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Fierce Heart - 1985 Fierce Heart



ARTIST: Fierce Heart
ALBUM: Fierce Heart
LABEL: Mirage
SERIAL: 90235-1
YEAR: 1985
CD REISSUE: 2007, Retrospect Records, RR-303

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Larry Elkins - vocals, bass * Rex Carroll - guitars

TRACK LISTING: 01 Echoes * 02 Fierce Heart * 03 Out For Blood * 04 Lions Share * 05 Search And Destroy * 06 Heroes * 07 Never Gonna Cry * 08 Bad Maureen * 09 Loose Lips


Background
Very much a project based album this effort from Fierce Heart. Quite a strong rockin' album featuring one of the best rock guitarists around in Rex Carroll. Despite it's reputation as a pomp album reviewed previously in other publications, it's more of a straight melodic heavy rock album, with emphasis on strident guitar and a heavy rhythm section. Larry Elkin's vocals are a raucous cross between Larry Baud and Jeff Scott Soto while we see the potential of Carroll's axe wizardry prior to his tenure with christian rockers Whitecross.


The Songs
There are some power rockers on here, like 'Lions Share', 'Out For Blood' and 'Search And Destroy', which sounds very much like AC/DC doing melodic metal. Others which stand out include 'Never Gonna Cry' which could be an Eyes track for all we know, and the title track 'Fierce Heart'.


In Summary
If there is one slight flaw with the album it's that it is very one paced, and the beat is kept consistent (though not ploddy) during precedings. I wonder whether a drum machine was used but I understand one wasn't. However, more than making up for it is Carroll's sonic attack, very much with dexterity that Steve Vai would be happy with.


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#1 | gdazegod on February 14 2006 02:38:00
With Fierce Heart, Rex Carroll assembled a second version of this band in 1986, with vocalist Bob Reynolds, bassist Sam Herron and drummer Nick Forchoine. This line-up eventually became the band Grave Danger, though with the addition of Frank Rodriguez and Jim White on guitars.. after Carroll had departed for Whitecross. Grave Danger released their ST album in 1989 on MCA Records. It was reviewed by the erstwhile Kelv Hellrazer in the February 1990 edition of Metal Forces magazine, causing me to seek out this album at all costs!

However, it since turns out that MCA pulled the plug on the album before the release date, its official status is that of 'unreleased'. This was according to an interview with Marc Ferrari, for whom Bob Reynolds actually sang with. For me, this is a damn disappointment as I really wanted to hear what this band sounded like, considering we had comparisons to Riot, Autograph, Crywolf, Triumph and (obviously) Fierce Heart themselves.

I wonder if this will ever see a re-release somewhere? Can anyone pull any strings at MCA?
#2 | Jokerdean on March 07 2006 18:16:45
Man,for me this was a big release when it came out.Of course
Rex went on to Whitecross,and I believe he has this on his
website...I think that the drum sound is a little tinny,but these
songs rock HARD!
#3 | gdazegod on January 19 2007 09:28:14
I've actually gone back and given this album extra listening time. I'm enjoying it again. But would still love to see that Grave Danger album get a release..
#4 | sabace on August 24 2011 14:23:54
the review is spot on, although the drums sound real to me! if you want to hear drum machines listen to michael bolton's ' everybodys crazy lp! .
#5 | swazi on August 24 2011 18:15:59
This one is available in CD format at Retrospect Records, in case you didn't know:

http://www.retrospectrecords.com/products/fierce_heart.html
#6 | rkbluez on January 19 2012 21:04:43
Another good one that I'd like to see Rock Candy do...got the Retrospect and it sounds good but you can tell no master tapes were used...simply a vinyl rip.
#7 | rostoned on July 08 2016 09:47:00
Fierce Heart singer Larry Elkins appears on the 1990 Blonz self titled CD, released on the Imagine/Epic label, as the sole composer of the track 'Skintight'. The album was produced by Kansas men Steve Walsh and Phil Ehart.
#8 | gdazegod on July 08 2016 11:04:14
AOR BLVD have reissued this too - not long ago either.
 
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