CD review FIREWING ‘Resurrection’

Firewing, not Gus G.’s Firewind, is a new metal band in town, hailing from the US. The quintet consists of Airton Araujo (v), Caio Kehyayan (g), Bruno Oliveira (g), Peter de Reyna (b) and Chris Dovas (d). With a passion for symphonic metal, the five guys penned 14 songs which found a spot on the tracklist of their debut album.

‘Resurrection’ is the title of this first release that will hit the shelves in April this year. Embedded is a concept that tells the story of Ember and Vishap, the duality between light/hope and darkness. It’s in way the fight between good and evil that builds the base for ‘Resurrection’ from a lyrical perspective, a theme not used for the first time in metal.

The concept isn’t very innovative neither is the music. Firewing can craft good melodic metal songs and at the same time brings not too much new to the plate. Songs like the title track are certainly entertaining and also indicate what frontman Araujo can do with his voice. Still, the tracks lose relevance the moment the last note fades away. Firewing sticks too close to the cookie-cutter approach of this genre which leads to a predictability of songs and no twists.

‘Resurrection’ is the debut of a young band and considering this means also realizing that not everything is perfect yet. It’s a solid base and maybe an own identity shapes itself over time.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  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

Label: Massacre Records

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Release Date EU: April 23rd, 2021

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