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a shitty power/speed metal band from england. they have gained a large following due to the fact that their song made it onto guitar hero 3. before that, nobody had even heard of them, and for a good reason. well several reasons.

none of their music is original. the asian dude prolly just said "oooh rets write shitty music about castres and dragons and pray rearry rearry fast to hide our rack of tarent" after playing dungeons and dragons for 10 hours straight. ill give herman li credit for his ability to play fast, but any guitarist can play power chords and broken arpeggios.

and just to clarify, herman li is not the best guitarist ever. that goes to jimi hendrix, closely followed by clapton. even in the metal genre, guitarists like rusty cooley, paul gilbert, and even yngwie malmsteen are better. and i would have to say that if you want to listen to a guitarist who can shred but still play softer, more soulful music, listen to john petrucci, steve vai, or joe satriani

their singer sounds like a 12 year old whos balls havent dropped yet, which doesnt fit the music at all.

they have a keytar. dont get me wrong, keytars are awesome. just not in metal

they cant play live. just watch one of their performances on youtube. you cant tell me that it doesnt sound like they are on the brink of falling apart, crashing, and burning. idk how they do it in the studio, but their sound engineers producers deserve some mad props for making off-tempo power chords actually fit over an uneven drum groove.

and finally, all of their songs sound the same. and all of their variations of the same 4 songs suck. if you want good thrash/speed metal listen to slayer, early metallica, testament, exodus, hammerfall, or rhapsody of fire. and please get a decent taste in music
dragonforce fan: dragonforce kicks ass. i saw their show last night and it was so epic

me: and by epic, you mean 5 minutes of erratic, off tempo power chords repeated several times, with the two guitarists barely keeping up with the pace of the music, not able to play the solos on they recorded in the studio and heavily edited to make them sound at least slightly musical?
by musicman27 August 01, 2009
 
1.
A Power Metal band who managed to get through three albums without anyone noticing that every song was exactly the same as the last. Exactly.
Billy Everyteen: Wow! This band is so amazing! Herman Li is god! I'm going to have to listen to more of their music.

-Half an hour later, after having sampled more of Dragonforce's library of songs-

Billy Everyteen: Haven't I heard this song before?
by Thaddeus Sivana December 07, 2006
 
2.
Dragonforce is a power metal band that somehow managed to gain a huge fan base and a ton of media attention, even though better bands exist. Dragonforce isn't a terrible band, however their fan base has caused them to become vastly overrated, turning the group into one big fatass moon that is now blocking the better bands from coming into the light. Their vocalist also sounds like he needs to go to a different genre, as his voice doesn't fit metal at all. Dragonforces guitarists are quite talented actually, but they aren't quite as good as the fans make them out to be.

When recording in the studio, Dragonforce manages to achieve an epic feeling to their music, however their live performances are probably among the sloppiest of metal bands today.
Dragonforce fan "Hey dood! Did you see Dragonforce live! Oh man, that was the most kickass thing i've ever seen!!!"

Set "Yeah, if by kickass you mean sloppy riffs and a singer who can't sing or keep up with the music."

Dragonforce fan "Shut up! Dragonforce is the heaviest metal known to man!!"

Set "O rly? Is that what you think? Nice job proving you don't listen to very much metal. GTFO."
by Set Abominae March 15, 2007
 
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The Fallout Boy of Metal. Loved mostly by 12 year olds, most fans grow out of liking them when they get in High School. The majority of their fans don't play guitar or are extremely bad at it (in terms of technical skill) and usually don't realize that speed is not some heavenly gift, it can be achieved by anyone.
DragonForce sound like video game music.
by joe725 March 08, 2008
 
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1. The most intense band in the history of man. Their music (if it can be called that, for it is truly much greater than mere "music") contains a power so great that it can consume one's soul.
I'll mess myself if DragonForce comes to the United States.
by Eric C. August 01, 2003
 
5.
To complete a project, task, assignment, etc as fast as possible, paying little/no attention to detail, finesse, quality of results, etc. Adapted from DragonForce, a power metal band from England known for their intensely fast songs.
"I really don't care about this class, so I'm just going to dragonforce the final project."
by Mikey the I/O Psychologist March 13, 2008
 
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The band from which Herman "Shred" Li plays.
Dragonforce kicked ass last night!
by kiak December 10, 2003
 
7.
Mainstream metal faggotry with very little musical talent.

Everyone makes them out to be the gods of metal.
Herman Li can play fast. Okay...that makes him the best guitarist ever, I guess.
Not to mention their vocalist's voice is not suited for the genre in which his band plays, AT ALL.

Listen to some real power metal, faggots.
Dragonforce fan: OFMG DRAG0NF0REC IZ TOTTALI DA BEST METAL BAND EVERZ!!!!!!!one!@#@11eleventy!

Educated metal fan: No. Get the fuck out, idiot.
by mr .k July 27, 2007