Iron Maiden write on the wall

2021-07-16 by SitarHero | 69 Comments
Metal grandpas Iron Maiden have decided that there's still have some gas left in the tank so they've dropped a new single called "The Writing on the Wall". No news yet about whether there's an album imminent.


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Panzerchrist
July 16th 2021
555 Comments


It's fine and that's okay!

conesmoke
July 16th 2021
6859 Comments


Cool song, has Eddy always been able to utilise the force like that?

BigPleb
July 16th 2021
63198 Comments


Cool song, nothing groundbreaking but just Maiden doing what they do best!

You're always guaranteed a great guitar solo, too m/

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2021
24955 Comments


I'm just grateful they are all alive and kicking at this point.

Can't wait to hear the rest.

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BigPleb
July 16th 2021
63198 Comments


Song is definitely a grower too, liking it even more with every listen.

ChaoticVortex
July 16th 2021
1187 Comments


Song is definitely a grower too, liking it even more with every listen. (2)

hansoloshotfirst
July 16th 2021
1494 Comments


it's fine, which is pretty much their ceiling nowadays.

Paulstanley10
July 16th 2021
4 Comments


Iron dickinson

conesmoke
July 16th 2021
6859 Comments


Solid pornstar name

MercySeat
July 16th 2021
371 Comments


[3]

Sabrutin
July 16th 2021
7798 Comments


Glad to have the band still kicking, but the song itself is a snoozer for me unfortunately. Also why are the guitars so panned to the sides to the point of being virtually useless?

BigPleb
July 16th 2021
63198 Comments


Spotify and Apple Music versions sound fine.

YouTube has a tendency to make the mix sound terrible.

kalkwiese
July 16th 2021
7519 Comments


Iron dick in son

conesmoke
July 16th 2021
6859 Comments


"who's ready for their iron dickin'"

conesmoke
July 16th 2021
6859 Comments


"Also why are the guitars so panned to the sides to the point of being virtually useless?"

Had to check again because first listen was on the phone speaker. Yeah they're panned quite wide, but I wouldn't say that's why they may feel underwhelming, I'd say that's some masking in need of EQ. So many amazing guitar driven albums double take their guitars and pan hard left hard right to awesome effect

YoYoMancuso
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2021
14451 Comments


metal grandpas

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TheSonomaDude
July 16th 2021
7612 Comments


article is a bit douchey. yeah, how dare old people make music.

zakalwe
July 16th 2021
34473 Comments


Don’t be a soft cunt

SteakByrnes
July 16th 2021
24319 Comments


honestly ya how dare old people make music fuck old people

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Dizchu
July 16th 2021
343 Comments


"Also why are the guitars so panned to the sides to the point of being virtually useless?"

That's pretty much the standard for mixing rhythm guitars, but the audio in the video does sound weird. I think there might be a phase issue or something.

zakalwe
July 16th 2021
34473 Comments


Firstly if anything it’s said as a term of endearment.
Secondly phase issues

Sabrutin
July 16th 2021
7798 Comments


Spotify sounds better but listen to the chorus, the guitar on the left is clearly the musical protagonist of it and yet it's so distant and faint. Then the chorus ends and suddenly a guitar pops up on the right and it sounds fine. Weird ass mix! On the plus side listening so closely made me appreciate the song more.

el_newg
July 16th 2021
1314 Comments


cool vid

conesmoke
July 16th 2021
6859 Comments


Yeah man, who knew Eddie was a Jedi!

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 16th 2021
10112 Comments


Riffs are catchy, solo is nice, chorus is boring, mixing is typical Shirley

Overall not great not terrible. It gets better with a couple of listens but nothing exciting. I don't like most of their post reunion singles though and this is a bit more interesting so im still pretty hyped


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AtomicWaste
Moderator
July 16th 2021
2852 Comments


Just glad to hear Bruce can sing again after, y'know, head/neck cancer.

SitarHero
July 16th 2021
13328 Comments


"article is a bit douchey. yeah, how dare old people make music."

it’s said as a term of endearment. [2]


SitarHero
July 16th 2021
13328 Comments


"Just glad to hear Bruce can sing again after, y'know, head/neck cancer."

When was he not able to sing?Maiden was touring before the pandemic and he was still kicking ass on stage.

RadioNew03
July 16th 2021
59 Comments


Considering there legacy, which is forever timeless and they’re in there mid to late 60’s I’m just pleased that they are still rocking and having fun.

AtomicWaste
Moderator
July 16th 2021
2852 Comments


"When was he not able to sing?Maiden was touring before the pandemic and he was still kicking ass on stage."
You're right, he's been recovered a while. I forget how time works. Still glad he's well and sounds good.

SitarHero
July 16th 2021
13328 Comments


Yeah, both his body and voice are in phenomenal shape, all things considered. Dude's a true professional.

Donchivo
July 16th 2021
1250 Comments


Yeah, Bruce sounds great! Promising after the letdown the last live album was vocalwise.

The song is nice, laid back, pleasant, great solo. Decent stuff!

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veninblazer
July 16th 2021
12235 Comments


Bruce sounds awful here wtf
it's nice to hear he can actually sing still, but i don't like the sound.

rockarollacola
July 16th 2021
916 Comments


Kevin Shirley strikes again fucking up what could be a decent song. The music is okay, but the production sounds like ASS. I hate that this legendary band is going to spend the rest of their days with a producer who intentionally makes their studio recordings sound like dogshit.

