It is only one year ago since Firewind / Ozzy Osbourne – guitarist Gus G (born Kostas Karamitroudis, september 12, 1980) released his debut solo album I Am The Fire (reviewed here), an album that had a bunch of different singers on it, such as Jeff Scott Soto (Soto, W.E.T., Talisman, Eyes, Axel Rudi Pell, Yngwie Malmsteen), Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Jacob Bunton (Adler / Lynam), Michael Starr (Steel Panther) and Tom S Englund (Evergrey), but the bulk of the songs were sung by Mats Levén (Candlemass, Therion, Treat, Swedish Erotica). I was never a Firewind fan and even though Gus did a good job as Ozzy’s guitarist, I had no clue how good a songwriter he might have been. Needless to say, that album didn’t spark any big expectations at all. To be honest, I really only checked out the record out of curiosity. But in the end, I’m glad that I did because the record was surprisingly good, full of heavy but melodic hard rock tracks and all of them with brilliant lead vocal efforts.