Average Rating: 5
Here it is, Blaze's first acoustic album. The opening song is Stealing Time from Blaze's Tenth Dimension and I was really happy to see that one on the tracklist, and even happier to hear it. The song starts with Anna Bakker's violin and kinda sets you to the mood for the album. Now, how can you capture the energy of a electric, heavy metal song and turn it in to an acoustic? I don't know but Blaze and fellas does that really smoothly and not only with this song. Second song is Russian Holiday, the brand new song of the album. This is amazing both lyrically and musically. It is about Blaze's tour in Russia and how he missed his family. The song is packed with true passion and feeling. The third track is Soundtrack of my Life, originally from Blood and Belief album by Blaze. The vocals are really powerful and has improved since the album version. Then comes the fourth track, One more Step from The King of Metal album. Now, as I have the King of Metal album too, I will say that I was inspired by "One More Step's" honesty and the way how it makes you want to get out of the bad situation, whatever it is. I personally don't like piano so much on the original track, but I always felt that it had the potential to be one of the Blaze classics. And now, on this EP, the track was turned into one. Fifth and last song of the album is Iron Maiden's Sign of the Cross. It is amazing how you can play an epic, progressive and complicated song with mainly just two instruments. First I thought that well, this one will surely lack some of its original elements. Only to be completely wrong. Overall this album has it all and proves that Blaze Bayley is not only a great heavy metal singer, he can be great in every genre of music. I like the album artwork really much too. Only thing that I didn't like was that it ended so fast. I am sure that another acoustic EP would have at least as warm welcome as this one. Long live Anna, Thomas and Blaze! The fans needs more CD's like this one.
Such a great disc, whole package is brilliant from start to finish. Waited for Blaze to do something of this nature for a while, after my 1st listen i wanted another 5 tracks. Would have payed double for this especially after seeing the songs played and sang live. Blaze and Thomas have totally out done themselves this time.
This is probably one of the best things i´ve ever heard. Your voice together with Thomas fantastic guitar playing is a combination that gives me goosebumps. Im proud to be a Blaze Bayley fan when i hear this quality music!
this ep is really great! it really is! fantastic,totally different acoustic versions of four classic songs,plus a new AMAZING acoustic song! with this new mini-album Blaze made his fans proud once again! 10 out of 10 once again! buy it! you won't regret!
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