Firewind is another band on the Leviathan Records label, where
the line between "band" and "project" is rather gray.
This band highlights the guitar wizardry of Greek wunderkind
(also in Dream Evil),
and originally also
featured vocalist Stephen Fredrick, late of another
With a name like Firewind and song titles like "I Will Fight Alone"
and "Warrior", one might guess this is a power metal band, and one
would be quite correct in doing so.
Though this is the kind of metal that's much more popular in
Europe than America, Between Heaven And Hell foregoes the more
upbeat Euro happy power metal style in favor of a more aggressive
approach, though one still firmly rooted in traditional 80's power
As such, this is an accomplished record yet not one to surprise the
listener very often (though the cover of the
track "Pictured Life" is a nice touch) -- no, this is solid,
expertly crafted heavy metal, with Gus G's flashy guitarwork
frequently highlighted and well complemented by Stephen Fredrick's
Firewind is quite recommended for
pure, traditional American power metal fans.