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    Oh man, Dragonforce!

    Don't know if anyone knows these guys, but they rock so hard! Their songs are just a hella lot of fun, and some of the most inspiring stuff I've ever heard! Inhuman Rampage rocks the socks off anything else I've headbanged to before! It's soooo fast, and the guitar's soooo good! I mean, hot damn! I picked up their new album last week and I can't stop listening to it! Think Iron Maiden, mixed with Megadeth, and crank the tempo waaaaaay up! Amazing shit!

    Anyone else here in love with Dragonforce? Or know any other bands on their level?
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    much slower but in terms of "quality" there would be of course "Blind Guardian" from germany and of course Stratovarius. But you are right...Dragonforce are faaaaaast like Eddie Van Halen on speed @_@ I really love "Valley of the Damned"...that solo in there blew me outta my boots ^^
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    Damn, only a week late

    Blind Guardian's good, but I already listened to their stuff too much Gonna have to check out Stratiovarius. I just popped in Lamb of God: new american gospel. Good stuff, especially "Nippon" and "Terror and Hubris in the House of Frank Pollard."

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    So incredibly cheesy. Almost to a Luca Turilli level of cheese. They are technically very good musicians, but IMHO it's just silly noise for the most part.
    If you want to hear fast guitar in a slightly less fantasy-cheese-metal setting, try Impellitteri or Racer X.
    Symphony X, IMHO, make a much better go of the fantasy/orchestral metal genre, they have much more interesting and varied compositions. Dragonforce is all "how fast can we hit the bass drum and alternate pick?"...

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    I like the cheesiness...The first song in Inhuman Rampage is tha bomb.

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    yeah, great music to listen to if you run
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    I heard about them when they published Valley of the damned. At that time I liked bands like rhapsody so dragonforce came along pretty nice. IMO "The valley of the damned" doesn't have a bad track, but when I heard sonic firestorm (I think that's the name) I was a bit disapointed.. Anyway nowdays I'm not atracted to cheesy vocals anymore, growls suit me much better
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    heard them quite some time ago, but i still love em. their music isnt really worth all that much, but its so damn fun. Nothing gets your blood pumping more than Soldiers of The Wasteland. Im seeing them at the end of july, i'll tell you how it goes.

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    the name is so cheesy haha but it reminds how fun rock n roll is.

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    I'll be seeing them at Ozzfest in St. Louis. Anyone else gonna see it?

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    MoP: The cheesiness is the best part man And if you think Dragonforce is crazy, check this out(Google video). My jaw hit the floor.
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    Last year in college my friends got me into Dragonforce. guitar on speed.

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    It's good stuff, grand

    In fact, I'm listening to Dragonforce right now. Booya!
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    Dragon Force does kick alot of ass but recently I stumble upon Avalancha. It's a spaniard band that sounds just like Dragon Force but somehow (dare I say it?) Better. The guitarist is amazing and the lyrics just as good (well... if you are not a christian anyways)
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    Prepare yourself for a gripping, exhilarating ride on January 9th, 2006. On that date, DragonForce release their hotly awaited third album, ‘Inhuman Rampage’. The title is an apt summation of a devastating musical journey, an unstoppable force that the six-man group’s forthcoming tour of duty will leave devastated cities in its wake. Combing the primal force of power metal with hard-earned musical proficiency, old-school thrash and generous quantities of muscular melody in a unique style that they call ‘extreme power metal’, DragonForce have established themselves as THE heavy metal band of the past year.
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    DragonForce kicks ass, it's cool. Avalanch (not Avalancha), like Mazelure said.. also kicks major ass. But I'm rather fond of their older albums more than the new ones. You people want more bands like this? You should try listening to Iced Earth, Shadow Gallery, Saratoga (from Spain), Tierra Santa (also from Spain), Warcry (again, Spain) Symphony X. Vhaldemar. Viking. Wolfsangel. And last but not least, the great Yngwie Malmsteen. Surely there are other bands out there I could have named but I just forgot them for the moment...

    Just great music!

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    wow...since when does Power Metal blossom in Spain ? o_O argh i have to lay off the Death-Metal stuff for a while and listen into some of the Bands you mentioned GriNGoLoCo
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    well I'm not sure their Power Metal (i have a hard time making a difference between some of the genres), but they kick ass non the less. Which death metal band do you hear by the way corky?
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    Haha! I love Dragonforce..and yeah, definatly for the cheese factor. I found out last night that they are going to be at the House of Blues down here in Orlando on the 18th of next month....might have to venture out of the cave for that.
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    seeing them in 6 days, hoo yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriNGoLoCo
    well I'm not sure their Power Metal (i have a hard time making a difference between some of the genres), but they kick ass non the less. Which death metal band do you hear by the way corky?
    rifght now ? I bought "Zyklon - Disintegrate" a few days ago...its nice tho I prefer the more melodic stuff like Hypocrisy or Arch Enemy (you can`t go wrong with growling blondes )
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    Thought I'd throw in my support for Dragonforce too. I got into them via Gamma Ray, and DF coming up in my Amazon recommendations and me noticing they were on the same record label. I'd recommend Gamma Ray to anyone who likes Dragonforce, by the way. I can't decide which of them I prefer.

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    Man, you're all so lucky to go see Dragonforce this year. I'm too poor

    At least I've got Google Video. Some kid decided to DDR to Dragonforce. The kid says he was sick, and that's why he got such a 'bad score.' Man, watch his points fly up, it's insane. I only wish I could see what kind of idiot he looked like with his feet flying all over the place
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    fuck he's insane!
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    With all that time used to make this the kid could have been learning to play the guitar that way...such a waste of time...
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    i saw Dragon Force with Between the Buried and Me last week. Best fucking concert i've ever been to. Dragonforce live is just astonishing. Im sure some of you think that there's got to be a level of audio-doctoring and studio magic behind their music, but its absolutely untrue. These guys werent even looking at their guitars while they played, they're that good. Their stage antics make it that much better. Sam (guitarist) came out already stumbling and visibly drunk, and then proceded to drink about 7 beers throughout the concert... through a straw, while soloing. I could go on for hours about how good it was, but i'll just say this: it would be a sin not to see them, if the opportunity arises.

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    Dang, I really have to save up some money to see them! Did they have a good moshpit?

    I agree with you, corky13. He could have such a badass solo going on right now
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    at first there was a pit, but then the awe of the music set into everyone, and we just felt the music and did whatever without the need to break eachother's noses.

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    heavy/power metal doesn't have very good moshpits :| the music compensates though.
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