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Release date: 2003
Style: Power metal


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Disc I
01. Invocation Of The Apocalyptic Evil
02. Valley Of The Damned
03. Black Fire
04. Black Winter Night
05. Starfire
06. Disciples Of Babylon
07. Revelations
08. Evening Star
09. Heart Of A Dragon
10. Where Dragons Rule [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Remixed and Remastered Edition Bonus DVD]
+ Valley Of The Damned: LIve Performance, Japan 2004
+ Backstage Footage
+ Video Interviews
+ Behind The Scenes
+ In-Studio Video Footage
+ Video Commentary

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)

ZP "Zippy" Theart - vocals
Vadim Pruzhanov - keyboards, piano
Herman Li - guitars, backing vocals
Ian Samuel "Sam" Totman - guitars
Didier Almouzni - drums

Guest/session musicians
Diccon Harper - bass
Clive Nolan - backing vocals

Guest review by

I originally got this cd as a data cd with mp3s and b sides. But after listening to the mp3s and B sides I decided this band is worth buying the cd. I have placed an order off the internet to buy this cd. I was simply amazed at the skill, and talent displayed by DragonForce.

The first track like most power metal cds available these days begins with an intro. A Very short 13 second intro, that quickly brings you into the 2nd track.

published 12.02.2004 | Comments (2)

Guest review by
Dark Cornatus

DragonForce have come a long way from their first album titled "Valley Of The Damned" but this was where the success started. Its easily their fastest album overall and usually the most widely accepted. The album kicks off with pace and fury (apart from the 13 second intro) with songs Valley Of The Damned, Black Fire, and Black Winter Night. The first two are arguably their two favoured tracks off the album, and are always played live. Black Fire is the fastest song to date they have written, which gives you an idea just how fast this song is!

published 06.06.2006 | Comments (20)

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Ellrohir - 27.01.2010 at 23:25  
  Damn, damn...i am listening to this piece great tunes (for generic power metal, which is now what i want to hear )

but i cant stop asking - what have happened since those great old times to them
JÄY - 17.02.2010 at 19:41  
Rating: 8 Im excited to hear how the remaster of this album sounds
Angelic Storm - 17.02.2010 at 19:47  
  Definitely their best album. I like some stuff on the later albums, but the first felt more real, and far less gimmicky than all the albums that came after it. Its definitely a very good power metal album with some real gems on it!
The Shape 1973 - 18.02.2010 at 21:34  
Rating: 8 Not bad album, the production makes the vocals sound a bit weird though. Do prefer Sonic Firestorm.
MeTalRea|istiK - 22.02.2010 at 18:10  
  The best album ever!!
JÄY - 01.03.2010 at 17:46  
Rating: 8 Well, the remaster is out and it sounds great.....I cant say I was super-familiar with the original, but the sound quality and mixing is sounding more like sonic firestorm
JÄY - 03.03.2010 at 23:30  
Rating: 8 Im curious what this album was rated before they got popular and dispized....has it always been around an 8? I estimate it used to be higher, say, 5 years ago
Roro - 17.04.2010 at 10:45  
  I am not into power, but i want to give this album a chance.
i need to change my shitty mood
Vikcen - 25.09.2010 at 20:21  
Rating: 10 One of the best power metal albums, i love its feeling.

By the way, this year they have remastered it in a new edition.
Milena - 20.10.2011 at 23:57  
Rating: 6 This is the only album of theirs I can listen to - over one half of it is really enjoyable, if you're in a mood for cheese, and the other half is mere filler.
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 22:00  
  A very good album for a very hard access!
kieranlandregan - 21.03.2012 at 09:17  
  Sorry, but I tried sooooooo hard. I fucking HATE power metal, really I do. About five tracks on the record are actually listenable, whilst the rest are literally just fillers. It's such an obnoxious genre, and I hate the fantasy theme in metal. The only fantasy themed metal band that are decent are Amon Amarth and they're death metal.
I didn't get any goosebumps throughout, and the one song I did was Black Fire. Which is actually a properly decent song. It's too fucking nerdy, too pretentious and too boring!
Sorry, but I'm sticking to death metal
( invisible ) - 21.03.2012 at 09:46  
Written by Guest on 21.03.2012 at 09:17

Sorry, but I tried sooooooo hard. I fucking HATE power metal, really I do........

Try listening Nocturnal Rites - The Sacred Talisman ! It will change your point of view....
(experience how good are the vocals and guitars...I need not to say much here)
Troy Killjoy - 22.03.2012 at 04:24  
Written by Guest on 21.03.2012 at 09:17
Sorry, but I'm sticking to death metal

If you think Dragonforce are the best representatives of power metal... then you seriously need to read more.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not into this genre at all. But to suggest after giving Dragonforce a chance that you've given power metal a chance is like saying you tried listening to pop but you didn't like the one Justin Bieber song you heard on the radio.
Epictemptation - 21.01.2013 at 03:59  
  Dragonforce rocks
Ellrohir - 02.02.2013 at 16:05  
Written by Epictemptation on 21.01.2013 at 03:59

Dragonforce rocks

Dragonforce power metals
musicalkaratekid - 23.07.2014 at 13:12  
Rating: 7 Pretty solid debut for the band, which still contains everything we love/hate about dragonforce/power metal in general. A few songs here seem to sound really similar to one another ('Disciples of Babylon' and 'Revelations' being the best examples in my opinion), but other songs really impressed me, such as 'Black Winter Night' and the beautiful 'Starfire'. Theart's vocals obviously weren't fully refined at this time, as when comparing them to future releases they seem a little weak on the band's debut. Nonetheless, a striking effort.
Paw!! - 18.08.2014 at 07:48  
Rating: 7 Wow.....By the way All songs in this album are amazing for their first release, but Black Fire Really awesome song.
raveneffect - 18.08.2014 at 13:30  
Rating: 8 I miss this phase of Dragonforce, when they werent trying to force a clear distinction from the Rest of the Metal genre by playing stupidly fast.

This has good melodies, catchy reffrains, memorable solos and some nice piano parts. It's a good Power Metal piece, like its follower (Sonic Firestorm)

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