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DragonForce — Maximum Overload

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ This is step up from their previous album, “The Power Within,” largely in terms of composition. The blistering musicianship and polished production are as good as ever. There’s still an overall overfamiliarity to a good chunk of this music, like you’ve heard it before, in a way that doesn’t quite come across as homage. But other tunes clearly feature the band stepping out in new directions, and through it all the album’s frenetic energy still saves the day. Rockin’!