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Blaze Bayley – Infinite Entanglement

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Last Updated on 10:27 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

 

Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: U.K.
Label: Blaze Bayley Recordings
Year: 2016

Blaze Bayley has had the blessing, and the curse at the same time, to be Iron Maiden’s singer after Bruce Dickinson. Although he did his best and released a very good album (”X-Factor”; but also the very bad “Virtual XI”) including some Maiden classics such as “Man on the Edge”, he never really earned a place in the hearts of Iron Maiden fans. After leaving the Irons he formed Blaze, where he released three studio albums and a live one; since 2007 he has also had his personal band Blaze Bayley, while his first ever band, Wolfsbane is active still.

Coming back to the present, Blaze has just released his fourth album with his current band. “Infinite Entaglement” is a heavy metal album based on classic forms. Some cool refrains, some well-played riffs, but nothing outstanding or original (we don’t expect anyone to reinvent heavy metal, but we always welcome surprises). Sound production, though heavy and clean, is a little flat. Furthermore, Bayley is not trying to overly impress with his voice; he sings straight to the point, which is flattering for him.

I listened to the album several times; however, when bands like Enforcer, Ironsword or Terminal release killer music at the same time, standards are raised. I like the album, but that’s about it.

 3/6

 

 

Kostas Analytis
Kostas Analytis
Being a heavy metal fan for almost 20 years, owner of "Chaos & Hell Prod." distro and also vocalist and bassist to ABYSSUS, I became part of this family to share my passion for hard music with you! Οπαδός του heavy metal εδώ και περίπου 20 χρόνια, ιδιοκτήτης του distro "Chaos & Hell Prod." και επίσης τραγουδιστής/μπασίστας στους ABYSSUS, έγινα μέλος αυτής της οικογένειας να μοιραστώ το πάθος μου γι αυτή τη μουσική μαζί σας.

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