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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown

Dragonforce has released their latest hit album Ultra Beatdown which is a showcase of the best in symphonic metal. Billed as the fastest band in metal and possibly in history, Dragonforce has completed Ultra Beatdown after being made even more famous by their previous songs featured on the Guitar Hero soundtrack. With this new Dragonforce album, Ultra Beatdown is sure to invade the mainstream even more and bring symphonic metal to a larger and wider audience.

Ultra Beatdown by Dragonforce features the 10 requisite tracks which are all brilliant and full of speed metal riffs infused with generous doses of melody. The album is what metal fans of all ages would anticipate and love, and the various members of Dragonforce do not disappoint with their skills on their instruments. Some of the new tracks include Heroes of Our Time, Heartbreak Armageddon, A Flame for Freedom and Strike of the Ninja.

For more of Dragonforce Ultra Beatdown, check here.

Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos

Kreator will be releasing their new album Hordes of Chaos soon and it is a bonecrushing new slab of extreme thrash metal. Everybody should know Kreator by now as the legendary death thrash metal band that has released classic after classic. And Hordes of Chaos their new 2009 album will soon be regarded as one due to the many massive anthems that permeate the whole LP. It is another return to top form by the German metal band and Kreator does not seem to let up with each release after their comeback.

Hordes of Chaos by Kreator includes 10 terrific tracks with a distinctly familiar cover art. Apart from the title track that kicks of Hordes of Chaos in style, Kreator has also included other instant favourites such as Warcurse, Amok Run, Destroy What Destroys You, and Radical Resistance. All in all, the album contains 10 perfect songs that thrash metal and death metal fans of Kreator will enjoy tremendously.

You can find out and sample more of Kreator Hordes of Chaos here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Arch Enemy - Tyrants Of The Rising Sun Live In Japan

Arch Enemy Tyrants of the Rising Sun Live in Japan is a quality recording of the melodic death metal band's flawless performance in Japan earlier this year. The bands go through a double disc set of timeless classics and newer songs, from Blood On Your Hands, Ravenous, Burning Angel, to Snowbound. Angela Gossow continues to be on top form on vocals, while the brothers Michael and Christopher Amott both display guitar chops that are out of this world.

The rest of the band are also in top form on Arch Enemy's Tyrants of the Rising Sun Live in Japan. You could hear that the Japanese fans were evidently appreciative and going crazy over their heroes playing their favourite tunes. Death metal has never been as melodic as Arch Enemy and they have shown that they can do it live effortlessly and with no lack of energy that is always crucial in having a powerful death metal gig. Tyrants of the Rising Sun Live in Japan is a keeper and one that will be played on many fans' turntable for many years to come.

Check out more of Arch Enemy Tyrants of the Rising Sun Live in Japan here and here.

Becoming The Archetype - Dichotomy

Becoming The Archetype have released their latest album, Dichotomy and it is a bone crushing display of metallic power. Death metal and hardcore very well mixed and balanced, with fans of both genres bound to enjoy the release. Becoming The Archetype have filled Dichotomy with beautiful melodies juxtaposed with pummeling riffs that will crash into your consciousness and drive them deep. There is no possibility that you will forget the tunes once you stop listening, and be branded into memory for a long time to come.

There are also heartfelt accoustic moments (short ones though in case the hardcore metal fans are turned off) from Becoming The Archetype in Dichotomy. The album could quickly become a favourite for many metal fans this year, and is a late nominee for best album of the year. That is a big statement considering the many other powerful releases available this year. But it is also testament to the amount of work and genius that can be found in Dichotomy.

Check out Becoming The Archetype's Dichotomy here.

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