WhiteNoise
July 16th 2021
3754 Comments


It’s okay, but I like it more than the lead singles from the previous two albums.

We’re never going to get another Wicker Man and they’re notorious for picking the worst songs as singles recently.

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
July 16th 2021
20608 Comments


wow that production really is godawful lmao. not even a "personal taste" thing, legit sounds like they have no idea how to produce a record.

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daysofthunder
July 16th 2021
64 Comments


Not really a fan of this but glad to see them still kicking at least

rockarollacola
July 17th 2021
916 Comments


"wow that production really is godawful lmao. not even a "personal taste" thing, legit sounds like they have no idea how to produce a record."

[2]

Kevin Shirley fucking SUCKS at his job.

Ikarus14
July 17th 2021
1427 Comments


They tend to release their weaker tracks as lead singles. And since this song is already decent that can only be a good thing.

Panzerchrist
July 17th 2021
555 Comments


I thought Speed of Light was a personal highlight from BoS but whatevs

Eons
July 17th 2021
3167 Comments


pretty good riff

rockarollacola
July 17th 2021
916 Comments


Speed of Light was definitely a highlight on Book of Souls. Hope the new record will contain more up-tempo 3-5 minute tracks like that. With that being said, the longer tracks on BoS were actually really solid in comparison to the 8-9 minute chug-fests found on AMoLaD and Final Frontier.

WhiteNoise
July 18th 2021
3754 Comments


Nah Speed of Light sucked, it sounded like a bad Deep Purple song.

If Eternity should fail was the highlight of that bloated record.

Meridiu5
July 18th 2021
3523 Comments


this was really weird.

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OverSlyZed91
July 18th 2021
61 Comments


Well...that was fucking great. The production sounds like Powerslave.

Titan
July 18th 2021
22590 Comments


Loved all of the nuggets in the video such as the various Eddie's on the motorcycles, the remains of the crashed zeppelin (Empire Of The Clouds), the back cover of TNOTB as the video starts, among many others....

zakalwe
July 18th 2021
34473 Comments


Song is a grower. Love it.

Titan
July 18th 2021
22590 Comments


Empty Trooper beer cans on the desert floor, a crashed Ed Force One

Bfhurricane
July 18th 2021
6259 Comments


That video was fucking awesome. I am so here for whatever the fuck is going on in Bruce Dickinson’s mind.

FabiusPictor202
July 18th 2021
1395 Comments


not feeling this

Titan
July 18th 2021
22590 Comments


I find this to be a grower....I like it a lot more than most of their other singles since the Dance Of Death record

SputnikSweetheart
July 19th 2021
324 Comments


Iron Maiden can do no wrong honestly. Always welcome

BigPleb
July 19th 2021
63198 Comments


New album 'Senjutsu' due out September 3rd.

Tracklist:

1. Senjutsu (Smith/Harris) 8:20
2. Stratego (Gers/Harris) 4:59
3. The Writing On The Wall (Smith/Dickinson) 6:13
4. Lost In A Lost World (Harris) 9:31
5. Days Of Future Past (Smith/Dickinson) 4:03
6. The Time Machine (Gers/Harris) 7:09
7. Darkest Hour (Smith/Dickinson) 7:20
8. Death Of The Celts (Harris) 10:20
9. The Parchment (Harris) 12:39
10. Hell On Earth (Harris) 11:19

Detritivore
July 19th 2021
319 Comments


Long songs here

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 19th 2021
10112 Comments


4 solo tracks from Steve huh. It can be great or very repetitive lol

Hype

Titan
July 19th 2021
22590 Comments


Another double album, way too long....again

Pikazilla
July 19th 2021
17635 Comments


reported

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
July 19th 2021
14573 Comments


Twice

Ebola
July 19th 2021
4045 Comments


another double album KILL ME

Allergist
July 19th 2021
1079 Comments


Old people are STUPID!

Titan
July 19th 2021
22590 Comments


man if I can be picky, an 8 song album would've been perfect, with an average runtime of 7 minutes per song, one of which was 10 minutes long or so

Harris is the sole writer of the 4 longest songs, so I definitely expect a lot of repetitiveness and bloat

an example is The Red And The Black....great, great song, but he could've shaved 3 minutes off of it or so

zakalwe
July 19th 2021
34473 Comments


Quality artwork
Death of the Celts


Insta 5

rodrigo90
July 19th 2021
6950 Comments


Another double album, way too long....again


As long as it sounds like seventh son...I'm fine. They can do it over and over again.

ChrimzonCanine
July 21st 2021
828 Comments


Song is ok. Still gonna buy the album when it drops

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ratcatbaby
July 22nd 2021
33 Comments


iron boomers strike again, awesome song

veninblazer
July 22nd 2021
12235 Comments


if this were instrumental it'd be a lot easier to get through

liftyourself
July 22nd 2021
9 Comments


yeah this is hot garbage tbh

ratcatbaby
July 23rd 2021
33 Comments


Yea no

Muzz79
July 23rd 2021
962 Comments


I was waiting for it. The album cover moves - on applemusic

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