Wednesday, June 27, 2007

DragonForce's Soldiers of the Wasteland

One word to describe this: Fast.

The twin electric guitar playing is mind-numbingly quick, and the percussion is hardly a step behind.

The guy playing Stepmania appears to a be a savant of celerity as well, but I've a sneaking suspicion that there were more than one set of hands on the keyboard when this went down.

This power metal band plays perpetual tribute to the legions of Western males lost in the ennui and anomie of contemporary abundance, who house within themselves a desire for some epic purpose in their lives. The sound is uplifting and energizing. It's good stuff.


adog said...

Sweetness dude!!

Do you hear the Crono Trigger Tyrano lair bass 2/3 the way through?

Audacious Epigone said...

At just over 5:04 and again at 4:50 remaining. Nostalgia, my friend, is so sweet indeed :)

Carlos From Anaheim said...

Is it true that Dragon Force named themselves after the Sega Saturn/PS2 video game?

Audacious Epigone said...


I don't think so. That game was never released stateside or in English, was it?

Originally, the band called itself Dragonheart but changed the name out of copyright concerns.

Carlos from Anaheim said...

It was released in the U.S. I was obsessed with the game during my junior high years. About two years ago I paid about 110 dollars to win it in an ebay auction.