Glory to the Slain
Fight the Fight
Denied by the Cross
Maiden of Shadows
I Am the Sword
Born of Fire
The Blackest Heart
Waking the Moon
At the beginning of 2008 and 2010, the band was German with German members, so Ross was fascinated like main guitarist on specific bands, such as Death Dealer, (not in Germany but in America in New York where he lives permanent)..
But until he made his decision and start his own band, it was ,still ,so many years, and finally, after first finding of right singer by chance, he moved on to their previous album, with more professional American musicians , after that , embolished his old german friends.
The previous album "By Blood Sworn" most of the songs were old "Manowar" songs (covers)!!! and some of his new compositions, it was just an album for people to get used to the brand new singer Marc Lopes, that is, through the performances of the songs, to judge and accept him as a substitute for manowar's Eric Adams..
Ross (Friedman) did not estimate his audience in right way,put at the songwriting tones of adrenaline,cause previous singer Mike Cotoia had nothing similar to the current one Marc Lopes,this guy is a champion hysterical macho singer, the man gets gold metal to the metal-olympics to contest of yelling screaming, and so the whole artistic feeling of the musical work performance changes in vertical level, result of Born Of Fire is that he moves away from epic metal as pompous metal and melodic, it's an aggressive, twisted species,antimelodic full of rage and envy, topics against some supposed black evil existences, persecution at black demons, goes against the exploitative tyrannical monarchs, a fast furious and nasty bumpkin speed, thrash genre ,bullshit, blood here,...blood there, swords here,swords there and shields over there,big heavy Conan swords (call the ambulance to pick up the bodies).
Ross The Boss's opener track is an extremely dynamic and irrationally fast, "Glory To The Slain" ' launching' like bomber is a thrash one in all its glory, while it has a lack of epic _for example__ as to listen something from 'newyorkers' Overkill__the performer makes like a manic in raptures also has a lack of melody too. Then a Brave and full of anger (track) is the "I Am The Sword", where songwriter would wrote that as some epic 'Cirith Ungol' style, namely its an Epic song regards it's topic and lyrics, but musicaly is full of barking and shouts.Rhytm section comes strong in regards bass and drums, this beat turn on listeners.
Two good and genuine angry epic songs are the "Fight the Fight" and the "Shotgun Evolution", steady mid tempo rhytm and bulky drums, Ross guitar penetrates the brain, burning lyrics,that's in general catchy anthems. Another fucking thrash style is "Denied by the Cross", an antimelodic anxious one like to hear Overkill, with sharp lyrics and epic enough but thickening screams from Marc Lopes ,while brave guitar riffs save it.
"Born of fire" titled track is an obscene antimelodic and close to thrash, a full of screams and paroxysm trying to convince that modern metal is full of Aaaarrrgghhh , snaarls!! false compositions and agressive choruses, like Pantera and many many others,thats abstractive artists problem,wants to get out of conservative.
You can't say that the band isn't trying to create an Epic atmosphere,but unfortunately songwriters do not realize that epic stuff wants greatness and not anger and rage.