BURNING POINT – The Blaze
Genre: Melodic Power Metal / Release: November 25th 2016.
Label : AFM // Distribution : Bertus // marketing : Suburban // Promotion : The Rock (online)
Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT are an active part of the
European Metal scene since the late 90’s. Led by mastermind Pete
Ahonen, the band has released five studio albums since then, all to
critical acclaim. In 2014 former Battle Beast singer Nitte Valo joined
the band as new vocalist. After a collection of re-recorded songs
mixed with a few new tracks (‘Burning Point’), now the first album
with all new material is due: Titled ‘The Blaze’.
BURNING POINT deliver another convincing album which concentrates on the band’s strengths solely: European power metal of the melodic kind, spiced with bits of hard rock but also Judas Priest-like nuances makes ‘The Blaze’ a boiling, fiery mixture.
Nitte’s presence and unmistakable voice adds the special something to the already established band.
All music and lyrics have again been written by Pete Ahonen, the only exception marking the bonus track ‘Metal Queen’, which is a cover of the classic Lee Aaron song.
There’s plenty of material on this new piece of work that not only will serve as additions to the BURNING POINT setlist for a long time, but moreover become favorites of power metal fans all over the globe. ‘The Blaze’ was recorded and engineered at Helgate studio, mixed by Jussi Ontero and mastered by Minerva Pappi.
Salvation By Fire (2001) // Feeding The Flames (2003) // Burned Down The Enemy (2007) // Empyre (2009) // The Ignitor (2012) Burning Point (2015) // The Blaze (2016).
01. Master Them All
02. The Time Has Come
04. My Spirit
05. The Lie
06. Dark Winged Angel
07. Chaos Rising
08. Lost In Your Thoughts
09. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (bonus track; LeeAaron cover)
Nitte Valo – vocals
Pete Ahonen – guitars
Pekka Kolivuori – guitars
Sami Nyman – bass
Jussi Ontero – drums