Thunderstorm (album)

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Studio album by Iron Fire
Released June 20, 2000
Recorded Jailhouse Studios
Genre Speed metal, Power metal
Label Noise Records
Producer Tommy Hansen
Iron Fire chronology
On the Edge

Thunderstorm is the debut album by the Danish speed metal/power metal band Iron Fire. The album was produced and mixed by Tommy Hansen and released in June 2000 on Noise Records. [1]

Speed metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) roots. It is described by AllMusic as "extremely fast, abrasive, and technically demanding" music.

Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, power metal is characterized by a faster, lighter, and more uplifting sound, in contrast with the heaviness and dissonance prevalent for example in extreme metal. Power metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally "powerful" sound. The term was first used in the middle of the 1980s and refers to two different but related styles: the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe, South America and Japan, with a lighter, more melodic sound and frequent use of keyboards.

Iron Fire is a Danish power and speed metal band which was formed in 1995 under the name Misery. The name was soon changed to Decades of Darkness and finally to Iron Fire. They have released seven albums with their debut Thunderstorm coming out in 2000.


Track listing

  1. "Final Crusade" - 4:37
  2. "When the Heroes Fall" - 4:48
  3. "Rise of the Rainbow" - 4:21
  4. "Metal Victory" - 4:19
  5. "Thunderstorm" - 4:46
  6. "Behind the Mirror" - 4:26
  7. "Warriors of Steel" - 6:35
  8. "Battle of Freedom" - 4:59
  9. "Glory to the King" - 4:57
  10. "Angel of Light" - 4:48
  11. "Until the End" - 3:55
  12. "Riding Free" - 4:54
  13. "Under Jolly Roger" (Running Wild cover) - Limited edition only - 4:21

Album line-up

Guest musician

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  1. "Iron Fire - Thunderstorm - Encyclopaedia Metallum". Retrieved 24 March 2015.