BLAZE: The Rankings (Part IV: Top 50)

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  1. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    39. Identity
    Average Score: 7.27/10
    Silicon Messiah 5/10


    A fairly strong song from Blaze's excellent debut, Silicon Messiah now has half of its tracks on the list, but it's been doing pretty well overall. "Identity" has a memorable chorus and some solid stuff going throughout it, and no one really hates it. Voting peaked around 8 but some lower points kept it back a little from getting higher. Still, this is a good spot to have it in.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 1
    9 - 2
    8 - 3
    7 - 2
    6 - 0
    5 - 2
    4 - 1
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 4/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 9/12
    Promise And Terror 6/11
    Infinite Entanglement 5/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  3. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    38. Alive
    Average Score: 7.30/10
    Blood & Belief 5/10


    There's a three-way tie at the 7.3 mark, with two of those songs coming from the same album. "Alive" loses out for only reason three 9 votes, but it was really close anyway so getting to #38 is nothing to sneeze at. It's a pretty strong opener that may not be quite as outstanding as some of Blaze's other, but it's still a really solid song. It also marks the fact that the third Blaze album is now halfway through its ammunition... how much longer until the supply store gives out?

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 0
    9 - 3
    8 - 2
    7 - 1
    6 - 3
    5 - 1
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    38. Alive
    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 5/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 9/12
    Promise And Terror 6/11
    Infinite Entanglement 5/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  4. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    37. Life And Death
    Average Score: 7.30/10
    Blood & Belief 6/10


    I still can't believe that the people* shouting about how terrible Blaze is at singing look over this song and call it great, because holy hell does that chorus sound like a frog is just movin' around laying eggs. Okay, maybe it's not that graphic, but as far as poor Blaze performances go, this one is pretty up there in my book, yet it seems to be a pretty popular song for some people. It beats "Alive" via a single extra 9 vote, but thanks to no 10s it ends its streak right here. Sorry, but it wasn't good enough for the top 30. Thank god.

    *Mostly just Jer.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 0
    9 - 4
    8 - 1
    7 - 2
    6 - 0
    5 - 3
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 9/12
    Promise And Terror 6/11
    Infinite Entanglement 5/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  5. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    Average Score: 7.30/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 10/12


    Via a single 10 vote, The Man Who Would Not Die's title track manages to win out over its rivals in the 7.3 tie and becomes the album's third-highest ranking song. Just how far will the other two get before we see this album's exit? That remains to be seen, but this is a pretty strong track that had enough supporters to launch it here, but not quite enough to keep it in the game long enough for it to see the Top 30. Oh well, for a while there it was the song that would not die, but... I'm afraid that death comes as the end. R.I.P.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 1
    9 - 1
    8 - 4
    7 - 2
    6 - 1
    5 - 0
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 1
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 10/12
    Promise And Terror 6/11
    Infinite Entanglement 5/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  6. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    :down: Far too soon for Alive to make its exit. It belongs in at least the top 20.

    Also, did someone seriously give The Man Who Would Not Die a 2?? :huh:
     
  7. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Crazy world we're livin' in.
     
  8. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    Blaze’s performance on “Judgement Of Heaven” makes this sound like opera by comparison, but I did note the vocal weirdnesses of this song in my comments...
     
  9. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Yeah, but you still have it an 8.
     
  10. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod Nomad

    I think Life and Death is fantastic! Especially the prechorus with the rhythm under it is very good after the soft verses, and the lyrics match the change very well with the realization it's not the end, gaining power to see it in the chorus. This could go higher


    Alive is also good but not as much. It has a good main riff but the verse isn't very interesting, like in The Wickerman. The rest is very good... I think it's a good spot for it

    I love the pace on TMWWND, it's just relentless! It really took me the first time I listened to it. I think the obvious highlight has to be Blaze holding maaaaaaaaan in the choruses (do you say choruses?), especially in the last one. I absolutely love the riff in this song. The only thing that isn't great is the lyrics. I think it could go to top 20 with L&D.

    This also means that Voices from the Past now just has to beat Samurai to make it to the top of the album, and more interestingly this means The Truth Revealed beat another 3 songs. I can't wait to see if the intro beats the actual song!
     
