Iron Maiden’s first new song since 2015, âThe Writing on the Wall,â has officially been released, and fans around the world have started to respond, offering their thoughts on the latest addition to the metal legends canon.
Does the number continue in the great heavy metal tradition of Iron Maiden? Or is it taking a slightly different direction from the band’s previous work? Everyone has an opinion.
Listen to the song here; read his lyrics and find out the meaning of the song here. Check out the many and varied fan reactions to “The Writing on the Wall” and its accompanying video towards the bottom of this article.
The song’s debut came after months, if not years, of Iron Maiden members teasing the notion of new material. Many fans suspected a new album, the successor of The Book of Souls, would also be announced, but Iron Maiden has so far been silent on the details of a potential new feature film.
Still, “The Writing on the Wall” is more than enough to send metal fans into an absolute frenzy as Iron Maiden remains one of the genre’s most cohesive acts. Within minutes of the new song’s release on Thursday (July 15), it was greeted with both rave reviews as well as criticism of its production attributes and remarks regarding its apparent “southern rock” slenderness.
Here’s what Iron Maiden fans around the world are saying about the new single: