Pete Ahonen comments on each song on the album Burned Down The Enemy (2007):
- This song combines the sound of Symphony X, Judas Priest and Yngwie
Malmsteen. One of the oldest songs I've written. Lyrically it's about
a person who really made our lives very difficult at one period in time.
Of Gold - Very cool kind of 80`s vibe guitar / keyboard riff, the
most melodic track we have ever done. Little bit of Queensryche in the
verse and a very, very sing-a-long friendly chorus! A great break in the
middle with maybe a little bit of good old Accept in there :) Lyrically
it's about someone that falls into this kind of dark emptiness and can't
find some comfort from there. We are making a promo video from this one.
Of The Ancient War - One of the new tracks. This combines the sound
of Dio, Manowar and Bruce Dickinson :) Cool pounding rhythms in the verse
and in the chorus. Lyrically it's about a person or persons who just don`t
see themselves or their actions and what they do to others. This is Jussi's
(our keyboardists) favourite track.
Awaits - The fastest song we have ever done! A Helloween meets
Yngwie Malmsteen type of song. This track has a very cool break in the
verse that gives the song nuance; it's not just a doublebass drum attack.
Again, the lyrics are about someone behaving badly, he he
The Beginning Of It All - This is the first real power ballad from
Burning Point. It combines the sound of Europe, Scorpions and Queensryche.
A great solo part gives this song a very heavy vibe although it is a ballad.
Lyrically it's about someone who was too blind to see another person's
- This is definitively one of our heaviest songs ever. It reminds
me a little bit of Yngwie's "Pyramid of Cheops" (7th sign album)
combined with massive and symphonic choirs in the refrain! Again there
is a cool break before the solo and lyrically it deals with this "great"
climate of ours...Freezing cold in the winter, he he
- This is a real rocker, a semi-fast track. Also a type of song
we haven't done before. Judas Priest meets Yngwie in this one and I think
that the title speaks for itself.
For An Eye - Iron Maiden meets Queensryche meets Accept on this
one. Some progressive elements and a massive chorus! Eye for an eye, tooth
for a tooth...you know where this is leading : )
Hell And Back - Again, a very cool riff playing in unison with
the keyboard. I wanted a song that was in the same vein as Into The Fire
on our previous album, entitled Feeding The Flames. It has got a great
"classical" solo part in the middle. Yngwie meets Helloween
and Judas Priest on this one : ) Lyrically it's about someone's trip through
hell and back.
The Madness Of Time - This is also one of the new tracks. A great
bass line in the beginning and then it starts with a massive guitar/keyboard
riff!! Again, a vibe of Judas Priest and Yngwie can be heard added with
some modern metal sounds. Lyrically it's about trying to fight against
the terrible things that happen in this space and time.
Down The Enemy - Well, this definitively one of my favourite tracks!
This one combines the sound of the early days of Helloween, Manowar, King
Diamond, Judas Priest etc. It is a really progressive track with lots
of different parts and a lot of diffrent moods regarding the vocals for
example. What a great way to close this trilogy! SALVATION BY FIRE, FEEDING
THE FLAMES and BURNED DOWN THE ENEMY !!!
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