Iron Fire

Release date: March 27th 2006
Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Power Metal

Rating: 88/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
April 28th 2006

The first time I heard about Iron Fire was back in 1998 when they released a 3-track demo that got them signed to Noise Records, a couple of years later the debut album “Thunderstorm” was released, a great CD that sounds like a mixture between Hammerfall, Helloween and Running Wild. A year later in 2001 the “On the Edge” album came out and it was a huge step backwards, all of a sudden they sounded like Hammerfall jamming with Mötley Crüe, weird shit. Noise Records dumped Iron Fire a year later.

Now five years after the release of “On the Edge” Iron Fire strikes back with a new album. Vocalist Martin Steene got four new band mates and a new record deal with Napalm Records.

The new album is titled “Revenge” (maybe a message to Noise Records) and like on the two previous albums Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Heavenly, Pretty Maids etc.) has done a great job producing it.

Gone are the Mötley Crüe influences “Revenge” is pure power metal, just listen to the second track “IronHead” or the great ballad “Savage Prophecy” wow this is how power metal was meant to sound.

“Revenge” is a convincing piece of work strongly influenced by Running Wild, Hammerfall and Manowar.

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