KROSSFIRE – Learning to Fly
Power metal from the small Eastern European country of Bulgaria- the five piece Krossfire have a single to their credit in 2008 and spent years honing their craft before this debut album. As a result their sound is an amalgam of the epic nature from Manowar, the occasional orchestrated moments of a Labyrinth and melodies/ harmonies that occasionally recall Blind Guardian. The title track for instance allows keyboardist Peter Boshnakov a dual approach with symphonic background touches against his normal piano tone strokes as the guitars and vocals reach for the stratosphere during the epic chorus.
Decent production and energetic moments like “Touch Of Destiny” (nice deep bass parts on this one) and Iron Maiden-like “Warmachine” give Krossfire significant appeal to the old school brigade. I could see this being a sleeper gem for the power world.