Skyfire - Timeless Departure
Hammerheart Records
Children Of Bodom Metal
9 songs (41'50)
Release year: 2001
Skyfire, Hammerheart Records
Reviewed by Danny
If you have followed Children Of Bodom from the very beginning (Something Wild), you have noticed that COB invented a new metal style which is a mix of melodic heavy speed metal (Stratovarius), classical music and black metal elements (keyboards and voice). Like Iron Maiden, Helloween or Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom has also inspired many young musicians and bands. Skyfire is one of them.

Henrik Wenngren, Skyfire's vocalist, reminds me Alexi Laiho. Children Of Bodom trademark, guitar and keyboard fighting at full speed, is also present on Timeless Departure. However, I have to admit that Skyfire's music is also full of Bal-Sagoth or Rhapsody symphonic elements. This first Skyfire's record is very melodic, but a bit more black metal oriented compared to the last Children Of Bodom, Follow The Reaper.

Musically, Skyfire can be proud of this album: imagine all typical Children Of Bodom and Rhapsody elements mixed together and creating almost a new sound. On the other hand, Skyfire hasn't invented anything new here. But the song writing is so magical and always very melodic that I cannot blame them to investigate Children Of Bodom's territory.

Next Skyfire's album will tell us if these guys have talent or not. But for the time being, if you like the above-mentioned bands you should definitively listen to this excellent record.

To be continued … and confirmed.

Killing Songs :
All !!!
Danny quoted 80 / 100
Other albums by Skyfire that we have reviewed:
Skyfire - Esoteric reviewed by Kyle and quoted 90 / 100
Skyfire - Spectral reviewed by Jay and quoted 96 / 100
Skyfire - Haunted by Shadows MCD reviewed by Jay and quoted no quote
Skyfire - Mind Revolution reviewed by Jay and quoted 90 / 100
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