Ring Of Fire

Album Title: 
Battle Of Leningrad
Release Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Review Type: 

Ring Of Fire, featuring former Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Mark Boals is back with a new album after a hiatus of 9 years.  As a matter of fact this is the band’s fourth studio album. As the title might suggest, the album tries to tell the story of the siege of Leningrad during the second world war, a siege that started in September 1941, and only ended in January 1994, and costed thousands of lives on both sides.

Key element on this album, without it is wouldn’t have sounded this good, are the keyboards by Vitalij Kuprij (Artension) but the guitar riffs and solo’s by Tony MacAlpine also are an indispensable element of it.  It’s a mix of melodic metal with symphonic metal and some neo-classical hard rock.

The sphere of the album is doomy, as it should be for an album that’s relating about such a tragic moment in history. It’s expertly performed, which is maybe normal, with such class musicians.