April 7th 2014 09:50
Many Australian metal bands hold a significant place in my heart. It is actually difficult to say who is my actual favourite because of the loyalty I have to them. Itís virtually impossible to write anything unbiased and this is certainly the case with Crimsonfireís latest release the EP Arise To Chaos.
Broadly I would say that of all the power metal bands in this country they remain the most underrated. In my world though they are probably the opposite because Crimsonfire are the ones that I rank higher than the rest. And while that statement doesnít come easy, it also kind of does because their style has always been something I appreciate.
While itís been ages since Crimsonfireís self titled debut I would still rate it as one of the finest albums to come out of this country. For years though they have teased crowds with several new songs but sadly no album. I was actually worried that I may never see them release any new music. Mercifully at last Arise To Chaos is here.
With this release Crimsonfire deliver 4 classic songs. The opening track Lies Within is one of the best songs they have ever done. This is the most commercially appealing song they have recorded, which probably hasnít been a strength of theirs in the past. For me though the standout is Oceans Collide. In parts it sounds like something you would expect from a symphonic metal band before transitioning into something you would expect from Deep Purple. While this seems like too many changes in the one song it works beautifully. Give it a few months and Iíll be saying itís my favourite Crimsonfire song.
Unfortunately Arise To Chaos is all over way too quickly. I truly hope it isnít too long until they release a full album because I know they have some killer material floating around. Still one of my mottos is focus on what is not what it isnít. So therefore every power metal fan should have it.
8 / 10