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|1.0 awful||JumpTheF**kUp | September 9th 08|
Okay so I listened to it again (see what you people are making me do to myself?) and I still maintain that this is pretty much masturbating for 58 minutes without an orgasm at the end to make it all worthwhile. I mean, sure it feels kind of good at first, but you start to feel bored after a while and then you start to get frustrated that you still haven't climaxed, and you eventually just give up in disgust and go and do better things with your time like stare at Jessica Alba's tits in Sin City.
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|0.0 ||kane | January 5th 09|
1. "Heroes of Our Time" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
2. "The Fire Still Burns" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
3. "Reasons To Live" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
4. "Heartbreak Armageddon" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
5. "The Last Journey Home" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
6. "A Flame for Freedom" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
7. "Inside the Winter Storm" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
8. "The Warrior Inside" - some really fast gee-tarr with some really fast badly done nintendo like keyboards and falsetto like vocals.
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|2.0 poor||Joanna van Schaik | September 9th 08|
Power metal: now with +50 dragonslaying, + 50 guitar masturbation, -50 songwriting, and leather pants.rEnjoy DRAGON FORCE
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|2.0 poor||6604 | August 27th 08|
This is "Inhuman Rampage" part deux; listening to this album is a trial by fire- and God damn it I didn't make it. That's right, I stopped mid-album. Reason: I've heard all of this before. ALL of it. There is not a riff, drum beat, melody, synth line, or bass line (or wait... was there one? Fuck it. Couldn't hear it anyway) that the 'Force hasn't already thrashed through at 5000 bpm before. This is unfortunate because these guys really are immensely talented; the riffs are nuts, the drummer is inhuman, etc.; but this all deflates quickly and gets oh so stale so quickly. If you can enjoy this, CONGRATULATIONS! I don't care. Dragonforce may have tons of talent and pwn all the n00bz lol, but they write the same song over and over and over = they're on par with musics' most songwriting-inept bands.
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|2.0 poor||Matthijs van der Lee | February 15th 09|
These guys have one major problem, and just one. They are not very much original. In any way. At all. And yeah, I'm still making an understatement. Sure, DragonForce may have the two fastest guitarists in the world, that doesn't make them GOOD. Well, it did, in fact, with their first album, which was alright, and their second, which was great. Their sound could be called refreshing even, they were a 'one of a kind' band, really. The potential was there, but where DragonForce doesn't sound like anyone else, this 4th record make them sound too much like themselves. Again. And that, frankly enough, is unforgivable. If they pull of this trick again with their next, I will be forced to give them even lower than this.
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|4.5 superb||digimental101 | May 13th 12|
One of DF's best, and it's mostly because Vadim, the keyboardist, had a hand in writing most of the songs here.
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|4.0 excellent||Staker | November 25th 10|
My favourite DF album (so far). The most varied. It won't convert non-fans/haters, but for fans this should be up there with Valley Of The Damned.
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|4.0 excellent||DrThodt | August 23rd 10|
Testament that I may just like the guitar a bit too much. Guilty pleasure if there ever was one.
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|0.0 ||SOUNDOFF | June 13th 10|
a girl at school wore a shirt with this on the cover and she doesn't even like metal but she wore the shirt and I don't know if it's just coincidence but later that day I saw her getting stuffed in a trash can by some mexican girls
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|4.0 excellent||kinslayerSOA | April 15th 09|
This is a true Marmite band, and a true Marmite album. You either love or hate Dragonforce, and this album reflects that. Although not as varied as Inhuman Rampage (no power ballad this time) the songs are still fantastic. People say all the songs sound the same, and that may be true to some extent, but the songs are still varied enough to be able to recognise them from one another. The guitar work is great, the drumming (though laborious at times) is quality and the vocals are good. To enjoy the album, I would recommend the bonus version.
Top 3 songs - Heroes of our Time, Strike of the Ninja (bonus track), Reasons to Live
Bottom 3 songs - Inside the Winter Storm, The Warrior's Side, The Last Journey Home
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|4.5 superb||SwallowARazor | August 21st 08|
It's really fun and more varied than Inhuman Rampage, but you can always tell when they've done something before on another album. But the fact that they revisit their past work just makes this more enjoyable. I don't really take them seriously as a band, they just make fun, insanely technical music.
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|1.0 awful||EasterInTheBatcave | December 2nd 15|
This band is the biggest joke in metal. Ultra Beatdown features lyrics which sound copy-pasted from the band's last album, more overblown guitar solos they can't play live, and a disturbingly low level of variety. An embarrassingly bad record.
|2.0 poor||Jared Floryan | December 13th 14|
Lethargy must've catched up with this power metal band hailing from England, seeing as how Ultra Beatdown does much of absolutely nothing to differentiate from the album's predecessor Inhuman Rampage. You would think DragonForce's songwriting abilities would increase tenfold, yet sadly speaking, that simply isn't the case. It's as if ZP Theart and the fantasy-driven, Drunken kung fu-slandering heroes of our time were too busy attempting to come up with retro video game sound effects and frantic guitar solos, and they couldn't put more effort into the finished product due to constraints or whatever. The success of "Through the Fire and the Flames" (and to an extent, DF's previous record itself) probably forced them to shove a dozen burning shards into their craniums while Ultra Beatdown was still in the making.
|0.0 ||Ryan Hoffman | May 8th 14|
I seem to be the only one in the world who thinks this is DragonForce's best album, but I guess I love it for its excess, crazy solos and all.
|2.5 average||gryndstone | April 6th 13|
Best songs are Heartbreak Armageddon, Inside The Winter StormrEvery thing else is just super wankery
|2.0 poor||Grayson Hale | October 11th 11|
I downloaded the RayStorm soundtrack the other day... it was like this, just a thousand times better
|2.0 poor||gravediggerfuneral | August 2nd 11|
DragonForce is one of those groups who's records could have one song, and I wouldn't even notice the difference. These tracks bleed into each other, and while it may have worked on "Inhuman Rampage", It has lost it's luster and become repetitive. Not recommended.
|0.0 ||mcg182 | June 26th 10|
Heroes of Our Time is the best song on the album, and possibly the best of their career. However, it's the first track. It's like eating a highly sugary treat, and then drinking soda. The soda tastes horrible after that sugary treat, and only slightly worth drinking the rest of. The album's just like that. It becomes old after a while. However, the good news is that small doses can get you to listen to it. Try Heroes of Our Time, Reasons to Live, and The Last Journey Home, and you won't need the rest of the album. That's the problem with the album, only 4 songs stick out as the best, and the rest is forgettable. Except of course Strike of a Ninja, but because of its cheesiness, not prowess.
|3.0 good||musicninja17 | April 6th 10|
Honestly, I don't know why this is getting the *lowest* out of all the Dragonforce albums. I see this as my favorite. It has more variation that all of the other ones. The others were really more blah.
|0.0 ||Matthew D. French | February 5th 10|
How fortunate are we to have exceptional artists within the already joke genre 'power metal' to compare to Dragonforce? Otherwise we might all be laboring under the delusion that this is actually good. All ideas have been carried over from their debut and exhausted further; prevalent here are more keyboard loops obnoxiously juxtaposed with fast guitar picking. The lyrical concepts on Ultra Beatdown are god awful and laughable at times. They evoke a Nintendo rock sound that just does not work, and those of us out there who appreciate fantasy based music with layers of loopy keyboard effects would be better off downloading an actual video game soundtrack.
|2.5 average||Alex Newton | February 4th 10|
I really wanted to like this album. I bought and listened to the whole thing, tedious as it may have been. We all know DragonForce plays variations on the same very fast, very technical song over and over and over...which worked for a while because it was also a very good song. But four albums into their career, it's beginning to sound stale. These guys have the chops to create good music, as is apparent in bits and pieces here. It's time to put that ability to better use.
|0.0 ||Motiv3 | April 25th 09|
Inhuman Rampage part 2: even more wankery and crappy song writing than ever before! all for $10.99 at your local store!
|1.5 very poor||Yotimi | January 7th 09|
This album gets a 5 for technical ability with the instruments and a -2 for songwriting ability. Average that to a 1.5.
|2.5 average||gbowles | August 21st 08|
Yay, they play really really well, virtuoso like even. But this is pure cheese. Not very original either.
|3.5 great||gas83 | March 10th 17|
|5.0 classic||Repsaj | February 24th 17|
|3.0 good||tellah | December 1st 16|
|3.0 good||Kronzo | November 21st 16|
|2.5 average||DaveD | August 18th 16|
|2.0 poor||djr2 | February 10th 16|
|4.0 excellent||RockLife | December 18th 15|
|3.0 good||ABlake | October 22nd 15|
|1.5 very poor||Ben | September 26th 15|
|1.5 very poor||Jed | September 3rd 15|
|2.5 average||Alexa | August 30th 15|
|2.0 poor||Dizchu | April 26th 15|
|2.0 poor||Titan | December 17th 14|
|3.0 good||Lasseg | October 15th 14|
|2.5 average||daberu | September 29th 14|
|2.5 average||Dabaens | August 27th 14|
|4.0 excellent||CWBrown | August 20th 14|
|2.0 poor||Conor | August 15th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Sabaton | August 5th 14|
|3.5 great||kaca | July 14th 14|
|2.0 poor||Zeg | February 20th 14|
|2.0 poor||Laymi | February 10th 14|
|1.0 awful||Pwoper | January 29th 14|
|2.0 poor||Digis | January 2nd 14|
|1.5 very poor||Tony | December 4th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Escain | April 26th 13|
|2.0 poor||Spanky | April 12th 13|
|1.0 awful||Jack W. | February 12th 13|
|5.0 classic||tz2002 | January 12th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Winrar | November 8th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Melanin | October 20th 12|
|3.0 good||nikonic | September 16th 12|
|4.0 excellent||DMatty | June 25th 12|
|2.0 poor||gribb | May 24th 12|
|1.5 very poor||ANJ45 | March 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||jakeh3k | February 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||BAGofCDS | February 10th 12|
|2.0 poor||fsharp | February 10th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Aziz EMERITUS | February 4th 12|
|4.5 superb||Torgo | January 11th 12|
|2.5 average||Dogaldo | November 19th 11|
|1.0 awful||mcchub | November 12th 11|
|1.0 awful||xevman | October 30th 11|
|2.0 poor||pcar | September 4th 11|
|3.0 good||Splint | August 26th 11|
|2.0 poor||Ben. K | August 12th 11|
|1.0 awful||Wjo | July 23rd 11|
|1.0 awful||X40 | July 21st 11|
|1.0 awful||Darjen | July 20th 11|
|2.5 average||iZac | June 1st 11|
|2.5 average||Loot | April 7th 11|
|2.0 poor||qdgyu | March 30th 11|
|3.5 great||sin69 | March 25th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Inveigh | January 20th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Alaskies | December 11th 10|
|2.0 poor||iemona | November 27th 10|
|1.0 awful||Aether | November 15th 10|
|4.0 excellent||alexts | November 1st 10|
|1.5 very poor||MO | September 17th 10|
|3.5 great||Sadax | September 11th 10|
|3.0 good||Texture | September 11th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Mike08 | August 27th 10|
|2.0 poor||Shawn | August 14th 10|
|1.0 awful||Zoso4 | July 31st 10|
|1.0 awful||Rush22 | July 14th 10|
|2.0 poor||Kyle | July 12th 10|
|4.5 superb||coopj | July 6th 10|
|1.0 awful||fabzn | July 5th 10|
|1.5 very poor||fund it | June 28th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Thef | June 24th 10|
|2.0 poor||Scoot | May 30th 10|
|3.0 good||Exxor | May 12th 10|
|1.5 very poor||oalston | April 1st 10|
|2.0 poor||Jumaos | March 14th 10|
|2.0 poor||James | March 6th 10|
|2.0 poor||CutMan | February 19th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Will C. | February 17th 10|
|2.5 average||BigHans | February 17th 10|
|3.0 good||Sle | December 23rd 09|
|3.0 good||Ripped | December 11th 09|
|2.0 poor||Jordan | December 7th 09|
|2.5 average||Mixhail | October 28th 09|
|1.0 awful||FlameZ | October 25th 09|
|1.0 awful||Muninn | September 26th 09|
|2.0 poor||YHB | August 18th 09|
|2.5 average||wakeem | July 9th 09|
|2.0 poor||cv715 | July 7th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Ire | July 5th 09|
|2.5 average||Warpt | July 2nd 09|
|1.5 very poor||Lambda | June 6th 09|
|2.0 poor||VTK | May 20th 09|
|1.0 awful||Joel | April 20th 09|
|2.0 poor||zuzek | April 4th 09|
|1.0 awful||SVIIB | February 23rd 09|
|1.5 very poor||KILL | February 2nd 09|
|3.0 good||cjgone | January 29th 09|
|2.5 average||Tessa | January 7th 09|
|2.5 average||OllieS | December 30th 08|
|2.5 average||yty | December 23rd 08|
|2.0 poor||BL33D | December 22nd 08|
|1.0 awful||GregBP | December 19th 08|
|2.5 average||RedSky | December 19th 08|
|1.0 awful||Saidir | December 10th 08|
|2.5 average||ZUNUX | December 9th 08|
|1.5 very poor||Phantom | December 8th 08|
|1.5 very poor||atrink2 | November 30th 08|
|2.5 average||TBliss | November 26th 08|
|2.0 poor||Satana | November 23rd 08|
|2.0 poor||Sempel | November 21st 08|
|1.5 very poor||yugioh | November 16th 08|
|2.0 poor||Bob | November 7th 08|
|4.0 excellent||Chaz13 | November 6th 08|
|1.0 awful||Dril89 | October 16th 08|
|3.5 great||Ben101 | October 8th 08|
|3.0 good||Leukeh | October 6th 08|
|2.5 average||Rodrigo | September 8th 08|
|1.5 very poor||Trivium | September 5th 08|
|2.0 poor||James | September 4th 08|
|4.0 excellent||TJ | September 2nd 08|
|2.5 average||rebb | September 2nd 08|
|5.0 classic||Rosszul | August 31st 08|
|1.5 very poor||Rob | August 28th 08|
|1.5 very poor||Skyler | August 27th 08|
|3.0 good||Corey | August 24th 08|
|1.0 awful||koecim | August 22nd 08|
|2.0 poor||Quark | August 19th 08|
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