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Release date: 27 January 2012
Style: Power metal

Rating:

7.7 | 46 votes

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11 want it


01. The Dark Beyond
02. Enter Oblivion OJ-666
03. Taken
04. Slaughter Of Souls [feat. Dave Ingram]
05. Leviathan
06. The Final Odyssey
07. Ten Years In Space
08. Voyage Of The Damned [feat. Nils K. Rue]
09. With Different Eyes
10. Dreams Of The Dead Moon
11. Verge To Collide
12. Realm Of Madness
13. Warmaster Of Chaos [Digipack bonus]


Additional info
First Iron Fire album to be recorded in Jacob Hansen Studios.
A video was made for the song "Leviathan".
Release dates:
Europe: January 27th,
US: February 7th.

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Starchild Top Albums Of 2012  | #36
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DragonSavior X10 - 29.08.2011 at 08:41  
Rating: 8 So Iron Fire is heading into space huh? That's odd. It should still be good though.
R'Vannith - 12.01.2012 at 18:24  
Rating: 8 Damn they sound good in space!
strade - 19.01.2012 at 04:06  
  Oh shit, I was never much for this band, but Hansen Studios? Jacob Hansen almost always comes away with some of the industry's best music. And Nils K. Rue? I'll be taking this very seriously now...
strade - 19.01.2012 at 06:44  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 12.01.2012 at 18:24

Damn they sound good in space!


Oh yeah, I'm diggin' this shit. Kind of like Anubis Gate and Dragonland together with a touch of the heavier elements of Symphony X. Will certainly make the list. Now to determine how good it really is...
R'Vannith - 21.01.2012 at 13:12  
Rating: 8
Written by strade on 19.01.2012 at 06:44

Written by R'Vannith on 12.01.2012 at 18:24

Damn they sound good in space!


Oh yeah, I'm diggin' this shit. Kind of like Anubis Gate and Dragonland together with a touch of the heavier elements of Symphony X. Will certainly make the list. Now to determine how good it really is...


I can definitely hear a bit of Symphony X in there as well as the inevitable Pagan's Mind influence with Nils' presence. They've always had their own sound but haven't really managed to grab my attention quite like this album.
Milena - 30.01.2012 at 00:25  
Rating: 7 So everyone seems to like this, here I'm not quite sure what to think of it... there are some pretty extreme power and even Gothenburg sounding intros here, the vocals are weird but the sound is nice and I really like those influences you guys talked about, and the solos are top notch.
R'Vannith - 30.01.2012 at 01:52  
Rating: 8
Written by Milena on 30.01.2012 at 00:25

So everyone seems to like this, here I'm not quite sure what to think of it... there are some pretty extreme power and even Gothenburg sounding intros here, the vocals are weird but the sound is nice and I really like those influences you guys talked about, and the solos are top notch.


If there's one thing that would put people off it's those vocals I think. Even if you enjoy Power metal vocals they aren't the easiest to appreciate. But don't let that deter you, this is some really well executed Power metal, full of interesting ideas.
Milena - 30.01.2012 at 11:16  
Rating: 7
Written by R'Vannith on 30.01.2012 at 01:52

If there's one thing that would put people off it's those vocals I think. Even if you enjoy Power metal vocals they aren't the easiest to appreciate. But don't let that deter you, this is some really well executed Power metal, full of interesting ideas.

Don't worry, I get used to weird vocals pretty fast
Destructo - 07.02.2012 at 07:27  
Rating: 8 Track 13 is absolutely 'meh' and a letdown for an ending. The rest of the thing is pretty decent. The vocalist sounds like a crazy mix of Dickinson, Bon Jovi and Roy Khan (a tinge) in the cleans and like any other artist who growls. Overall, I'm liking it.
DragonSavior X10 - 12.02.2012 at 09:52  
Rating: 8 Finished listening to this album today. I was very surprised, my biggest problem is Iron Fire was their guitar tone, and then I put this CD in, wait with excitement through the into, and then I got blown away with a truly metal tone and blasting synths. I do have one problem with this album though, the first Iron Fire song I had ever listened to was Dragonheart, a song that has one of my favorite choruses of all time, Iron Fire has amazingly catchy choruses, but this album seems to be lacking in this department. There are some exceptions like The Final Odyssey and Verge to Collide (although that chorus is very similar to Alone in the Dark from Revenge) though. If the next album combines the overall tone of this album with the catchiness of albums like Thunderstorm and Blade of Triumph, I might have an instant 10 out of 10.

Also
Stabby - 25.02.2012 at 00:13  
Rating: 8 I kind of like space power/prog metal. Pagan's Mind, Stratovarius, Dragonland, now Iron Fire. All good albums based around space themes that took the band in a new direction for a little while. It's a good change of pace, you can't stay in the past forever, right? You have to venture into the unknown sometimes. Plus it allows for some spacey keyboard parts and chromatic solo parts, good show!

The vocals are good, he smokes so I suspect he's going to keep losing his range but it still sounds good as a raspy baritone, most of the time anyway. There are parts where the vocals just sound weak, but it's solid for the most part. It totally works for this album, as does the growling. Those=scary alien monster thing coming to get you.

I approve!
Iamawalker - 15.09.2012 at 04:57  
Rating: 9 Jumping on the wagon here, this one's killer! The atmosphere is perfectly placed with spacey sounds, creepy intros, etc. Impressive how heavy this is but never lets go of that intense sense of melody and the schisophrenic voice of Martin Steene. He sounds angry, reflective, sad, desperate, angsty, dangerous, insane... perfectly complementing the mystical themes and also it's barrier of sound. "The Final Odyssey" is such a mesmerizing ballad it's incredible. "Voyage Of The Damned" is a towering 10-minute of a titletrack that grabs you on a ride through a musical journey and sudden shifts in atmospheres, what an epic! Also love how songs seem to be connected conceptually, very focused lyrics and compact collection of Power Metal. Great stuff!
GT - 31.10.2012 at 21:54  
 
Written by Iamawalker on 15.09.2012 at 04:57

Jumping on the wagon here, this one's killer! The atmosphere is perfectly placed with spacey sounds, creepy intros, etc. Impressive how heavy this is but never lets go of that intense sense of melody and the schisophrenic voice of Martin Steene. He sounds angry, reflective, sad, desperate, angsty, dangerous, insane... perfectly complementing the mystical themes and also it's barrier of sound. "The Final Odyssey" is such a mesmerizing ballad it's incredible. "Voyage Of The Damned" is a towering 10-minute of a titletrack that grabs you on a ride through a musical journey and sudden shifts in atmospheres, what an epic! Also love how songs seem to be connected conceptually, very focused lyrics and compact collection of Power Metal. Great stuff!

Finally listened to the whole album and can only agree with the above statements.
Iamawalker - 06.11.2012 at 13:22  
Rating: 9
Written by GT on 31.10.2012 at 21:54

Finally listened to the whole album and can only agree with the above statements.


That's cool. What score would you give it? Were there any highlights in the album for you, a particular song?

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