FIRE RED EMPRESS – Paint Me The Devil EP

Fire Red Empress EPThis EP from hard rockers Fire Red Empress serves as a not just a taster of what’s over the horizon for the UK band, but also a timely reminder that if self-released material can sound this good, the days of the major labels calling the shots are seriously numbered.  Decamping to Denmark and hiring Jacob Hansen for production/studio duties, the band clearly made the right choice – even before taking note of how good these three songs actually are, it is almost impossible not to be floored by the actual sound. Having previously produced Epica and Evergrey, Hansen clearly knows the best way to get a big sound out of his clients.  This is no exception – hard, loud and seriously well-rounded, it’s just perfect for the brand of hard rock on show.

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