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Iron Maiden: The Other Singers (Blaze vs. Paul)


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Poll: Iron Maiden: The Other Singers (Blaze vs. Paul) (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one of the "other singers" do you like more?

  1. Paul DiAnno (20 votes [95.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 95.24%

  2. Blaze Bayley (1 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  3. Neither (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Both (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Who the f**k is an Iron Maiden anyway? (Yes, someone actually asked me this) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 fraroc

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:12 AM

Unlike most Maiden fans, I really don't hate Maiden with Blaze, I think he was a decent singer and while X Factor and Virtual Eleven were considerably weaker than the albums that came before, (well maybe except for No Prayer For The Dying) there were still some decent tracks on those albums like Sign Of The Cross and Man On The Edge. In addition, the Blaze era also contained one of the most overlooked, underrated, and one my all time favorite Maiden tracks from the post-Adrian Smith era, Virus.

Now let's face it, Bruce is by far a superior singer and showman, but Blaze did a decent job, I only wish Steve Harris would have agreed to tune down a half step so that he wouldn't have the problems he had on tour with his voice blowing out every few gigs.


Paul DiAnno, I also think is a decent singer and I absolutely love his work on those first two Maiden records. Murders In The Rue Morgue and Iron Maiden being two of my absolute favorites. I love how gritty and badass his voice sounds, which definitely gave early Maiden an edge.




But If I had to choose between the two, I really don't know which one I overly like better, both Blaze and Paul had their strengths and their weaknesses and both eras had songs I really like and don't overly like.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

Blaze was awful, just listen to Fortunes of War. Man, those albums suck. Paul all day.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:27 PM

I would put Bruce in the category of one of Maiden's "other singers" before I put Paul there

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:02 PM

Considering the fact that the first two albums are as good as any they released . . .

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

Di'anno obviously, end of thread.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:28 PM

Voice: Paul
Personality: Blaze.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

Paul is the OG

Blaze is Doody



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:09 PM



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

I like both but imma go with Blaze

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 March 2018 - 07:09 PM, said:



Those five guys right there made up one of my all time favorite bands



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:23 PM

View PostLucas, on 13 March 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 March 2018 - 07:09 PM, said:



Those five guys right there made up one of my all time favorite bands

I admit I do prefer Bruce but this is high quality stuff here.

I don’t even want to vote because it’s so obvious to me.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:26 PM

View PostStormtron, on 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

Blaze was awful, just listen to Fortunes of War. Man, those albums suck. Paul all day.

PAUL ALL DAY!!!!

PAUL > BRUCE

"KILLERS" IS THE GREATEST MAIDEN ALBUM OF ALL TIME!

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:35 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 13 March 2018 - 06:42 PM, said:

Paul is the OG

Blaze is Doody

I laughed out loud.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 March 2018 - 07:09 PM, said:



Interesting.  The Killers lineup doing a song from the debut on what looks like a promo TV appearance.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

Paul.

The material was just flat out better. At least the music had some life to it unlike most of the stuff that Blaze Borely sang. Seriously, did that dude have a cold for like five years or something?

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:23 PM

View PostLucas, on 13 March 2018 - 12:27 PM, said:

I would put Bruce in the category of one of Maiden's "other singers" before I put Paul there
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:25 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 13 March 2018 - 08:26 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

Blaze was awful, just listen to Fortunes of War. Man, those albums suck. Paul all day.

PAUL ALL DAY!!!!

PAUL > BRUCE

"KILLERS" IS THE GREATEST MAIDEN ALBUM OF ALL TIME!
All killer, no filler.  Just an amazing album.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:33 PM

View PostStormtron, on 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

Blaze was awful, just listen to Fortunes of War. Man, those albums suck. Paul all day.



Yeah, that’s pretty unenjoyable

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:42 PM

Most of The X Factor does have good songs. Even Virtual 11 has some solid tracks. Blaze just gave the songs no life at all with the way he sings. Following one of the most lively and enthusiastic singers of all time in Dickinson is a huge task for anyone. Blaze's voice just wasn't the right fit.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:34 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 March 2018 - 10:33 PM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM, said:

Blaze was awful, just listen to Fortunes of War. Man, those albums suck. Paul all day.



Yeah, that’s pretty unenjoyable

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