BLAZE: The Rankings (Part IV: Top 50)

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  1. Diesel 11

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

    18. Endure And Survive
    Average Score: 7.86/10
    Endure And Survive 8/10




    Another title track bites the dust, and the "nothing below 6 but also no 10s" thing rears its head for the last time. This is actually the highest-ranking song not to receive any 10s; the final 17 all received at least one. It's a solid track and I can see why it got so high.

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

    Overall:
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 6/10
    Tenth Dimension 8/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 9/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  2. Diesel 11

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

    17. Infinite Entanglement
    Average Score: 7.88/10
    Infinite Entanglement 10/12




    The epic introduction to the world of William Black is the next song to fall, and that's sad because it could've been a Top 10 contender. "Infinite Entanglement" is such a great song. The lyrics, the chorus, the music, it's so good. Maybe Blaze is a little weak in the first verse, but he makes up for it with the rest of the song. Hell, even Jer likes this song. If only it could've gone higher.

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

    Overall:
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 6/10
    Tenth Dimension 8/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 9/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  3. Diesel 11

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

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    Average Score: 7.88/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11


    I love this song so much. The verses are great, that chorus is so fucking good, what a great album opener. It's the second-highest ranked song from Blaze's Promise And Terror album, and despite some detractors, there were enough supporters of the song to push it up to here. Thank you. It's one of Blaze's finest, IMO. Now the only question remains... how high will "Surrounded By Sadness" be, and when will Promise And Terror take its bow? Only time will tell...

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

    Overall:
    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 6/10
    Tenth Dimension 8/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  4. Diesel 11

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

    15. Leap Of Faith
    Average Score: 7.89/10
    Tenth Dimension 10/12


    Another great song takes its bow here. "Leap Of Faith" is one of Tenth Dimension's finest tunes, and while a few detractors held it down, enough fans came together to push it up right into the Top 15. Good show, ladies and gentlemen, good show.

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

    Overall:
    15. Leap Of Faith
    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 6/10
    Tenth Dimension 10/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  5. Diesel 11

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

    14. The Tenth Dimension
    Average Score: 7.89/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12


    Tying with "Leap Of Faith" is the album's epic title track, a monster in every sense of the word. With a back-breaking chorus and a ton of gut thrown into it, it's managed to ride out this river for quite a while, but unfortunately, it too must take a fall. A respectable spot, certainly. We'll meet it again, standing in the darkness, surrounded by the night... in the tenth dimension.

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

    Overall:
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 6/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  6. Diesel 11

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

    13. Silicon Messiah
    Average Score: 7.91/10
    Silicon Messiah 7/10


    One more title track is added to our kill count as "Silicon Messiah" says its goodbye. An epic song about a machine that takes over Earth to rule humanity - with humans having allowed it to do just that - Blaze gives off a fantastic performance and helps make this song as memorable as it is. This is the final track to get less than an 8/10 average, by the way. It's time to see the real titans in our show fight it out.

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

    Overall:
    13. Silicon Messiah
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 7/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 9/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  7. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod No-mad

    3 of the remaining songs have no business getting top the top 10 (or really top 50)
     
  8. Diesel 11

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

    12. Calling You Home
    Average Score: 8.00/10
    Infinite Entanglement 11/12




    A highly emotional song with a soaring chorus, "Calling You Home" is one of the highlights from the entire Infinite Entanglement trilogy. It's the first song we've seen on the countdown to get an 8/10 score, which means it's pretty well-liked. Can you hear me in the endless list alone? I'm calling... I'm calling us home.

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

    Overall:
    12. Calling You Home
    13. Silicon Messiah
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 7/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Blood & Belief 8/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 11/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
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  9. Diesel 11

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

    11. Blood And Belief
    Average Score: 8.00/10
    Blood & Belief 9/10


    The title track to Blaze's third solo outing leaves us now just in front of the official Top 10. We've finally made it! It's also our final tie in the countdown, as it and "Calling You Home" both got an 8/10 score, but this had a couple more 10 votes. There are no more ties left, thank god. It's a solid song, not crazy about it, but others seem to have disagreed. Now we're just a step away from the ten best Blaze solo songs as voted by you....

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

    Overall:
    11. Blood And Belief
    12. Calling You Home
    13. Silicon Messiah
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 7/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Blood & Belief 9/10
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 11/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #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.)
     
  10. Diesel 11

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

    Well ladies and gentlemen, after much wasted time on my part, we've finally reached the Top 10.

    Silicon Messiah manages to scrape in with a record three songs: it's jaw-dropping opener, "Ghost In The Machine", the fan favorite "Born As A Stranger", and the eternal classic "Stare At The Sun". Its two successors each have a song in there, the emotional ballads "Meant To Be" and "Soundtrack Of My Life". Promise And Terror also gives us an emotional number in the form of "Surrounded By Sadness", and the trilogy has another four songs in the countdown - the rockers "A Thousand Years" and "Escape Velocity", and the closing epics "Together We Can Move The Sun" and "Eagle Spirit". The Man Who Would Not Die and The King Of Metal are the only two albums missing out from the Top 10.

    So, what'll the final list look like folks? I hope to update over the next week, but I'll be out of town so it may not work out as I'd like. Still, we're almost there, and I have every intention of finally seeing us out and closing up this MaidenFans chapter for good. Thanks for keeping up with this... I'll see you on the other side of #1.
     
  11. Jer

    Jer I’m not a fish, I’m a man

    Hmm. From where I sit only 2 of these songs belong in the top 10 — “Meant To Be” and “Escape Velocity”.

