This poll assumes Maiden has a new album and tour planned for 2024 or 2025.
Bruce. A lot more. His collaboration with Roy Z seems very innovatively. The big potential in this context seems that Bruce and Roy seem to listen to each others points of views and consider thinking things over if nescessary, or even more so, it seems they are INTERESTED in what each other has to say or might be thinking or might bring up to the table. With Steve Harris this seems impossible.
You call songs like Senjutsu, Stratego, Writing, Darkest Hour, Parchment, Hell On Earth ''creative spent''? No chance. Neither Maiden nor Bruce have lost the magic imo.Bruce. I think Maiden are pretty much spent as a creative entity.
I agree, although I think they proved they can still make a great album in the form of TOS (and they didn't have much time to do it). With the new one, they had worked on it since 2015, so it's really curious what Bruce has done after such a long period of time. I expect something special.But I'd still pick out the sheer uniqueness of Maiden's compositions as the bigger draw over Bruce solo.
and the test with Mandrake Project is whether the Bruce/Roy combo is still as magical without Adrian. And without the gut-level desire Bruce had to make a statement to Maiden and to his fans back in the late 90s,