The End of Our Flames
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 12 October, 2012
Playing time: 48:10

This is the second album of Brazilian heavy metal act Pastore. Two years ago they released 'The Price for the Human Sins' and I am a bit ashamed that I'm not familiar with it. What I do know is that this new album is one I like very much. In my opinion this is how heavy metal should sound like.

First the band has an excellent vocalist; Mario Pastore is a rather known singer in Brazil and that doesn't surprise me. He has a voice that reminds me of Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Geoff Tate and Ronnie James Dio; powerful, aggressive, melodic and catchy. The music is not very innovative or new for the metal genre, but they make such a nice blend that it kind of sounds unique in a way.

Influenced by the eighties bands Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but sounding heavier and more modern. Fans of bands like Metallium, Primal Fear, Vicious Rumors, Iced Earth and Cage will like this stuff for certain too. Every song has beautiful guitar solos (Raphael Gazal), crunchy riffs, tight drumming and all is executed in well written and melodic songs. If you don't know which album you should buy, but are really into the music of the bands I mentioned above, you know what to do.

After this album you surely know again why you like heavy metal so much!


01. The End of Our Flames
02. Night and Day
03. Brutal Storm
04. Fools
05. Empty World
06. Liar
07. When the Sun Rises
08. Envy
09. Unreal Messages
10. Bring to me Peace
11. The World is Falling
12. Antibody

Label: Inner Wound Records
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 10 October, 2012