Eric Pascal | Bayside, NY United States | 03/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very impressive CD by Mark Boals who sang for Yngwie on a number of CD's..This CD is very influenced by Rainbow/Yngwie..The guitar work of Tony Macalpine & keyboard work if Vitalij Kurpij is very impressive. Yngwie wishes his music sounded this good.Mark Boals has a very impressive voice & his song writing is very strong.."The Quest" & "Kepper of the Flame" his voice really shines..A must cd if you are love to hear excellent guitar playing because MacAlpine is superb.Mark Boals put together a top-notch CD and check it out."
A FEW WORDS FOR Arman Alimian
Real MusicFan | usa | 02/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I see that you're one of those narrow-minded Y.Malmsteen fans.How bad for you.Now i want to ask you if Mark wouldn't sing "you don't remember" could that song be as good as it is now.And you say "who was Mark Boals before Malsmteen".What a foolish question.Let me ask you now:Who knows Mike Keneally?Do you?I don't think so.But we saw him with Steve Vai and he was unbelievable.So quit being narrow-minded about Malmsteen.I like him so much but it's a fact that for 4-5 years he's repeating the same things.I agree that R.O.F is very "Malmsteen-like" but we loved Mark singing like this didn't we? So i say "everybody listen Mark Boals-Ring of Fire.It's aa amazing vocal,guitar,drum,keyboard album.And 5 stars for "the keeper of the flame""
A master's stroke!
Bete Noire | Vancouver, Canada | 10/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Vocalist extraordinaire Mark Boals put together a fantastic line up after his last endeavor with Yngwie Malmsteen ,all in the name of recording this beautiful and compelling mixture of speed,progressive and neoclassical rock;Tony Macalpine shines all over this impressive recording,backed up by the up and coming Australian drummer virtuoso Virgil Donati.The album flows with ease engaging the listener from the start to finish.Now together as a band,Ring of Fire are true keepers of the flame!"