Iron Fire
Blade of Triumph


3.5
great

Review

by Antonius USER (24 Reviews)
July 6th, 2012 | 12 replies | 898 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The epic element dominating the scene

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

When a band goes through a storm of changes in it's formation, there is always the possibility that an album will contain the optimal chemistry of musicians. Indeed, this is what happened in the case of the Danish metalers upon releasing their fourth album Blade of Triumph. Anyone who expects to hear something innovative or different than the usual will be disappointed. They do not want to impress but instead they want to give the listener a taste of their sound and they achieve this with a simple strategy. They choose not to focus only on just 2-3 singles that would draw attention (and inevitably include many fillers) but rather presenting a series of good songs.

Pure, solid, true metal with catchy riffs and melodies which remind the likes of Hammerfall, Dream Evil and Rhapsody of Fire. Martin Steene's vocals are not reaching the skies but follow a prudent formula when it comes to sing. He is on the same levels as the rest of the band (although I believe he has many potentials) and does not draw the attention to his person, thus creating a strong group. Lyrics concentrate mainly on epic aspects and tell stories about dragons, knights, gladiators, with the sword element never leaving from the foreground. These characteristics create a consistency throughout the whole album, helping it not to have any weak or dull moments.

In regards to the songs, any of them can be liked equally with the others. Personal favorite moments are the explosive ''Dragonheart'', the hammering ''Bloodbath of Knights'' and the boisterous ''Steel Invaders''. An absolute must for the lovers of epic metal.



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BirthRite
July 6th 2012



1318 Comments


can't stand power metal with those cheesy vocals and generic tremolo riffs

Antonius
July 6th 2012



184 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

so I guess it's something like an average album for you Birth or even lower?

BirthRite
July 6th 2012



1318 Comments


no i haven't even listened to it and i doubt it will, i like some early helloween and blind guardian and some kamelot but i just overall don't like power metal and what it stands for and what it produces, it has potential but ive never found a true 5 album or even 4.5 for that matter

Antonius
July 6th 2012



184 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I get what you are trying to say about the overall idea of power metal. Keep in mind though this goes under the 'epic' sub-genre. If you don't like such elements you'll probably not like this one and you'll never find a 4.5 or 5. Nothing wrong with that.

FictionalFlames
July 6th 2012



1510 Comments


nice review, but could go into more detail.

ZedO
July 6th 2012



1096 Comments


I agree with FictionalFlames!

Antonius
July 6th 2012



184 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yes i was a bit general. I don't do this generally but i tried to stick to the overall idea and not go for many details

TheNotrap
July 7th 2012



7818 Comments


Don't know these guys, might check this.
Have a pos.

Antonius
July 7th 2012



184 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thnx bro. Still waiting for your thoughts on Q5

TheNotrap
July 7th 2012



7818 Comments


Yeah I need to find the album stream somewhere.
Still searching...

FictionalFlames
July 7th 2012



1510 Comments


you might have better luck on youtube.

Antonius
July 7th 2012



184 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought youtube was the obvious answer



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