Sound — 8
When I first heard Dragonforce, I was surprised at the speed, and the fit and finish of the bands songs. The first time I heard them was from a friend, he showed my one of Herman Li's solo's, from that point on, I knew that I would have to listen to more. I mostly listen to metal and the sub-categories, but I beleive that they have earned a spot next to the rest of my cds.
Lyrics — 8
Throughout the CD, I noticed that there was in more than a couple songs, certain sentences were used more often than I would have used them. "Through The Fire And The Flames" was used in at least three songs. It wasn't a drawback, because he delivered the lyrics in each song in different ways, and tones/speeds.
Overall Impression — 9
Like Herman has stated in an interview, that they are unlike any other band, not that they are better, just different sounding. The most impressive song off the album is Cry For Eternity, it is the longest song, and the lyrics are just incredible. I really love all the solo's and interludes, and on the other hand I really only hate the last song, only because it is too slow. I beleive that this CD is for anyone that loves great instrument and lyrical work, do pick this CD up.