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Last update/review: January 30, 2010

Skyfire

Mixing symphonic power metal with blackened vocals is not entirely new, as there is a large number of (mostly) Finnish bands following the lead of Children Of Bodom in this style. Add Sweden's Skyfire to that list, as Timeless Departure is a speed/symphonic power metal romp, with keyboards as important to the sound as the guitars. The scratchy black vocals are pretty one-dimensional, but they also aren't mixed terribly high. The contrast between the melody of the riffs and the harsh anti-melody of the vocals is striking, even more so than in other similar bands. Though this style isn't unique, Skyfire execute it quite well, and thus certainly deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as bands such as Kalmah and Norther .

Current Members

Joakim Karlsson

vocals (ex-Bloodbath)

Andreas Edlund

guitars/keyboards

Johan Reinholdz

guitars (Andromeda, Dark Tranquillity, ex-Nonexist)

Martin Hanner

bass

Joakim Jonsson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Henrik Wenngren

vocals

Jonas Sjögren

bass

Tobias Björk

drums



Discography


Timeless Departure  
2001 Hammerheart
  1. Intro
  2. Fragments of Time
  3. The Universe Unveils
  4. Skyfire
  5. Timeless Departure
  6. Breed Through Me, Bleed For Me
  7. Dimensions Unseen
  8. By God Forsaken
  9. From Here to Death
  • Henrik Wenngren
  • Andreas Edlund
  • Martin Hanner
  • Jonas Sjögren
  • Tobias Björk



(MCD) Haunted By Shadows  
2003 Hammerheart
  1. Haunted by Shadows
  2. The Universe Unveils
  3. The Final Story
  4. Skyfire
  5. By God Forsaken
  6. Free From Torment
  • Henrik Wenngren
  • Andreas Edlund
  • Martin Hanner
  • Jonas Sjögren
  • Joakim Jonsson



Mind Revolution  
2003 Hammerheart
  1. Nightmares Nevermore
  2. Haunted By Shadows
  3. Colliding In Mind
  4. Dawn Will Brake
  5. Uncloud The Sky
  6. Shapes Of Insanity
  7. Blinded By Euphoria
  8. Caged
  9. Mind Revolution
  • Henrik Wenngren
  • Andreas Edlund
  • Martin Hanner
  • Jonas Sjögren
  • Joakim Jonsson



Spectral  
2004 Arise
  1. Conjuring The Thoughts
  2. Effusion Of Strength
  3. Shivering Shade
  4. Cursed By Belief
  5. Awake
  6. Void Of Hope
  7. A Dead Man’s Race
  8. Shadow Creator
  9. Tranquillity’s Maze
  • Henrik Wenngren
  • Andreas Edlund
  • Johan Reinholdz
  • Martin Hanner
  • Joakim Jonsson



Fractal  EP
2009 Pivotal
  1. The Land of the Wolves
  2. Bereaved in Denial
  3. The Transgressor Within
  4. Esoteric
  • Joakim Karlsson
  • Andreas Edlund
  • Johan Reinholdz
  • Martin Hanner
  • Joakim Jonsson



Esoteric  
2009 Pivotal
  1. Deathlike Overture (Intro)
  2. Esoteric
  3. Rise and Decay
  4. Let the Old World Burn
  5. Darkness Descending
  6. Seclusion
  7. Misery's Supremacy
  8. Under a Pitch Black Sky
  9. Linger In Doubt
  10. The Legacy of the Defeated




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