should take notice because on January 19th 2007 it’s time for the
brand new album by this Finnish band. It’s titled “Burned Down the
Enemy”, and it follows the same path as their first two albums,
“Salvation by Fire” (2001) and “Feeding the Flames” (2003). We are
talking Power Metal and Melodic Metal here, and I’m sure that
Burning Point fans won’t be disappointed.
Well… to be honest I was a little disappointed at
first but of course I gave it another chance and after a few more
spins in my hard-tried CD-player I suddenly felt different about it.
The songs began to open up to me and now I really do think that
“Burned Down the Enemy” is as good as their first two albums.
“Burned Down the Enemy” isn’t groundbreaking but it’s
filled with great melodies, catchy choruses and memorable
guitar-solos. The promo-CD I’m sitting here with contains 11 songs
and the limited version of it will include 3 bonus tracks: “My
Reign, My fire”, “Heart of Gold” (Demo) and “The Road to Hell”.
The songs are varied and we get everything from fast
Power Metal to mid-tempo Melodic Metal songs. A very well balanced
mixture of both feeling and heaviness spiced with a very good and
crystal clear production. Of course we all have heard a lot coming
out of this style, but when it is as balanced and fresh as this
album I’m sure that every genre-fan could be pleased.
All in all a very good release from Burning Point
which will find its way into my player again and again and each
follower of Power Metal and Melodic Metal should at least check this
album out when it hit the stores January 19th 2007.