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Firewolfe – Conquer All Fear Review

Released by: Limb Music

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Heavy Metal



Line Up:

Freddy Krumins – Vocals
Michael David – Guitars
Nick Layton – Guitars
Bobby Fercovich – Bass
Marco Bicca – Drums



1. Vicious As The Viper
2. Pedal To Metal
3. Conquer All Fear
4. Swallow My Pride
5. Candle In The Dark
6. Wages Of Sin (The Evil Eye Trilogy, Pt. 1)
7. Black And Gold (The Evil Eye Trilogy, Pt. 2)
8. Keep The Hounds At Bay (The Evil Eye Trilogy, Pt. 3)
9. Magic (In Your Mind)
10. Method To The Madness


The US band FIREWOLFE released their debut back in 2011 and during the next 10 years their line-up changed a lot and on their 3rd album Conquer All Fear we can hear Freddy Krumins (vocals, ex-JAMES BYRD’s ATLANTIS RISING), Michael David (guitar, ex-TKO), Nick Layton (guitar, founder member of the band), Bobby Fercovich (bass, ex-PAMELA MOORE, METAL CHURCH, PRESTO BALLET) and Marco Bicca (drums, ex-PAMELA MOORE, THE ELEMENT, A DYING PLANET).

It’s a nice list of well-seasoned musicians, so a guarantee for high quality music that is clearly classic 80s US Melodic Metal orientated, very much in the classic RIOT, FIFTH ANGEL and DIO direction. The new album was produced and mastered by BART GABRIEL (CRYSTAL VIPER, JACK STARR, JAG PANZER…) and it is a mix of superb shredding guitarwork, powerful metal vocals a la MANOWAR and well-thought epic theatrical melodies in the RONNIE JAMES DIO style, but also ICON/RIOT ish classic 80s melodic hardrock here and there.

Freddy is still a great singer after all these years and immidiately I am eager to play his 80s JAMES BYRD’s ATLANTIS RISING classic album after listening to this strong record. There are heavy faster pieces, slow epic tunes, a concept tune that is split in a trilogy, but there’s also time for a pure classic uptempo melodic hardrocksong in the style of FIFTH ANGEL or ROUGH CUTT, which is the superb Swallow My Pride and a beautiful power prog ballad in the shape of Candle In The Dark (featuring a lovely chorus like 80s QUEENSRYCHE meets ICON), and both of them bring you straight back to 1987. All together, a very enjoyable album that is a must-have for fans of classic 80s US Melodic Metal!.


Written by: Gabor Kleinbloesem

Ratings: Gabor   7/10


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