Looking for some more heat this snowy season? If you’ve already exhausted the first fiery metal tracks, warm back up with these! I’m sure I could make a hundred of these lists due to the frequency of fire in power metal, but (despite my burning urges) I’ll settle for just one more. For now, anyway.
Hammerfall – Hearts on Fire
‘Hearts on Fire’ is a pretty recognizable classic at this point. It’s a hard pump up tune, and the pulled back section at the end amplifies the already-driving final chorus.
On another note, I could have very well included the music video in my Ridiculous Power Metal Music Videos article solely due to the surplus of skeletons and lack of fire.
Symphony X – Kiss of Fire
For a band whose lineup has been consistent for the better part of twenty years, Symphony X still manages to produce some heavy bangers. From their 2015 album Underworld, ‘Kiss of Fire’ is a hot slab of symphonic prog that’ll burn you with its intensity.
Thornbridge – Ember in the Winter Grove
‘Ember in the Winter Grove’ is by far the newest release on this list (8 February, in fact). Thornbridge’s Theatrical Masterpiece is an excellent piece of work (you can check out my review of it here), and this song sums it up very well. It’s 6/8 grooves are extremely well done, largely because of the drums, and the chanting chorus is mighty and epic.
Brothers of Metal – Fire Blood and Steel
It’s been almost two years since The Brothers of Metal graced us with their debut album. Prophecy of Ragnarok is full of blood-boiling pump up tracks, and ‘Fire Blood and Steel’ is no exception. It’s incredibly heavy bass sound and thumping energy will have you shamelessly crying out to with the Sons of Odin.
Iron Mask – Feel the Fire
‘Feel the Fire’ is far from the best song on this list, but it’s certainly the heaviest. The rhythm section commands a harsh energy and Dushan Petrossi’s soloing skills are absolutely killer.
Dragonland – Fire and Brimstone
This song is incredibly dynamic and the drumwork is fantastic. Not only is it a top fire song, but it should instantly make its way into your favourite playlists.
Seven Kingdoms – Flame of Olympus
Female-fronted Seven Kingdoms never fails to impress. ‘Flame of Olympus’ burns with heavy riffs and a driving beat that never stops. Topped with a hot guitar solo and Sabrina Valentine’s even hotter vocals, this song easily pounded its way onto the list.
Crystal Viper – Fire Be My Gates
This one’s not power metal, but I think it still belongs here. Crystal Viper is easily one of my favourite classic metal bands. I can’t get enough of Marta Gabriel’s attitude and rough vocals and the heart of the band never strays away from being true metal. Their production quality, dual vocals, and chugging choruses are straight from the 80s and ‘Fire Be My Gates’ is one of their best.