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Bruce Dickinson - The Mandrake Project



7.5 | 185 votes |
Release date: 1 March 2024
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Afterglow Of Ragnarok
02. Many Doors To Hell
03. Rain On The Graves
04. Resurrection Men
05. Fingers In The Wounds
06. Eternity Has Failed
07. Mistress Of Mercy
08. Face In The Mirror
09. Shadow Of The Gods
10. Sonata (Immortal Beloved)

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
8.0
I would have preferred a concept album about Mandark rather than Mandrake. personally.

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published 10.03.2024 | Comments (3)

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01.03.2024 - 13:06
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Tage Westerlund
This is better as last Maiden. Where he was all those years. Waist live whit fencing or flying. This is awesome album. Not his best but close, and one of best albums from this year. I am amazed. Great vocals, song writings, also lyrics.
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02.03.2024 - 11:09
Rating: 7
majormalfunction
I'm quite suprised how good this is. I like how all the songs feel different to each other, it never gets boring. One of the better Bruce solo albums for sure.
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02.03.2024 - 12:41
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Tage Westerlund
Written by majormalfunction on 02.03.2024 at 11:09

I'm quite suprised how good this is. I like how all the songs feel different to each other, it never gets boring. One of the better Bruce solo albums for sure.


Old school song writing , in 80's you can have ballad, can have fast song, can have 2 minutes song, 7 minutes, intrumental, thrashy, doomy, heavy in one album. Today most bands has 90% songs sounds same whit different lyrics.,
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02.03.2024 - 13:10
Rating: 7
majormalfunction
Written by Bad English on 02.03.2024 at 12:41

Old school song writing , in 80's you can have ballad, can have fast song, can have 2 minutes song, 7 minutes, intrumental, thrashy, doomy, heavy in one album. Today most bands has 90% songs sounds same whit different lyrics.,


Yes, there's some truth in that.
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02.03.2024 - 18:23
Rating: 7
Polaria
It just took 19 years but here it is!
That switch into Myrath mode in Fingers In The Wounds
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Life is all the pain we endeavour.
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02.03.2024 - 18:47
Rating: 8
Metal Rasputin
Huh? I didn't even realize it was 19 years already. I was almost certain that Tyranny of Souls was released just few years ago. Time sure flies.
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02.03.2024 - 21:06
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Metal Rasputin on 02.03.2024 at 18:47

Huh? I didn't even realize it was 19 years already. I was almost certain that Tyranny of Souls was released just few years ago. Time sure flies.


Yeah because a bit this sounds equal as Tyrany. I like that album, To me his debut and Tryany are his best .
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03.03.2024 - 05:44
Rating: 9
Aries Rising
Bruce sounds better on this record than the last two Maiden records.
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03.03.2024 - 14:46
Rating: 6
Samot
Yeah ...he still rocks....but for me just a ... Strange record. There are songs with good moments but sometimes with a weak chorus. Lots of cool things lost in moments of little inspiration. Hence the last 3 songs are melancholic and the ballads don't hold a candle to the ballads on the previous albums. Rain on the bass I thought the keyboards were cool. But then there are some pianos made using keyboards that look a bit ugly too... average weird album...
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04.03.2024 - 11:22
Liafev
Written by Bad English on 02.03.2024 at 12:41

[...] Today most bands has 90% songs sounds same whit different lyrics.,


LOL.
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04.03.2024 - 16:35
Rating: 7
musclassia
staff
Interesting Maiden reprisal with Eternity Has Failed. Pretty good album on the whole, Bruce still sounding very solid for his age
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04.03.2024 - 19:32
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
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It's yet another very solid performance and the songwriting is pretty decent overall, but it's far from being one of his most consistent releases, however, the good moments certainly outweigh what's average.
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05.03.2024 - 14:02
Rating: 8
Tom Muller
Very dark but solid album from bruce bruce
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06.03.2024 - 21:12
Rating: 8
Oleg1018
A solid album from a legend.
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06.03.2024 - 22:27
LordFezzington
Lost To Apathy
Not entirely sure how I feel about this yet. It's certainly a decent album, with Bruce sounding pretty damn good for his age. But there were a fair few moments I found myself wanting just a little more from the songs.
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08.03.2024 - 13:24
Rating: 7
Blackcrowe
I think in this one Bruce lost his touch a bit and the music is a little repetitive.
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Maybe as his eyes are wide.
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09.03.2024 - 08:37
Rating: 6
Dbountou
How come nobody mentions the horrible production, mixing and overall lacking sound? It really sounds like an amateur produced the whole album making it unlistenable for me. Not even close to the amazing production of Chemical Wedding, Accident of Birth etc
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09.03.2024 - 19:55
Rating: 7
Polaria
The Chemical Wedding stays the sh!t though.
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23.03.2024 - 00:56
sbgmetal
Has its moments but i kept wanting to go back to Accident and Chemical, also prefer Maidens version of Eternity has failed
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01.04.2024 - 19:57
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Written by Dbountou on 09.03.2024 at 08:37

How come nobody mentions the horrible production, mixing and overall lacking sound? It really sounds like an amateur produced the whole album making it unlistenable for me. Not even close to the amazing production of Chemical Wedding, Accident of Birth etc

Production is too bad. Bruce's vocals sounds like echoes in few tracks.
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04.04.2024 - 18:48
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Am I the only one who is not getting the hype around this album?!!!. Of course it's a decent album but also an average one for me. 'Shadow of the Gods' is one hell of a ballad and I will sure listen to it again during my power ballad listening moods.
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04.04.2024 - 23:20
Rating: 6
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by metalbrat on 04.04.2024 at 18:48

Am I the only one who is not getting the hype around this album?!!!. Of course it's a decent album but also an average one for me. 'Shadow of the Gods' is one hell of a ballad and I will sure listen to it again during my power ballad listening moods.


You certainly are not the only one mate. Don't worry.
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05.04.2024 - 17:05
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Written by Guib on 04.04.2024 at 23:20

Written by metalbrat on 04.04.2024 at 18:48

Am I the only on


You certainly are not the only one mate. Don't worry.


Thanks 🤘 for the company
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