Sonic Firestorm

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Sonic Firestorm
Studio album by DragonForce
Released 11 May 2004
Recorded 6 October – 10 December 2003
Length 56:35
DragonForce chronology
Valley of the Damned
(2003)Valley of the Damned2003
Sonic Firestorm
Inhuman Rampage
(2006)Inhuman Rampage2006
Singles from Sonic Firestorm
  1. "My Spirit Will Go On"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Soldiers of the Wasteland"
    Released: 2004
  3. "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 British power metal band DragonForce, released through Noise Records on 11 May 2004. It is the first album to feature bassist Adrian Lambert and drummer Dave Mackintosh. The reissue of this album was released on 22 February 2010, along with a remixed and remastered version of the band's first album, Valley of the Damned. The re-release also came with the bonus track "Cry of the Brave", which was a Japanese bonus track on the original release.[3]


The recording and mixing for the band's second 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]

Along with the bonus track "Cry of the Brave", which was initially only included as a Japanese bonus track on the original release, the 2010 re-release includes a bonus DVD with an interview from Dave Mackintosh and a commentary from Herman Li and Sam Totman, as well as live "Fury of the Storm" performance in Japan from 2005.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "My Spirit Will Go On" Totman 7:54
2. "Fury of the Storm" Totman Totman 6:46
3. "Fields of Despair"
  • Li
  • Totman
4. "Dawn Over a New World" Totman Totman 5:12
5. "Above the Winter Moonlight"
  • Vadim Pruzhanov
  • Totman
  • Li
  • Theart
Pruzhanov 7:30
6. "Soldiers of the Wasteland"
  • Theart
  • Totman
Totman 9:47
7. "Prepare for War"
  • Li
  • Theart
Li 6:15
8. "Once in a Lifetime"
  • Theart
  • Totman
Totman 7:46


Additional personnel


  • 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

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