Greece's greatest export other than the gyro, Firewind, return to the scene again with their newest album "Days Of Defiance". This follows closely in the footsteps of "Allegiance" and "The Premonition", more of that classy power metal pomp that is almost too sterile for its own good. Vocalist Apollo Papathanasio is just too middle of the road for me...almost like a Roy Khan type of singer. Sure new Ozzy guitarist and longtime Firewind mainstay Gus G. is in perfect form here but at the end of the album I just found myself bored with the whole thing. This is sure to please longtime fans but for me I just need more intensity and less dramatics.