Logic leads me to believe that there are far more bad ideas out there, waiting to be stumbled upon than good ideas. Dragonforce, or more specifically, the kind of music they make is amongst the bad ideas. What is perhaps now more noteworthy, however, is the small legion of die-hards fans which this band have amassed over the pass few years (witness no less than 3 five-star reviews for this album), all of whom insist that black is in fact white.
For those unenlightened individuals who have yet to discover Dragonforce, they fall somewhere between Euro-Power Metallers, Helloween, the now geriatric guitar god, Yngwie Malmsteen and the sound track to an average (or even below-par) NES Nintendo game. To some extent theirs is an original formula, at least insofar relatively few Anglophone metal bands have dared to do naff quite like Dragonforce. But then again i'm sure that Yngwie had the whole naff fantasy metal idea covered two decades before Dragonforce. And my advice; if you must buy this then do it quietly and leave the t-shirt confined to your bedroom along with the air guitar.
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