Album Title: 
From Ashes To Fire
Release Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013
Review Type: 

This is the debut album of Sweden rockers Saffire who, despite being around the block since 2005, have as yet only released a few demos.  What they bring us seems to be a mix of 70ies and 80ies hard rock, mixed with some heavy metal from that same era, and finally some progressive elements have been mixed in the blend.

I hear touches of Circle II Circle, and Symphony X in their music and even Savatage, but if you listen to the third track on the album ‘Freedom Call’, apart from the vocal timbre, this could just as easily have been a Dio song.

One of the stronger points on this album are the keyboards, as you know I’m fond of the sound of the old Hammond organs, and that’s exactly what you get on o lot of occasions on this album. Not everybody might like this album though, because the songs are very diverse.  I on the other hand like it very much.