Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT are an active part of the European Metal scene since the late 90’s. Led by mastermind Pete Ahonen, the band has released five studio albums since then, all to critical acclaim. In 2014 former Battle Beast singer Nitte Valo joined the band as new vocalist.
After a collection of re-recorded songs mixed with a few new tracks (‘Burning Point’), now the first album with all new material is due: Titled ‘The Blaze’, BURNING POINT deliver another convincing album which concentrates on the band’s strengths solely: European power metal of the melodic kind, spiced with bits of hard rock but also Judas Priest-like nuances makes ‘The Blaze’ a boiling, fiery mixture. Nitte’s presence and unmistakable voice adds the special something to the already established band.
All music and lyrics have again been written by Pete Ahonen, the only exception marking the bonus track ‘Metal Queen’, which is a cover of the classic Lee Aaron song. There’s plenty of material on this new piece of work that not only will serve as additions to the BURNING POINT setlist for a long time, but moreover become favorites of power metal fans all over the globe.
‘The Blaze’ was recorded and engineered at Helgate studio, mixed by Jussi Ontero and mastered by Minerva Pappi.