In their eagerly awaited sophomore release, Fireflight ups the ante with their edgy alternative sound combining soaring vocals with selfless lyrics. The 10 tracks include "Stand Up," "The Hunger," "Wrapped in your Arms," "So Help Me God," "You Gave Me a Promise," "Brand-New Day," "Forever," and the title track---which was featured in promos of NBC's Bionic Woman.
Format: Compact disc Vendor: Provident Music Distribution
Unbreakable is not only the title trackaptly chosen by the producers of Bionic Woman to air on CBSit is the ideal word to describe the latest effort from Fireflight. The album delivers a seamless mix of hard-hitting, rock rhythms, riffs and hooks, balanced with the pure vocals of front woman Dawn Richardson. The result is a driving collection of songs that unquestionably rings true to Fireflights alt-rock style, but doesnt sacrifice powerful lyrics, strong messages and memorable delivery.
Picking up where the title track ends, You Gave Me a Promise immediately catches listeners attention with a catchy percussion scheme, which leads directly into lyrics that will most likely resonate with any audience. Moving on, the album is full of musical surprisescheck out the string intro on track 3and poignant lyrics.
The one thing this album lacks is enough variation to make each track stand out on its own. The same heavy production and intense orchestration song after song tends to meld the tracks together into an almost indistinguishable whole. While this is great for a cohesive album, it might cause the listener to either lose interest or zone out along the way. This band is clearly blessed with incredible vocals, strong musicianship and intense production. It might do well to rely a little less on the latter to make the former shine.