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For Dragonforce - The Power Within-2012-MCA int

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│                      METAL CLASSICS ARCHIVE                       │
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│ +                Dragonforce - The Power Within                +  │
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│║ Release Information ║                                            │
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│║  Release Date.Apr-23-2012    Encoder......L3.97 -V2 --vbr-new  ║ │
│║  Genre........Heavy Metal    Graber.......EAC                  ║ │
│║  Year.........2012           Khz/Bitrate..44,1/ Br             ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║  Ripper.......anthem         Songs........10                   ║ │
│║  Covers.......Yes            Url... www.dragonforce.com        ║ │
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│║    Release Notes    ║                                            │
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│║ Artist : Dragonforce                   Rating : You Decide!    ║ │
│║ Album  : The Power Within              Label  : 3Wise          ║ │
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│║                                                                ║ │
│║      Description :                                             ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║        DragonForce: perhaps the most polarizing band in        ║ │
│║        all of metal. Just mentioning their name could          ║ │
│║        result in criticism and derision. There are even        ║ │
│║        those who still insist that they're guitar solos        ║ │
│║        are edited and sped up in the studio. Yet they          ║ │
│║        have proven to be currently the most successful         ║ │
│║        band in the normally obsucre genre of power             ║ │
│║        metal in music. The band first made small noise         ║ │
│║        with their blistering speed riffs and over-the-         ║ │
│║        top solos and video game-inspired sounds                ║ │
│║        considered in an already speedy genre of music.         ║ │
│║        Then came their mainstream exposure in the form         ║ │
│║        of Guitar Hero featuring their biggest hit              ║ │
│║        "Through the Fire and Flames", the most                 ║ │
│║        difficult song in the game's history. And once          ║ │
│║        they got bigger is when people began to cry             ║ │
│║        foul. Their guitar solos were "wanking" and             ║ │
│║        "musical masturbation." Their lyrics were cheesy        ║ │
│║        and almost always about comraderie and defeating        ║ │
│║        the forces of evil under "blackened skies" that         ║ │
│║        were always "so far away." Then there was lead          ║ │
│║        singer ZP Theart and his incredibly high and            ║ │
│║        animated tenor which became the most hated sound        ║ │
│║        in metal. But Theart is gone and has been               ║ │
│║        replaced by Youtube auditioneer Marc Hudson.            ║ │
│║        With The Power Within, DragonForce has seemingly        ║ │
│║        changed so much yet has also changed so little.         ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║        To be honest, I never understood why DragonForce        ║ │
│║        was so hated. Yes, their lyrics are goofy and           ║ │
│║        often times repetitive, yes they go a little            ║ │
│║        overboard on soloing, and yes ZP's voice was            ║ │
│║        high and animated. But there was no denying that        ║ │
│║        Theart could really hold a note and deliver a           ║ │
│║        scream. And being a fan of solo-heavy bands such        ║ │
│║        as Dream Theater, I can appreciate musicianship.        ║ │
│║        And that is what has always confused me about           ║ │
│║        the critiques of guitar duo Sam Totman and              ║ │
│║        Herman Li. When their riffs and solos have not          ║ │
│║        been accused of editing fraud, they are                 ║ │
│║        criticized for their solo "wanking." Without a          ║ │
│║        doubt, Li and Totman are two of the finest              ║ │
│║        guitarists the metal world has seen, as no one          ║ │
│║        yet has been able to match their speed and              ║ │
│║        intensity. Perhaps the band was trying to               ║ │
│║        address these issues and criticims in the               ║ │
│║        recording of this album while at the same time          ║ │
│║        please the fans who have always been loyal to           ║ │
│║        them.                                                   ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║        The Power Within is DragonForce's most                  ║ │
│║        straightforward album. While the extended solos         ║ │
│║        were always fun and impressive, they really had         ║ │
│║        a habit of dragging on to the point of feeling          ║ │
│║        "yeah, they're great, when's the chorus coming          ║ │
│║        back?" This time, the album is much more trimmed        ║ │
│║        down, most songs only clocking in at about              ║ │
│║        four-and-a-half to five minutes. The length of          ║ │
│║        the longest song, Wings of Liberty, would have          ║ │
│║        normally qualified as a "short" song on their           ║ │
│║        previous albums, barely going over the seven            ║ │
│║        minute mark. There are still frantic and wailing        ║ │
│║        video game-sounding solos, but Li and Totman get        ║ │
│║        to the point a lot quicker than usual. The              ║ │
│║        lyrics, for the most part, are exactly what you         ║ │
│║        would expect from DragonForce: swords, battles,         ║ │
│║        comradrie, and defeating the forces of evil.            ║ │
│║        However, the lyrics contain a hint of                   ║ │
│║        seriousness (I use that lightly), the most              ║ │
│║        notable of which is featured in the song                ║ │
│║        Seasons. Seasons is quite frankly the best song         ║ │
