Falkirk - first thought is Scotland, the battle of Falkirk, where Sir William Wallace, better known as Braveheart, led the Scots into battle against the English. Now a French Metal band has taken up this history-laden name and "Day Will Come" is their first effort, bringing us a mix from Melodic and Power Metal that we so far haven't gotten from there all to often yet.
And it is good that FALKIRK have appeared, because these French folks show us quite some potential with their mix of MAIDEN-esque guitars (partly), atmosphere (well used keyboards) and nicely varying tempos and the good, not too high voice of Stéphane Fradet, which all is packed into good compositions that are not the epitome of the highest level yet, but then again, "Day Will Come" is a debut of a young band so what do you really expect?
So tracks like the opening "Mighty Jewel", the measured "Crusade" or "The Day Will Come" stand there as promising start for FALKIRK, which sets quite some hopes for the follow up. And the two bonus tracks sound a bit like older material, not as refined yet, but still ok. (Online January 11, 2003)