Company: Independent Release: 2016 Genre: Traditional Reviewer: Eric Compton
Addictive melodies and lyrics
It’s 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 can’t 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. I’m 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 – I can’t stop playing it.