Listen: Fan Attempts to “Fix” Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu
Do you feel like Iron Maiden’s new album, Senjutsu, is ultimately too long and too slow? You’re not alone. Writing for MetalSucks, Jeff Treppel said of the release:
“Only three songs clock in at under seven minutes, and even then only barely… They certainly know how to write long songs that click… It just makes it difficult for the epics to stand out when that’s all of them.”
Now the YouTuber known as Eradicyst has used modern technology in an attempt to “fix” these perceived problems.
The video description explains:
“This is for those of you who have issues with the tempo and length of the Iron Maiden album, Senjutsu. I have adjusted the tempos to all the different parts of the songs and removed a lot of the repetitive parts. This brought the album from 82 minutes down to 60 minutes and it now sounds like Brave New World era Maiden.
“This was done with love and respect for Iron Maiden and I hope you enjoy it. Up the irons, now and forever.”
You can check out both versions of Senjutsu below and decide for yourself which you prefer.
Regardless of whether or not fans are actually digging Senjutsu, they’re certainly purchasing it: it debuted in the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, with 64,000 equivalent album units sold, making it their highest-charting album to date in the United States.