Label: Massacre Records
Three similar bands:
Thy Majestie/Blind Guardian/Helloween
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Prelude: Moonlight Of Despair
2. Obscure Minds
3. Chapter I: Acheron's Ritual
4. Demons Of Society
5. Far in Time
6. Chapter II: Temple Of Helios
7. Resurrection
8. Time Machine
9. Chapter III: Transcending Souls
10. Eternity
11. Tales of Ember & Vishap: How Deep Is Your Heart?
12. Tales of Ember & Vishap: The Meaning Of Life
13. The Essence Of Your Heart
14. Epilogue: Sacred Journey

Airton Araujo - Vocals
Caio Kehyayan - Guitars
Oliveira - Guitars / Orchestration
Peter de Reyna - Bass
Chris Dovas - Drums


"Obscure Minds": Guitar solo by Bill Hudson (NorthTale), guest vocals by Rapha Dantas
"Demons Of Society": Guitar solo by Luis Kalil
"Far In Time: Scream vocals and guitar solo by Ryan Beevers
"Time Machine": Guest vocals by Jenn Sakura
"Eternity": Guitar solo by Luis Kalil
"Tales Of Ember & Vishap – How Deep is Your Heart?": Guest vocals by Haydee Irizarry (Aversed,
"Tales Of Ember & Vishap – The Meaning Of Life": Guest vocals by Haydee Irizarry (Aversed,
Carnivora), keyboard solo by Joe Atlan, guitar solo by Fabiano Rodrigues

Produced by Caio Kehyayan
Mixed and mastered by Jack Kosto
Cover artwork by Junki Sakuraba

Released 2021-04-23
Reviewed 2021-06-19


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I read in the press material that “Firewing mix the technical aspects of heavy metal with melodic orchestrations and renew the typical sound of symphonic metal. Therefore Resurrection is all about bringing something fresh and new to the public.” It all sounds fascinating and great as I think all band should strive for freshness and newness but saying it doesn’t make it so, but there is nothing wrong with the ambitions of this American quintet. The cover is pretty nice as well, the logo looks pretty power metallic.

It is a concept album of the struggles between darkness and light in guises of old creatures, pretty typical concept for an album of the symphonic metal styles. I don’t really think that they do reinvent the symphonic metal styles, I can compare them to many bands that I find them being fairly similar to. There are no surprises on this album, and I don’t really think that they sound particularly fresh in their approach. The album is very long with a playing time approaching the hour, that is too long as the variation isn’t that large even though they have this symphonic epilogue that feels quite illogical.

Not a brilliant album, I don’t even think that it is a good album. It feels pretty much like a generic symphonic metal album, nothing really special about it. There are no surprises, no real sense of novelty, and nothing really fresh either, that is despite the claims in the press material. Sure, you do not really need originality or surprises to be good, it helps but isn’t always necessary. Great songs is a necessity though, and this album doesn’t have any of those either. Actually, I find this album to be quite boring – the ambitions indicated in the press materials seems to indicate that this band at least has the desire to be different and fresh, but if this is their idea of fresh they will not be a band to bother with.

I don’t think that this album is worth bothering with, it isn’t good enough to make much of an impression. I wonder if they will come good in the future, but to do that they need to dare more and actually step away from what is the common variety of symphonic metal, but what they really need to do is make great songs. They haven’t really succeeded in any regard with this one, it is surprisingly dull, too long, and not really good enough – what happened to the fresh and new?