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There is plenty to recommend here to the average metal fan.

Manchester based Babylon Fire have a fan in Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden; he has been raving about them on his BBC6 radio show, and frankly listening to ‘The Clarion Call’ it brought to mind the Blaze Bayley era of Iron Maiden on this their debut album.

The double kick drum of ‘Darkness Draws Me In’ is high octane rock but am I the only one who is tired of this intricate yet somewhat predictable style of percussion; it almost sounds computerised to these ears. ‘Stripped Away’ may lack the production to really release its true potential but there is promise in the tight guitar interplay that has more than an influence of Iron Maiden. I found by the time of track five ‘Demonocracy’ Mark Dunford’s vocal work was superficial and lacking depth despite his best efforts and weakening the songs at times. When you have so much going on musically, the singer has to truly rise above everything to make his mark and take the song to its destination, something I found lacking.

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It was a welcome change in pace with the quieter ‘Gates To Oblivion’ instrumental that reminded me of early Scorpions, before the somewhat predictable ‘Wrath Of The Fallen’ takes us back to familiar territory. Far too many of the songs seem to be led by the percussion work with guitars and vocals in that order as an after thought; though this may be a production or song structure issue. The roar of vocals at the beginning of ‘Within the Mouth of Madness’ could almost be Emperor and certain sections of the song border on all out thrash metal However, to be honest it is one of the stand out songs on offer here, and it may be a better musical path the band need to explore?

There is plenty to recommend here to the average metal fan but whether it is enough to gain big interest remains to be seen.

Ray Paul

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