DragonForce是来自英国伦敦的英国力量金属乐队。乐队由吉他手Herman Li和Sam Totman于1999年组建，以其长而快的吉他独奏，以幻想为主题的歌词和受复古视频游戏影响的声音而闻名。DragonForce目前的阵容包括Li，Totman，歌手Marc Hudson和鼓手Gee Anzalone。乐队在整个职业生涯中经历了许多阵容变更。歌手ZP Theart的长期成员，键盘手Vadim Pruzhanov，鼓手Dave Mackintosh和贝斯手FrédéricLeclercq 是乐队的前成员之一。
DragonForce的特有风格大部分来自于Herman Li和Sam Totman的高速双吉他声音。通过在他们的仪器上寄存器内的高节奏打，他们的声音变成类似“bleepy”琶音，快速伸手弯曲通常与相关chiptunes，平时听到了第三代的游戏音乐。乐队经常在他们的音乐视频中向这种影响致敬。尽管乐团经常将他们的风格称为能量金属，但李在吉他世界的一次采访中评论了乐团的风格：“ ‘ Nintendo金属”，“极力金属”，“速度上的Bon Jovi ”，“旅途遇见杀手”，……人们总是为我们提出怪异的标签。”乐队也被标记为速度金属乐队。
DragonForce are a British power metal band from London, England. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, and are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics and retro video game-influenced sound. DragonForce’s current lineup comprises Li, Totman, vocalist Marc Hudson and drummer Gee Anzalone. The band have been through a number of lineup changes throughout their career; longtime members in vocalist ZP Theart, keyboardist Vadim Pruzhanov, drummer Dave Mackintosh and bassist Frédéric Leclercq are among the former members of the band.
DragonForce have released eight studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one live DVD and one demo. Their third album, Inhuman Rampage (2006), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI); its lead single, “Through the Fire and Flames”, is their best-known song, and was featured in several video games, including Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The lead single from their fourth album, “Heroes of Our Time”, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009.
Much of DragonForce’s idiosyncratic style comes from the high-speed dual guitar sounds of Herman Li and Sam Totman. By playing at a high tempo within the upper registers of their instruments, their sound becomes similar to the “bleepy” arpeggios and quick pitch-bends normally associated with chiptunes, usually heard in the third generation of video game music. The band often pays homage to this influence in their music videos. Although the band has frequently referred to their style as power metal, Li commented on descriptions of the band’s style in an interview with Guitar World: “‘Nintendo metal’, ‘extreme power metal’, ‘Bon Jovi on speed’, ‘Journey meets Slayer’, … people are always coming up with weird labels for us.” The band has also been labeled as a speed metal band.
2003 – Valley Of The Damned (Japanese Edition)
2004 – Sonic Firestorm (Japanese Edition)
2006 – Inhuman Rampage (Japanese Edition)
2008 – Ultra Beatdown (Limited Edition)
2010 – Twilight Dementia (2CD)
2012 – The Power Within (Japanese Edition)
2014 – Maximum Overload (Limited Edition)
2015 – In The Line Of Fire
2017 – Reaching Into Infinity (Japanese Limited Edition)
2019 – Extreme Power Metal (Japanese Edition)