33. DragonForce - The Power Within
As a prelude, this album isn't changing anyones opinion about the band. Either you like them or you don't, simple. I happen to be in the former category. This album, while not my favorite, is their best in terms of diversifying. DragonForce have been expanding on their love for mid-tempo songs, even some slower ones, which isn't a bad thing at all. It shows a different side of the same coin, really. The catchy choruses with the soaring feel is still present, and with the singer change it's nice to see that the music still is able to be held constant. Mark is a great replacement for ZP, even though ZP is much more unique and preferable to me. Regardless, everything that makes people love and hate DragonForce is present here. At the end of the day, I still long for a bit more change, but this is a step in the right direction. Maybe one day there can be a real curveball.
"Heart of the Storm" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZSVVy1ZFD4