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Sonic Firestorm
 
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Sonic Firestorm

7 July 2008 | Format: MP3

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The music on this cd is absolutely brilliant. From the opening bars I was instantly hooked and remained so to the final closing note.

I have been listening to rock music for over 40 years, (yes, I'm old), and Dragonforce are the best band I've heard in the last 20 years.

Taking into consideration the fact that the general level of rock musicianship today is of a very high standard, the musicianship on this cd is truly outstanding. The vocals are excellent, powerful, melodic and perfectly suited to the style of music. The Drumming is truly awesome, (how on earth does he keep up this pace???), the keyboard playing is excellent and the guitars just have to be heard to be believed.

Herman and Sam are the best twin guitar duo since Brian & Scott of Thin Lizzy, only 100 times faster, technically more proficient and far superior.

There are many speed metal bands around, the difference here is that Dragonforce are very melodic, and for those of us who appreceiate some melody in our music instead of drop-D death riffs and monotonous screaming vocals, the music here is a most welcome and very refreshing change to the boring speed metal currently around.

Dragonforce are a very melodic speed metal band. if you've not heard them yet then my advice is to buy or borrow a cd of theirs and hear them for yourself. I'll be surprised if you're not impressed, (if not blown away) by what you hear.

The best way I can describe them is to take Iron Maiden, Rainbow and Thin Lizzy, mix them together and speed the whole thing up (a lot).

Believe me, this band are going to be huge.
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Before metal was mainsteam those of us who liked it were laughed at endlessly for the images of escapism, and extravagant extreme lyrics.

Dragonforce are as cliched as you can get in this respect, and do it well. Big-haired and fast-guitared, they strut through tracks at top speed, recounting tales of battles death and the like.

They know they're not entirely serious, and the guitar work is incredible - this level of skill is hard to match elsewhere.

Plenty of Maiden-esque head shaking tunes and crowd pleasers have made them a successful live act, and they deserve it. Skill, great meoldies and a belief in their extravagant image has made them what they are. Enjoy.
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Okay to start I'll note that I have heard Dragonforce's new album "Inhuman Rampage", which is released worldwide on the 9th of january. The reason for this statement is that I don't think anyone should rush ahead and buy it when released, because it may not be fit for new listeners of Dragonforce. The aforementioned album is very experimental and may dissapoint some people, albeit some of the tracks are unbelievable, but in most cases o'er the top. If you have heard the second track entitled "Revolution Deathsquad" you'll know what I mean(there is a stupid disc scratching part). The song entitled "Trail of Broken Hearts" is amazing and I cannot stop playing it, good work guys, finally a decent slow song!
Right, to the review, when I bought "Sonic Firestorm", which was the day after my friend demanded his copy back, after him lending me it for several months, I was very pleased. It's an amazing piece of music put together with the prudence and originality that any dedicated artist should give. Although it sounds very different from "Valley of the Damned"(their previous album) the lyrics and guitar riffs are just that bit more compelling, with the likes of "Prepare for War". The only thing that disapointed me with this album is that the track "The Dawn Over a New World" sounded too much like Bon Jovi. Sorry guys!
Just now I was looking through the previous reviews on this title and was disgusted, not one person gave a real reason why or how they liked Dragonforce. Someone even compared Iron Maiden's guitarwork to Herman's, how could you!?
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Format: Audio CD
Start with a huge amount of melodic, fast solos played at the same high level of Slash and Iron Maiden. Add in distorted guitar strumming reminiscent of early Misfits from the Danzig age. Chuck in some fantastic key board playing, a bassist similar to Jerry Only, a double kicker and singing that even you're parents would deem 'acceptable', sprinkle on a heap spoonful of cheese and stick it in a recording studio at a moderate English temperature for three months. What have you got? Iron Misfits? Not quite, but something just as good, if not a lot better. As you can probably tell by the strange recipe metaphor above, describing what Dragon Force actually consists of is not easy, in fact its very difficult. I'm not a fan of power metal in general, but this takes the genre to a whole new level, a level which is occupied only by Dragon Force.
For those who have heard the first Dragon's album, 'Valley Of The Damned', I'm glad to say that Sonic Firestorm is an improvement, having ironed out the few mistakes of the bands debut. The singing (however cheesy) is much clearer and the incredibly fast solos (and I really do mean fast, you have to hear it to believe it) have been refined to a perfect art. The songs, each of which is an epic tale of fantasy are all just about different enough to give the album a slightly less merged feel as opposed to the first album, where the songs do sound a little too similar.
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