youtube version so far and I hear the sound is better on Spotify. I hope so, because especially the vocals sound ... well, not great, in the Youtube edition. It is sometimes directly hard to hear what Bruce is singing.
Yes.TWotW is a masterclass in cohesive songwriting. You can hear it was developed from a strong main idea and all the parts are rooted in it. Great folky vibe. This is one of those tracks that sounds 100% Maiden but no copycat would ever come up with it. Familiar, yet totally fresh. Pretty atypical for Adrian too, so it's great to see him trying new stuff.
I love the guitars here. The parts are interesting and complement each other very well. The mid-solo interlude is one of my favourite parts on the whole album.
Phenomenal track, a strong contender for a 10/10 from me, but we'll see, it's still early.