ALBUM TEMPLE OF LIES
OUT 2018 (APRIL 13TH)
LABEL AFM RECORDS
OUR RATING 84/100
Honestly, the last BYTE THE BULLET didn't thrilled us; therefore expectations were high.
We can say that surely this album, the first out via AFM RECORDS, is a big step forward and we can be satisfied with!
This line up now is more homogeneous, and the contribution of ALEXX STAHL is surely of the first rank.
They start with IN THE BEGINNING, a smart intro able to made the right environment, which introduces a TEMPLE OF LIES, the title track well-known as single.
A really powerful and sinister tune! A classic HM with teutonic flavour, enhanced by an amazing neoclassical solo.
An 80's keyboards intro is the starter before ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL; flawless chorus, a real fresh 80's flashback!
FEED THE FIRE is a great mid-tempo, powerful but with lilting rhythms.
Very classic STAND OR FALL, while COMIN' HOME (present as extended acoustic bonus version) is a great melodic ballad full of inspiration.
I'LL NEVER BE LOVED BY YOU is a great mix of melodic parts and more sustained rhythms, while FLY AWAY is just enough catchy.
LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE ME starts with a riffing almost reggae and is able to be various, thanks to interesting breaks.
CRAZY OVER YOU remind us again, in the best way, 80's and when a single was seen many times on heavy totation!
As bonus track to listen the funny FRIEDENSREICH II.
BONFIRE ARE BACK IN GOOD SHAPE..A BAND WITH A LONG CAREER ABLE TO BE CONTEMPORARY!
(Pics taken from band's FB)