from the south of Sweden, this 5-piece has just rounded out a convincing
and involving concoction of symphonic metal, in which - of course -
Andreas Edlund's keyboards own a prominent slice in the sound. Someone
might rushly define them as a sort of more powerful and straightforward
Dream Theater, and even if the comparison can be correct for songs like
the prog metal "Shapes of Insanity", there are also
tighter songs like for instance the opener "Nightmare Nevermore"
reminding me of In Flames's or Soilwork's middle-career releases. A
fresh record however, that will make both fans of power and extreme
metal generally speaking happy. And it couldn't be different with such
imperious keyboard interventions ("Haunted by Shadows"),
rugged vocals ("Colliding in Mind"), baroque cutting
guitar licks alà Malmsteen as in the simply wonderful "Uncloud
the Sky", and the lively drum parts by the new-comer Joakim
Jonsson. And Tommy Tätgren's recording is not second to his brother's
at all. With "Mind_Revolution" Skyfire have just been
able to outgross the already remarkable "Timeless Departure".
And forgive me if it's not much for you!