Sound — 9
I first bought the Inhuman Rampage album and I had already heard the song My Spirit Will Go On so I figured I would start by listening to a song I hadn't yet heard. I chose Dawn Over A New World and boy was I impressed. I immediately thought of Trail of Broken Hearts but DOANW had it's own unique melodies and such. Then I listened to Soldiers of the Wasteland and I thought that was pretty awe-inspiring. However, I was a little disappointed with Fury of the Storm because everyone downloads it and crap and everyone likes it but I didn't really like the vocal melody of the chorus so that was a bit of a let down. The same rhythm was also repeated in some other tracks too but other than that it sounded just like Inhuman Rampage.
Lyrics — 10
Dragonforce doesn't have the most thought-provoking lyrics in the world but they sure make me want to go on an adventure. Their talk of climbing mountains and crossing vallies makes me want to go on a vacation to a remote part of Europe and traverse the land. ZP is one of the best vocalists in this day and age of music in my opinion because he has very good vocal range and can hit those really high notes whenevr he wants to.
Overall Impression — 8
I said earlier that I had listened to Inhuman Rampage first and after really liking that album Sonic Firestorm was a bit of a letdown. I don't think the vocal melodies were at their peaks and even though Herman and Sam were just wanking it out on the guitars there really wasn't anything that really stood out to e on this recording. The best songs are My Spirit Will Go On, Dawn Over A New World, and Soldiers of the Wasteland. I would rather listen to Inhuman Rampage than this personally but then my opinion may change over time.