Ring of Fire cd cover

Boals, Mark

Ring of Fire

You don’t get one note into this cd before getting smacked in the face with a harpsichord. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but for what it is, a neo-classic metal cd, it works. Mark has not strayed far from his roots with Yngwie. The album is very Malmsteen-esque, which explains his need for a guitarist of MacAlpine’s caliber. Throughout this cd Tony does some breathtaking guitar playing, but the real difference between this cd and an Yngwie disc, is the keyboards really stomp on a lot of the guitar here. Otherwise, the musicianship is top notch, the singing is great and after that last horrible Yngwie cd he was on (War to End all Wars) this definitely redeems Mark Boals. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Ring of Fire
  2. Atlantis
  3. Bringer of Pain
  4. Betrayer
  5. Keeper of the Flame
  6. The Hunted
  7. The Quest
  8. Dreamer
  9. Death Row
  10. Alone
  11. Battle of the Titan

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Mark Boals
GUITAR: Tony MacAlpine
BASS: Mark Boals & Tony Mac Alpine
DRUMS: Virgil Donati
KEYBOARDS: Vitalij Kuprij

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Frontiers Records
PRODUCED BY: Mark Boals
RELEASE YEAR: 2000
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