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Brother Firetribe: Sunbound
Brother Firetribe Sunbound CD Album Review

Brother Firetribe: Sunbound

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

What goes around comes around, and eventually, after a few years hiatus, Finland's Brother Firetribe returns to record a new album. Geez. I miss these guys. Formed some 15 years ago and featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and Leverage vocalist Pekka Ansio Heino, the band drops their fourth album, Sunbound.

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Brother Firetribe

If you've followed their career, you already know that Brother Firetribe creates epic and arena ready AOR melodic hard rock. Their classic rock sound is straight out of the Great Eighties with no apologies. Large melodies are embraced by lush vocal and guitar harmonies. The songs overflow with rhythm and groove, catchy hooks in arrangement and refrains, sweet synth and piano layers, and soaring guitar solos.

Songs which embrace these elements are abundant. Here's a few to consider. The groove and catchy refrains within Indelible Heroes and Taste Of A Champion are large and persuasive, perfect for a Summer outdoor music festival. The latter song might remind some as a twist between Toto and Survivor. Speed and slick guitar work inform the rock and groove of Give Me Tonight. The pacing is dialed back for the following song Shock, which turns mostly on riffs, synths, and steady drumming. It has a stylish, lush sound that would fill an arena. Later, Restless Heart brings back the stronger riffs and deeper bottom end for another groove monster with a killer solo. That's just a small taste of the larger and most excellent musical buffet that is Sunbound. Simply said, Brother Firetribe creates pleasing and uplifting AOR melodic hard rock ear candy. Don't miss this album. Quite recommended.

Brother Firetribe - Indelible Heroes



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The Bottom Line

Simply said, Brother Firetribe creates pleasing and uplifting AOR melodic hard rock ear candy. Don't miss Sunbound. Quite recommended.

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