The Fire – San Francisco

Anneke van GiersbergenSeveral commenters had expressed interest, back before Christmas, in Heavy Metal without the Death Growl. So here you go.

Anneke van Giersbergen became known (to fans of metal anyway) when she was the lead singer for The Gathering for a number of years in the late 1990s. She parted ways with them some time ago. Anyway, she has a somewhat new project, VUUR. It is new to me anyway. (VUUR means “fire”, “passion” or “drive” in Dutch – according to the Wiki.) VUUR is listed as progressive metal in a number of places. Anneke van Giersbergen is another Heavy Metal singer with a beautiful voice.

She may be singing in English, but Dutch is her native language, and it is also metal.. So here is a link to the lyrics.

This song is “The Fire – San Francisco” by VUUR from their 2017 album In This Moment We Are Free – Cities. I don’t like all the songs on that album, but I do like this one. (YouTube. Browser privacy settings. “Unavailable.” Use link.)