Inhuman Rampage

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Inhuman Rampage
Studio album by DragonForce
Released 9 January 2006 (2006-01-09)
(See Release history)
Recorded Thin Ice Studios, Surrey, England & LamerLuser Studios, London, England. March – September 2005
Genre Power metal, Speed metal
Length 55:50
62:10 (Special Edition)
Label Noise/Sanctuary
Roadrunner
Producer Sam Totman, Herman Li, Vadim Pruzhanov
DragonForce chronology
Sonic Firestorm
(2004)
Inhuman Rampage
(2006)
Ultra Beatdown
(2008)
Singles from Inhuman Rampage
  1. "Through the Fire and Flames"
    Released: 3 August 2006
  2. "Operation Ground and Pound"
    Released: 6 January 2007
  3. "Revolution Deathsquad"
    Released: 2007
Alternative covers
Japanese cover
Special edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[2]

Inhuman Rampage is the third studio album by English power metal band DragonForce, released on 9 January 2006 and 20 June 2006 in North America. In America, the album reached number 1 in the Billboards Heatseekers chart; it also reached No. 103 on the Billboard 200 chart; and its first single "Through the Fire and Flames" has received rock radio and Fuse TV airplay, as well as a place as playable track on the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The album has gone Silver in the UK,[3] has sold over 350,000 units in the US[4] and more than half a million worldwide. This is one of two DragonForce albums to feature harsh vocals, the other being The Power Within. On this album the vocals were originally performed by Lindsay Dawson of Demoniac and are performed live by Frédéric Leclercq. Leclercq performs the vocals alongside Sam Totman on The Power Within.

Production[edit]

The recording for the album took place at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey and LamerLuser Studios in London between March and September 2005 and during the recording of "Through the Fire and Flames" guitarist Herman Li snapped one of his guitar strings.[5] Despite this, the band decided to keep this recording and left it on the final album version.[5] It was then mixed at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom, Sam Totman, Herman Li and Vadim Pruzhanov and engineered by Karl Groom and Herman Li. The mastering was performed by Eberhard Köhler at Powerplay Mastering in Berlin, Germany. A music transcription book was released for the album on 15 September 2008 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (ISBN 9781423433484).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Through the Fire and Flames"   Sam Totman, ZP Theart Totman, Herman Li 7:25
2. "Revolution Deathsquad"   Totman Totman 7:51
3. "Storming the Burning Fields"   Vadim Pruzhanov Pruzhanov 5:18
4. "Operation Ground and Pound"   Totman, Theart Totman 7:43
5. "Body Breakdown"   Pruzhanov, Li, Totman Pruzhanov 6:57
6. "Cry for Eternity"   Totman Totman 8:11
7. "The Flame of Youth"   Li Li 6:40
8. "Trail of Broken Hearts"   Pruzhanov, Totman, Theart Pruzhanov, Totman 5:54

Personnel[edit]

DragonForce
Guest musicians
Production
  • Karl Groom – mixing, engineering
  • Eberhard Köhler – mastering
  • Chie Kimoto, Daniel Bérard – artwork
  • Marisa Jacobi – graphic design
  • Axel Jusseit – studio photography
  • Julie Brown, Johan Eriksson – live photography
Managerial staff
  • Steve McTaggart – management
  • Josh Kline – agency representation (North America, with the Agency Group USA Ltd.)
  • Peter Dempset – tour management (Podie Ponk Productions, London)
  • Penny Ganz – legal representation (P Ganz & Co. London)
  • Mark Howe – business management (Entertainment Accounting International Ltd.)
  • Ron Zeelens – visa paperwork (RAZco Visa's, New York)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Albums Chart 70 [6]
Sweden Sverigetopplistan 54 [7]
US Billboard 200 103 [8]
US Billboard Comprehensive Albums 106 [9]
US Top Hard Rock Albums 18 [10]
US Top Heatseekers 1 [8]
US Top Independent Albums 5 [8]

Year-end[edit]

Chart Peak
US Top Independent Albums 38 [11]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[12]
CAN D.[13] US
[14]
US
Pop
US
Main.
US
Digi S.
US
DT
[15]
2006 "Through the Fire and Flames" 61 50 86 56 34 49 42 US: Gold[16]
"Operation Ground and Pound"
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue # Notes
Worldwide 9 January 2006 Enhanced CD Roadrunner RR 8070-2 [17]
Japan 28 December 2006 Enhanced CD Victor VICP-63220 With bonus track [18]
Argentina Early 2007 Enhanced CD Icarus Icarus 205 [19]
Worldwide 13 February 2007 CD & DVD Roadrunner 1686-180042 With bonus track [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inhuman Rampage – DragonForce". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "DragonForce – Inhuman Rampage (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. 
  3. ^ "The BPI – Certified awards database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 June 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ Cohen, Jonathan. "Slipknot Edges The Game For No. 1 Spot". Billboard. 3 September 2008.
  5. ^ a b Herman Li. DragonForce! (Flash). Blender.com Online Video Channel. Event occurs at 2:45–3:02. Retrieved 1 January 2008. "...at the end of the song we actually break the string. I broke the string and in the album we left it there" 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats – Faith No More". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Discography DragonForce". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Billboard.com – Artist Chart History [albums] – DragonForce". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Comprehensive Albums – Dragonforce". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Top Hard Rock Albums – Dragonforce". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2008. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Top Independent Albums – Inhuman Rampage". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – DragonForce". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2008. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Hot Canadian Digital Singles – DragonForce". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2008. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Billboard.com – Artist Chart History [singles] – DragonForce". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  15. ^ "Hot Digital Tracks – DragonForce". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  16. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  17. ^ "Dragonforce – Inhuman Rampage (#RR 8070-2)". Discogs. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 
  18. ^ "ドラゴンフォース|インヒューマン・ランペイジ". JVC. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dragonforce – Inhuman Rampage (#Icarus 205)". Discogs. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 
  20. ^ "Dragonforce – Inhuman Rampage (#1686-180042)". Discogs. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 

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