- Audio CD (18 May 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: EMI Music & Marketing
- ASIN: B003G0E3MM
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,124,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Promise & Terror Import
|Price:||£20.84 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details|
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Many of the tracks have a philosophical or historical theme. For example 1633 appears to be about Galileo's trial by the inquisition for heresy after the Catholic church claimed that his theory on the heliocentric view of the solar system was false and contrary to scripture. It makes a refreshing change from the same old same old themes.
A brilliant album yet again, about time this guy was getting more recognition.
Opening with the catchy 'Watching the Night Sky', a thunderous display of power and emotion is a lyrical journey of not being alone. No matter how far away we are from each other, we still look up at the same sky, still existing for one another. 'Madness and Sorrow' is a call to the coat-of-arms to hammer 1980s `thrash metal' into the modern era; a sub-genre of heavy metal that has either dissolved or just hasn't been given the attention it deserves in this modern time. The Blaze Bayley band takes those ideas and twists it into their own post-modern setting. Blaze is bellowing with such amazing strength and layered within the pure energy of the band, 'Madness and Sorrow' keeps the momentum going that the album needs, before taking a moment of reflection and delving into historic times. The track is '1633.'
For historical purists, '1633' deals with the trial Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642), a man who played a huge role in shaping the scientific revolution by observing the astronomical revelation of other planets existing, and through his writings, he was attacked for his controversial views due to the conflicting attitude it held against the Bible. The song starts off with a beautiful, melodic bass intro that serves as a strong backbone for the rest of the song to journey through with a wonderful galloping riff that would make Iron Maiden crumble in its shadow.Read more ›
If you are a fan of Blaze or Maiden and are even slightly hesitating to buy this album..........don't . Buy it now. If you liked the last album, 'The man who would not die' then you will love this.
There was a time when I doubted whether or not we would ever hear from Blaze again until 'The man who would not die' came out. While I love that album now, I found it a bit awkward at the start as it was totally different to what I expected. Also Im ashamed to say one or two of the tracks weren't as good as the rest of the album. I generally feel that about lots of albums though.
Moving on though to 'Promise and Terror'. Every single track on this album is excellent. Stand outs include - 'Madness and Sorrow' and 'God of Speed' (for me anyway). Even if you don't buy the album, definitely download these two and then consider buying the rest.
The band sounds much more gelled on this album and since getting it on Monday I must have listened to it 20 times and its still isnt wearing thin.
Also check out the 'Night that would not Die' live DVD. aLSO CRACKING!
Looking forward to seeing Blaze and co' on the road later in the year.
Fast & furious pacing with emotionally moving lyrics, it is plain to see that Blaze and co haven't lost their ability to make great music. There are moments of pure excellence that remind me of The Man Who Would Not Die but Promise and Terror does have it's flaws. There is this feeling of stagnation and lack of new/fresh material in parts. A lot of tracks sound similar to While You Were Gone from TMWWND album, especially the last 4 tracks which are supposed to be listened to together. -1 star for recycling of ideas.
I believe in supporting the artist and Blaze Bayley certainly deserves this. I have seen him live twice and I'm going again in a months time. If you can get to a live venue, you will really enjoy it and it brings the songs from this album and others to life!
My favourite tracks are Watching the Night Sky, 1633, God of Speed, Time to Dare and Comfortable in Darkness. Overall I would highly recommend buying this album. With heavy but melodic songs and strong writing, this album is enjoyable to listen to and has earned its place among Blaze's other material. I also highly recommend checking out Blaze - Silicon Messiah, Tenth Dimention and The Man Who Would Not Die.
Regards, Mj ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A true masterpiece from Blaze! He is very much hated for his voice which it's not appreciated by a lot of people, but, he is a very talented musician. Read morePublished 6 months ago by André Guerreiro
tecnica, potenza ed emozione, grande band, grandi canzoni, ottima produzione. UP THE IRONS BLAZEPublished 16 months ago by paolo1334
An absolute Metal tour de force this album has just about everything that any metal head would want and proves beyond doubt Blaze does outsing Bruce.Published on 1 Jan. 2014 by ROB BIRTLEY
This is a great album, you will not regret buying it. All of the songs are excellent. The only thing that is slightly off is the production - it sometimes sounds a bit tinny &... Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2011 by Mike
Negative out of the way first- the guitars arent great here at seperating themselves from one another and there is alot of similar ideas stepped over and over again, at times i... Read morePublished on 26 May 2010 by sean paul mccann
a grower. God of Speed is a superb song for me.
I really enjoy the huge sleeve notes, fantastic depth
Blaze Bayley's story could well cause one to shed tears in the same way that Anvil's feature length documentary was celebrated for doing last year. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2010 by Guitar Fan