Blaze Bayley – Endure And Survive (Single)
Blaze Bayley Recording
Release Date: February 2017
Running Time 4:35
Review by Rick Tilley
‘Endure And Survive’ is the title track and first single from Blaze Bayley’s forthcoming ninth solo album ‘Endure And Survive: Infinite Entanglement Part II’. As the title suggests this album is also the second instalment of the ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy. This will be released on 3rd March 2017.
I think it’s fair to say that Blaze got a fair amount of unwarranted stick after he succeeded Bruce Dickinson as lead vocalist of Iron Maiden between 1994-1999 and it’s taken him a while to shake off the shackles of those comments, however, in recent years his solo work has been strong and now that he has the fantastic trio of Chris Appleton, Martin McNee and Karl Schramm (or, as you may know them, the British band Absolva) as his backing band then things have got even better and this single proves that.
‘Endure And Survive’ has been written by both Blaze and Chris and they obviously have a good partnership. I already regard Chris as a great songwriter; just listen to any of the Absolva albums for proof of that. This song has got a great riff, it’s full of power, it has a very catchy chorus, Martin’s drums and Karl’s bass are perfect together and last, but most certainly not least, Blaze’s vocals are top notch. He’s sounding better than he has done for a long time.
2016’s Infinite Entanglement was a very good album and it’s good to see the second part due for release so soon. It adds further fuel to the fire that Blaze and the Absolva boys are some of the hardest working musicians around at the moment and a massive World Tour, which has just started, will consolidate that thought.
It’s nigh on impossible to judge a release based on one song but this is an extremely good start and I look forward to reviewing the complete album soon!
1. Endure And Survive
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