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Ultra Beatdown

23 Aug 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 23 Aug 2008
  • Release Date: 23 Aug 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2008 Spinefarm Records, a Universal Music Comany. Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from Sopinefarm Records, a Universal Music Company. Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All
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  • Total Length: 58:07
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  • ASIN: B001F4279W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,501 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Martins on 16 July 2008
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 By D. Farmer on 23 Aug 2008
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 By The Sun No Longer Rises on 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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By Starom on 27 Oct 2008
Format: Audio CD
Well, there's one thing that you can never fault with DragonForce - they are one of the, if not the most, reliably consistent bands around today. You pick any of their songs and you instantly know that it's DragonForce. Whether it's the soaring vocals of ZP Theart, the intense drumming of Dave Mackintosh or, of course, the ridiculously complex guitar work of Herman Li and Sam Totman, they just produce an incredible, power metal sound that is parallel to none.

And this album, too, is not one to let you down. The opening track, "Heroes of Our Time" delivers in all areas, the predictably upbeat lyrics; bouncing, happy melodies and, of course, the flawless, intricate and lengthy guitar solo, which lasts for a full one minute and thirty seconds. The song ends on a twinkling high, and as a result, the more dramatic, vocal based into to The Fire Still Burns appears all the better. The song itself is very much reminiscent of Through the Fire and the Flames, only with a more gentle middle section.

The album progresses in its usual, DragonForce way, literally bursting at the seems with melody, demented solos and cheesy, yet inspirational lyrics. The fourth track, Heartbreak Armageddon, is particularly impressive, largely due to its unusual acoustic section, towards the latter third of the track. The Last Journey Home introduces trumpets to help build up a particularly epic song, despite it being considerably slower than the previous four tracks.

Let's face it - you can't have a DragonForce album without the mandatory ballad and the sixth track, entitled "A Flame For Freedom", gives the listener just that. Despite being the shortest track on the standard edition of the album, it still lasts for an impressive 5:20.
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Format: Audio CD
When I first listened to this album, I thought it was very good. The cheese factor has been lessened slightly (just slightly), but all the best things about Dragonforce are still there: they can uplift you, make you smile, and most importantly, make you headbang and play the air guitar over riffs and solos that you wouldn't have a chance in hell of playing in real life.
As an album it represents a step forward for the band, musically speaking. The songs are more complex, in terms of song structure, tempo changes etc., which is quite refreshing. After repeated hearings a few songs in particular stand out as exceptional. The opening track is absolutely awesome, The Fire Still Burns is a classic anthemic Dragonforce track, and A Flame For Freedom is a fantastic one as well. Basically, if it's a Dragonforce song with something involving fire in the title, it's probably going to be good...
The bonus tracks are a nice little added extra, with Strike of the Ninja being less technically flashy than the DF norm, but still a great and catchy metal song in its own right. As for Scars of Yesterday, I love it. The intro reminded me strongly of Nobuo Uematsu's band The Black Mages. You can really see the influence they draw from video game music here
In conclusion, fudging awesome album, in my opinion their best yet. Go get it.
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