Wings of Rage
Wirhlwind Of Doom
Fate Of Fire
Stand As A King
Brotherhood Of The Brave
Alone In The Dark
Ice Cold Arion
Break The Spell
Steene - Vocals
J. - Guitar
Backarach - Guitar
Lund - Bass
Berglid – Drums
|IRON FIRE: "Revenge" iron fire|
review by Desi "Shagarth" Güthlin ___
their last album "On The Edge" the power-metal-band Iron Fire
from Denmark let themselves 5-year time till the new album
"Revenge" was released in March 2006 via Napalm
quintet around the singer Martin Steene (who founded the band in 1997
and which is the only charter member of the band) shows that they are
still Power-metal-bands which goes their own way, which plays
independently their music, which retreats from many of the Power-metal-bands usual today. This is what fascinates me in Iron Fire,
particularly as the band devoted itself first to the Heavy-metal, then
to the Doom-metal and later a mixture of Melodic Black and Death-metal
during former days - till they started to play Power-metal.
also changed their band-name, in the beginning they were called
‘Misery’, from it became ‘Decades of Darkness’ up to the “Iron
Fire” which continual still today.
first hearing of the new album "Revenge" is not enough to say
that it is an album like a perfect disc for me- probably rather it comes
the thought "Oh a nice album is like many others - but nothing
after the second and third listening through to the disc and after
try to understand deeper , its certain for me - this is one of the albums in
2006 for me what concerns the Power-metal genre!
Of Rage" delivers the opener -
the first few seconds you can think it concerns a song of the Neothrash-genre
- what quickly changes with the effective guitar-sound and starting of
percussion. Steene's voice starts in a hurry, fully of pressure and
pleasantly. Long-pulled words and shouts start at the right places of
the song - occasionally guitar-solos are introduced - everything full of
harmony. The following "Iron Head" begins lively nice. In
general a little quicker song, the voice is used partly deeply.
suddenly in the midst of the song a part comes reminded very much in
‘Over The Hills And Far Away' (!!!) which isn’t my
music-genre at all - however, here it well adapts himself.
"Metal Messiah" and "Alone In The Dark" the Danes
deliver immediately two earwigs which doesn’t go fast out off the head,
listen once - never forget. Quite slowly and slowly held, tunefully. The
voice stands out very clearly and the refrain is virtually a God.
a highly shouted "One for all"-call, followed by spoken parts-
"Wirhlwind Of Doom" begins, a loud "Go"-call sounds
and the song lets his full splendour come out.
guitar reef, quietly held percussion and again Steene's powerful voice
let a miraculous piece come to your ears.
"Ice Cold Arion" a ballad was brought to life -quite clearly,
tunefully, quietly, slowly, with feeling - in short brilliant, it would
"Savage Prophecy" and "State As A King" own
ballad-influence which passed through, however, from time to time from
strong reef and voice full of pressure are. Even more there is nothing
the end, "Break
The Spell" is the weakest piece of the album for
my taste. Not excessively badly, it comes simply half-heartedly and
boringly across in my opinion what may lie certainly also with the
really slow sound.
five Danes deliver a good work with “Revenge”.
In contrast to quite a lot of power voices I feel Steene's voice as pleasant - not too much overrated, nevertheless it works nearly perfectly on me - the only criticism point is - something else some vocal positions crossings could be a bit emend.
Also Eric Philippe's cover art is nicely formed and fits very well to the disc
which likes Power-metal-genre should get in any case this album and
listen to it, it is worthwhile in any case.
|Desi Güthlin 11.08.2006|
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