Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Cauldron - Burning Fortune Review
Hello all, today I'm here to share another review with you all, this time it will be Cauldron's "Burning Fortune." Cauldron are a 3-piece Heavy Metal band from the great white north of Canada and on this album they were looking to top their debut album, "Chained to the Nite" which I'd say that they may have accomplished here. Probably the best part about this album was the lead-guitar work, every solo here is executed very well and fit the songs perfectly whether the solos are just melodic or some serious shredding. Anyway let's get to the review!
All or Nothing - The first track on this album and the second best track here. This song follows a typical verse, chorus, solos, verse, chorus, etc pattern as do most of the songs on this album but it's pretty damn catchy. A very nice way to open the album. 4.5/5.
Miss You to Death - This song is a little more rock-ish than metal but it still kicks some ass. It features some cool solos, a nice break and some pretty cool riffs that aren't your typical metal riffs. 4/5.
Frozen if Fire - This song opens with a cool riff, however it doesn't really go anywhere throughout the rest of the song and is just a bit better than your typical song. 3.5/5.
Tears Have Come - This song is pretty much like the one that came before it. It's got some nice stuff but it's just a bit better than your average tune. 3.5/5.
Rapid City/Unchained Assault - After the two songs before it, this one is even better and is the best track on the album. It kicks off with a really cool bassline and then it gets into the real shit. Some great solos here (especially the one at the end) and some catchy parts. 4.5/5.
Queen of Fire - This song has a nice clean intro and is one of the slower tracks on the album but it's still a very cool track that features more awesome solos and some pretty nice riffs/vocals all around. 4/5.
Breaking Through - After two more awesome songs, this one doesn't really follow in their footsteps and just basically follows the same pattern as most of the other songs here. 3.5/5.
Taken by Desire - the song opens with a nice riff and maintains a relatively similar pace throughout. Definitely not the best song on the record and it closes the record on rather mediocre note. 3.5/5.
Despite the tracks on this album that were less than stellar, the ones that did manage to catch my attention, did so very well and earns my stamp of approval. Be sure to check these guys out on Facebook, like their page, buy the album and all of that other stuff.
Final Rating - 4/5 or 80%.