│║        on the album, somewhat toned down in speed              ║ │
│║        (maybe as fast as "normal" power metal) and             ║ │
│║        carrying a lot of emotion. Cry Thunder is               ║ │
│║        another unique track, which is even slower              ║ │
│║        (another surprise) and has the upbeat feel of a         ║ │
│║        battle anthem that would be played as vikings           ║ │
│║        sail on to a new quest. Wings of Liberty, the           ║ │
│║        longest track, opens and closes with a piano and        ║ │
│║        soft vocals before erupting into that                   ║ │
│║        DragonForce speed. Either than that, not much           ║ │
│║        has changed in terms of song structures. They           ║ │
│║        are still fast and frantic (most notably with           ║ │
│║        the song Fallen World), which is what will              ║ │
│║        please the fans. But perhaps the reason that            ║ │
│║        these changes are so noticeable is because of           ║ │
│║        the album's biggest change: new singer Marc             ║ │
│║        Hudson.                                                 ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║        Hudson was chosen out of the thousand of Youtube        ║ │
│║        hopefuls with his rendition of Last Journey             ║ │
│║        Home. I remember seeing his video and noting            ║ │
│║        that even though he had a noticeably lower range        ║ │
│║        that ZP, he still contained tons of energy and          ║ │
│║        was more than capable of hitting the high notes.        ║ │
│║        Hudson has a more natural sounding tenor but            ║ │
│║        delivers some picture perfect screams, most             ║ │
│║        notable at the beginning of opening track               ║ │
│║        Holding On. It's Hudson's voice that really give        ║ │
│║        the impression that DragonForce has undergone a         ║ │
│║        drastic change and really captures emotion more         ║ │
│║        than Theart could. Yes, he still does plenty of         ║ │
│║        rapid-fire fantasy verses, but solos aside, you         ║ │
│║        would think you weren't even listening to               ║ │
│║        DragonForce.                                            ║ │
│║                                                                ║ │
│║        Other than shorter songs and a new lead singer,         ║ │
│║        very little has changed when it comes to                ║ │
│║        DragonForce. Solos, fantasy lyrics, and finger-         ║ │
│║        burning riffing abound. And yet, it is because          ║ │
│║        of those small changes that truly makes this the        ║ │
│║        band's most unique and perhaps best outing. Marc        ║ │
│║        Hudson is the one who makes this album different        ║ │
│║        than anything DragonForce has done before,              ║ │
│║        because if you replace a musician in a genre            ║ │
│║        like power metal, usually one doesn't notice            ║ │
│║        many differences in sound. But replacing a              ║ │
│║        singer, even if their voices have similarities,         ║ │
│║        always creates opportunities for change and             ║ │
│║        creativity, even if you are DragonForce.                ║ │
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│║        Herman Li  Guitars                                      ║ │
│║        Sam Totman  Guitars                                     ║ │
│║        Vadim Pruzhanov  Keyboards                              ║ │
│║        Dave Mackintosh  Drums                                  ║ │
│║        FrΘdΘric Leclercq  Bass, Vocals (harsh)                 ║ │
│║        Marc Hudson  Vocals (lead)                              ║ │
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│║        DISCOGRAPHY                                             ║ │
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│║        Valley of the Damned Full-length 2003                   ║ │
│║        Sonic Firestorm Full-length 2004                        ║ │
│║        Fury of the Storm Single 2005                           ║ │
│║        Inhuman Rampage Full-length 2006                        ║ │
│║        Through the Fire and Flames Single 2006                 ║ │
│║        Operation Ground and Pound  Single 2006                 ║ │
│║        Heroes of Our Time Single 2008                          ║ │
│║        Ultra Beatdown Full-length 2008                         ║ │
│║        The Last Journey Home Single 2009                       ║ │
│║        Valley of the Damned / Sonic Firestorm Boxed set        ║ │
│║        2010                                                    ║ │
│║        Twilight Dementia Live album 2010                       ║ │
│║        Cry Thunder Single 2012                                 ║ │
│║        The Power Within Full-length 2012                       ║ │
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│║  Release Tracklist  ║                                            │
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│     01 - Holding On                                 [04:56]       │
│     02 - Fallen World                               [04:10]       │
│     03 - Cry Thunder                                [05:18]       │
│     04 - Give Me The Night                          [04:29]       │
│     05 - Wings Of Liberty                           [07:23]       │
│     06 - Seasons                                    [05:05]       │
│     07 - Heart Of The Storm                         [04:44]       │
│     08 - Die By The Sword                           [04:39]       │
│     09 - Last Man Stands                            [05:12]       │
│     10 - Seasons (Acoustic Version)                 [04:27]       │
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│                                      Total Length : [50:23 minn   │
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│                   ║    Greetings To:    ║                         │
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│          Too all people who contributes to make this              │
│          archive of good music in a exceptional conditions        │
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