  11. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    35. Independence
    Average Score: 7.38/10
    Infinite Entanglement 6/12


    Half of Infinite Entanglement has now made the list, as its penultimate track (when not including "Shall We Begin?") now hits the scene. "Independence" is a pretty mammoth track that relies heavily on its guitar work. It actually tied with the next track at the 7.375 mark, but loses out with no 10 votes. Still, it's done a fine job at sticking around, but alas, "The Truth Revealed" bests yet another track.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 0
    9 - 2
    8 - 1
    7 - 4
    6 - 0
    5 - 1
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    35. Independence
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 10/12
    Promise And Terror 6/11
    Infinite Entanglement 6/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  12. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    34. City Of Bones
    Average Score: 7.38/10
    Promise And Terror 7/11


    This song stood and fought, stood and fought, and managed to defeat its rival "Independence" via a single 10 vote just before it bit the dust. "City Of Bones" is an abstract song about a devastated city whose inhabitants don't take their deaths meekly - they fight back, and it's that kind of energy that helps single it out for some people and helped it keep in the game right up until this point. It's gone, but it won't be forgotten.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 1
    9 - 1
    8 - 1
    7 - 3
    6 - 1
    5 - 1
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    34. City Of Bones
    35. Independence
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 10/12
    Promise And Terror 7/11
    Infinite Entanglement 6/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  13. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    33. Voices From The Past
    Average Score: 7.40/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 11/12


    And there it is - The Man Who Would Not Die has now ejected every single song in its sleeves except for one of them. "Voices From The Past" was a really, really strong song and fought off some pretty heavy competition to scrape its way just outside the Top 30. A strong performance from all involved coupled with some pretty awesome lyrics helped it to stay alive for as long as it did, but sadly, it's now just a voice in our past. And that means one thing: "Samurai" is TMWWND's only remaining track. When will it fall? Only time will tell...

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 2
    9 - 2
    8 - 1
    7 - 3
    6 - 0
    5 - 1
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 1
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    33. Voices From The Past
    34. City Of Bones
    35. Independence
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 11/12
    Promise And Terror 7/11
    Infinite Entanglement 6/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  14. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod Nomad

    Great songs, sad Voices is out.

    I'd like to say that City of Bones is by far oneoof the most predictable songs I have ever heard. I just knew how the song would go first time I heard the intro, it's like I have a template in my head for songs that begin with this kind of intro, still great song.
     
  15. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    32. A Work Of Anger
    Average Score: 7.43/10
    Infinite Entanglement 7/12


    The final track on the original Infinite Entanglement album (when not counting "Shall We Begin?"), "A Work Of Anger" is a great way to round off Part I of the trilogy and is a moment of introspect with good performances from all involved. It's managed to last up 'til now thanks to have no real detractors, but unfortunately no one gave it a 10 and that's what ultimately stopped its ascent right here. Here it is, our work of anger. Long may it rest.

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 0
    9 - 2
    8 - 1
    7 - 2
    6 - 2
    5 - 0
    4 - 0
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    Overall:
    32. A Work Of Anger
    33. Voices From The Past
    34. City Of Bones
    35. Independence
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 11/12
    Promise And Terror 7/11
    Infinite Entanglement 7/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  16. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    31. Samurai
    Average Score: 7.44/10
    The Man Who Would Not Die 12/12


    And there it is, at long last, the highest-ranked song from Blaze's first outing with the Bermudez brothers - "Samurai". Can you believe that it's been a full 58 songs since the last album bit the dust? Crazy. "Samurai" proved to be one of the most popular tracks from The Man Who Would Not Die, an album that, while inconsistent, did offer us the pretty great rocker with an awesome bass intro leading to a cool chorus about one's willingness to die. I doubt many are gonna be surprised that "Samurai" won out over the other songs on the album, and indeed, there were many speculations that it would be a part of the Top 10, but alas, it was not meant to be, as it rests at last here, just outside the Top 30. Well won, and now we turn our attention to the other albums left in the game. Which will be the next to fall?

    Comments:
    Votes:
    10 - 1
    9 - 2
    8 - 1
    7 - 3
    6 - 1
    5 - 0
    4 - 1
    3 - 0
    2 - 0
    1 - 0

    #8. The Man Who Would Not Die
    Average Score: 6.61/10

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    Talk about a divisive album. The Man Who Would Not Die has always been pretty highly spoken of on the interwebs, but I personally consider it Blaze's worst release. It's overly long to the point that it becomes a bleary drive to finish, but I was fully expecting to be alone in my estimation of it. Not so, as it comes dead last out of Blaze's releases (I think we're still choosing to forget about The King Of Metal's existence). This is where the "overly long" thing comes into play. While there were some tracks particularly praised - such as "Samurai" and "Voices From The Past" - there were others almost universally panned - such as "Crack In The System" and "The Truth Is One".

