- Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
- ASIN: B00014NBVA
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Audio CD, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, February 23, 2010
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A lot of the album follows along the same course of speed as the first track, but that does not mean to be taken as the songs sound all alike. They just use the same formula on the entire CD. There is one track that effectively serves as the ballad of the disk and that is "Dawn Over A New World" . The tune is nicely done and being in the middle of the disk it allows you a breather before the ass-kicking again.Read more ›
But, unlike most speed metal songs that can just turn into a bunch of background noise, despite the all-out SHREDDING guitars, for me, the song never seemed to lose it's HOOK; the underlying melody was still there.
You see, some bands believe that you can just amaze by thousands of notes at blazing speed. To me, this is synonomous with a movie that goes all-out special effects. But if the acting or plot suck, the overall reaction is poor.
This is where Dragonforce amazes me. Their guitar shredding takes music to a level I have never heard before, yet they still manage to keep the melody & hooks. This is simply one of the best bands I have ever heard, period.
The last CD to really "amaze" me by sheer guitar shredding, where my jaw was literally about to hit the ground, was Megadeth's Rust In Peace. (Before that, it would have to be some of Eddie Van Halen's work...)
Now, in no way do these guys sound like Megadeth, but their melodic shredding is just as groundbreaking. It had me in AWE, just as I had been 15 years back. It was speed metal (minus the Megadeth thrash) taken to an all new level.
Then I heard "My Spirit Will Go On"...
These guys are NO novelty act. It's not just the guitars & speed rifts...Read more ›
1. My Spirit Will Go On- This is one of the classics on the album, and I think one of Dragonforce's most well known song (if they have one). The intro starts off clean and then in come the keyboards and the thundering double-bass. There's a nice little guitar harmony and ZP comes in singing the first verse. I cant say much for the lyrics, but I don't take them seriously. The solo in this song is jaw-dropping. There's tapping, sweeping, ultra-fast harmonizing and everything in between. Oh yea, Herman loves to use his whammy pedal too. If you are a fan of shred, you will enjoy this solo. Overall great song and album-starter, 9/10.
2. Fury of the Storm- Starts off with another great harmony, then a blast beat by the drums behind it. This song has a more "dark" sound to it, but the chorus is pure power metal glory. The solo is great, and has an amazing "twin blast" tapping section where Herman and Sam harmonize. Fun song, and great solo 9/10
3. Fields of Despair- This might be my favorite off of the album. The mood is more "gloomy" I guess, but I love the vocals on this song. Solo is nothing short of amazing, and I give this song 10/10.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the album where Dragonforce became Dragonforce. Plenty of good tracks through out and well worth listening to.Published 12 months ago by Michael H
If you like speed metal you will love listening to this, the lyrics get repetative but other then that they are a fun bandPublished 14 months ago by Charles
This is the first album I've bought from them. I like it and plan to buy more from them.Published 16 months ago by amazon customer
The content is slightly different ex: some lyrics in disciple of babylon and the singing performance is different from the original,,. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eric B.
Now this is probably my second favorite dragon album first being ultra beat down, they sort of improved over the valley sound. Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by Daniel Henry