On the Spur of the Moment
Style: Heavy / Power metal
Release date: 30 September, 2011
Playing time: 45:33

I've been a huge Brainstorm fan ever since the "Ambiguity" CD from 2000. I think that they peaked with the "Liquid Monster" CD from 2005, that album contains 11 killer tracks - Power metal heaven. The next two CD's also contained some killer tracks, but there are a couple of fillers on each CD.

So can "On the Spur of the Moment" bring Brainstorm back to the champions league of power metal? Well after listening to the album a couple of times, I was thinking no. But after 12 - 13 spins I have to say that this CD kills.

With singer Andy. B Franck Brainstorm has something that thousand of bands can only dream of, a singer that stands out from the crowd like UDO, Mustaine or Halford. Andy and his Brainstorm companions have delivered a fine album with some fantastic tunes like "No Saint - No Sinner", "Temple of Stone" or "In These Walls", all reminds me of "All Those Words" from "Liquid Monster".

The limited edition comes with two extra tracks - Go and get it.


01. Below the Line
02. In the Blink of an Eye
03. Temple of Stone
04. In These Walls
05. Still Insane
06. Dark Life
07. No Saint - No Sinner
08. Where Your Actions Lead You to Live
09. A Life on Hold
10. My Own Hell

Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: 13 November, 2011