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Firewind - The Premonition

8.3 | 289 votes |
Release date: 24 March 2008
Style: Power metal, Heavy metal


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Disc I
01. Into The Fire
02. Head Up High
03. Mercenary Man
04. Angels Forgive Me
05. Remembered
06. My Loneliness
07. Circle Of Life
08. The Silent Code
09. Maniac [Michael Sembello cover]
10. Life Foreclosed
11. Ride To The Rainbow's End [Japanese bonus]
12. Spirits In A Digital World [Japanese bonus]
13. Mercenary Man [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Live Premonition: Limited Edition DVD]
01. Into The Fire
02. Head Up High
03. Mercenary Man
04. My Loneliness

Additional info
This is the first time a Firewind album has featured the same line-up as its predecessor.

The original version of "Maniac" featured on the soundtrack to the film "Flashdance."

The limited edition has a bonus dvd:
Live premonition (live in Thessaloniki, January 12th, 2008):
1. Into the Fire (06:34)
2. Head up High (03:43)
3. Mercenary Man (03:56)
4. My Loneliness (04:01)

+ interviews with all band members:
1. Bob (03:22)
2. Mark (04:50)
3. Apollo (02:05)
4. Petros (03:25)
5. Gus (05:59)

Japan Release on King Records has following bonus tracks:
11. Ride to the Rainbow's End (04:30)
12. Spirits in a Digital World (04:05)
13. Mercenary Man (Acoustic Version) (03:55)

Released on vinyl on March 8, 2010 via Century Media Records, featuring a bonus track:
11. Ride to the Rainbow's End (04:30)

Guest review by
R Lewis
Searching for some adult power metal? For some power metal detoxified from the "Dungeons & Dragons" stereotype? For some power metal clean of orchestrations, so that you can recognize guitarwork & co? If that's what you're looking for, then you'll adore Firewind, and in particular The Premonition.

published 26.11.2012 | Comments (1)

Whenever I pick up Firewind's latest effort, Days Of Defiance, I always end up listening to this instead. Classy, polished, catchy, heavy and prog-tinged, nicely written and performed - probably as high as this band's gonna get. No cigar in 2011 for you, lads. But it's cool, this one has got enough swag in it to last for several years.

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02.10.2012 - 18:03
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Very nice band. I enjoyed a lot back then.
09.06.2013 - 20:00
Rating: 8

So good power metal album
11.01.2015 - 18:06
Rating: 7

The first few songs on this album are excellent, really well-written and performed, perhaps the best in the band's cannon. But from that point on (save for 'Remembered'), I think the quality drops a little, mainly due to a lack of originality in my opinion. That said, it's still a fairly consistent album when you consider the vocals are more powerful than in past albums, and the instrumentation is solid. Highlights for me would be the first three tracks, basically.
02.12.2015 - 00:47
Rating: 8

"Into The Fire" was the first song that turned me onto this band and album, and used to be my clear favoruite from this album. With time and repeated listens, I've started to find it a bit out of place on the album with its over-serious nature and high level of intensity compared to other songs. These days, it's all about tracks 2-5, and of course the Maniac cover. Still, one of my most preferred power/heavy albums
16.08.2016 - 22:48
Rating: 8
Do the things you want to do and let your spirit guide you through
In a life worth being remembered
Don't look back you won't regret, forgive, forget and never hate
Isn't it how you want to be remembered?

Now that's some great lyrics.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?

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