Apt title, given the hair-metal-friendly chugging rhythm guitar and frenetic soloing that abound. The lyrics fit in too, concerned as they are with rising up against an unspecified enemy like a phoenix from the flames. When the basic material is this cheesy, you’ve really got to commit, and – to his credit – Mestarihi mostly does (only “Blazing Temple” is really unconvincing), wailing and shredding histrionically. Which makes for a fun, if one-paced, record with some genuinely impressive moments.
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