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Her Name Was Fire: Road Antics

This is the second duo I'm reviewing this week. The first, Closet Disco Queen, began as a last-minute stopgap in a festival lineup. Her Name Was Fire started as two friends sat at a bar and argued well into the night. I don't know what they were arguing about, but the result of that discussion is an energetic band with a strong debut album. Even though the band has only been together a year, they've already played several gigs and have a solid reputation in their native Portugal. On this album, the band shows off a love for tight, groovy, hard rock that understands the power of the riff.

Debut albums hold great significance, especially with bands that have momentum like Her Name Was Fire. I'm pleased to report that the band makes a good first impression even if some of the tracks work better than others. If there's one thing that stands out consistently, it's the band's energy. I don't know how this album was recorded, but it sounds great and captures what I can only assume is the band's live sound. Several of the tracks burst into the ears with heavy grooves and swaggering power. I know that some fans won't like the clean vocals or this band's penchant for rock instead of extreme metal. Still, Her Name Was Fire captures the essence of heavy rock in impressive ways. Check out tracks like "Summer Strummer" or "Nightcrawler" for good examples. This is a strong debut from a band worth watching.

Track Listing:
1. Little Pain
2. Take My Soul
3. Gone in a Haze
4. Wrong
5. Bring the Ransom
6. Nightcrawler
7. Way to Control
8. Summer Strummer
9. To the Sunset
10. So Long Starman

Added: May 25th 2017
Reviewer: Carl Sederholm
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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