Origin: England
Genres: Power Metal
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DragonForce  


"DragonForce is the World's Fastest Melodic Speed Power Metal Newcomer!", proudly states this band's official website. Whether actually true or not, this one statement sums up DragonForce as well as any, as melodic speed power metal is the order of the day here, with the trump card being that these guys simply play really, really fast. The band formed in 1999 in London, England (hardly a hot spot for this kind of metal), with their debut album sporting a nice mixture of members from the world over (France, Ukraine, South Africa, Hong Kong, and England). Once one gets past the dizzying tempo of most of the numbers, there's not a lot to differentiate DragonForce from the horde of Gamma Ray-styled bands, as Valley Of The Damned features plenty of happy singalong choruses, rollicking guitar riffs, and double-bass drumming that fans of this genre have heard countless times before and yet cannot get enough of. High marks go to the guitar tandem of Herman Li and Sam Totman, as there are some impressive leads on display here, again with the sheer speed of it all being the most impressive part of all. So, chalk up DragonForce as another potential contender in the Euro speed metal field, with the usual criticism (a lack of originality, though they certainly have room to grow) applying as well.

Current Members

Marc Hudson

vocals

Herman Li

guitars (Demoniac)

Sam Totman

guitars (Demoniac, Power Quest)

Frederic Leclercq

bass (Heavenly)

Vadim Pruzhanov

keyboards

Dave Mackintosh

drums (Bal-Sagoth)

Former Members/Guests

ZP Theart

vocals

Diccon Harper (guest)

bass (Voice Of Destruction)

Adrian Lambert

bass (Biomechanical, Intense)

Didier Almouzni

drums (Razor Of Occam)


Discography



Valley Of The Damned 
2003 Noise
  1. Invocation of the Apocalyptic Evil
  2. Valley of the Damned
  3. Black Fire
  4. Black Winter Night
  5. Starfire
  6. Disciples of Babylon
  7. Revelations
  8. Evening Star
  9. Heart of a Dragon
  • ZP Theart
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Diccon Harper
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Didier Almouzni

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Sonic Firestorm 
2004 Noise
  1. My Spirit Will Go On
  2. Fury of the Storm
  3. Fields of Despair
  4. Dawn Over a New World
  5. Above the Winter Moonlight
  6. Soldiers of the Wasteland
  7. Prepare for War
  8. Once In a Lifetime
  • ZP Theart
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Adrian Lambert
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Dave Mackintosh

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Inhuman Rampage 
2006 Noise
  1. Through The Fire And Flames
  2. Revolution Deathsquad
  3. Storming The Burning Fields
  4. Operation Ground And Pound
  5. Body Breakdown
  6. Cry For Eternity
  7. The Flame Of Youth
  8. Trail Of Broken Hearts
  • ZP Theart
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Adrian Lambert
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Dave Mackintosh

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Ultra Beatdown 
2008 Roadrunner
  1. Heroes of Our Time
  2. The Fire Still Burns
  3. Reasons to Live
  4. Heartbreak Armageddon
  5. The Last Journey Home
  6. A Flame for Freedom
  7. Inside the Winter Storm
  8. The Warrior Inside
  • ZP Theart
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Frederic Leclercq
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Dave Mackintosh

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Twilight Dementia  LIVE
2010 Roadrunner
  1. Heroes of Our Time
  2. Operation Ground and Pound
  3. Reasons to Live
  4. Fury of the Storm
  5. Fields of Despair
  6. Starfire
  7. Soldiers of the Wasteland
  8. My Spirit Will Go on
  9. Where Dragons Rule
  10. The Last Journey Home
  11. Valley of the Damned
  12. Strike of the Ninja
  13. Through the Fire and Flames
  • ZP Theart
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Frederic Leclercq
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Dave Mackintosh




The Power Within 
2012 Electric Gen.
  1. Holding On
  2. Fallen World
  3. Cry Thunder
  4. Give Me The Night
  5. Wings of Liberty
  6. Seasons
  7. Heart Of The Storm
  8. Die By The Sword
  9. Last Man Stands
  10. Seasons (acoustic version)
  • Marc Hudson
  • Herman Li
  • Sam Totman
  • Frederic Leclercq
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Dave Mackintosh


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