I don't know, that suddenly criticism so have badly apprehended of the MAIDEN's albums with Blaze Bayley as vocalist. Virtual XI it is pleasant to me to this day. I remember that August day when I, being the 13-years boy, have bought to myself this album. Since also began the period of active hobby metal music. So for me Blaze "the dude":) Unfortunately, I did not listen to three previous works of the British, therefore estimate singing Bayley I can, only comparing to his work in IRON MAIDEN. And so, sing Blaze in the solo project on the order better. Yes, I think, he could so sing in early days. MAIDEN would not take worthless vocalist on replacement of Dickinson! Simply something was not took, maybe hesitated. In the musical plan too very strong material, rigid havy. Are available on an album of a thing which cling at the first listening. On booklet to a promo-disk also it is written a history of creation of this album. The matter is that Bayley had some problems with health, it is especial with alcoholic dependence. Last point of this difficult period became the moment when the musician was picked up in the street with police and has called the wife that that has come to take away the husband. After that Blaze has understood, that is necessary to brake. All his experiences, all this interval of a life also is reflected in lyrics to "Blood and Belief" as he sings at last song, "It's is the soundtrack of my life".