Dragonforce Albums Ranked

DragonForce is a British power metal band from London, England. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, and are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and retro video game-influenced sound. DragonForce’s current lineup comprises Li, Totman, vocalist Marc Hudson, and drummer Gee Anzalone. The band has been through a number of lineup changes throughout their career; longtime members in vocalist ZP Theart, keyboardist Vadim Pruzhanov, drummer Dave Mackintosh and bassist Frédéric Leclercq are among the former members of the band. DragonForce has released eight studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one live DVD, and one demo. Their third album, Inhuman Rampage (2006), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI); its lead single, “Through the Fire and Flames”, is their best-known song, and was featured in several video games, including Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The lead single from their fourth album, “Heroes of Our Time”, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. Here are all of Dragonforce’s albums ranked.

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9. Twilight Dementia (2010)

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“This is absolutely great double live album. I have all DF albums, like older stuff than the power within or ultra beatdown. This live cd contains a lot of old songs and sounds great there. A lot of live feeling captured too I think”

8. Maximum Overload (2014)

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“A surprisingly great album from everyone’s favorite fretboard flappers. The signature cheesiness and overwhelming instrumental performances are still abundant here. While not anything drastically different from the rest of their catalog, Maximum Overload sees DragonForce bringing elements of melodic death metal and thrash metal into their power metal mix. This gives the album the much-needed variety that the others tend to lack. Couple that with more concise songs and Marc Hudson’s quality vocal performance, and you have the best album of DragonForce’s polarizing career.”

7. Ultra Beatdown (2008)

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“DragonForce’s fourth album (the first with bassist Frédéric Leclercq) should not disappoint those who loved their first three, for they continue to offer plenty of speed, tunefulness and lightning-fast guitar solos as they sing about freedom and victory and all those usual things that don’t really amount to much within the context of the actual songs.”

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6. Reaching Into Infinity (2017)

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“Glorious immortal anthems featuring astounding technical perfection in their quest for the fastest melodic metal ever made. I like the description somebody gave to their sound: Slayer meets Journey. Maximalist music extraordinaire.”

5. Sonic Firestorm (2004)

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“It’s amazing how many people feel so strongly negative about this album. It’s all for fun and completely harmless. Put your robe and wizard hat on, and rock out. It does get a bit tiring, but the sheer energy keeps it going strong enough from start to end.”

4. The Power Within (2012)

The Power Within - Album by DragonForce | Spotify

“I think DragonForce has found more range with Marc Hudson. Each song actually sounds a bit different from the other, and replay-ability is definitely a factor here. For the first time since their debut album, it actually sounds like they are having fun, and aren’t just trying to be the fastest band ever.”

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3. Valley Of The Damned (2003)

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“Overall a solid debut for a power metal band coming out at this time. For what the band lacks in originality they make up for with speed, catchy choruses, and guitar solos. This isn’t genre bending stuff but it most certainly is interesting enough to check out. If you’re not a huge fan of the band’s later releases this album is atypical when compared to them and might actually be something you might like.”

2. Inhuman Rampage (2005)

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“The songs are very melodic with hook-laden chorus lines and reoccurring instrumental themes, so in that department Inhuman Rampage isn´t an out-of-the-ordinary power metal release. And that´s probably a minor weakness on the album. The melodies don´t stand out as being very original and thereby Inhuman Rampage relies much on the virtuosic playing by the members of the band and less on the compositions themselves. This is not always a problem though ( we can´t all invent the wheel) and while the music on the album isn´t exactly original, the incredible playing, the powerful polished production, and the solid songwriting, ensure that this is still a very successful album to my ears. It´s one long fun ride and even though it has a tendency to become a bit too pompous there´s always a gleam in the eye that ensures that the album is entertaining all the way through.”

1. Extreme Power Metal (2019)

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““Extreme” and “Power Metal” generally aren’t words one would expect to see placed together, as the genre is generally known to be on the light, catchy and fun side of things, as far as metal goes, and yet one band has deemed themselves as being so daring, so adventurous and so far ahead of the pack, that their music is worthy of being called “Extreme Power Metal.”