Dragonforce Drop The Plastic Guitars For A Second

Aug 25th, 2008 // 6 Comments

From time to time, we like to round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. After the jump, we look at the reactions to the new album by power metal outfit/Guitar Hero stalwarts Dragonforce, Ultrabeatdown, which hits stores tomorrow.

• “So that about covers the Ultra Beatdown “juggernaut”: come for the guitar solos, stay for the music. Power metal may not be the most inventive musical style on the planet, but Dragonforce are making it more exciting than most anyone else has for quite some time.” [Allmusic]

• “If this is what an Ultra Beatdown is like, you can kick my ass any day.” [Antiquiet]

• “In a time when enjoying oneself in music must either be done either through irony or novelty, it’s good to see a band that recognizes how ridiculous they are manage to be pretty damn awesome in the meantime.” [MetalSucks]

  1. El Zilcho!

    Wow, I must have missed the Art? post for this one.

  2. ObtuseIntolerant

    Really…what IS up with the unfortunate emphasis that “enjoying oneself in music must be done either through irony or novelty”? Blech.

  3. Ned Raggett

    @ObtuseIntolerant: Every emotion you feel is compromised. Even your irritation to my snark is going to be constructed by your alienation from the modern world. How dare you claim to be influenced at any point on the continuum of modern thought that could at one time be described in the sense of the zeitgeist as ‘joy.’

    (Can I have a PhD now please?)

  4. Ted Striker

    @Ned Raggett:

    No Ph.D., but Thom Yorke wants you to write his liner notes.

  5. CarsmileSteve

    @Ted Striker: hehehe, that would be ned’s dream job ;)

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