When it comes to the guitar, speak to me with your playing. Send me a message without actually talking to me. I don’t care how fast you can play, or how many notes you can jam in a 30-second solo. Is that impressive from a technical standpoint? Sure. Does it speak to me personally? Not really.
As I’ve said before, the Rock and Metal game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females. With hard-rocking players like Courtney Cox in the game, the narrative is changing.
Blaze Bayley is a Metal lifer. He’s the longtime frontman of Wolfsbane, was the frontman of Iron Maiden during their highly underrated 90s period, and has had a long, successful solo career. After over 35 years of nonstop touring, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blaze finally had a moment to collect his thoughts and begin work on what was to become War Within Me, which is another fine addition to the stellar Blaze Bayley catalog.