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Iron Maiden - Senjutsu



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Release date: 3 September 2021
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Senjutsu
02. Stratego
03. The Writing On The Wall
04. Lost In A Lost World
05. Days Of Future Past
06. The Time Machine

Disc II
01. Darkest Hour
02. Death Of The Celts
03. The Parchment
04. Hell On Earth

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.3
For 15 years I have awaited a worthy sequel to A Matter Of Life And Death, and after a couple of suboptimal offerings in a row, I began to despair that Iron Maiden had succumbed to the solipsistic lethargy that eclipses so many titans of their stature and longevity.

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published 11.09.2021 | Comments (12)

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14.09.2021 - 22:17
Rating: 6
Nightmare^

I gave it a couple of spins and I can't go above 6. Unless you're an absolute die-hard fanboy, I don't think you can rate this more than 7-8 at best. It's just unnecessary waaaaaaay too long songs filled with generic Maiden-riffs. Production is also kinda mediocre for a band so legendary as IM. Meh.

I love Iron Maiden, they're still an all-time favorite band but IMO songwriting-wise I think they are kinda spent. It's been a very long time since they created songs really memorable. Of course I'm not expecting from such a band to take a huge turn and produce something completely different, they are what they are and they have a certain identity but between Senjutsu or the last 2-3 albums I couldn't really tell the difference.
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14.09.2021 - 22:28
Berzahs

Fucking black matal idiots givng 6 or even worse score this album. I think metal storm finally is over now.
Please delete all the fucking hm albums this discussing site..
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14.09.2021 - 22:59
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Finally someone has the balls to speak out the uncomfortable truth: Metal Storm is a discussion site.
I wish I had known that beforehand.
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14.09.2021 - 23:03
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Starvynth on 14.09.2021 at 22:59

Metal Storm is a discussion site.

But it is over now...
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14.09.2021 - 23:21
nikarg
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Written by Berzahs on 14.09.2021 at 22:28

Please delete all the fucking hm albums

No, we won't.
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15.09.2021 - 01:17
Rating: 9
NavyMetalMan

Waited to write something about this fine piece of work until I could give it a few good spins. Listened to it non stop since purchasing it in 24/96 hi resolution format. The album texture is really amazing in high res format with hi res audio equipment. What I find fascinating is that this album is rated equally on metal and prog sites. But I digress... I think this album is a fine addition to Iron Maiden's collection. They hit a home run with this one. I cannot say that I dislike any of the tracks. It should be obvious to anyone that a band that has members in their 60s is not going to produce the same music that they did when they were in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. If you are looking for some slower paced songs with fantastic musicianship - brilliant guitar work - you've come to the right album. I would call out my favorite tracks, but I really do like them all. This is better than the book of souls, which I also like quite a bit. BZ to the band.
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15.09.2021 - 03:28
Rating: 9
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
I just got this on vinyl and I think it's another great release! Some of the highlights for me are The Writing on the Wall, Lost in a Lost World (especially that haunting passage at the end), The Time Machine, Death of the Celts and Hell on Earth. I thought Empire of the Clouds would have been a better closer if it proved to be their final song released, but I can't complain that there's more Iron Maiden music to listen to. I really enjoy how Hell on Earth seems to just fade into oblivion at the end, it's one of only five songs they've released with a fade-out so to use it here was quite effective. Great stuff all around.
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15.09.2021 - 09:36
berzah

There are %70 percent black metal fans on the site. and they all want to see their favorite albums in the top ten. If you look at the votes of six points and below, most of them don't even listen to heavy metal.

how is that fair???

accept the facts, please.
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15.09.2021 - 10:26
nikarg
Mod
Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 09:36

There are %70 percent black metal fans on the site. and they all want to see their favorite albums in the top ten. If you look at the votes of six points and below, most of them don't even listen to heavy metal.

how is that fair???

accept the facts, please.

And these "facts" are based on what research of yours exactly? Is it not "fair" to rate this album with 6 or less? By whose standards? And based on what arguments? You have given it a 10, which for me is as ridiculous as someone giving it a 4. But that's just my opinion according to my taste and this is how ratings work.

Btw, are you the same person as this one? Because you know that multiple accounts are not allowed, don't you?
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15.09.2021 - 10:34
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 09:36

There are %70 percent black metal fans on the site. and they all want to see their favorite albums in the top ten. If you look at the votes of six points and below, most of them don't even listen to heavy metal.

how is that fair???

accept the facts, please.

Everybody is allowed to vote on any album they like, if they follow some rules, which you can read somewhere here.
Same for everyone. That is as fair as it can get, if you ask me.
If you want something like: Only heavy metal fans are allowed to vote on heavy metal albums, how are you going to even monitor this?
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15.09.2021 - 10:42
berzah

Written by Redel on 15.09.2021 at 10:34

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 09:36

There are %70 percent black metal fans on the site. and they all want to see their favorite albums in the top ten. If you look at the votes of six points and below, most of them don't even listen to heavy metal.

how is that fair???

accept the facts, please.

