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So far, I also think it's rather average. Like a mash-up of a couple of old songs. But I wait for the whole album now anyways, only 2 weeks left. I'm curious to see if it can top The Book Of Souls for me, kinda doubt it, but still looking forward of course.
I definitely hear Powerslave.
I hear a couple of songs.the milkman wrote: ↑Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:08 pmI definitely hear Powerslave.
I listened to "The Book Of Souls" today again and damn, is it great! The only song that's rather weak is imo "The Man Of Sorrows", but aside from that I like the album throughout. It would have been a very strong album up to "Man Of Sorrows" already, but with "Empire Of The Clouds" it ascends to masterpiece-level for me. What an unusual yet fitting "song" for a Maiden album...as if Bruce wasn't a living legend already, he came up with this on top of everything else.
I stay with my prior verdict that "The Book Of Souls" is their best album since "Seventh Son". I can't imagine "Senjutsu" being THAT good or even better, but I can't wait to hear it and maybe even be surprised that in fact it is. I'll listen to the other four "reunion-albums" in the next days too again...always nice to listen to "prepare" that way for a new album.