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  • Audio CD (August 26, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B00KBEXYOY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Stutheit on August 29, 2014
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Iron Maiden. Judas Priest. Helloween. Blind Guardian. In Flames. Children Of Bodom. Slayer. Metallica. Megadeth. Dream Theater. Yngwie Malmsteen. These are all obviously heavy sources of influence for Dragonforce. But anybody that knows the first thing about heavy metal music knows that all of these bands are mere launch-pads for DF, because the U.K.-based extreme power/speed metal collective actually has a sound that, while not completely all their own, is very unique and inventive. It boasts miles and miles of spectacular solo skills, blazing leads, and propulsive thrash riffs, in addition to its usual truckload of overtly cheesy lyricism and soaring melodic vocals. But Dragonforce's sound differentiates from that of most modern day power metallists mainly in that it overflows with mind-boggling, face-ripping, head-spinning musicianship, including impossibly technical guitar work, and an airtight interplay between it and the rhythm section.

But the sixth full-length studio effort from the much-ballyhooed sextet is much different from anything else that they have ever recorded before, except for maybe 2012's "The Power Within." (See, that two-year old album marked a bit of a turning point for Dragonforce, as it was the first to feature a song that was mid-tempo without being ballad-esque.) So while the speeds remain blistering for much of the duration of the fifty-minute playing time, DF do occasionally ease off of the gas pedal, exploring various other tempos and moods, and toggling back and forth between them and the band's usual cut-throat speed metal policy.

As a result of this increasingly intelligent songwriting, the individual track identity has also gone way up this time around.
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While their Power Within album remains my 1st favorite, this album definitely lives up to its name. My favorite songs within are Three Hammers, Symphony of the Night (makes me want to play Castlevania), and Ring of Fire. They strove for a different sount and most certainly succeeded in shaking it up. Their passion is still as ever present in this work as with their past works! I hope others who buy this album enjoy it as much as I do!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Piper139 on August 23, 2014
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This album is closer in style and sound to their earlier albums than the Power Within. The band seems to be more confident in the lead singer and took full advantage of vis vocal range and power. There aren't slower tempo songs like Seasons on this album but there is a return to the experimentation with different musical styles in the guitar solos similar to those in Ultra Beatdown. I was skeptical about the cover of the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire. The more I listen to it, it is becoming one of my favorite tracks. The bonus tracks are good and not remixes of the regular tracks so they are a real plus. My only complaint is that the drum track seems a little muted compared to previous album. Bottom line, this is a Dragonforce album. Melodic, great vocals, incredible guitar and drums, and insane speed. If you are new to this band, you need to listen to the album multiple times before you form a real impression. There are so many great elements, it can overwhelm you. If, like me, you are a long time fan, crank up the volume and enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Taylor on August 26, 2014
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This album shows where DragonForce is going with their new singer and drummer. This album also includes a cover by the band, "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash. It's a fantastic version while stays true to the band's strengths and the albums' overall tone. Every track is uplifting, like an 80's rock anthem on speed which is utterly whimsical. They do use an abundance of solo's now on every track but that's what makes DragonForce brilliant which may confuse new listeners. Worth a purchase indeed, as a fan of metal or a fan of rock it is utterly enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Austin Pieters on August 19, 2014
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One of my favorite dragonforce albums this album is just a perfect example of what power metal should really be and it's dragonforce which makes it 10x better
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sds171 on September 5, 2014
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This is an excellent album which includes slower power chords in several tracks that Dragonforce has not played in previous efforts which are shockingly excellent for the speed metal band. The vocals are great and the song themes are positive as usual. I have not taken the CD out of my car for three days now nor stopped listening to it on my droid. If you are a Dragonforce fan or just a plain old rivet head like myself, I do not think that you would be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 29, 2014
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UK power metal band (and Guitar Hero legends) Dragonforce returned this year with a new album, their sixth overall, titled Maximum Overload. It’s their second album with new vocalist Marc Hudson and first under the Metal Blade banner.

I confess I had stopped paying attention to Dragonforce in recent years. The last album I bought from them was 2006’s Inhuman Rampage, which I liked, but didn’t think was worthy of the hype it was getting. Maximum Overload was getting rave reviews from friends of mine though, so I took a chance on it. I’m glad I did. I don’t know if it’s just the new vocalist or a new dynamic in the band, but the songs on this album are much simpler and catchier than before. I mean, there’s still an insane amount of high speed guitar heroics, but it’s the simple melodies that really shine through and have you humming along. That has always been one of power metal’s biggest strengths, and Dragonforce really seems to get that here.

Maximum Overload is a very strong album overall, but it does have some standout tracks. The ultra-melodic anthem “Three Hammers” is my favorite song on the album, as it sounds like something Tyr or Gloryhammer might have come up with. “Defenders” and “Symphony of the Night” are also great. The closing cover of Johnny Cash’s trademark “Ring of Fire” is cheesy, but fun, and is a lighthearted way to end the proper album.

Speaking as a casual Dragonforce fan, I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I liked Maximum Overload. If you haven’t followed Dragonforce recently, this is the album that could very well make you a fan again. It’s up there with the latest Iron Savior and Primal Fear as one of the best power metal releases of 2014.
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