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Blaze Bayley

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Anonymous, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

     
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    That's not very nice.
     
  3. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    Though Van Halen is a bit of a special case, if you think Blaze is struggling with the Bruce-era material, imagine DLR singing "Dreams"... It's terribly convenient, this other reason.

    At the end of the day, poor writing for the singer's voice has always been a problem with Maiden. Had Steve written more with the mindset of showcasing his singer's strengths, I think Iron Maiden would have sounded even better - at least you'd have avoided the awkward spots where a vocal line goes to high or too low, or has too many words etc. Even the material specifically written for Blaze put him in some really uncomfortable spots. Bruce didn't have it easier than Blaze really, it's just that he handled it better because he is a more skilled singer.
     
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  4. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Yep. And I have always thought there were songs that Blaze would be actually more comfortable singing than Bruce, e.g. SSOASS, ATSS, Dream of Mirrors, or maybe even Breeg, Mother of Mercy or TGU.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It is ironic (and unfortunate for Blaze) that they started writing material that would be better suited for his voice after he left the band.
     
  6. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    I didn't like Blaze with Maiden. I love his solo material. He found his comfortable space there. But please don't kid yourself. (I am not being ironic). Blaze just can't sing in Brice's register. In some of these song Bruce struggles.....I think Blaze would sound horrific singing these...ok maybe he did an OK job on ATSS but I think he still struggles on this one.
     
  7. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    I think this a big reason why I don't like Virtual XI - Blaze did well in the somber/dark/brooding environment of TXF, but really struggled in the perky 'swashbuckling uptempo' stuff.
     
  8. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Not all of these are about the register. SSOASS is, for that matter - Bruce just sounds weird there (in studio anyway) and I believe Blaze would really fit, with his lower register and darker overall voice. Mother of Mercy, on the other hand, is a type of song that would benefit from a certain plaintive approach that Blaze is more comfortable with, IMHO. Also, as I've already mentioned somewhere here in this thread, Blaze is much more suited for sounding vulnerable or broken - hence my pick ATSS or Dream of Mirrors. And so on. IRYO, though.
     
  9. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Well, I get your point now. Blaze sure has a warm lower register. However still the songs would have to be played in a lower key.
     
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  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    In your opinion perhaps. I think Bruce sounds fantastic on Seventh Son. Blaze did some fine impressions but Bruce sounds better than any other singer doing "his" songs, without exception. Yes, I am including Afraid to Shoot Strangers. I am curious how Blaze would do Dream of Mirrors or other songs! Pure speculation until we here it.
     
  11. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  13. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    That guitarplayer is amazing.
     
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  14. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Dumb.
     
  15. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    It's called work.
     
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Problematic job.
     
  17. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    No, just called getting in late some days due to commuting distances. I can't always get home, get changed, and get into Glasgow for any reasonable time. Such is life. I didn't know about this anyway.
     
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Another very silly video in which Blaze tries to be a flight simulator version of Bruce Dickinson:

     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Wow the voice sounds even more on top of the music than on the previous album.
     
  20. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    I read "tries to fight a simulator version of Bruce Dickinson"... :facepalm:
     
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