Everybody is allowed to vote on any album they like, if they follow some rules, which you can read somewhere here.
Same for everyone. That is as fair as it can get, if you ask me.
If you want something like: Only heavy metal fans are allowed to vote on heavy metal albums, how are you going to even monitor this?




yes this is mine. because the unfairness of the scoring system pisses me off.
People who even don't listen to heavy metal use your site's system just to glorify what they love.

How true is it for people to criticize a type of music they don't like and don't listen to?

Do you go and rate pop albums some other sites too?
It's ridiculous, it's not even funny.


and I change my score to one.
Long live black and death metal.


If you want, you can check the actual listener score of this album on this site; https://www.metacritic.com/music/senjutsu/iron-maiden
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15.09.2021 - 10:42
Rating: 7
musclassia

Written by nikarg on 15.09.2021 at 10:26


Btw, are you the same person as this one? Because you know that multiple accounts are not allowed, don't you?


Interestingly enough, berzah gave berzahs' comment a thumbs up - maybe just two very like-minded people who innocuously stumbled upon near-identical names and share the exact same opinions about Iron Maiden and the black metal hegemony on Metal Storm serendipituously came to this thread at the same time and just happened to back up each other's posts? I mean, that sounds believable right?
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15.09.2021 - 10:48
berzah

Written by musclassia on 15.09.2021 at 10:42

Written by nikarg on 15.09.2021 at 10:26


Btw, are you the same person as this one? Because you know that multiple accounts are not allowed, don't you?


Interestingly enough, berzah gave berzahs' comment a thumbs up - maybe just two very like-minded people who innocuously stumbled upon near-identical names and share the exact same opinions about Iron Maiden and the black metal hegemony on Metal Storm serendipituously came to this thread at the same time and just happened to back up each other's posts? I mean, that sounds believable right?




yes it is me and if i wanted to hide it i wouldn't use the same name.

You don't need to try to be ironic with this
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15.09.2021 - 10:50
Zap

Bring down the banhammer...
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15.09.2021 - 10:57
berzah

Written by Zap on 15.09.2021 at 10:50

Bring down the banhammer...



If you want to block me, don't stop.

It is clear how fair and proper the system is on this site.
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15.09.2021 - 11:05
Rating: 7
JoHn DoE

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:57

Written by Zap on 15.09.2021 at 10:50

Bring down the banhammer...



If you want to block me, don't stop.

It is clear how fair and proper the system is on this site.


Aren't you a ray of sunshine.
You are breaking the rules, parallel accounts are not allowed. Simple as that.
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15.09.2021 - 11:09
berzah

Written by JoHn DoE on 15.09.2021 at 11:05

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:57

Written by Zap on 15.09.2021 at 10:50

Bring down the banhammer...



If you want to block me, don't stop.

It is clear how fair and proper the system is on this site.


Aren't you a ray of sunshine.
You are breaking the rules, parallel accounts are not allowed. Simple as that.

The second account was for protest.

so it doesn't matter. I am no longer interested in this site.

it was just for the opportunity to get attention and say the things I wanted.
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15.09.2021 - 11:13
Rating: 7
JoHn DoE

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 11:09

Written by JoHn DoE on 15.09.2021 at 11:05

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:57

Written by Zap on 15.09.2021 at 10:50

Bring down the banhammer...



If you want to block me, don't stop.

It is clear how fair and proper the system is on this site.


Aren't you a ray of sunshine.
You are breaking the rules, parallel accounts are not allowed. Simple as that.

The second account was for protest.

so it doesn't matter. I am no longer interested in this site.

it was just for the opportunity to get attention and say the things I wanted.


your hissy fit does not solve anything.
Were you ever interested in the site? I doubt it, otherwise you would not have behaved like you did.
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15.09.2021 - 11:16
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:42

yes this is mine. because the unfairness of the scoring system pisses me off.
People who even don't listen to heavy metal use your site's system just to glorify what they love.

How true is it for people to criticize a type of music they don't like and don't listen to?

Do you go and rate pop albums some other sites too?
It's ridiculous, it's not even funny.

As long as your own ratings reflect the exact opposite of your reasoning, it's really hard to take anything you say even remotely seriously.
It's very obvious that your own musical horizon ends where black, death, sludge and extreme metal in general steps in, yet you gave Slugdge's Esoteric Malacology, Varathron's Patriarchs Of Evil and even Amorphis' Queen Of Time, to name but a few, a 1/10.

