Fire Within is a fairly recent Dutch metal band, who have just released this album, their debut so far.
I was surprised at the quality of this album, a mix of power rock, hard rock and symphonic metal. The only minor point for me are the vocals, who are lacking a bit in power.
Musically though it’s a good job these four guys have done, nice guitars parts, some good keyboards, nce drumwork. I’m afraid though it’s not an album that will make it in my top twenty albums of this year, because at this moment they are gambling on too many horses at the same time, due to the different music styles they mix, which results in a band that is lacking somewhat of an own identity. That and the vocals, which could have been better, because in some songs, let’s say the heavier ones, Dennis Van De Bor shows that he can do it.
Let’s hope these guys keep on fine tuning their music, and in doing so, release a much stronger and better follow-up album.