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Ultra Beatdown [CD + DVD] [Special Edition]

Dragonforce Audio CD
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Every year there are albums eagerly anticipated, be it from hot young names, established legends or – and this is usually the most exciting of all the categories – those bands you know are on the verge of greatness.

As DragonForce, the multi-national talent based in London – prepare to release their fourth album, nobody who understands the world of metal can have any ... Read more in Amazon's Dragonforce Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B001BEX4S4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,005 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Heroes of Our Time
2. The Fire Still Burns
3. Reasons to Live
4. Heartbreak Armageddon
5. The Last Journey Home
6. A Flame For Freedom
7. Inside The Winter Storm
8. The Warrior Inside
9. Strike Of The Ninja (Bonus Track)
10. Scars Of Yesterday (Bonus Track)
Disc: 2
1. Making Of (DVD)
2. The Making Of E-Gen Guitars With Herman Li (DVD)

Product Description

CD plus DVD includes The making of ULTRA BREAKDOWN-ROADRUNNER RECORDS-EAN 016861793784

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
To be brutally honest, no-one really expected much of a departure from Inhuman Rampage, which is good... because they're not "really" getting one. Ultra Beatdown clings heavily to the tried and tested formula that brought DragonForce their popularity in the first place. Thank heavens.

To the untrained ear, choosing whether to pick up Ultra Beatdown or Inhuman Rampage makes little if any difference. Though similar as it is, any long-term fan of the band will still be able to tell the albums apart. Not all of Herman and Sam's fantastical guitar effects are recycled (though beware, some are) and ZP shows off new vocal skills on many of the albums tracks. Songs such as 'Heroes Of Our Time' inject new verse/chorus layouts into the mix and 'Heartbreak Armageddon' features an insane keyboard solo that (for once) isn't being totally overpowered by Sam and Herman's wizardry.

'The Last Journey Home' is probably the one track that sets this album apart from the others. It starts off sounding like a new 'Trail Of Broken Hearts' then totally messes with your mind, turning into what can only be described as a bizarre space-age romp through time and the friction of reality. I realize that as a review, the previous paragraph is far too vague to be of any real help, but this song needs to be heard to be believed.

Conclusion: DragonForce sound exactly as they should. Ear-piercing wails, earth-shattering drums and mind-blowing four-minute-plus solos. We wouldn't want them any other way. I don't believe that being similar to past efforts should be a reason to lower the score, if the last album was amazing and this is more of the same, it deserves just as much praise. 5 stars.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Ultra Beatdown is an excellent album. It continues the successful style that Dragonforce is known for and makes it even better. Everything a Dragonforce fan could want is right here as usual, from ZP's unique vocals, Herman and Sam's insane guitar solos, Vadim's fast keyboard routines, Dave's ultra beatdown drumming (Sorry I couldn't resist) and Frederic's amazing bass rhythms.

And thats not all, the special edition here has 2 extra songs. A brand new song (Scars of Yesterday) and a song from Dragonforce's side project Shadow Warriors (Strike of The Ninja).

I can't give this album enough credit, its simply incredible. Dragonforce have made a success from their fast style and it continues in this album and puts even more emphasis on the style they play.

I seriously recommend this album for anyone, old fans and new fans alike. Plus its safe for kids, no swearing in this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra Mega 28 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album sees the guys continuing to do what they do best - make power laden records with guitars played at break neck speeds. The songs are rousing and show power metal at it's most brutal. My favourite songs are Heroes of our Time and Heartbreak Armageddon - both dancefloor fillers and I just know they're gonna be killer live! Miss this album at your own peril.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonforrrce! 6 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
As always, the epic Dragonforce haven't disappointed us with their new album `Ultra Beatdown.' The harmonies throughout the album scream pure chaotic metal. Although it's exactly what you'd expect from the riffing metallers themselves, they still put the Power into Power Metal.

