|Studio album by DragonForce|
|Released||6 January 2006
(See Release history)
|Recorded||Thin Ice Studios, Surrey, England & LamerLuser Studios, London, England. February – September 2005|
|Genre||Power metal, speed metal|
62:10 (Special Edition)
|Producer||Sam Totman, Herman Li, Vadim Pruzhanov|
|Singles from Inhuman Rampage|
Special edition cover
Inhuman Rampage is the third studio album by English power metal band DragonForce, released on 6 January 2006 and 20 June 2006 in North America. In America, the album reached number 1 on the Billboard 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, has sold over 350,000 units in the US and more than half a million worldwide. This is one of three DragonForce albums to feature harsh vocals, the others being The Power Within and Maximum Overload. On this album the vocals were originally performed by Lindsay Dawson of Demoniac and are performed live by Frédéric Leclercq.
The sound of the album is overall more aggressive than the band's previous two albums, having a more thick sound in the guitar, and the vocals of Theart are more aggressive as well, at times being raspier, louder (especially during the time when he sings higher than normally). And sometimes backing him up, was Lindsay Dawsons unclean screaming vocals. The lyrics were also a bit darker at times. But despite all of this, the uplifting sound still remained.
The recording for the album took place at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey and LamerLuser Studios in London between February and September 2005 and during the recording of "Through the Fire and Flames" guitarist Herman Li snapped one of his guitar strings. Despite this, the band decided to keep this recording and left it on the final album version. 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).
|1.||"Through the Fire and Flames"||Sam Totman, ZP Theart||Totman, Herman Li||7:21|
|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|
|Special edition bonus track|
|9.||"Lost Souls in Endless Time"||Pruzhanov||Pruzhanov||6:20|
- ZP Theart – lead vocals
- Herman Li – guitar, backing vocals
- Sam Totman – guitar, backing vocals
- Vadim Pruzhanov – keyboard, piano, backing vocals
- Dave Mackintosh – drums, backing vocals
- Adrian Lambert – bass guitar
- Guest musicians
- 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)
|UK Albums Chart||70|||
|US Billboard 200||103|||
|US Billboard Comprehensive Albums||106|||
|US Top Hard Rock Albums||18|||
|US Top Heatseekers||1|||
|US Top Independent Albums||5|||
|US Top Independent Albums||38|||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2006||"Through the Fire and Flames"||61||50||86||56||34||49||42||US: Gold|
|"Operation Ground and Pound"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart.|
|Worldwide||9 January 2006||Enhanced CD||Roadrunner||RR 8070-2|||
|Japan||28 December 2005||Enhanced CD||Victor||VICP-63220||With bonus track|||
|Argentina||Early 2007||Enhanced CD||Icarus||Icarus 205|||
|Worldwide||13 February 2007||CD & DVD||Roadrunner||1686-180042||With bonus track|||
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