That's pure hypocrisy and you have therefore already disqualified yourself for any kind of serious and fruitful discourse.
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15.09.2021 - 11:29
Zap

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:42

If you want, you can check the actual listener score of this album on this site; https://www.metacritic.com/music/senjutsu/iron-maiden

That score is based on 95 ratings, whereas the one on this website is based on 335 ratings, the one here is based on 1505 ratings (and much lower than on this website) and this one is based on 164 ratings (with about the same rating as here). Please explain how the one on metacritic is the "actual listener score" when it is based on the smallest sample size.

Or could it be that that one just matches your opinion closest?
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15.09.2021 - 11:33
berzah

Written by Starvynth on 15.09.2021 at 11:16

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 10:42

yes this is mine. because the unfairness of the scoring system pisses me off.
People who even don't listen to heavy metal use your site's system just to glorify what they love.

How true is it for people to criticize a type of music they don't like and don't listen to?

Do you go and rate pop albums some other sites too?
It's ridiculous, it's not even funny.

As long as your own ratings reflect the exact opposite of your reasoning, it's really hard to take anything you say even remotely seriously.
It's very obvious that your own musical horizon ends where black, death, sludge and extreme metal in general steps in, yet you gave Slugdge's Esoteric Malacology, Varathron's Patriarchs Of Evil and even Amorphis' Queen Of Time, to name but a few, a 1/10.

That's pure hypocrisy and you have therefore already disqualified yourself for any kind of serious and fruitful discourse.




62 people gave a low score between 5 and 1 for this album alone.

I just did something that always happens on this site.

do you check every profile the same way?

No, isn't it just mine, because I didn't want to hide it either. And I got your attention, that's all.

I never gave the score that I really thought because this kind of stuff happens all the time on this site. Of course, this album is not 10, but I've known from the first day that at least 30% of those who rate the album will deliberately lower it.

In short, for true hypocrisy, you have to type metal storm into your browser.
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15.09.2021 - 11:39
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 11:33

In short, for true hypocrisy, you have to type metal storm into your browser.

So... what's your solution?
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15.09.2021 - 11:41
Rating: 7
JoHn DoE

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 11:33


62 people gave a low score between 5 and 1 for this album alone.

I just did something that always happens on this site.

do you check every profile the same way?

No, isn't it just mine, because I didn't want to hide it either. And I got your attention, that's all.

I never gave the score that I really thought because this kind of stuff happens all the time on this site. Of course, this album is not 10, but I've known from the first day that at least 30% of those who rate the album will deliberately lower it.

In short, for true hypocrisy, you have to type metal storm into your browser.


you are complaining about rating abuse (also against the rules and always dismissed) and yet you give this album a 1. You are kinda contradicting yourself.

A rating of 8 after 335 votes is still a high rating.

This album has got a ton of 9s and 10s which makes little sense to me, but as long as it's not rating abuse, i don't mind, everyone has got a right to an opinion.

Low rating - fine by me, as long as it's not rating abuse (which is always dismissed).
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15.09.2021 - 12:17
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 11:33

In short, for true hypocrisy, you have to type metal storm into your browser.

That's perfectly fine with me.

Okay, so we have offensive behaviour, multi-accounts and rating abuse.
You have literally violated the site's three most important rules in a matter of hours.

Ever dared to consider that people like you might be the real problem that many online communities suffer from?
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15.09.2021 - 12:20
berzah

Written by Starvynth on 15.09.2021 at 12:17

Written by berzah on 15.09.2021 at 11:33

In short, for true hypocrisy, you have to type metal storm into your browser.

That's perfectly fine with me.

Okay, so we have offensive behaviour, multi-accounts and rating abuse.
You have literally violated the site's three most important rules in a matter of hours.

Ever dared to consider that people like you might be the real problem that many online communities suffer from?



Yes my dear. Of course the problem is people who act like me.

I think you get the point finlay
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15.09.2021 - 13:14
nikarg
Mod
This discussion is over. So is the user berzah and his mirror account from the website for violating multiple rules.

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16.09.2021 - 12:22
Blackbound

Awful metal album. I couldn't stand, even a single song...
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16.09.2021 - 13:44
Rating: 8
Tom Muller

Still strong outfit, for a band thats so many years around. could be their last one!!!
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16.09.2021 - 14:17
nikarg
Mod
Written by Blackbound on 16.09.2021 at 12:22

Awful metal album. I couldn't stand, even a single song...

You can create as many accounts as you wish, I will still be here. If you don't respect the community and its rules, every new account will be banned. If I get tired, I will just ban all your IPs.

You are very welcome here, on the other hand, if you decide you want to play by our rules. I sincerely hope you choose the latter. And to answer one of your previous questions: yes, we check every single profile eventually. Sometimes it just takes more time. So, don't victimize yourself.
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16.09.2021 - 16:45
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by Tom Muller on 16.09.2021 at 13:44

could be their last one!!!

I tend to say "should be".
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