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"Hold Your Fire" by Magnus Karlssons's Free Fall - Track of the Week

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

One of the most-anticipated melodic power metal releases of 2020 is finally upon us: Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Allen-Lande, The Ferrymen) brings another Free Fall release, this time entitled “We Are the Night.” The guitarist/keyboardist producer-songwriter has already done two previous Free Fall albums, and perhaps done himself the disservice of raising the bar dangerously high. With grand, bombastic compositions showcasing the “who’s who” of metal vocalists, the two prior albums were magnificent, but can lightning strike thrice?

Never one to take it easy on showmanship, our Swedish Metal Mastermind Magnus opens the album with a symphonic barrage of cinematic proportion, before pulling back the curtain on the absolute vocal beast that is Dino Jelusick. Of course, Dino, known for his band Animal Drive as well as projects such as Dirty Shirley, may arguably be the best new voice on the entire metal scene, with power, range, grit, and incredible versatility. Magnus must have encouraged Dino to go all-out, because for the chorus of “Hold Your Fire,” we can hear Dino pushing some serious diaphragm and risking some massive vocal fry with some extensive high notes, especially to the end of the song where double-kick drums really go for it. The massive rhythm playing and tasteful keys set the stage for Magnus to do what he does: just go completely ape with stellar lead playing – at first leading in with some musically conscious melodic playing, before tearing it up with blistering speed, fury, and precision. (written by

This is definitely a great discovery for me. This band really rocks and Dino Jelusick has definitely a bright future in front of him. Our track of the week is "Hold Your Fire" by Magnus Karlssons's Free Fall. Check it out and let us know what you think....

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