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dain84
01-17-2006, 04:38 PM
Great heavy metal band! "Through the Fire and Flames" is on this monthly compilation I just got and it's amazing! Great death metal-style drumming paired with great Iron Maiden-style vocals and the best guitar work I've ever heard.

ryand
01-17-2006, 04:43 PM
yeah, theyre listenable

YourMom
01-17-2006, 04:49 PM
Iron Maiden-style vocals? Blasphemy!!!

I certainly wouldn't say that but you're right, very good guitar work. I just don't like that they're so fast. Their material get's boring after a while, even for me, someone who loves his speed in his metal.

dain84
01-17-2006, 05:09 PM
I swear to god, the lead guitarist is the fastest I have ever heard. This is the first band I've heard that's this fast and heavy yet has easily intelligible vocals.

dain84
01-17-2006, 08:26 PM
Holy ***** I just listened to some more on the web, and Herman Li makes Yngwie Malmsteen look like a three chord blues player.
Wow, I just found out that he's completely self-taught and he plays right-handed although being left-handed because when he started he couldn't afford a lefty guitar. That is fucking amazing.

dain84
01-18-2006, 09:44 PM
Little does everyone know, Dragonforce was the first metal band. Before Dragonforce, there was no metal. In fact, before Dragonforce, men lived in caves and hunted their prey.

There are two types of metal: nu metal, and Dragonforce.

A new study conducted by professors at Harvard University shows that Dragonforce is the only band worth listening to.

During a show, Dragonforce once played so fast, the sound waves from the speakers ripped the skin off their fans.

At another show, Dragonforce played so fast, they broke the speed of light, traveled back in time, and ripped a hole in the Titanic, causing it to sink. So now, before shows, Dragonforce's manager injects them with horse tranquilizer which dramatically slows them down in order to avoid such tragedies from occuring again.

The originators of Sonic the Hedgehog got the idea for the name of the character from the second Dragonforce album, Sonic Firestorm. How this was done before Dragonforce ever formed has yet to be determined.

When someone who hasn't heard Dragonforce asks you what they sound like, just tell them that Dragonforce is like Manowar at 200 mph, times infinity to the bajillionth power.

As if Dragonforce isn't fast enough, they once played a show while addicted to speed...There were no survivors.

Whenever there is a threat to our homeland security, the President calls upon Dragonforce to save the day. They arrive in a homemade jet called the Dragonheart, riding with fire burning hot towards the night sky, and use all their might to slay the terrorists and fly off above the winter moonlight...but not before getting boozed and gangbanging the first daughter.

Herman Li's hair is so long, he once clothed himself with it and nobody noticed he wasn't wearing anything.

Herman Li's hair is so long, his windmill headbang is considered a deadly weapon, and he is not allowed on airplanes.

Herman Li's hair is so long, he can swing it around in circles and propel himself into the air.

Chuck Norris listens to Dragonforce. 'Nuff said.

In the race between the tortoise and the hare, Dragonforce won.

When Sam Totman entered a beer drinking contest, they declared someone else as the winner, but only because Sam had finished his beers so fast, no one could see him do it.

Dragonforce is so fast, that one time their manager made them play a gig under water to slow them down. But his plan backfired, as the motion of their fingers caused a miniature tsunami that drowned all their fans.

Whenever you hear the sound of thunder in the sky, it's not the weather acting up. It's Dragonforce performing a private show for Elvis. 'Cause Elvis is down with the D-Force.

A revolutionary new dog whistle has just been released on the market. When you blow it, the sound of ZP's voice comes out.

Dragonforce taught David Lee Roth how to jump really high in his music videos.

"The Shredder" from the Ninja Turtles was obviously a fan of Herman Li.

Leading psychologists have conducted a new study that has determined that exposure to Dragonforce's highly uplifting melodies at an early age has greatly decreased suicide rates.

Dragonforce's music is like a conga dance: 1, 2, 3, and kick every other power metal band's ass.

Every member of Dragonforce has special powers. Sam has Medusa pants. Anyone who looks at his white, skin-tight jeans is immediately turned to stone. Herman has the "power of hair" which allows him to fly and to eliminate inferior musicians from a distance. Dave kicks the shit out of people at a rate of fifty kicks to the face per second. Vadim's holy jeans are so mesmerizing, they stun his nu-metal enemies while he tears out every one of their veins and uses them as piano strings. ZP has the power of "balls in a vice grip" wich allows him to put his enemies' balls into a vice grip...

When something is a little dull or plain, it either needs more cowbell, or more Dragonforce.

Dragonforce steals the coins out from under children's pillows when they lose a tooth and blow it all on booze and hookers.

The real reason Adrian left was because Sam was hogging all the beer and would attempt to do solos on ketchup bottles during gigs.

In a race between a Ferrari and a Lamborgini, Dragonforce wins.

The only two things visible from space with the naked eye are the Great Wall Of China and Herman Li's hair.

Dragonforce tends to destroy all the buildings in which they play due to sonic booms.

Ever since 1999, the year Dragonforce formed, sonic boom related deaths have risen tenfold.

