The Power Within

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. May 2, 2012
    60
    While it may lack the dark, muscular, apocalyptic machismo that permeates the majority of metal's subgenres, it's more often than not a hell of a lot of fun.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 14, 2012
    9
    For me, this is the best album DF has released. Hudson has much cleaner and powerful voice, capable of singing both low and high voices. TheFor me, this is the best album DF has released. Hudson has much cleaner and powerful voice, capable of singing both low and high voices. The music is melodic, and overall I do not have the feeling the tracks sound the same as on the previous albums. Lyrics more reflect the power metal style - battles, marching, light x darkness etc., plus the songs have different rhythm, from the insanely fast Give Me the Light, through marching Cry Thunder, to the slow (and surprisingly acoustic) Seasons. The songs are shorter than on previous albums as well, supporting the feeling that you are not bored by repeating solos and so on. Just a must-have for every power metal fan. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2017
    6
    I like the new singer Marc Hudson and he more than showcases his vocal ability through out the album. My issue is that it's not really powerI like the new singer Marc Hudson and he more than showcases his vocal ability through out the album. My issue is that it's not really power metal sounding, It sounds more like a hard rock album at times. I think this was an album where they decided since they have a new singer they should try a new sound as well. It's not a bad thing but I think when you go in the opposite direction of what made you famous in the first place, You kind of isolate your fan base and I think they did that with this album.

    It's not terrible but I think it could have been better.
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  3. Dec 30, 2016
    10
    What annoys me is people complaining Theart was a better singer. well that was the old Dragonforce. They changed their sound to perfectly fitWhat annoys me is people complaining Theart was a better singer. well that was the old Dragonforce. They changed their sound to perfectly fit Hudson and his vocals and it sounds way better Full Review »