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Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect, 30 Mar. 2015
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Thus far, this is the best collection of Poe I've found on Kindle. It contains all of the essentials and is formatted in a friendly, easy-to-navigate manner. The only thing holding it back are the numerous typos. Just two stories into the book you'll find a little more than a handful. Missing letters, extra spaces, and just try solving the cryptogram in The Gold Bug. It's been rendered utterly impossible. The publisher has included contact details inside the book and welcomes feedback and error reporting, so I recommend anybody reading to help them make this ebook as good as it can possibly be. We need one definitive collection and this has the potential to be it.


Ultra Beatdown
Ultra Beatdown
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Price: £7.75

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra Beatdown sticks to what works... or does it?, 16 July 2008
This review is from: Ultra Beatdown (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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