    To say then that this album isn't for everyone would be an understatement. Musically, there's a Gothenburg style of influence to be found, as the Bermudez brothers took over with the disintegration of the original BLAZE band, and it's far heavier than the three albums that preceded it (and the two with Maiden). Whether or not you like that style definitely comes into play, but the vocals are also done differently this time. Whether that was intentional or not, you can tell right from the beginning that Blaze has evolved, and the question remains: is it better or worse than previous?

    For all its sins, The Man Who Would Not Die should still be remembered as an album that showcased Blaze's willingness to experiment with his song, and the songs reflect that. A lot of them don't have the hooks something like Silicon Messiah had, but focus more on creating an atmosphere and a narrative, like that of a gladiator in a ring or a willingness to face death should it come to you. And it's also the album that gave Jer his highest-rated song, "While You Were Gone", an ode to Blaze's wife, who would pass away not too long after this album's release.

    The Man Who Would Not Die is the kind of album that may not be for everyone, but if you can get into it, then more power to you. As an aside, this is the last time an album's exit in the countdown corresponds to where it ranked when the average scores were put together, so I'm enjoying this while I can. The next stage is gonna become pretty damn convoluted....

    Comments:
    Overall:
    31. Samurai
    32. A Work Of Anger
    33. Voices From The Past
    34. City Of Bones
    35. Independence
    36. The Man Who Would Not Die
    37. Life And Death
    38. Alive

    39. Identity
    40. Stranger To The Light
    41. Life Goes On
    42. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
    43. While You Were Gone
    44. Tearing Yourself To Pieces
    45. Will To Win

    46. Smile Back At Death
    47. Prayers Of Light
    48. At The End Of The Day
    49. God Of Speed
    50. Solar Wind
    51. 18 Days
    52. Evolution
    53. The Hunger

    54. Kill And Destroy
    55. Letting Go Of The World
    56. 1633

    57. Human
    58. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
    59. Dawn Of The Dead Son
    60. Redeemer
    61. Immortal One
    62. Human Eyes
    63. The First True Sign
    64. The Dark Side Of Black

    65. Stars Are Burning
    66. Madness And Sorrow
    67. Waiting For My Life To Begin
    68. The Launch
    69. Fight Back
    70. End Dream
    71. Robot
    72. Remember
    73. Reach For The Horizon
    74. Destroyer
    75. The Day I Fell To Earth
    76. Nothing Will Stop Me
    77. Land Of The Blind

    78. Faceless
    79. Serpent Hearted Man
    80. Stealing Time
    81. Are You Here
    82. Living Someone Else's Life
    83. The Dreams Of William Black
    84. Blackmailer
    85. Russian Holiday
    86. Crack In The System
    87. The Path & The Way
    88. Hollow Head

    89. Difficult
    90. The Rainbow Fades To Black

    91. Motherfuckers R Us
    92. Beginning
    93. Hatred
    94. Dimebag
    95. Fate

    96. The Truth Is One
    97. Forgotten Future
    98. Eating Children
    99. Fighter
    100. Shall We Begin
    101. One More Step
    102. Judge Me
    103. The Black Country
    104. The King Of Metal

    Albums:
    Silicon Messiah 5/10
    Tenth Dimension 7/12
    Blood & Belief 6/10
    Promise And Terror 7/11
    Infinite Entanglement 7/12
    Endure And Survive 5/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 9/11
    #8: The Man Who Would Not Die 12/12 (6.61/10 avg.)
    Bonus tracks 6/6 (5.65/10 avg.)
    #9: The King of Metal 10/10 (4.91/10 avg.)
     
  17. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod Nomad

    TMWWND is great, even if it's inconsistent. I like it better than part 2 and part 3 of Infinite Entanglement and the King of Metal, maybe even Blood and Belief...

    Voices from the Past
    While You Were Gone
    Smile Back at Death
    The Man Who Would Not Die
    Samurai
    Serpent Hearted Man
    At the End of the Day
    Blackmailer
    Waiting for My Life to Begin
    Robot
    The Truth is One
    Crack in the System
     
  18. Confeos

    Confeos Game time started.

    "City of Bones" is way too low. I believe the single 10/10 it got was from me, then.
     
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  19. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    I was 30 songs away
    I was 30 songs away
    From a countdown that was already lost
    I just did not know

    I was 30 songs away
    I was 30 songs away
    If @Diesel 11 went back and changed one thing
    Then I would be there now
     
  20. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

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