||Well over fifty minutes of thrash and power
metal on eight tracks showcase what the Gods
of Fire are all about. Musically the band sounds like Iron Maiden,
old Metallica, maybe some Mercyful Fate or Overkill. But this band
appears to me as a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide band. At times they can
be as good as anyone, but then something else will jump out every
so often that can kill the flow of the songs. The choruses are quite
good and full of energy and vocals in general almost sound like Bruce
Dickinson. I love the first line of the chorus of “Welcome to
Hell,” it’s very catchy how it’s presented. Overall
the vocals are generally good, but can be flat from time to time.
As Prometheus tries to imitate Bruce Dickinson, certain times he sounds
flat to the point that he reminds me of the character voice on South
Park of John Stamos’ brother; not that pleasing to listen to.
Lyrically certain lines grab your attention on how blunt they are
and it gives the Gods of Fire an added edge. Musically this album
has a good mood, the album feels full, nothing missing. The harmonies
work well throughout the album, a lot of them are great, but every
so often you hear an off note or something that doesn’t fit.
Parts of the solos have good examples of this, they may be a little
unorganized. Some soloing experience could help this band. Not to
nitpick, but the levels of instruments are not perfect, a little studio
improvement can’t hurt. I ended up liking about half the album,
but I think that the previously mentioned track “Welcome to
Hell” is the clear cut best all around song. There are other
shinning moments in a few other songs including the tracks “Hyperion,”
“Digital Neon” and “Nectar of the Gods.” One
more thing worth mentioning is that the full-length songs last for
at least five minutes and can be up to nearly ten minutes. They don’t
dick around with couple minute songs, and it show that these guys
love writing music. As you can see now, it appears that this band
has a good and a bad side on certain elements that comprise this album.
They show talent but can’t keep it together for every song.
Some parts of this album are exceptional but the weaker parts knock
this effort down a peg. It’s a shame that everything on this
disc isn’t on the same level; this could have been a really