Sonic Firestorm

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Sonic Firestorm
Studio album by DragonForce
Released 11 May 2004
Recorded Thin Ice Studios, Surrey, England, and LamerLuser Studios, London, England. 6 October – 10 December 2003
Genre Power metal
Length 56:38
62:11 (bonus track)
Label Noise/Sanctuary
Producer Karl Groom, DragonForce
DragonForce chronology
Valley of the Damned
(2003)
Sonic Firestorm
(2004)
Inhuman Rampage
(2006)
Singles from Sonic Firestorm
  1. "Soldiers of the Wasteland"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Fury of the Storm"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[2]

Sonic Firestorm is the second studio album by English power metal band DragonForce, released through Noise Records on 11 May 2004.

This album features the song, "Soldiers of the Wasteland", which includes the longest guitar solo section on any of their songs. At 9 minutes and 47 seconds, this is also DragonForce's longest song.

Sonic Firestorm was rereleased on 22 February 2010, along with the remastered and remixed version of Valley of the Damned. It also came with the bonus track "Cry of the Brave" which was originally on the Japanese version of the album.[3]

Production[edit]

The recording and mixing for the band's 2nd album took place at Surrey's Thin Ice Studios, from 6 October to 10 December 2003. All the guitars were recorded at Herman Li's LamerLuser Studios in London.

Track listing[edit]

A brief sample of the sixth track from the Sonic Firestorm album.

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All songs arranged by Sam Totman, Herman Li, Vadim Pruzhanov, ZP Theart and Adrian Lambert.
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "My Spirit Will Go On"   Totman, ZP Theart Sam Totman, Herman Li 7:54
2. "Fury of the Storm"   Totman Totman, Herman Li 6:47
3. "Fields of Despair"   Totman, Li Totman, Li 5:25
4. "Dawn Over a New World"   Totman Totman 5:13
5. "Above the Winter Moonlight"   Pruzhanov, Totman, Li, Theart Vadim Pruzhanov 7:31
6. "Soldiers of the Wasteland"   Theart, Totman Totman 9:47
7. "Prepare for War"   Li, Theart Li 6:15
8. "Once in a Lifetime"   Totman, Theart Totman 7:46
Total length:
56:38

Personnel[edit]

DragonForce
Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Karl Groom and DragonForce
  • Recorded and mixed at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom
  • All guitars recorded at Herman Li's LamerLuser Studios, London, United Kingdom
  • Engineered by Karl Groom
  • All vocals recorded by Richard West
  • Mastered by Eberhard Kohler at Powerplay Mastering

In other media[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  3. ^ DragonForce: Live Playing 'Through The Roof' Since Having In-Ear Monitors

External links[edit]