Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu named album of the yearRodney
Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu named album of the year
Classic Rock have named Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu album of the year. The album is voted the best of 2021 in Classic Rock magazine’s yearly end of year writers poll. Senjutsu is described by Classic Rock as a “remarkable album from a band that still has plenty to say and to offer”. Rated it 4.5 stars out of 5.
Additionally American magazine The Rolling Stone gave it 4 out of 5 stars. They said “Iron Maiden age gracefully, make metal for the ages on ‘Senjutsu’. Long-running metal firebrands have matured their sound on LP 17 without sacrificing any of their epic grit”. The album was released in September 2021 and it hit no.2 spot on the UK album charts and smashed up to no.3 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Bruce Dickinson said “We all still enjoy making new music and will never take our longevity and success for granted. We’re immensely proud of Senjutsu and it’s great to hear Classic Rock voted it #1 Album of The Year.”
Classic Rock editor Sian Llewellyn said “Damn straight it’s remarkable”. He continues “When Maiden’s 17th studio album turned up almost unannounced in September we were reminded of just how consistently good the veteran metallers are, and how vital a band of forty plus years standing can be. It’s wholly deserving of being Classic Rock’s Album Of 2021.”
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Similarity Iron Maiden announced their return to North America in 2022. The ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ world tour is taking on more cities. Some of those cities Iron Maiden haven’t played shows in for years. Some shows have already been seen in some cities. The feedback is saying it’s the a spectacular show and performance.
Additionally Paul Stanley spoke to USA Today about bands who should be nominated in the Rock and Roll Hal of Fame. “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has had such a stigma attached to it, and rightfully so. It’s been so much of an old men’s club where they pick their favourites in a backroom”. He added “And most of them, quite honestly, past the first handful – you ask most people in America who (these artists) are and they’re clueless. So to see it becoming more of a reflection of popularity and influence, that’s a great thing. Foo Fighters are a great, great band. (Iron) Maiden belongs in there. If it wasn’t for Maiden, there wouldn’t be an abundance of bands who sound Maiden-like. Isn’t that what gets you in the Hall of Fame?”
Although they have been nominated, It’s still hard to believe that Iron Maiden still haven’t been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.