When your frontman is a former winner of Guitarist Magazine’s Guitarist of the Year, your band is always going to be judged on the atmosphere and drive which you can produce from your guitars. Anyone who has ever come across Firekind knows there is nothing to worry about as Jas Morris and the band has hard driven guitar rock pumping through its veins.
Playing a number of successful tours and festivals over the last few years Firekind has had a conundrum to solve when the world of live music stopped alongside so many other things. With that in mind Firekind has gone and delivered an album instead.
The three piece Devon rock band have been out to West Hollywood to the highly acclaimed and sought after Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Chris Cornell, PJ Harvey) at his home studio, which provided the lads with the pleasure of using Dave Grohl’s personal amps and Jason Bonham’s drum kits. Firekind have been living our dreams producing this album.
‘Adrenalin’opens the album and it is full of energy with a thumping stomping beat, the power is amplified when the lyrics crash over the guitar riffs like an angry wave on a beach. The perfect way to grab the attention of the listener from the first second of a brand new collection of music.
‘Sound of rain’ and ‘If there’s any reason’ allows the band to display the levels of ability they have to mould and form their sound in different directions, the track continues to contain the trademark Firekind powerful feel but at the same times feels more honest and raw than the previous heavy driven track before it on the album.
Halfway through the album ‘Defend’ has the DNA of this band bouncing, it’s dirty, it’s heavy and it is so enjoyable to listen too. Then ‘Coming out alive’ is a guitar lover's dream as this song is all about the delicious guitar tones and notes.
If you’re a fan of Stonesour you're going to want to check out ‘No stone unturned’, it has everything which is great about atmospheric rock music. Which leads on so smoothly to the last track on the album ‘What I found is already lost’, Firekind can be proud of this album as it has so many textures and spine tingling metal rock, we can say this is one of the best albums we’ve heard all year!
Written by Kess Anthony