There's real music, and then there's Dragonforce. Dragonforce doesn't qualify as "real" music, because their skills are so godlike, their music couldn't possibly be created by man, and so it must be unreal.

One time, Dragonforce played a gig near Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. A sonic boom from their speakers caused one whole side of the mountain to blow up. Little do most people know, that volcano was completely dormant.

Historians made an important discovery this week when they discovered hidden documents from a thousand years ago, written by William the Conqueror. They appear to be part of his personal diary. In it, he writes his personal thoughts, opinions, and justifications for all of his conquests. He states that the true reason for his invasion of England was so he could go see Dragonforce.

Vivica
01-19-2006, 12:44 AM
DragonForce = awesome.

picture pink floyd, with everything but the vocals being played at 4 times the speed :D

RageAgainstTheToyMachine
01-19-2006, 01:21 AM
An absolutly mind blowing band.



The vocals completly ruin it for me though. I can't stand listening to them all because of the 80's hairmetal style vocals. ehh..

Vivica
01-19-2006, 01:25 AM
dude the whole style reeks of 80's cheese metal, thats one of the funniest things about them, they're so obviously stupidly skilled... but yet play such stupidly cheesey music, brilliant!

damo
01-19-2006, 01:53 AM
dunno if they are heavy metal, per se. i'd class them as speed metal, maybe power metal. but they do kick ass. li rips that shit like no other

Vivica
01-19-2006, 02:10 AM
of course they're not heavy metal, nor would i call them speed metal...

they're cheese metal.

spanky_dan
01-19-2006, 02:58 AM
Little does everyone know, Dragonforce was the first metal band. Before Dragonforce, there was no metal. In fact, before Dragonforce, men lived in caves and hunted their prey.

There are two types of metal: nu metal, and Dragonforce.

A new study conducted by professors at Harvard University shows that Dragonforce is the only band worth listening to.

During a show, Dragonforce once played so fast, the sound waves from the speakers ripped the skin off their fans.

At another show, Dragonforce played so fast, they broke the speed of light, traveled back in time, and ripped a hole in the Titanic, causing it to sink. So now, before shows, Dragonforce's manager injects them with horse tranquilizer which dramatically slows them down in order to avoid such tragedies from occuring again.

The originators of Sonic the Hedgehog got the idea for the name of the character from the second Dragonforce album, Sonic Firestorm. How this was done before Dragonforce ever formed has yet to be determined.

When someone who hasn't heard Dragonforce asks you what they sound like, just tell them that Dragonforce is like Manowar at 200 mph, times infinity to the bajillionth power.

As if Dragonforce isn't fast enough, they once played a show while addicted to speed...There were no survivors.

Whenever there is a threat to our homeland security, the President calls upon Dragonforce to save the day. They arrive in a homemade jet called the Dragonheart, riding with fire burning hot towards the night sky, and use all their might to slay the terrorists and fly off above the winter moonlight...but not before getting boozed and gangbanging the first daughter.

Herman Li's hair is so long, he once clothed himself with it and nobody noticed he wasn't wearing anything.

Herman Li's hair is so long, his windmill headbang is considered a deadly weapon, and he is not allowed on airplanes.

Herman Li's hair is so long, he can swing it around in circles and propel himself into the air.

Chuck Norris listens to Dragonforce. 'Nuff said.

In the race between the tortoise and the hare, Dragonforce won.

When Sam Totman entered a beer drinking contest, they declared someone else as the winner, but only because Sam had finished his beers so fast, no one could see him do it.

Dragonforce is so fast, that one time their manager made them play a gig under water to slow them down. But his plan backfired, as the motion of their fingers caused a miniature tsunami that drowned all their fans.

Whenever you hear the sound of thunder in the sky, it's not the weather acting up. It's Dragonforce performing a private show for Elvis. 'Cause Elvis is down with the D-Force.

A revolutionary new dog whistle has just been released on the market. When you blow it, the sound of ZP's voice comes out.

Dragonforce taught David Lee Roth how to jump really high in his music videos.

"The Shredder" from the Ninja Turtles was obviously a fan of Herman Li.

Leading psychologists have conducted a new study that has determined that exposure to Dragonforce's highly uplifting melodies at an early age has greatly decreased suicide rates.

Dragonforce's music is like a conga dance: 1, 2, 3, and kick every other power metal band's ass.

Every member of Dragonforce has special powers. Sam has Medusa pants. Anyone who looks at his white, skin-tight jeans is immediately turned to stone. Herman has the "power of hair" which allows him to fly and to eliminate inferior musicians from a distance. Dave kicks the shit out of people at a rate of fifty kicks to the face per second. Vadim's holy jeans are so mesmerizing, they stun his nu-metal enemies while he tears out every one of their veins and uses them as piano strings. ZP has the power of "balls in a vice grip" wich allows him to put his enemies' balls into a vice grip...

When something is a little dull or plain, it either needs more cowbell, or more Dragonforce.

Dragonforce steals the coins out from under children's pillows when they lose a tooth and blow it all on booze and hookers.

The real reason Adrian left was because Sam was hogging all the beer and would attempt to do solos on ketchup bottles during gigs.

In a race between a Ferrari and a Lamborgini, Dragonforce wins.

