The Angry Budgie Live

Thursday, 21 January 2010

The Angry Budgie Live: DragonForce, 12th December, Manchester Academy

Right so I have finally got round to putting this review up online, over a month later! Last december I went to see DragonForce at the Manchester Academy, this is the second time I have seen DragonForce on their own tours, and third including their slot at Download 2009.

I know DragonForce are not everyone's cup of tea, but I am a huge fan. The write some epic tunes and their live performances are legendary. There not a band you can easily mosh to, but you can still nod your head and appreciate them in all their live glory! Everyone will know about the insanely fast guitar work from Herman and Sam, but I want to give a big shout out to Dave MacKintosh on drums. It is simply not human to drum at the speed's he does for an hour and a half set! The man has untold reserves of energy and strength!

They are of course a great live band, this being one of the founding cornerstones of the band. Their gig at the Academy was no let down. The band powering their way through the hits, and abusing your ear drums at the same time! Set highlights were 'Heroes of our Time' and 'Last Journey Home' from Ultra Beatdown, and, 'Operation Ground and Pound' and of course 'Through the Fire and Flames' from Inhuman Rampage. TTFAF of course the tune that made Guitar Hero famous!

Heroes of Our Time:

Through The Fire and Flames:

...and this insane guy:

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