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Valley of the Damned

DragonForce - Valley of the Damned
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Based on 42 ratings
2003 Ratings: #272
Liked by 6 people
February 25, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Power Metal / Genre
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This album represents not only my childhood, but also what we know today as Melodic Power Metal. Before "through fire and flames", their first teamwork was an exceptional result of combining video game sounds with the familiar style of Power Metal. This CD, as well as many others from this same band, represent the epic side that Rock can show.


This really may be the greatest power metal album ever. There was a point in my life when Dragonforce was my favorite band so I’ve decided to revisit their albums to what has held up now that I actually have some taste. I am very glad to say that this album is still so good to me. It is so rare to listen to power metal and not experience the worst cringe imaginable but somehow this band just knew how to make it great. The intro track on this is a perfect song and I stand firmly by that. ... read more

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Track List

  1. Invocation of the Apocalyptic Evil
  2. Valley of the Damned
  3. Black Fire
  4. Black Winter Night
  5. Starfire
  6. Disciples of Babylon
  7. Revelations
  8. Evening Star
  9. Heart of a Dragon
  10. Where Dragons Rule

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Added on: March 29, 2015