The only two things visible from space with the naked eye are the Great Wall Of China and Herman Li's hair.

Dragonforce tends to destroy all the buildings in which they play due to sonic booms.

Ever since 1999, the year Dragonforce formed, sonic boom related deaths have risen tenfold.

There's real music, and then there's Dragonforce. Dragonforce doesn't qualify as "real" music, because their skills are so godlike, their music couldn't possibly be created by man, and so it must be unreal.

One time, Dragonforce played a gig near Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. A sonic boom from their speakers caused one whole side of the mountain to blow up. Little do most people know, that volcano was completely dormant.

Historians made an important discovery this week when they discovered hidden documents from a thousand years ago, written by William the Conqueror. They appear to be part of his personal diary. In it, he writes his personal thoughts, opinions, and justifications for all of his conquests. He states that the true reason for his invasion of England was so he could go see Dragonforce.


that really wasn't funny

dain84
01-19-2006, 02:43 PM
that really wasn't funny Why would it be? They're facts, not jokes.

flipuk
01-19-2006, 03:07 PM
yeah i love them

and btw if your gona compare the vocals to ANYONE, compare them to Stratovarius.....

mayeb u havent heard them but there is such a likeness in how they sing

givehugsnotdrugs
01-19-2006, 03:36 PM
Dragonforce is so rad man. I like all that 80's metal stuff, so it doesn't bother me in the least.

of course they're not heavy metal, nor would i call them speed metal...

they're cheese metal.


You know what I'd call them?

Badass.

Marevix
01-19-2006, 03:40 PM
I've been wanting to get the album that Dragonforce released a little while back for a few weeks now, I heard one of their songs on Pandora that scared me with its unbelieveably high singing (before that, I was a death/thrash metal monkey) but I loved everything else.

Interestingly enough, I was about to compare Dragonforce with Stratovarius before I read flipuk's post. The vocals are extremely reminiscent.

Sk8_n_Azn
01-19-2006, 06:45 PM
This is what metal should sound LIKE!!! (opinion) lol

Sk8_n_Azn
01-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Evolution of Sound

Dragonforce's musical style includes:

* High-pitched vocals
* A general emphasis on a very high speed of playing
* Complex melodies and musical arrangements
* Lyrics relating (mostly) to tales of a fantastic or epic nature
* Subtle use of background choral singing throughout

DragonForce claim that their music is not produced to be wholly serious and the lyrics, which pertain usually to fantasy subjects such as battles, swords, quests and heroes, serve to back up this claim. DragonForce have stated that they base their music on fantasy-related materials such as video games including "Wonder Boy in Monster World" (a game for the Sega Megadrive (Sega Genesis) console. The music is sometimes known to fans as being in a similar vein to the "The Lord of the Rings" soundtracks.

* On their first album, "Valley of the Damned", the band placed particular emphasis on bombastic guitar sounds and melodies defining an epic sound, through an especially technical mix of bass and drum compositions. This created a somewhat thundering sound which has continued throughout the band's discography to date.

* Their second release, "Sonic Firestorm" saw the integration of more advanced guitar techniques through the extended use of melody. With the arrival of ex-Bal-Sagoth drummer Dave Mackintosh, the style of drumming known as the blast beat, normally confined to the death metal genre, was brought into DragonForce’s vein.

* Their third release, "Inhuman Rampage" seems to be continuing with even more advances in guitar work. The inclusion of many sound effects similar to those audible in video games (such as Mario or Pac man) is also evident. This clearly exemplifies DragonForce’s musical inspirations (see above).


lol wikipedia is awesome

givehugsnotdrugs
01-19-2006, 06:56 PM
Again, here's a simplified definition


Badass.

Marevix
01-19-2006, 06:59 PM
I downloaded Sonic Firestorm, and while some of the unusually high pitched vocals scare me still, I was laughing after getting a mental image of myself doing pelvic thrusts to match the music at ridiculously high speeds.

encharge
01-19-2006, 07:05 PM
where can i listen to this band you humans call: Dragonforce?

Marevix
01-19-2006, 07:08 PM
where can i listen to this band you humans call: Dragonforce?

Here you go (http://www.torrentspy.com), Virginian.

dain84
01-19-2006, 07:21 PM
http://myspace.com/dragonforceofficial

supersonix6
01-19-2006, 07:41 PM
There fast paced music is awesome to skate to and I think there one of the top power metal bands today.

gay skater
01-19-2006, 07:41 PM
u guys skate 2 ?

Sk8_n_Azn
01-19-2006, 07:49 PM
I downloaded Sonic Firestorm, and while some of the unusually high pitched vocals scare me still, I was laughing after getting a mental image of myself doing pelvic thrusts to match the music at ridiculously high speeds.
Lol...do a video of it!!!!

givehugsnotdrugs
01-20-2006, 06:04 AM
Yess! I want to see that!

lutzkasong
01-20-2006, 06:06 AM
I think they're guitarist is amazing.

ShIfty:)
01-20-2006, 06:30 AM
there best song has to be 'my spirit will go on'. It contains the most amazing solo guitar work that i have ever heard in my life