What to say of Blaze Bayley The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement part 3)?
If there’s anything I love, it’s a good trilogy. No, for once I’m not talking about Star Wars. I could spend all day talking about Star Wars, but today, I’m talking about another outer space based epic, BLAZE BAYLEY‘s Infinite Entanglement trilogy, which has just concluded with the excellent third part – The Redemption Of William Black.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Infinite Entanglement saga, Blaze has masterfully crafted a concept album divided into 3 parts over the course of 3 years. The story follows William Black, a man selected to take a journey into outer space and lives 1000 years in doing that. In part 3, William is finding his way to the new world.
William has had a lot happen in this 1000 years. I’m pretty sure 2002’s The Tenth Dimension album was Black’s first “appearance”, which tells us there may be even more to his story. That is just my theory though. If you haven’t heard the first two parts of the trilogy, you don’t have to worry, because I won’t spoil any story from here, so you can keep reading. I do urge you to check out 2016’s Infinite Entanglement and 2017’s Endure And Survive (Infinite Entanglement part 2) before you give part 3 a listen though so that you’re not missing any of the story.
The album opens up with a slow build up into the thunderous and melodic “Redeemer”, which at times is a bit reminiscent of early 80s IRON MAIDEN. Next up comes “Are You Here”, which continues in the style of “Redeemer”, but it gets changed up with next song “Immortal One”, one of Blaze’s fastest and heavier songs of his career. “The First True Sign” is next, followed by the epic “Human Eyes”, a half acoustic / half metal masterpiece which truly shows Blaze as a very soulful singer. As Blaze is finishing the song, CHRIS JERICHO’s voice can be heard yelling to start up the next song, “Prayers Of Light”, which is also the first video released for this album. Next up is the duet with LIZ OWEN titled “18 Days”.
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