Originally Posted by powerslave_85
Here's my theory/opinion on Bruce's vocals: His age means that he doesn't have the range and power he once had. That's obvious. However, he can still sound amazing as long as he doesn't try to push it too far. IMO, Dance of Death was when the strain began to show. However, he sounded as good as ever on Tyranny of Souls, which came later. My theory? On his solo albums, he has more control over the songwriting and recording process, and therefore more control over changing the songs to fit his new range. On the Maiden albums, I think Steve and Kevin Shirley have more power over those things, and may push Bruce to do things with his voice that he just can't do anymore.
This is definitely all true. He sounds better on Tyranny than any of the reunion Maiden albums (oddly I think he sounds best on DOD of those, but that may just be because it's my favorite). Steve is writing whatthefuckever he wants and not really considering Bruce's age.