Rating: 90/100

Reviewed by: Peter Laursen, April '05
Noise Records
Melodic Speed Metal

Sonic Firestorm

After the debut "Valley Of The Damned" (2003), Dragonforce is back with "Sonic Firestorm". I must admit that I'm very impressed with Dragonforce and their speedy, yet melodic Power Metal. We get 8 tracks here on "Sonic Firestorm" AND ... even faster playing abilities.The two guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman have made Dragonforce a force to be reckoned with, with their lightning quick riffs and licks, and speedy, blazing guitar soloes. - Oh my GOD! These guys are faster than the speed of light!!!

But all members of Dragonforce are masters of their instruments. All of the song's are well over the five minute mark and most are even over the six and even the seven minute mark. I highly recommend this album to anyone who appreciates great musicianship and power metal with very melodic choruses and speedy, speedy Power Metal.

Even the production is good. Everything is clean and crisp and mixed extremely well. There is only one thing I could complain about! The guitars could have been a little heavier. But If you are into speedy, yet melodic Power Metal, get this album NOW!

Recommended tracks: All of them!

Link: www.dragonforce.com