Rating: 90/100

Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev, December ‘04
Century Media
Style: Melodic Power Metal

Forged By Fire

This is the first release Firewind have done for Century Media, after two great albums with Massacre “Between Heaven & Hell” (2002) & “Burning Earth” (2003).

The new album offers solid melodic power metal, the first two albums was more Neo-Classical.  Firewind features such great musicians as Gus G. (Dream Evil, Mystic Prophecy), Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind, Jorn) & new lead singer Chity Somapala (Moonlight Agony, Ex – Avalon).

The album even offers some great leads from James Murphy & Marty Friedman. If you are into Masterplan & Judas Priest you should buy this album, you wont regret it. You also get a bonus video of the track “Tyranny”.

Recommended tracks: “Feast Of The Savages” & “ The Forgotten Memory”