DRAGONFORCE – Re-Powered Within (2018)

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Ready for their European tour this summer, DRAGONFORCE will release tomorrow “Re-Powered Within“, a completely remastered, remixed and ‘re-powered’ version of their 2012 album ‘The Power Within’.

This was the first DragonForce album to feature vocalist Marc Hudson, containing signature anthems that have gained the band the grand reputation and praise that it is known for today.
But the band thought these songs needed a a refresh, in the vein of their recent releases. The result is a clearer, more powerful sound, more ‘commercial’ if you like it.
“Re-Powered Within” also features a new artwork.

DragonForce’s remorselessly cheery blend of sugary, Eurovision-style melodies and rampaging velocity has polarised opinion among the leather-clad hordes.
A neat encapsulation of their appeal, ‘Wings of Liberty’ crams a vast amount into seven breathless minutes: syrupy balladry, balls-out aggression, sublime lead guitar breaks, arcade machine wibbling and a chorus so triumphant that only the most hard-hearted could resist.

They still go off like a 12-legged rocket, of course, most notably on the cartoony, speed-pop opener ‘Holding On’, the clattering ‘Give Me the Night’ and the Iron Maiden-goes-Eurovision heroics of ‘Heart of the Storm’.
And if you need some ‘power melodic rock’ (yes), then the catchy ‘Seasons’ will surprise you, even more melodic with this new mix.

DRAGONFORCE - Re-Powered Within (2018) inside

“Re-Powered Within” also includes the original Japanese bonus track ‘Power of the Ninja Sword’, plus a different version of ‘Heart of the Storm’ and the previously digital and vinyl only track ‘Avant La Tempête’.
With this remix / remaster, these songs and DragonForce sound more polished and ‘commercial’ like never before.
Really cool release.

01. Holding On
02. Fallen World
03. Cry Thunder
04. Give Me the Night
05. Wings of Liberty
06. Seasons
07. Indisponible
08. Die by the Sword
09. Last Man Stands
10. Seasons (Acoustic Version)
11. Power of the Ninja Sword
12. Heart of the Storm (Alternative Chorus Version)
13. Avant La Tempête (Instrumental)

Marc Hudson – Lead Vocals
Herman Li – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Sam Totman – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Vadim Pruzhanov – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Frédéric Leclercq – Bass, Backing Vocals
Gee Anzalone – Drums


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