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Re: Bruce Dickinson I've got all the albums with Bruce on them, I want to add Iron Maiden and Killers to my collection but I wouldn't get the Blaze era albums even if you paid me, I did hear Bruce do Lord Of The Flies on the Death On The Road DVD and it was pretty good but I saw Maiden at an Australian music festival called Soundwave last year and Bruce's voice was way off, I hope it was just that he was sick because otherwise it means his age is really starting to show

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Re: Bruce Dickinson Maiden's pre-Bruce stuff was very good, but I don't think they could have become quite as big if Dianno stayed in the band, I think Bruce really took Maiden to another level when he joined that in my opinion would have been unreachable with Paul, of course Bruce blew it with No Prayer For The Dying and with the exception of select tracks on Fear Of The Dark Maiden has been going downhill ever since

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Re: Bruce Dickinson The band revered to a "tougher" sound on 'No Prayer for the Dying' & 'Fear of the Dark' (both excellent albums IMO). They were logically followups to their first two-three albums not the ones that they actually followed. Bruce altered his voice in the process and while it worked well enough it wasn't as good. His solo stuff was mediocre at best until 'Accident of Birth'. That is one of the best Metal albums of all time. I listened to it and nothing but it for over a month when it came out. It's follow up wasn't as heavy but it was still great. For those two albums his voice was in fine form, afterwards is when it started sucking again.

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Re: Bruce Dickinson I loved Blaze. He had a very unique voice. I don't think he fit Maiden as well as Bruce but he was a Baritone and Bruce isn't. He's a better singer than Bruce, but he also had training and kept up with it. Bruce was lazy and never went that route. The first two Blaze albums were excellent Traditional Metal. His time with Maiden produced their last actual Maiden albums. Everything they've done since Bruce's return has been an extension of his solo material. The last true Maiden song was 'the Wicker Man'.

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Re: Bruce Dickinson this is more like it, we're disagreeing again lol I don't mind select tracks from Bruce's return to Maiden but yes largely those albums are forgettable I never really liked Blaze's voice, I just don't rate him that highly as a singer, he did the best he could with what he had inherited from Bruce, and IMO handed Bruce back a band that was slightly on the up, sadly now Maiden seems to be on its death bed and barring some sort of miracle it is not long for this world

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Re: Bruce Dickinson Brave New World was an OK Metal album at best, but a terrible Maiden album. Dance of Death was a fucking joke. It was a poor mans Fear of the Dark. A Matter of Life and Death was brilliant. It actually had a modern Iron Maiden sound, not a 100% return, but still a vast improvement over what had preceded it. The Final Frontier was a horrible joke. I said I was done with IM after hearing DoD, but AMOLAD was so good it brought me back and got me excited again. TFF was just shit. I am done with them now.

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