Album Review: DragonForce -- Maximum Overload

df-maximum-overload-cover(1)DragonForce swing for the fences with the help of producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend) pushing the band to greater glory. These tightly orchestrated wizards of chaos hit the ground running at 100mph and never let up. The hyperactive guitars of Herman Li and Sam Totman rip, roll, careen, and harmonize to create a caffeine-fueled rollercoaster ride of  Nintendo metal. The band gets vocal assistance from Matt Heafy of Trivium on “The Game,” “No More,” and “Defenders” to great affect—while the shameless rape and pillaging of “Ring Of Fire” fails awesomely.  – Oscar Jordan

Producer: Jens Bogren
Score: 7 out of 10