Skyfire
Mind Revolution


4.5
superb

Review

by mortalsoullefttodie USER (8 Reviews)
October 18th, 2006 | 60 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: By combining Melodic Deathmetal, Black Metal, and Power Metal, Skyfire create a unique, and proggressive sound on their sophomore release (Mind Revolution).

Skyfire is living proof that you don't have to be well known, and famous to be an awesome band. Hailing from the Melodic death metal capital of Sweden, skyfire is a force to be reckoned with. When most people first hear Skyfire they call them a rip-off of Children of Bodom, and Dark Tranquility, but the truth is there is much more going on here than what first meets the ear.

This is Skyfire's second album, and my personal favorite. The guitars, and keyboards are almost always harmonized to create amazing neo-classical melodies, the kind that have not been heard since In Flames released the Jester Race. The guitar riffs are very fast, and technical similar to Dissection on Storm of The Lights Bane. The only real problem with the guitars on Mind Revolution is the lack of guitar solos. It has always been my belief that if you have good guitarists, you should give them a surplus of lightning fast rapid fire guitar solos. However solos are not always necessary to make an awesome album, they would still help.

The vocals are very well done, and are the only thing that really bears any resemblance to Children of Bodom. They are constantly a raspy yell with varying pitches, as opposed to many bands in the genre today that constantly scream the tonic of their song. The lyrics explore insanity, isolation, loneliness, and the self, much different from Timeless departure which mostly contains lyrics about death, mysticism, and the apocalypse. In both cases all vocal related work is very good on this album.

The rhythm section is good, and bad. The drums switch between frantic blast beats during the verses, and slower more rhythmically complex grooves during the choruses, and slower more melodic parts. But the biggest problem is the bass. On this album the bass is practically inaudible, as opposed to Spectral which contains amazing bass fills, and highly audible bass lines, but thats not really much of an issue for guitarists, vocalists, keyboardists, and drummers.

In Summary Mind Revolution is a must have for any metal head. and allot can be learned from their combination of classical music, death-metal, black-metal, and power-metal. So do what ever you can to get it, even though it is impossible to find in your average c.d. store, and will never be on I-tunes.



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mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

My third review guys. Please tell me how I did

Tyler
Emeritus
October 18th 2006


7925 Comments


You might want to proof read it again.

Mikesn
Emeritus
October 18th 2006


3708 Comments


Yeah, there are a few typos and errors.

Looks interesting though.

mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

do spelling and grammar really matter



Tyler
Emeritus
October 18th 2006


7925 Comments


Yes, they really, really do.

mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh...

mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

aside from grammar is it still a decent review



Tyler
Emeritus
October 18th 2006


7925 Comments


Well, I'll have to neg it if you're going to blatantly disregard proper spelling and grammar. If you need me to point the errors out, I will, but seriously now. Nobody's saying you have to write like a regular Tolstoy, but you should still try to fix whatever errors you can.

mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I fixed my grammar is that better now

Tyler
Emeritus
October 18th 2006


7925 Comments


There's still a bit there, but A for effort. I'll vote yes now. Just watch out for apostrophe usage, and "A Lot" is two words. Keep it up, though.

And just so you know, I'm not trying to be an asshole, just trying to give some suggestions.

mortalsoullefttodie
October 18th 2006


41 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thank you

Born2Lose
February 1st 2007


25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Overall, i thought this review did a great job of explaining how amazing this album is. This isn't just an album, it's shoulw be a shame to call it that. It's a masterpiece, if anyone is familiar, or even a fan of the melodic death metal genre, then this is a must have album.



My personal favorite track on this album has to be "Uncloud The Sky." The guitar, and keyboards in this song go so well, that i almost cried.



I definately can't wait to see what Skyfire will put out next, Spectral was a great album to. They haven't dissappointed me yet, which is really awesome. I'm glad they stick with a sound that really can be considered as their own.

TheHamburgerman
July 14th 2007


1460 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Uncloud the Sky? really? I found that song to be the least awesome song after Caged 401. Blinded by Euphoria and Haunted by Shadows are much better!





EDIT: hey! you dig Sleep Terror! Finally another person who knows that band.This Message Edited On 07.14.07

Yazz_Flute
September 16th 2007


18939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just heard a few songs from skyfire, and holy shit, sounds amazing! I really want this now.





Crysis
Emeritus
September 16th 2007


17368 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good luck finding it in stores.

Yazz_Flute
September 16th 2007


18939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I already know FYE doesnt have it. That leaves amazon...40 dollars @_@ and 3-6 weeks shipping.



Maybe ill find a cheaper place on the net, but I wouldn't be able to get it till my bday in november. I'll just add this to my wishlist of Blind Guardian, Tool, and Enslaved.

Otisbum
September 16th 2007


1913 Comments


And they don't have it on half.com

BallsToTheWall
September 25th 2007


49487 Comments


This band blows me away completely after hearing them time after time, defintely reviving the swedish metal scene. Now I must buy spectral.

Digging: August Burns Red - Found in Far Away Places

FenderUsa
March 28th 2008


582 Comments


I've only heard Blinded By Euphoria and Caged (401?)
and both are pretty much awesome


Slaine
May 9th 2008


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great CD. Skyfire are such an under rated band, I hope they get the recognition they deserve.



This wipes the floor with bands like Norther and Imparenon



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