The Power Within - DragonForce
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  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. 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. Expand
  2. May 26, 2012
    7
    DragonForce has gained huge popularity mainly through the Guitar Hero game series - where they had lent one of their songs: "Through The Fire And Flames" which thus became the hit number of the British band. The latest album "The Power Within" is the fifth and probably the best release, in which the band still regales listeners with a very decent dose of power metal - as seen for example in "Holding On" or "Last Man Stands". However, the greatest advantage and yet change is certainly the presence of a new singer - Mark Hudson, who has a much better vocal range. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2014
    9
    This is a great addition to Dragonforce's discography. Slightly diverting from the previous albums, these songs feel like its not all about the intense solos, as the entirety of the songs are as brilliant as their traditional solos. The addition of Marc Hudson was an excellent move, covering the high and low vocals superbly. A must buy if you are a dragonforce fan, and well worth considering if you aren't. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. May 10, 2012
    80
    This continues to be the same DragonForce you either love or laugh at, but on The Power Within they've honed their sound to absolute perfection. [14 Apr 2012, p.53]
  2. 70
    They're not doing anything they haven't done before, but the triumphant unpretentious anthems on The Power Within area as fun as metal gets. [May 2012, p.75]
  3. 80
    With The Power Within, they've carried it off with their usual cocky assurance. [May 2012, p.96]