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Blaze Bayley
Infinite Entanglement




Company: Independent
Release: 2016
Genre: Traditional
Reviewer: Eric Compton

  • Addictive melodies and lyrics



  • Itís been four years since journeyman Blaze Bayley has released a new studio effort. Blazing forth on his own, 'Infinite Entanglement' is a DIY no label effort that is written and recorded by Bayley and co-produced with longtime colleague Chris Appleton (guitarist). Upon first listen to the opening title-track I was absolutely appalled at the staccato verse structure and overall presentation. To this day I still canít understand a single word of it but the music and chorus pieces are good enough to salvage what is ultimately a poor opening track. From there the album has some spark with addictive melodies and lyrics. Iím loving the faster Maiden-esque 'Dark Energy 256' and the catchy 'A Thousand Years'. 'The Dreams of William Black' and 'What Will Come' are slower pieces that really spread out and provide some diversity. The album is a science fiction concept about a future mankind that is exploring space. The tale is woven with some male and female narration and a few effects. Simply put Ė I canít stop playing it.


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    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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