On Aug 16th, the new Iron Maiden album was shot into space: The Final Frontier
The album follows the same 10 track pattern, last one being some sort of preachy moral piece which start with a soft intro.
The skill is still there, no doubt about it, but there's no more soul left, not to mention the inspiration. All that remains are some stretched-out tracks that are only impressive thanks to the technique.
I'll listen to a good Piece of Mind or even Fear of the Dark, to wash out the disappointment.