Ultra Beatdown

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51

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  1. TomP
    Sep 1, 2008
    4
    The Onion said just about all that can be said. The only reason it's even getting some good scores is because it's a good release for a totally garbage genre. But not enough seem to realize that that means it's still complete crap.
  2. SamJ.
    Sep 3, 2008
    5
    Guys... this isn't a power metal album. not really. its more like a super-synthasized speed metal album. examples of good POWER metal bands would be hammerfall, blind guardian, freedom call, helloween or ride the sky. this album is good music, but its just too similar to their previous work, especially inhuman rampage. if you are a die-hard fan, or haven't heard much of Guys... this isn't a power metal album. not really. its more like a super-synthasized speed metal album. examples of good POWER metal bands would be hammerfall, blind guardian, freedom call, helloween or ride the sky. this album is good music, but its just too similar to their previous work, especially inhuman rampage. if you are a die-hard fan, or haven't heard much of dragonforce, you will enjoy it. if you are just a casual fan, like me. you will play it, enjoy it, but ultimately forget about it. i recommend borrowing it off a mate, rather then buying it. if you'd rather download it, because your to cheap to buy it, you suck. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    6
    Doesnt really do enough to seperate from the norm of a Dragonforce album but it does feature some good tracks and it will be enjoyable to most fans of the band.
  4. Jan 13, 2012
    6
    Its ok. A few good songs on it but compared to the other albums by Dragonforce, It wasnt all that good. The songs sounded too similar and didnt have the variety that other albums did. Their sound was a little different this time around and I didnt like it, Didnt seem up to par as their old stuff. I can understand them having to evolve but in this case, they devolved.

    It was an ok album
    Its ok. A few good songs on it but compared to the other albums by Dragonforce, It wasnt all that good. The songs sounded too similar and didnt have the variety that other albums did. Their sound was a little different this time around and I didnt like it, Didnt seem up to par as their old stuff. I can understand them having to evolve but in this case, they devolved.

    It was an ok album that die hard fans will love but first time listeners are better off starting with the old stuff and working their way forward.
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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Power metal may not be the most inventive musical style on the planet, but Dragonforce are making it more exciting than most anyone else has for quite some time.
  2. Alternative Press
    90
    Ultra Beatdown is a relentless explosion of power metal serving as a superb master class for fledgling shredders on any instrument. [Sep 2008, p.152] [Sep 208, p.152]
  3. Those in the know can attest DF is merely coming into its own after years on the touring circuit.