Each solo still has the ability to make your head explode which as we all know is an instant plus! Although there's the distinctive sound of Dragonforce they've still managed to reach new dimensions with this album.

If you're a Dragonforce fan, this album is a must-have and for the people who have never heard of Dragonforce before, what rock have you been living under!?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Long Riffs? This is for you 5 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
In my personal opinion it's better than the previous album and the bonus tracks dont let down the album.
some of the long ongoing riffs by herman melt your mind and will leave you knowing you've got a good buy.
A track you have to listen to is call "reasons to live" starts really heavy and such a well put together track.
If you would like a taster of the album go on youtube or what ever and check the song "heroes of our time".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome new feel good metal album by Dragonforce. I downloaded the album a couple of months ago and since then i've been listening to it none stop ever since and even still it never fails to amaze me. Everything has improved from Inhuman Rampage, it's still the same style fast paced guitar solos, fast drumming, ZPs awesome vocals and everything else. This is what a Dragonforce fan would expect from them just another ultra kick ass album.

It's hard to pick a favourite song because they all rock but if I had to pick it would be "Reasons To Live" man what a song what an intro it has my favourite intro to a song ever so cool great song too mosh too. The lyrics in the song are great aswell very feel good e.g "We All Face Our Fears In The World, We All Hold Our Place In The Universe", I also really like the bridge section in this song as Herman and Sam play some very cool solos (which arn't just super fast) and Vadim plays a keyboard solo which is very cool. Other songs to Mention are "The Warrior Inside" is another one of my favourites it's very different to other Dragonforce songs some parts are just amazing and quite catchy too.

Now the bonus tracks which is the reason why I bought this version. The bonus tracks are quite strange but at the same time they are brilliant "Strike Of The Ninja" which is only 3 minutes 18 seconds long Dragonforces shortes. "Scars Of Yesterday" is an awesome song they use ALOT of nintendo video games effects and works really well deffinetly a strange one but still awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing beatdown
Disappointed with this album if I'm honest. Inhuman rampage would certainly have taken some beating. This didn't do it for me.
Published 3 days ago by R. Mavin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Dragonforce gotta love these guys! Buy it you won't be disapointed i promise you :)
Published 1 month ago by jaide coquelin
3.0 out of 5 stars Ultra letdown....ish
Recieved as a present the vinyl had a few marks on and the sleeve was creased
the album itself is ok but not as fast and furious as Sonic firestorm or Inhuman Rampage , has a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by zach
2.0 out of 5 stars Time for a re think
The first album was really good, but since then its been all down hill and I have now reached a point where I think I will give these guys a miss, unless they come up with... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Catfish Knight
3.0 out of 5 stars guitar tricks getting a bit old
Ultrabeat down is ok but for me the guitar tricks and magic special effects start to get a bit old by album number four and the band seems a bit tired. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Cubby Kovu
5.0 out of 5 stars dragonforce cd
CD was great, good listening and sing along songs. Great fantasy lyrics which gets you out of yourself when listening to it.
Published on 21 April 2012 by ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonforce - Ultrabeatdown
for people which are listening to MELODIC SPEED METAL
this cd is very good suggestion for
Published on 16 Oct 2010 by Joerg - Rainer Schulz
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good listen
A very good listen, but perhaps not quite as good as inhuman rampage.

Musically very tight, with obvious skill to play that fast, but there is nothing special here that... Read more
Published on 11 July 2010 by ColinD
5.0 out of 5 stars The best got better!
Upon listening to this CD for the first time, my initial impression was not all good. I felt the intro's and endings were a bit bizarre, as if some errors of judgement had been... Read more
Published on 22 Nov 2009 by Cliff White
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragonforce Ultra Beatdown, amazing but not as great as inhuman...
The cd Ultra Beatdown is an amazing cd by Dragonforce, however I believe that it cant beat Inhuman Rampage, but I think Dragonforce is some great metal, really gets you going. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2009 by Mr. G. Morris
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