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Blaze Bayley

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by 7thSaviour, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. 7thSaviour

    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    The former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze rocks! I love all his solo CDs. Any fans? His new DVD "Alive In Poland" totally shreds! His band features an all-new lineup and I must say that they are at least as good as his old backup band if not better. Check them out pronto!
     
  2. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    big Blaze fan here!!! I personally love his vocals, all solo albums, and I am probably one of 3 people on the planet who will actualy admit "yes, I like X Factor and Virtual XI" (yet, I am also one of about 5 million people who would say "neither of those albums compares to anything with Dickinson!!!) Maiden aside, Blaze rules. I would love to see him at a future ProgPower (I guess he'd fall into a 3rd spot....)

    For anyone who has never heard Blaze Bayley...check the songs "Will to Win" and "Blood & Belief" :headbang:
     
  3. PurpleCrayonWriter

    PurpleCrayonWriter Just a Kid at Heart

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    Sorry, dude. I'm not much of a Blaze fan. I saw him fronting Maiden back when I lived in Milwaukee. They played a relatively small venue called The Rave. Blaze was horrible. He sounded flat, he had no stage presence, and he pretty much butchered Maiden's songs.

    I have one of his solo CDs in Wolfsbane and don't think it's half bad. But my impression of his work will forever be tainted by his brief stint in Maiden.
     
  4. 7thSaviour

    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    Right on!:headbang:
    For the record:
    The X Factor 9/10
    Virtual XI 5/10
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    Give Blaze(The Band) a second chance, man. They are awesome!:headbang:
     
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    I agree all Blaze's solo albums rule. I didn't think he was as bad in Maiden as most people did, some good stuff on X Factor and Virtual, but his solo stuff really shows what he can do.
     
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    Imagikafan AKA Pooch - Mark

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    His solo discs are excellent. As Live As It Gets is a great place to start if you haven't heard his solo material. :headbang::kickass:
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    I sure wish he could at least play at the Showcase, if not at PPUSA itself. The live CDs and the live DVD are a must-have for all Blaze-era Maiden fans!
    THE X-FACTOR 9.75/10
    Virtual XI 5/10
     
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    Como Estais Amigos is hilarious.
     
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    Haven't heard any of his solo disks but his Maiden work was an abomination.... As Randy Jackson would say... He's a bit pitchy!
    Those MAiden albums are almost unlistenable to me and I'm not a picky person at all.
     
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    I also love X-Factor. One of my favorite Iron Maiden discs. I've only heard his first two solo cds after Maiden, but I think they're really good. He certainly wasn't a good fit for Iron Maiden though.
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    Yeah, agreed on that. He sounded better on TXF than he did on VXI, at any rate.
     
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    The Pearl Room in Chicago is listing a date for Blaze on March 1st. If this is accurate, I will be there for sure.

    :headbang:
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    Will he be playing ATL? If so, I'll be there!
    :headbang::kickass:
     
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    #1draftpick valhalla

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    Um, I think technically speaking Blaze's singing style is not appealing to me. But he is semi-entertaining to listen to. "The Clansman" always brings a smile to my face, but probably for the wrong reasons.

    "I AM THE CLAAAAAAAANSSSSSSS......MAN"
     
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    Jasonic Doom On!

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    I saw that too....
    I really hope that he is touring with another band.
    I think the venue will be empty if it is just Blaze and local crap.
     
  17. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    I hate his work in Maiden, but love all his solo discs. I hope he is touring the US.
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    Amen to that! I hope he books ATL to play!:headbang:
     

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