Kerrang (Magazine) - p.47
"The hooks in 'Frozen' are sharpened to wicked points....[A] mightily professional seventh outing of melodic metal..."
Personnel: Sascha Paeth (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Sascha Paeth.
Recording information: Gate Studios (06/2007-07/2007); Wolfsburg, Germany (06/2007-07/2007).
Dynamic power metal veterans Brainstorm had been banging heads since 1990, but they showed no sign of fatigue on DOWNBURST, their seventh album. Fans of classic, wailing power thrash along the lines of Maiden who wonder where the good stuff went should look no further. DOWNBURST maintains all the moody drama and skillful musicianship that fans of the genre have come to demand, with acrobatic vocals from Andy B. Franck taking things to the next level. Songs like "Surrounding Walls" and "Fire Walk With Me" use guitars and synths like instruments in a muscular symphony of ice and fire.