08:29 AM on 04/16/12
I was hoping they'd take more "risks" since they have the new singer (who is an improvement from their previous lead singer). This band has so much talent but is entirely handcuffed by the same tempo on every. song. I get that it's part of their identity, but how can you honestly sit in a studio and record some of this stuff thinking it stands out from your previous work? They took a few very small production risks on this one, but it's hardly a departure from their usual work.
When they occasionally do a ballad (which this album apparently lacks), their ability to work a melody and still add complex arrangements really shows.
Also, I'm pretty sure the members of Dragonforce were minstrels in medieval times in their previous life. If someone took these lyrics and sang them to a harp, it'd be obvious.
Lastly, I'll still listen to this album when I'm working out/ going for a run. I do enjoy this band for that reason.