Current Riot guitarist Mike Flyntz and former Riot vocalist Tony
Moore, who was a big part of my favorite Riot era with albums like 'Thundersteel'
and 'The Privilege of Power', has joined up once more in their own
little project called Faith and Fire, completing the band is
John Miceli (drums, Meat Loaf) and Danny Miranda (bass, Queen & Paul
Sonically this is only decent - the production could've been a lot
better. But there are positive aspects on the album; Mike Flyntz is
a very talented guitarist and I still rate Tony Moore as my favorite
Riot vocalist of all time, and he justifies it on this collection of
metal tunes once more... The rhythm section is rock solid and
overall the technical level is very high, I wish I could say the
same about the songs...
This album opens with one the best songs on the album "Ready", but
only a few songs more like the neo-classical inspired "Ashes" makes
me stop and take notice, they really need to push the accelerator
more and push the pedal to metal and rock hard...This album is
simply not powerful enough, and most of the songs are missing that
special something that makes music worth listening to over and
It's not an awful album, but it's sadly nothing more than acceptable
either. But I think it's cool to hear Tony and Mike back together
again, and songs like the above mentioned, "Breathe", "Fallen" and
"America" do rock pretty hard, and the album does win a little with
each spin in my CD-player.