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Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

7 | 11 votes

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Review

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
7.0
Well, it's comforting to know that at least some people are making an effort to keep the "metal" in power metal. To be fair, this isn't much of a mind-blower in terms of originality or ingenuity, it's just a satisfying melodic metal release.

What makes this album so "metal" in comparison to so much out there is the strong emphasis put on the rhythm section. For better or worse, it seems power metal has become an entirely melody based form of music, a good, heavy rhythm seems secondary, if not completely ignored nowadays. Fireforce on the other hand have seemed to build things from the bottom up - give you something to bang your head to, then lay the melodies on top. The result is a much heavier sound than your typical method of creating some melodic leads then slapping a completely forgettable rhythm section underneath. The vocals match the music very well. The vocalist is far from what you'd consider a virtuoso, yet doesn't soften the delivery of the riffs - he's caught somewhere between Rolf of Running Wild fame and Sodom's Tom Angelripper.

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