The Fire - Abracadabra

Every now and then an album comes along that really makes you sit up and go WOW! This is one of them.

THE FIRE are from Italy and Abracadabra is truly a magical album. The band have a wealth of experience with members being part of Madbones and also having worked with Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Emilie Autumn.

Abracadabra motors along with a punk/emo feel with blistering riffs, anthemic choruses and great rhythms. The covers of New York, New York and (bonus track) Small Town Boy are fantastic and are worth the price of this album alone. There are no fillers on here though, all the tracks are top notch with a nice variety of tempo and moods.

The Fire have been touring Europe with Alice Cooper showing they are no small players and were voted Most Beloved Rock Act on Network Virgin Radio (before HIM).

This album is definitely on my highly recommended list.

Standout tracks:
Lady Motorcycle
New York, New York
Small Town Boy (yes the Bronski Beat song and yes it IS good!

by K.T. Glitz

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