    Although I think they’re overrated here, I understand why “Ghost In The Machine”, “Born As A Stranger”, and “Together We Can Move The Sun” made the cut.

    “Eagle Spirit”, “Stare At The Sun”, and “Soundtrack Of My Life” are alright, but I don’t get why they’re up here.

    “Surrounded By Sadness” is meh, and “A Thousand Years” has absolutely no business being anywhere near the top 10. I mean, WTF, people? I don’t get that last one at all.
     
  12. Shmoolikipod

    Shmoolikipod No-mad

    Hoping for:
    #1 Meant to Be
    #2 Soundtrack
    #3 Ghost
    #4 Stare
    #5 TWCMTS
    #6 Stranger
    #7 Sadness
    #8 Eagle
    #9 Escape Velocity
    #10 A Thousand Years
    What are the bottom two doing here?!?! They're nothing special.

    Other 2 songs that would make sense being here would be
    1. The Tenth Dimension
    2. Time to Dare/While You Were Gone/Voices from the Past/Infinite Entanglement/Regret/any of the songs in the Promise and Terror suite
    But somehow it's a lame rocker, I want to see the votes it got
     
  13. Diesel 11

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

    10. Soundtrack Of My Life
    Average Score: 8.09/10
    Blood & Belief 10/10


    What a great way to close an album. "Soundtrack Of My Life" is an emotional roller coaster from the Blazemeister and helps erase the disastrous "The Path & The Way" from memory. It's the highest-ranking song from Blood & Belief in our countdown and certainly a worthy component of our Top 10. Enough fans pulled together to bring it this far and it certainly deserves that. It's a great song.

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

    #4: Blood & Belief
    Average Score: 7.16/10

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    At this point in the countdown, the album rankings no longer correlate with where their songs stop appearing in the list. As such, we're gonna have to go out of order now (for my peace of mind, at any rate), but luckily the highest-ranking song is from the highest-ranking album, so that'll be all right. Until then, we're gonna be jumping around, and right now we've gone from #9 to #8 to... #4 - Blood & Belief, the final offering from the original BLAZE band.

    This was a more inconsistent release in comparison to Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension, and I can't say that I'm a fan of much of it. Some songs are great - like "Ten Seconds" and "Soundtrack Of My Life" - but there are a few more inane ones, like "Hollow Head", and the travesty that is "The Path & The Way". Still, it's received quite a bit of love from its fans, who have praised the riffs here and Blaze's overall performance. It's certainly a solid release as a whole and is, as far as consensuses go, one of the better albums from our dude.

    Comments:
    Overall:
    10. Soundtrack Of My Life
    11. Blood And Belief

    12. Calling You Home
    13. Silicon Messiah
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 7/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Promise And Terror 10/11
    Infinite Entanglement 11/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #4: Blood & Belief 10/10 (7.16/10 avg.)
    #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.)
     
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  14. Diesel 11

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

    9. Surrounded By Sadness
    Average Score: 8.22/10
    Promise And Terror 11/11


    Next album to fall: Promise And Terror, as the heartfelt, emotional yet unassuming number "Surrounded By Sadness" makes a worthy entry into our top 10. It's an absolutely beautiful song. With the death of Blaze's wife having thrown a wrench in the man's life, this song starts off the album's "tragedy suite" and is a mournful tribute to the woman he loved. Three voters hovered around 5 and 6, but the other six gave it a 9 or a 10. It's certainly a wonderful song. Absolutely excellent.

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

    #3: Promise And Terror
    Average Score: 7.23/10

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    The better loved of Blaze's two albums with the Bermudez brothers is the next one to leave the list, but lo and behold, we're actually following right on from the last album, Blood & Belief, as Promise And Terror is the third greatest Blaze album, based on song averages. It's a heavy record, a dark record, and a very personal record, as Blaze opens himself up and pumps his heart into the music. It was written in response to storms he had personally faced in life and it's quite telling, and has become a bit of a fan favorite for him.

    The death of Blaze's wife impacted the sound the most out of everything else that had happened. The Man Who Would Not Die was already a dark record, but this one went above and beyond in that category and is possibly the darkest, most personal moment in Blaze's entire career, which is saying something. The "personal tragedy suite" - the album's last four songs - is one that stands out the most, in particular the emotional "Surrounded In Sadness". Yet we also get a fantastic opener in the form of "Watching The Night Sky", and Blaze delves into other interests with "God Of Speed", written about racing, and the Galileo-inspired "1633". As a whole, it's a monumental affair and certainly one of the dude's strongest albums. From now on, we'll be comfortable in darkness.

    Comments:
    Overall:
    9. Surrounded By Sadness
    10. Soundtrack Of My Life
    11. Blood And Belief

    12. Calling You Home
    13. Silicon Messiah
    14. The Tenth Dimension
    15. Leap Of Faith

    16. Watching The Night Sky
    17. Infinite Entanglement
    18. Endure And Survive
    19. Speed Of Light
    20. Dark Energy 256
    21. Time To Dare
    22. Eating Lies
    23. Ten Seconds
    24. Comfortable In Darkness
    25. The Truth Revealed
    26. Regret
    27. The Brave
    28. Blood
    29. What Will Come
    30. Already Won
    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 7/10
    Tenth Dimension 11/12
    Infinite Entanglement 11/12
    Endure And Survive 8/10
    The Redemption Of William Black 10/11
    #3: Promise And Terror 11/10 (7.23/10 avg.)
    #4: Blood & Belief 10/10 (7.16/10 avg.)
    #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.)
     

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