USA (Philadelphia), February 21, 2007
Das_Skittles, on february 23, 2007 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sound: The overall sound was much crisper and clearer than the other bands that played before Dragonforce, but sound quality overall gets a 9 because Herman's guitar dropped out mid song about 4 times, after which he would have to switch guitars. However, on the whole it was very good sound quality. // 9
Perfomance: The audience was completely into the show. ZP threw water bottles into the crowd during the guitar solos. The band only played a couple songs, but most notably:
Through The Fire And Flames - spot on to the album version. Definitely the most flawless song in their set. The crowd sang along for the entire song.
Valley Of The Damned - their final song Totally awesome. They seemed to change keys in the middle of one of the solos, but stayed within whatever key they changed to.
Operation Ground And Pound - this was their second song, and was up there with Through the Fire and Flames in its accuracy. // 8
Overall Impression: The concert was February 21, 2007 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia (USA). Dragonforce was playing the third slot on the No Fear tour. The bands that played before them were:
He Is Legend - I felt kinda bad for these guys. They had a piece of looseleaf paper with "He is Legend" written on it in Sharpie taped to the Chimaira backdrop. I hadn't heard this band before, and don't want to hear them again. Their guitarist was out of time with the drummer, and the drummer kept putting random rimshots into the song completely out of time. Their singer was off key, and basically imitated Steven Tyler's stage mannerisms, but really poorly. I would not recommend going to a He is Legend show.
02. Chimaira - I had heard of Chimaira before coming to the concert, and knew to expect a decent show. They were great. Their stage presence was amazing, and there were at least 5 mosh pits that the singer requested all be put together to make a giant mosh.
After He is Legend and Chimaira played, Dragonforce came on and put on a great show. After their set, I got to meet the band for autograph's. They were completely smashed, and Sam could barely hold his pen. Quite funny to watch.
Killswitch Engage played last. They're not really my taste, so it would be unfair of me to review them (I don't really care for metalcore).
The tickets were $30 US, well worth just seeing Dragonforce, and it cost $15 to meet Dragonforce. I would definitely pay that price to Dragonforce again. // 9