Seeing as it’s Dragonforce, they could have just renamed ‘Through The Fire And Flames‘.
Either way, I enjoy Dragonforce from time to time. It’s fun music that’s easy to listen to anytime and I don’t have a problem with that. I know by admitting that I’m essentially throwing any integrity I once had to the wind, but to be honest they’re one of the most fun live bands I’ve ever seen and I think I may even be in the double digits for the number of times I’ve caught them.
Anyway, enough airing of my dirty little secrets! The two Dragonforce songs premiered over the last few days – featuring new singer Marc Hudson – unsurprisingly sound exactly like every other song they’ve done! The above track ‘Last Fallen World‘ is by far the most interesting of the two, with Hudson proclaiming it to the be the ‘fastest, most extreme Dragonforce track ever’ and while it doesn’t exactly live up to that, it’s a pretty good example of the fast paced power metal that they do so well.
However, with this being their 5th album with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality I reckon it’ll be one hell of a trick if they pull off a truly amazing album that’s on par with Inhuman Rampage or Sonic Firestorm. My case in point is the other track released, ‘Cry Thunder’ is an unfortunately mid-tempo bore that will most likely be single material, more like a Blind Guardian b-side if nothing else.
Listen to ‘Cry Thunder‘ after the jump or don’t. I wouldn’t really blame you.