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Review: Krossfire - Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 47:47
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: February 23, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Learning to Fly

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

The debut album from Bulgaria's Krossfire, Learning to Fly, is full of excellent, Italian-style Power Metal. Guitars and keyboards share space without sacrificing the "Heavy" part of Heavy Metal. Singer Dimo Petkov has a fine, clear voice, maybe not a flashy as others in the genre, but when he gets behind a chorus, he makes it soar. Georgi Kushev's guitar has a nice, thick sound, unlike the sterile squeals you sometimes hear on over-produced Power Metal records. The whole album is quite good, with the exception of the overly long intro "Visions." Highlights include the title track and "Warmachine," a song I sing along with every time it comes up on the album.

Cross Kaledon's Legend of the Forgotten Reign – Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods and Richard Andersson's Space Odyssey's Embrace the Galaxy then throw in some Middle Eastern melodies to mix things up a bit and you've got Learning to Fly. That's a recipe that works for me.

Other related information on the site
Interview with vocalist Dimo Petkov on February 27, 2012 (Interviewed by MetalMike)
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