Title: The BlazeLabel: AFM Records
Blaze’ is the first full Burning Point album to feature
former Battle Beast vocalist Nitte Valo.
For those of you who didn’t catch Burning Points
last outing, simply entitled ‘Burning Point’, that was
an album which five new songs, five reworked classics and a
unfamiliar with Valo need to check out Battle Beast’s
‘Steel’ album and the last ‘Burning Point’ album, as
this lady has one of the strongest female metal vocals of
all time. The
power in this voice just raised the hairs on the back of
album boasts some of the finest slices of Burning Point
metal in years. Pete
Ahonen has never been afraid to push the envelope with this
band and this new chapter see's him once again bringing a
old chapter of the band to a close, while at the same time
opening the door on a new and exciting one.
Check out the massive opener and single ‘Master Them All’. No fancy intros, just a massive guitar and drum assault that paves the way for those massive vocals of Valo. Other tracks of note have to be 'Dark Winged Angel', the excellent ‘Lost in Your Thoughts’ and the thunderous 'The King Is Dead, Long Live The King'. The addition of the Lee Aaron cover 'Metal Queen' bonus track 'Metal Queen', brings this stunning release to a close.
enjoyed many Burning Point releases over the years and in my
mind the name has come to represent top quality melodic
metal / power metal. 'The Blaze' is no exception
to this and one well worth checking out if you love these
genres of metal. Definitely an album that metalheads
the world over should check out.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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