|Review: Brother Firetribe - Heart Full of Fire|
|Heart Full of Fire|
Label: SpineFarm Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal
Review online: April 30, 2008
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
for:Heart Full of Fire
Following their storming debut in style, Finnish hard rockers Brother Firetribe have reset the bar, giving their sophomore effort a little more attention to detail. Heart Full of Fire is certainly more sensitive than the heady Break Out, with a greater focus on melody and lyrical subtext than violent riffing and indulgent soloing. Nightwish's Emppu Vuorinen once again gives a roaring performance as resident guitar hero, and the vocals of Leverage frontman Pekka Ansio Heino are more concentrated than on the debut, his soaring rasp complimenting the added intensity on tracks like "Going out with a Bang" and kick-ass opener "Who Will You Run To Now". The solid production gives Heart Full of Fire a healthy sheen, the most important ingredient to conjuring up the Sunset Strip atmosphere the lyrics invoke, and proving the band can try their hand at more than one style, the songs range from catchy, up-tempo AOR ("Wildest Dreams") to charging mid-paced Power Metal ("Heart Full of Fire"), the latter featuring a classy duet with new Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon.
Much smoother, calmer and silkier than the debut, Heart Full of Fire is an awesome collection of catchy Melodic Heavy Metal, flushed with uplifting vocal lines, anthemic choruses, and cheesy 80s synths that would make Europe duck for cover. A wonderful addition to your collection; providing you have a sweet tooth and enough floss for afterwards.
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