|Review: Flames of Fire - Flames of Fire|
|Flames of Fire|
Label: Sound Pollution
Year released: 2022
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: February 21, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Flames of Fire
Rated 3.38/5 (67.5%) (8 Votes)
Flames of Fire is an apparently new entity (they don’t have an entry at Metal Archives as of 1/19/22) made up of veteran musicians with credits like Narnia, Royal Hunt and others on their collective resume. Their self-titled debut is full of old-school melodic metal delivered with a clear, modern production. There’s a lot of power metal in Flames of Fire’s DNA, but it is in a supporting role. Gloria starts things off (after an instrumental intro) with a riff Bill Tsamis from Warlord could have written, and then you get a big dose of Malmsteen-esque neoclassical guitar work on cuts like "Soldiers of the King" and the title track. "Solution" breaks things up, not in a sappy, ballad-y way but with a dark, ominously heavy atmosphere created by thunderous drums and powerfully somber guitars. The singer sounds like James LaBrie, not only in voice but also the way he crafts his vocal lines but there’s no real progressive elements on Flames of Fire. It’s got a fairly heavy-handed lyrical approach, so buckle in for that but, otherwise, if melodic metal is your thing, you’ll find it hard to stop listening to Flames of Fire.
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