Sonic Firestorm

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Sonic Firestorm
Studio album by DragonForce
Released 11 May 2004
Recorded 6 October – 10 December 2003
Studio Thin Ice Studios, Surrey, England, and LamerLuser Studios, London, England
Genre Power metal, speed metal
Length 56:35
62:08 (Japanese Edition/Re-release)
Label Noise/Sanctuary
Producer Karl Groom, DragonForce
DragonForce chronology
Valley of the Damned
Sonic Firestorm
Inhuman Rampage
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. It is the first album to feature bassist Adrian Lambert and drummer Dave Mackintosh.

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]


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]

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" ZP Theart, Totman Sam Totman 7:54
2. "Fury of the Storm" Totman Totman 6:46
3. "Fields of Despair" Li, Totman Herman Li, Totman 5:25
4. "Dawn Over a New World" Totman Totman 5:12
5. "Above the Winter Moonlight" Pruzhanov, Totman, Li, Theart Vadim 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

In other media[edit]


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

External links[edit]