Paradise in Flames

Release date: January 20th 2006
Label: AFM Records
Distributed by: Target (Denmark)
Style: Melodic Heavy Metal

Rating: 88/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
January 4th 2006

Axxis has been around since the late eighties, and “Paradise in Flames” is their ninth album. I bought their debut album “Kingdom of the Night” back in 1989 and the follow up “Axxis II” in 1990, and then I lost track of the band until 2004 when they released “Time Machine” one of the best melodic metal albums of that year.

“Paradise in Flames” kicks of right where “Time Machine” left us, strong melodies, catchy choirs and the Axxis trademark, the vocals from the only remaining founding member Bernhard Weiss.

The biggest difference between “Time Machine” and “Paradise in Flames” is the cooperation with female singer Lakonia, this gives Axxis a new dimension. This album is full of classic melodic metal, and “Paradise in Flames” will please every Axxis fan out there. The limited edition digibook contains 2 additional tracks.

Recommended tracks: “Dance with the Dead”, “Lady Moon” & “Tales of Glory Island”.