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Dragonforce: Killer Elite
Dragonforce Killer Elite CD Album Review

Dragonforce: Killer Elite

Melodic Hyper-Power Metal
No Score

Great hits? Best of? Compilation? What's the "politically" or "marketing" correct thing these days? I don't know. It used to be when a band does a compilation album, it meant one of two things. Either they were too tired from touring incessantly and just need a break or the proverbial songwriting well had run dry. Anyway. Dragonforce arrives with Killer Elite, a collection of tunes spanning their near 20 year career.

Dragonforce Killer Elite Band Photo

Dragonforce

So, to be frank, this review will probably read more like a press release or product description. There's not much to say in terms review or so-called criticism. The song selection spans from first album to last and includes several live recordings. Significant songs like Through The Fire And Flames, Heroes Of Our Time, Valley Of The Damned, My Spirit Will Go On, and Soldiers Of The Wasteland, some of my favorites, are included. Of particular note, they did not re-record old songs with their new singer Marc Hudson. That was a wise move. Now my digital EPK contained only the music tracks, found on two CDs. But you can get the CD/DVD set which includes eight music videos. But you can probably find them on YouTube and then watch more quickly and at your convenience than fumbling with your DVD player.

Suffice to say, if you're a Dragonforce fan you probably have every album, CD, DVD, and bootleg. There's probably no need for this compilation. Conversely, it beats ripping your own Dragonforce greatest hits album. Of course, you could buy it as a gift for a heavy metal friend who's never heard of the band. But that means that they've been living under a rock or listening hipster alt rock for the past 20 years. Regardless and nevertheless, Killer Elite is a killer tasty introduction to the band.

Dragonforce - Through the Fire and Flames (Live at Loud Park 2012)


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The Bottom Line

Suffice to say, if you're a Dragonforce fan you probably have every album, CD, DVD, and bootleg. There's probably no need for this compilation. Conversely, it beats ripping your own Dragonforce greatest hits album. Of course, you could buy it as a gift for a heavy metal friend who's never heard of the band. But that means that they've been living under a rock or listening hipster alt rock for the past 20 years. Regardless and nevertheless, Killer Elite is a killer tasty introduction to the epic hyper-power metal band.

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