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  • Audio CD (30 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Century Media/Red
  • ASIN: B00B1CGE6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Format: Audio CD
First, let me say that I am suker when it comes to album covers, and the Frank Frazetta-style masterpiece gracing the cover of Fires of Life had me hook line and sinker. It's also a good indication of what's to come on this album.

Fires of Life, the debut from American metallers Starkill (awesome name), features 10 songs of some of the finest extreme power metal I have ever heard.

Extreme power metal, again? Heard it all before, you say? Bodom and Norther been doing this kinda thing for ages? Well, you're not completely wrong. For one, Starkill are much closer to the symphonic sounds of bands like Stormlord then the more powermetal stylings of the Scandinavian crowd. That said, Starkill do marry the bomnbast and epicness, the fretboard melting scales and sweeped arpeggios of Luca Turilli and Dragonforce with the growled vocals and machine gun drums of death metal, like so many others. However, what makes these yanks special is that, unlike many of the Scandinavian crowd, the 'death' influence on Fires of Life extends far beyond beyond the vocals. Underneath the epic melody and seemingly inhuman solos, the heart of Starkill beats with a choatic maelstrum of vicious blast beats and raw riffing power that's far more destructive then your average Bodom wannabe. In terms of heaviness, Starkill are closer to Dimmu Bogir or Amon Amarth than Norther or Blackguard.

Also, let us not overlook the fact that Fires of Life is an extremely well written album, which is testement to a maturity and talent far beyond most debut albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The way metal should be! 1 May 2013
By B. Donnelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Fires of Life is a fantastic first full length album from Starkill. These guys have produced an exceptionally brutal interpretation of melodic death metal not being afraid to tap into power or black metal veins that make each song unique and memorable. If you like Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Children of Bodom, or Dimmu Borgir you should check out this album.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Buy this album and watch this band develop! 23 Nov. 2013
By Buefordtjustice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I saw them live in Germany and got the CD at the event. I talked with the band for several minutes and they are great guys from the Chicago area.

Parker is wicked on lead guitar(solos!) / keyboards and singing also his death grow is understandable which is a huge plus!. I personally prefer a mix of clean and death growl singing but that is just me. Im not saying this album needed it but maybe in the future they will toss a song in with a mix, especially after being on tour with Amorphis. I hope they give Mike some heavy bass solo Iron Maiden style or whatever as the bass is hard to identify during the fast paced songs. Also he needs to keep the beard, cuz beards are epic. Spencer on drums is nonstop and does a great job on technical's and fast double kicks / beat blasts. I think he burns three thousand calories during one show! Charlie is awesome on stage and supports Parker like a boss!

In this style they have their influences as any other band would but they are trying make their own sound and are composing music like they have 10+ years of experience already. I am interested in watching this new young band and eagerly await the next album. The music is so awesome that truly I can enjoy every song.

Buy this album and watch this band develop.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Melodic Death Metal with variety 18 May 2013
By Tenchimyo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
background: I love power metal and classic metal, but also delve into death, black, etc.

I got the MP3 version (can't comment on book or whatever).

I heard their single off of a sampler and made a note to look into these guys when this album came out. Recently it went on sale, so I figured $7 can't really be beat.

Starkill sounds like Amon Amarth ("Immortal Hunt"), Dimmu Borgir, and Dethklok ("Below..." with a little bit of Dragonforce too. Some parts were reminiscent of Blackguard ("Sword, Spear...") as well- and the keys/orchestration adds a bit of an epic feel to the production. My favourite thing about this album is the constant guitar work. This is a really solid debut and I recommend if you like the bands listed, you may enjoy this

It's odd, but the lyrics (that I have been able to pick out so far) are reminiscent of power/pagan metal. I'd need to do more poking around into that, but nothing bad about the lyrics IMO.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great album from a very underrated band! 2 Jun. 2014
By Paul Moreno - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Saw these guys last year and finally decided to buy an album from them. I was not disappointed! Almost all these songs are fantastic, and the rest are still damn good! I really liked Sword, Spear, Blood and Fire. It's really catchy and the lyrics to the song are awesome! 5/5 Love it! I strongly recommend to those who like Melodic metal. Can't wait to see what they come up with next.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of the best American metal band I have listened to. 2 Feb. 2014
By John Morris - Published on Amazon.com
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StarKill is one of few American bands that used the keyboard making them sound a lot like Children of Bodon, but they still have their own style.
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