Featuring former members of Priest, Iced Earth, Savatage and Fates Warning, Spirits Of Fire is by far and away one of the most promising supergroups to have emerged in recent times. That their material is solid helps this as well.
“Light Speed Marching,” comes in with a barrel a minute riff, some serious grooves are on this song and Ripper Owens sounds amazing. “Temple Of The Soul,” is dark and enchanting, the riffs are intoxicating, the vocals are mesmerising. “All Comes Together,” another hardcore rocker that delivers with thumping power. “Spirits Of Fire,” a jangling harmonious riff wrangler, with grace, power and destruction that is very, very intoxicating. “It’s Everywhere,” starts off with the acoustic melody and then moves into overdrive with the riffs leading the charge. “A Game,” is slower, and more enchanting and a tale weaver.
“Stand and Fight,” is powerful, with flirtatious melodies and a soaring guitar shredding melody. “Meet Your End,” is brutal and powerful with some seriously enchanting riffs. “Never To Return,” is harmonious and interesting. “The Path,” is haunting and paints the image of deliverance fast approaching, brilliantly executed. “Alone In The Darkness,” a song that haunts and delivers everything.
The album is out on 22nd February via Frontiers Music.