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]