Power of Metal.dk Review

Brother Firetribe
Diamond in the Firepit
Style: AOR/Melodic Hard Rock
Release date: 2 May 2014
Playing time: 41:30

The long wait is over! The sparkling AOR / Melodic hard rock project Brother Firetribe is finally here with their brand new album - "Diamond in the Firepit".

It's been six long years since they released their last studio creation 'Heart Full of Fire'. If you love melodic hard rock boiled in an high-class production and spiced with ultra-professional musicians, you know what this is about.

The strong vocals from Pekka Ansio Heino (Leverage) is still the trademark of
Brother Firetribe's sound and created together with Nightwish's guitarist Emppu Vourinen this a new amazing disc for the softer hard rock fans. If you like bands like: H.E.A.T, Eclipse, Work of Art, WET, Journey or Toto, this is this a must for your album-collection. Very adult melodic hard rock with very charming choruses that might sparkle a little too much in some of the songs. I was hooked by this band with their first album from 2006 (False Metal/Break Out) and 'Diamond in the Firepit' does not diminish my interest in this band. On the contrary, they have grown in both strength and quality.

I find a couple of tracks that shine more than the other tracks: Love's Not Enough, Far away from Love, For Better or for Worse and the groovy Winner Takes it All.

Maybe not an future classic AOR/melodic rock album, but one of this years finest AOR discs (so far).

They doesn't surprise me with any new breathtaking twists, it seems like they have just picked up from the previous album and I'm quite satisfied with that.

A recommend purchase.

Line up:  
Vocals - Pekka Ansio Heino
Guitars - Emppu Vuorinen
Keyboards - Tomi Nikulainen
Bass/Backing vocals - Jason Flinck
Drums - Kalle Torniainen

01. Intro
Love's Not Enough
Far Away from Love
For Better or for Worse
Edge Of Forever
Hanging by a Thread
Trail of Tears
Winner Takes It All
Tired of Dreaming
11. Reality Bites
Label: Spitfarm Records
Distribution: Petting Zoo Propaganda
Artwork rating: 79/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 28 April, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial