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Friday, January 13, 2006

Widdly 80s metal...

Belfast Metalheads Reunited Junior Reporter (a.k.a Editor's daughter...) brought the new DragonForce CD (Inhuman Rampage) into the Belfast Metalheads Reunited Hallowed Halls. And what an album it is. Widdly guitars, mad drumming and harmonies. These blokes are playing at the Spring and Airbrake (again) on the final date of their European Tour, and atfer not bothering last time, from the evidence on this CD it will not be a mistake we intend to make again.

Now, all logic says that old school Power Metal shouldn't work. All logic says that this should be an aberration. Logic can piss off and die. This is a good album; an album filled with surprises, from opener 'Through the Fire and Flames' until closing in a rampage going by the name Trail of Broken Hearts.

Truly this band are the bastard sons of an unholy wedlock between Iron Maiden, Manowar, Yngwie Malmsteen and Rainbow. It shouldn't work in the 21st Century, but it does.

March 19th, Spring and Airbrake

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