"This is Guardian's first album featuring Jamie Rowe in the vocals. The first Guardian album, "First Watch" was a very mellow metal album. "Fire and Love" is a very mature and bold rock album. No other album was to be surpassed in the honesty of their lyrics. "Time stands still", "Forever and a day", "Never gonna say good-bye" and other lyrics kept me on my feet when I was feeling down. Later Guardian albums are really good as well, but they slowly faded into fuzzy lyrics and more emphasis on music than message. This is their best album by far, with Spirit-Inspired, powerful lyrics."
One of the best metal albums ever.
kaluahjeff | Los Angeles, Ca United States | 06/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Guardian is one of many bands which never struck fame. They're perhaps a diamond in the rough as their album "Fire & Love" is one of the absolute best heavy metal albums ever produced. Every single track is hard hitting and delivers great metal sound from the vocals courtesy of one of the best in the biz Jamie Rowe, the guitar riffs, bass lines, drum work, everything flows perfectly. The harmony in the backing vocals is superb. I would have to say this album ranks up there with the hardest rocking best. No matter whether you're into Christian metal such as Stryper or Petra or you stick with the mainstream, this is a hard rocking metal album you definately need to hear and own!"
Brian Reaves | Anniston, AL USA | 03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once you hear the opening chords of "Power of Love", you'll know what you're in for. It's a massive hit for all fans of late 80's BonJovi-style rock. Jamie's vocals are incredible, and Tony's guitar...well, you have to hear it to believe it. Their first album with the lineup that lasted until the band's demise last year, and it's still one of their better ones. Get it while you still can!"
Brian Reaves | 06/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a most amazing CD. The message provided in the 80s rockstyle songs is inspirational. Jamie Rowe would often visit our local video store in Irvine and belt out tunes on the spot. It was such a pleasure to have known this talented and caring person."