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Iron Fire - On The Edge (7/10) - Denmark - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: T&T
Playing time: 47:10
Band homepage: Iron Fire


  1. Eternal Damnation
  2. The End Of It All
  3. Prince Of Agony
  4. On The Edge
  5. Into The Abyss
  6. Thunderspirit
  7. Wanted Man
  8. Lost N'Alone
  9. Forever Evil
  10. Here And Alive
  11. Miracle
  12. The Price Of Blood
Iron Fire - On The Edge

Huh? They sound different, the Danes of IRON FIRE. Had their debut "Thunderstorm" been quite close to RUNNING WILD in some parts (yet which I still like very much), the guitars now are a little down-tuned and a little more raw.

With "The End Of It All" the whole thing starts out very well, good structure, varied, crunchy guitars, always good, when an album starts out with a cracker like that. But after that the whole thing somehow flattens out, with all the intention of sounding more matured, the freshness of the debut has been lost. Sure, "On The Edge", "Forever Evil" (RUNNING WILD are popping in again) or "Here And Alive" are songs you like to listen to more often, but still overall they don't rise above average.

That Martin Stene's voice differs nicely from the gros of his colleagues cannot save "On The Edge", just like the good production by Tommy Hansen or the cover by Andreas Marschall.

A whole album like "The End Of It All" (quality-wise) and it would have been brilliant, so it's only

Alexander Melzer

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