- Audio CD (August 26, 2014)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Imports
- ASIN: B00KBEXYOY
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,483 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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.Read more ›
As I said previously, I'm a fan of the band, have been almost since the beginning. That said though, I'll be the first to admit that previous albums could get a bit "formulaic". I think that's what makes me appreciate this album so much, it breaks the mold. There is some REALLY well written stuff to be found here, like the standout track "The Sun Is Dead", my personal favorite track.
It's worth a listen to be sure, it delivers if you're willing to give it a shot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thank god the drummer left the band. Yes he's fast, yes he can play the drums. No he has no idea how to play with feeling. No he has no idea that faster isn't always better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kings x
I purchased this album some months ago and I must say; speed for speeds sake gets old awful quick. It's like a novelty though I loved SF, IR, and VOTD but the rest just seemed to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dan L
Dragonforce has done it again! They wrote another great album and pushed their limits. Just like with "The Power Within" we had seen an over all tempo shift and cut in song... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chris Shay
Arguably, the most musically diverse album DragonForce has ever made. It is the second studio album with their new singer, Marc Hudson. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andy H.
like most girls metal fans i was extremly skepticle bout max overload but it ROCKS and thier BREATHTAKING cover of THE MAN IN BLACK'S cover of RING OF FIRE ROARED new fire into... Read morePublished 15 months ago by noemi drake