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Firewing: Resurrection
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Firewing: Resurrection

Symphonic/Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Arriving from Brazil, Firewing is new metal quintet offering their debut album, Resurrection on Germany's Massacre Records label. The recording is a concept album about the duality between two fictional mystical creatures, Ember the phoenix of hope and Vishap the wyvern of darkness, that are the roots of life and creation of all humankind. The tale is wrapped up in Firewing's melodic and symphonic power metal (ala Rhapsody Of Fire, et al), and features several guest musicians and vocalists

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To be honest, I found Resurrection to be both an enjoyable and frustrating listen. Without doubt the strength of Firewing is their music. The band's grasp of and ability to craft symphonic power metal displays both creativity and talent. Orchestral nature of their music is notable in the prelude, segues, and the climactic epilogue, Sacred Journey. Then Firewing easily blends the symphonic soundscapes with classic melodic power metal for Obscure Minds, Time Machine, Eternity, and the fast and heavy The Essence Of Your Heart. Strong bass lines are heard throughout as well as an abundance of fine guitar solos. Conversely, the lead vocals and vocal arrangements are a frustrating challenge to appreciate. Firewing's principal vocalist is Airton Araujo, assisted by several guest singers. Yet the vocals are all over the place, but mostly ranging from assertive to screamo. There's seems to be no rhyme or reason for this, and the listener can be confused as to which vocalist is Araujo and what is his actual vocal style.

So, over all, while Firewing's orchestral and symphonic power metal is impressive and entertaining, it can be diminished by the uneven and inconsistent vocal arrangements. Other listeners may feel differently. Nevertheless, Resurrection is a fine debut, and I suspect more and greater things from the band are on the horizon.




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The Bottom Line

While Firewing's orchestral and symphonic power metal is impressive and entertaining, it can be diminished by the uneven and inconsistent vocal arrangements. Other listeners may feel differently. Nevertheless, Resurrection is a fine debut, and I suspect more and greater things from the band are on the horizon.

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